31 Days of Halloween – Day 22 The Curse of the Billy Goat


October 22nd 2016 marked the 46th anniversary of William “Billy Goat” Sianis’ death. October 22nd 2016 also marked the first time the Chicago Cubs won the pennant since 1945 moving on to the World Series.


The Chicago Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908, the longest drought in Major League Baseball. Right behind them are the Cleveland Indians who last won a World Series in 1948. Both teams will meet on October 25th for Game 1 of the World Series in probably the most anticipated game in not just baseball, but sports history.


The Curse of the Billy Goat is probably the most famous of curses behind the curse of the Kennedy family. Between 1876 and 1945 the Chicago Cubs were one of the most successful baseball teams winning 16 pennants. Sporting Life newspaper called the 1908 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers A Battle of Titans! The 1908 World Series was actually a rematch of the 1907 World Series where the Cubs played against the Tigers, winning four games to none. The teams met again in 1908 with the Cubs winning five games for their consecutive World Series title.


In 1945 the Cub yet again met the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. The Cubs won game 1. Detroit won game 2. The Cubs won game 3…but something very odd happened during game 4.


The owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, William “Billy Goat” Sianis purchased two tickets to game 4. One for himself, and one for his pet goat named Murphy. At the gate, Andy Fran, an usher stopped him saying that no animals were allowed. Sianis appealed to the owner, P.K. Wrigley who said it was fine for Billy to come in. When Sianis asked why not the goat, Wrigley replied “Because the goat stinks.” According to legend, Sianis threw up his arms and said “The Cubs ain’t gonna win no more. The Cubs will never win a World Series so long as the goat is not allowed in Wrigley Field.”

The cubs lost game four and were swept by the Tigers for the remainder of the series.


In 1969, a year before his death, Sianis said he felt better about it all and so lifted the curse…but the goat was not satisfied.


In 1973, the goat Socrates – a descendant of Murphy, along with Sam Sianis – a nephew of William, were escorted to Wrigley in a white limousine and walked down a red carpet towards Wrigley Field, but was again denied entrance.


In 1984, Sam Sianis and his goat were allowed to walk Wrigley Field where he raised his arms and said “The curse is lifted.” The Cubs failed to make the World Series that year, even though they were just one game away from winning.


1989, Sam and his goat walked Wrigley again in an attempt to beat the curse. No luck.


2003 – the Bartman Ball…


and more years of unfortunate events in past decades, including balls dribbling beneath people’s legs, black cats, and you name it.


So, has the cursed been lifted?


The Cubs are now walking into the World Series for the first time since 1945. For safe measure, should a goat be given a seat at Wrigley Field…just to be safe? We think so. Give the goat a seat!



31 Days of Halloween – Day 21 The Witch Bottle

A witch needs a witch bottle – that is for certain.


A witch bottle is a container jar spell that protects the witch against evil spirits, magical attacks and protects their home. Accounts of witch bottles have been dated as far back as the 15th century.


Witch bottles are typically prepared for the witch by a fellow worker or by the witch themselves. The contents of the witch bottle vary to the specifics needed for that witch, but they will contain herbs, magical oils, stones or gems of some sort, needles, pins, and perhaps the nail clippings or hair clippings of the witch the bottle is meant for.


Many witch bottles have been found in old homes in England and the United States. One witch bottle that was discovered in England contained urine, hair and pins and had been buried upside down. Another witch bottle found in Newark contained hair, nails and urine. Witch bottles could be hidden in the walls, buried beneath the home, or around one’s fireplace. Bottles could also be located near doors or windows since that’s a way other witches or evil spirits could get in.

Now, if you ever walk into someone’s home and you notice a lovely bottle, colored so that you really can’t make out its contents and it’s positioned by the door, well then…you better be nice to that person, because you never know who is a witch.





31 Days of Halloween – Day 20 The Death of the Conspiracy Theorist

This one is a bit strange, even for us, but we decided to write about it since some of our followers are intrigued by UFO’s and conspiracy theories. All of the detail we will cover has been published in the below articles for your review.


There is a growing segment of the population that believe that events around us are controlled by a group or groups of people. These beliefs stretch on into varying levels of life; economy, politics and so on. While some people brush away the words ‘conspiracy theory,’ thinking that any such belief is unreal there are some people who stand by ideas that not everything is what its seems.


Max Spiers was a 39-year-old conspiracy theorist from Canterbury, England with a large following. He also spoke at conferences about the subject matter. In June, Spiers was in Poland where he was scheduled to give a talk about his varying conspiracy theories, including UFOs. During his time there, he contacted his mother and told her that if anything were to happen to him that she should investigate it. Spiers had been staying with a woman, sleeping on her sofa and it was there on the sofa that he proceeded to vomit and spew a black liquid until he died. His death has been ruled due to natural causes, even though no paper work has been provided to his mother. Spiers’ mother, his former fiancé and his followers are challenging those findings.


Those that knew Spiers believe it was his research into UFOs, government cover-ups, and investigating people in politics, business and entertainment that got him killed.

So what was Spiers researching before he died? He believed that black magic is at the core of what runs this world.


Some of the conspiracy theories Spiers believed in include:

  • Black magic is at the root of the control of mankind
  • Mind control
  • Fourth Reich
  • New World Order
  • UFO Cover-up
  • Shapeshifters live among us
  • Entire underground cities exist beneath the surface

And more…


Did Spiers die of an alien virus, as some other conspiracy theorists believe? Was he getting too close to something? Or, did he really die of natural causes?











31 Days of Halloween – Day 19 WANTED: Exorcists


Apparently there is a shortage of exorcists. In an article published in The Telegraph in September 2016 exorcists are in urgent demand.


According to Valter Cascioli, a psychologist with the International Association of Exorcists (Yes, there is a thing) a lack of priests to perform exorcism is an emergency. Dr. Cascioli also teaches at the Pontifical University of Regina Apostolorum, a Vatican supported university in Rome. Cascioli attributed the increase of possession to people’s increase in the practice of the occult and satanic practices. He also attributed the rise of evil forces to people’s decline in faith. He was also clear to point out that it was important not to confuse mental illness with demonic possession.


Two of America’s leading exorcists, Father Gary Thomas and Father Vincent Lampert agree that there is a rise of demonic possession and a need for exorcists. Both claim pagan activities, declining mental health facilities, and a spiritual void in America is contributing to people being possessed. Father Thomas has conducted about 60 exorcisms in about 10 years.


In Rome, Father Vincenzo Taraborelli says he sees about 30 people a day. Father Taraborelli is also 79 years old and says that there is little success finding new exorcists.


“I told the bishop that I can’t find anyone willing to do this. Many of them are scared. Even priests can be scared. It’s a difficult life.”


31 Days of Halloween – Day 18 The Midnight Man



There are some games so terrifying they should not be played. The game of The Midnight Man has made the rounds on the internet as a creepypasta, actual instructions for the game, and I’ve been told there is a low budget horror film out there somewhere with this premise.


If you think the Ouija board is dangerous then you are not aware of the dozens of occult games that some people claim open portals to dark things.


The Midnight Man game is said to welcome into your home the entity of The Midnight Man. The purpose of the game is to welcome him into your home and continue moving so he does not catch you.


DISCLAIMER: We are not responsible for any harm that may come to you, your family or friends as a results of playing The Midnight Man game.


If you’re brave enough, crazy enough, and want to meet The Midnight Man then follow the instructions below. You have been warned.




1 candle

Lighter or a book of matches

A piece of paper

1 pin

Access to a closed wooden door




Before midnight write your full name on a piece of paper. Prick your finger with a pin and drop a drop of blood onto it.

Turn off every single light in your house – all of them.

Place the paper with your name and blood in front of a closed wooden door. Light the candle and place it on top of the paper.

Shortly before midnight, knock on the wooden door. You will knock a total of 22 times, the last knock must be at midnight.

At midnight, open the door, blow out the candle, and then close the door.

Relight your candle.


The Game

  1. Begin to move about your home with the candle in your hand.
  2. If your candle goes out you have 10 seconds to relight it.
  3. Continue moving through your house and do not stop until 3:33am.
  4. If you are unable at any point to relight your candle within the 10 second limit sit down, surround yourself with salt and do not move until 3:33am.

The End

The game ends at 3:33am. If you are seated within a circle of salt you are free to exit.


Important Notes



Accounts differ as to what happens if he catches you. Some accounts say you will have hallucinations of your worst fears and others claim that he will remove your organs.


How do you know if the Midnight Man is in your home?

The candle goes out

Soft whisper

Unexplained noises

Human figure appears in the darkness


During the game:

Do not turn on any lights until 3:33a

Do not use a flashlight or your cellphone light

Do not fall asleep while playing the game

Do not leave your house during the game

Do not taunt the Midnight Man




Finally, at the end of the game, never assume the Midnight Man has left your house.