Occult Deaths

Discussion in 'Esoterica' started by Anonymous, Sep 26, 2002.

  1. Anonymous

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    Charles Walton - An Unsolved Occult Murder

    Well, searched the site and found no threads on this subject yet. Could easily have slipped beneath peoples radars, or may just be lurking in the background of most peoples fortean knowledge. But the story has cropped up from separate sources throughout my interest in wierdness and I thought I would bring it to peoples attention.

    Basic summary:-

    An unsolved mystery from February 14th 1945 when Charles Walton, a 74 year old farm labourer from Lower Quinton in Warwickshire, well-liked if eccentric but certainly no known enemies was murdered in an occult fashion. With no known motive, or witnesses in an otherwise sleepy rural village, Robert Fabian, a famous Detective Superintendent from London attempted to solve the case but came up against a wall of silence and constant hints of witchcraft.

    The full unabridged article can be found on the Dragon's Hoard Website

    It makes for fascinating reading.
     
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    Cult murder in India

    http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/oct/04bhu.htm

    Seven-year-old boy sacrificed to goddess Kali

    A seven-year-old boy, Sitakanta Behera, was sacrificed on the night of October 1 apparently to appease goddess Kali, police said on Friday.

    Behera was kidnapped from his house, in Ranjagola village in Dhenkanal district, on the night of September 29 while he was asleep.

    His father Pramod Behera lodged a complaint at local Balimi police station after which a police team led by district Deputy Superintendent of Police Banamali Mishra searched for the kidnappers.

    The police picked Arta Sahu (23) from Ranjagola village, who confessed to kidnapping and sacrificing Sitakanta before goddess Kali in a temple located in a nearby forest in the same district.

    Sahu said he had a dream that he would die if he did not sacrifice the boy to the deity.

    When the police team raided the temple, they discovered severed body parts from different pits around the temple.

    "We have arrested Sahu and registered a murder case against him under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code," a district police official told rediff.com.
     
  3. Anonymous

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    No mention of funny rocks yet, then...?
     
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    Murdered witch Trial

    source News and Star
     
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    Well, it's a good job such stuff is irrelevant in court.
     
  6. Anonymous

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    Occult Related Crimes

    Looking for a website (or websites) that document crimes with ties to occult activity (satanic rituals, vampires, demons, possessed people etc.) I'm not expecting them to be considered "real" just interested in reading the M.O.s of the criminals. anything unsolved would be a perk. thanks
     
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    Here are a site that seemes relevant:

    http://labyrinth13.com/index.htm

    It has some stuff on the Zodiac killer and the Process Church/Manson connections

    As far as cases I can remember a little something about:

    There was a old fellow murdered in Europe somewhere with a pitchfork around the turn of the century (1906 or so). As investigators worked, it turned out the town believed he was a witch, and that he may have been killed because of bad times with local crops & livestock.

    Is there any occult references to the Moonlight Murderer in the Arkansas area in the 30's or 40's?
     
  9. Anonymous

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    Would that be the Charles Walton case? That was in 1945 or so... there'll be sites aplenty on the web.
     
  10. luciferrofocale

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    project pitchfork

    93,

    The pitchfork 'ritual murder' is discussed and roundly trashed in Gerald Gardner's 'Meaning of Witchcraft'.


    93 93 93

    Peter Grey
     
  11. MrRING

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    Found a link for Charles Walton:

    http://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/charles.htm

    Listen to the description of the body, which definately shows an attempt to ward off his "evil" **WARNING: SOME GORY DETAILS**:

    After a short search of the area the group came across Charles Walton's body. He had been brutally murdered with his own trouncing hook, which still lay embedded in his throat, and then pinned to the ground with his hayfork. A large cross had been carved deeply into Walton's chest and neck and the blood from this wound had soaked the ground surrounding the body. The Police were immediately summoned and such had been the ferocity of the attack that it took two constables to remove the hayfork from the ground. Waltons mutilated body was carried down the hill into the village and a major Police investigation began.

    It also reminded me of the murder of Bridget Cleary , who IIRC was murder by her husband, tortured and killed, because he thought she was of the fay. Here is a link for her sad story:

    http://www.controverscial.com/Fairy Witch of Clonmel.htm
     
  12. MrRING

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    Just found a better link for Charles Walton:

    http://www.controverscial.com/Murder by Witchcraft.htm

    And here is aninteresting little bit from the page - ever hear of a "witch glass"? Thee was one found in his watch 15 years after his murder - found in the area searched by police originally.

    The general consensus of opinion amongst the villagers was that this was a piece of witch glass, used to either reflect or absorb any evil thoughts that had been directed at its owner. The odd thing abut this find was that the police had searched the building shortly after the crime and found nothing, so it appears that the killer must have returned at some point later to deposit the watch. Why had the murderer felt it necessary to take such a large risk in returning the watch, when he could easily have disposed of it by other means ?
     
  13. Anonymous

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    by "real" I mean suspected to be demons vampires, etc. lol
    thanks for the links, give me some long reading after work
     
  14. Spookdaddy

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    There's a book by Angela Bourke concerning the case called The Burning of Bridget Cleary. E F Benson, better known for his ghost stories and the Mapp and Lucia series was very interested in the case and wrote an essay/article on the subject which was, I think, published in the contemporary press.
     
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    How strange. I was just thinking the same thing... It's so Fortean it hurts... I can't believe I'd not heard of this before today! Almost a year to the day since the OP, I was doing a google for "Fred West" and this came up:

    http://www.missingpersons-ireland.freepress-freespeech.com/didfredwestmurdertoorder.htm


    which claims a witchcraft link between the Hagley Wood murder, Charles Walton and the Fred West murders.


    The Walton murder i find paricularly fascinating, not least this bit:

    "This told of how in 1885, a plough boy by the name of Charles Walton had encountered a large black dog on nine successive days while on his way home from work. On the last occasion, the dog was accompanied by a headless woman. Of course legends about black dogs are not rare, especially in rural areas, and there had long been stories of a ghostly black dog on Meon hill that heralded death to those it appeared to, but was it possible that this Charles Walton was the same person ?"

    It's almost a 'horned god' scenario... a 'chosen one' sacrificed for the sake of the fertility of the land.
     
  16. MrRING

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    There is more on him in this thread here:

    [link deleted - threads now merged.]

    (I think I may be summoning the Old Gods of Merging by putting this link on - and the Old Gods are Angry! :D )
     
  17. Anonymous

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    I believe there was some talk that Walton kept his money on him, underneath his shirt. Perhaps it's simply a murder-robbery, and the manner of the killing just a smoke screen?
     
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    ...which is now right here!

    (An anonymous Old God of Merging.)
     
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    Occult murders

    Quite a few strange deaths involve some kind of 'occult' connection (I'm including other odd religious things too, for now) I think it is worth haivng a separate thread for them (there are also more specific threads for vampire killings, muti, witch killings, fatal exorcisms, serial killers, etc.).

    Some recommended reading:

    The Encyclopedia of Occult and Supernatural Murder
    Brian Lane (1995)

    PB:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0747246955/
    HB:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0747225265/
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1860197930/
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/074721204X/


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    http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=415575&section=news
     
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    I'm sure this has happened before:

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1517&e=15&u=/afp/nigeria_crime_offbeat
     
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    Indian human sacrifice

    Grim stuff:

    http://www.keralanext.com/news/index.asp?id=22911
     
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    The equally barbaric practices of Suttee and Thugee were also widespread until stamped out by the British.
     
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    Old traditions die hard. There are still occasional cases where Asian women mysteriously burn to death in their kitchen in Bradford...
     
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    And the votes are in for best Christian name (in more ways than four)......

    http://allafrica.com/stories/200402100438.html

    Indian Hemp eh? It'll probably hit the papers as drug addicts kill girl.

    Emps
     
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    http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=3&art_id=qw1076472365197B252&set_id=1
     
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    Blimey.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/wabc_022404_womanburned.html
     
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    When black magic turns badder

    http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9242298^13762,00.html
     
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    Devil-worshipper slaughtered girlfriend

    Devil-worshipper slaughtered girlfriend
    Thu 13 May, 2004 14:39

    LONDON (Reuters) - A devil-worshipper, who sacrificed his psychology student girlfriend on a Nazi altar, has been jailed for life.

    Conrad Stanford, 20, caused 67 injuries to the body of Paula White as he butchered her on the altar, which was adorned with a swastika and a skull-and-crossbones.

    "She was someone who showed you warmth and affection," Judge Brian Barker said at the Old Bailey on Thursday. "Your behaviour, lifestyle and surroundings had become increasingly bizarre and it is clear you suffer from a psychiatric disorder."

    Stanford had pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

    Judge Barker said Stanford, whose personality disorder cannot be treated, should serve a minimum of eight years. But because of time he has already spent in custody, he could be considered for release after 6-1/2 years.

    Stanford, who grew up in Montserrat, met White when they were both studying at London's Southgate College. He hoped to join the police force.

    "He was a Michael Ryan waiting to happen," said his college tutor John Morgan, referring to the 27-year-old gun fanatic who rampaged through the village of Hungerford in 1987, killing 16 people and wounding 11 before shooting himself.

    link
     
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