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The rise of Satan in the UK? Or the Satanic Panic comeback?

History repeats itself. Is it now?
This article appearing in RUSSIA TODAY and quoted throughout the world reminds me of the Satanic Panic of the 1980s.. Headline: WITCHCRAFT AND EXORCISM ABUSE RISING IN THE UK..

They attribute their findings to the police.

The source of information is a watchdog group called Project Violet, a group of Metropolitan Police attempting to stop faith-based abuse..

RT writes,

The UK is experiencing an alarming rise in children suffering from accusations of witchcraft and exorcism, which are being reported to the police. A watchdog says there has been “a significant increase” with 60 cases reported so far in 2015.

One incident saw a young boy’s parents throwing him out of their home because they believed he was a “devil child,” while another child had his face bitten by his mother, who believed he was a “witch possessed by evil spirits.”

The claims were made by Project Violet, which is trying to stop faith-based abuse. The operation is being run by London’s Metropolitan Police. They say that 60 cases have already been recorded so far this year and is part of a worrying trend, which has seen a rapid rise in the number of cases that have been reported.

And this..
Another high-profile case of abuse linked to religious ritual involved the murder of Kristy Bamu, who was savagely beaten by his sister’s partner, Eric Bikubi, in 2010. Bamu, who was 15 at the time, was accused by Bikubi of being possessed by“evil spirits,” and subsequently hit with hammers, floor tiles and broken glass, before being drowned in a bathtub.

And finally,
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) urged Britain to do more to stop this brutal form of people trafficking.

Let me say this, first: People who believe in the paranormal or strange will get a fair shake from the HORROR REPORT. We wonder and ponder the same subject matter as well.. we don't judge because, as said many times over, the paranormal seems unlikely until it happens to you.

But we also like to deal with facts.

So do the facts back up the hype over exorcisms and satanic ritual abuse? Do the numbers tell the same story that media attention creates?

Here is a good story about the Satanic Panic of the 80s.

We need to be watchful that we aren't falling victim to over-hyped numbers that add up to less than  a drop in the bucket.

All the while recognize the moments and actual events that need attention. In the 80s, the hype was overdone. But the media ignored the Franklin Credit Union cover up.

Now? In the UK? are the numbers overdone to ignore the Royal Family sex abuse allegations?





STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …