31 Days of Halloween – Day 23 Slender Man Attack


In Spring of 2014, three girls were having a slumber party at their home in Waukesha, Wisconsin – about 20 miles west of Milwaukee. At some point in the evening two of the girls lured the third into the woods where they stabbed her 19 times and left her there to die.


While the victim crawled toward the road to find help the other two girls wandered the woods searching for Slender Man, hoping that he would be happy with their tribute and take them away to his kingdom.


The victim was eventually discovered by a cyclist and taken into emergency surgery where her doctor said she was just a millimeter away from death. The victim has recovered and returned to school. The juvenile attackers are awaiting trial, and their case has only gotten more tangled.


While the victim was in surgery a major hunt was underway to catch the perpetrators, who were eventually found walking along interstate 94. In one of their backpacks authorities found the five-inch long kitchen knife that was used to stab the victim. Little remorse was shown because it was an action the girls’ thought necessary in order to prevent Slender Man from harming them or their families.


During the interrogation, the girls claimed that they needed to kill someone not only for protection but to become proxies of Slender Man. They believed by killing someone they would prove their loyalty to him and thus he would take them to live in his mansion in the woods.
The court proceedings have been ongoing then. As of August 2016, the girls have pleaded guilty by mental disease or defect. One of the girls’ attorneys claims she suffers from oppositional defiant disorder and schizophrenia. The other girl has been said to have schizotypy and a delusional disorder. As of October 2016, both girls will have separate trials.


The girls discovered Slender Man through the Creepypasta Wiki, a website that hosts creepypasta fiction, which are short horror stories that originated on the internet. The origin of the Slender Man is often traced to an internet image of a tall man, dressed in black with an obscured face. His mythos has evolved from internet users who have written thousands of stories about the faceless man in a black suit who sometimes has tentacles that reach out from his back. As part of the mythos, it’s said that the Slender Man can cause amnesia, confusion, and paranoia. He is often depicted in forests and with children.
Immediately after the attacks the administrator of the Creepypasta site released a statement sending their thoughts to the victim and stating that the stabbings did not reflect the creepypasta community whose focus was that of a literary site.


There have been suspicions of other children aiming to do harm because of this fictional character. For now, we will wait to see how the trial of these two young girls develops.




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.”