Witches

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  1. Mighty_Emperor

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    [edit: A general witch thread - I'll keep an eye on things and see if any patterns emerge and it needs plitting but it'll do for now.]

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    The wailing witches of Baba Vakhtor

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=722395
     
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    Mighty_Emperor Beloved of Ra

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    http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=68887
     
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    I know there are other similar stories to this one on here, I couldn't remember where they were posted.

     
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    Jerry_B Antediluvian

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    Note that the stone circle at Ham Hill mentioned in the article above is a very recent (and rather silly) addition to the site ;)
     
  6. Kondoru

    Kondoru Antediluvian

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    And I would query whether or not hexing a footie team counts as white magic...
     
  7. Mighty_Emperor

    Mighty_Emperor Beloved of Ra

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    More "witch" abuse:

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    Bloody hell, I dispair, it sounds like something from the Middle Ages. :(
     
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    Except the witches would be sent for a long deep swim in the local pond.
     
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    SniperK2 Ephemeral Spectre

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    And proved innocent if they drowned, of course..... :?
     
  11. Mighty_Emperor

    Mighty_Emperor Beloved of Ra

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    Well there are numerous reports of witch killings in this thread:

    www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14434

    This follows on form thefear of witches (and sounds like mass hysteria or an UL gone wild):

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4530197.stm

    Girl tortured 'for being a witch'

    An eight-year-old girl was tortured and about to be killed after being accused of being a witch, the Old Bailey heard.

    The court was told the Angolan girl was put in a bag and was to be thrown into a river before the attack was stopped.

    The child's aunt, 38, and Sita Kisanga, 35, both from London, deny conspiracy to murder and several counts of child cruelty dating from November 2003.

    Sebastian Pinto, 33, and Kiwonde Kiese, 21, both of Stoke Newington, deny aiding and abetting child cruelty.

    Slapped and cut

    Charges against the four defendants allege that chilli peppers were rubbed into the girl's eyes, she was beaten with a belt, slapped, cut with a knife and starved.

    Prosecutor Patricia May said the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was brought to Britain from Angola in 2002 by one of the defendants, who claimed she was her daughter.

    The girl's father had died in the fighting in the African country's civil war and her mother was also feared dead.

    Miss May said the victim and her aunt went to live with Ms Kisanga at the beginning of 2003, when her ill-treatment started after another child told them she had performed witchcraft.

    Miss May added: "That ill-treatment led to conduct which would, if it had not been stopped, led to fatal consequences."

    She told the court the aunt and Ms Kisanga put the girl in a laundry bag, zipped it up and were about to throw it into the New River in Hackney, east London, until Mr Pinto stopped them.

    Miss May said Mr Pinto told them: "If they did and it was discovered, the law and the rights of children in this country being what they were, they would go to prison."

    Ms Kisanga's home was searched and a number of documents were found relating to sin, the devil and witchcraft.

    Diary evidence

    Miss May said her diary, written in the African language of Lingala, was also examined.

    She told the court: "One entry for 16 November 2003 stated, 'There was indeed a prophesy she has ndoki [the Lingala word for witchcraft]'."

    Miss May said a handwriting analysis had suggested there was strong evidence that the words were written by Ms Kisanga.

    Miss May added: "This child was treated as a scapegoat by family members, tormented, subjected to all sorts of assaults which must have caused her considerable pain, fear and distress.

    "All the defendants to a greater or lesser degree, participated in that conduct."

    (c) bbc 05
     
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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0, ... 19,00.html
     
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    Meaning they are scared of being called racists and anti religion.

    (What about the sensible treatment of our islamic poplace then? is it because it is far easier to police a purley imaginary evil??)



    Who are these Theologians?? Why isnt this more widley known??
     
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    Well there are a lot more reports emerging which may answer some of your questions.

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    Its also interetsing to see they are drawing together rather diverse threads - like the Adam torso, the "300 missing boys in London" and Victoria Climbie. It'll be interesting to see how this one plays out.

    www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-1 ... 31,00.html

    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/ ... 67,00.html

    www.channel4.com/news/special-reports/s ... jsp?id=228
     
  17. Anonymous

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    The Guadalupe Witch story

    there are some pics here:

    www.rense.com/general48/entity.htm
     
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    Follow Up Story:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/5002054.stm

     
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    Following on:

     
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    Proof of Witches!

    I like this! :lol:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e27_1173581537

    A news article (was this news footage for real?!) showing, er, 'Witches' flying around Mexico. And the local Ufologists get in on the act too.
     
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    Im not a witch, Im not a witch. They just dressed me up like one. And I dont weigh the same as a duck. :madeyes:
     
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    Who do you label as a witch and why?

    I know that there is an area for user blogs now but it seemed appropriate to publicize one here.

    http://what-is-witchcraft.blogspot.com/

    I have set up this blog to explore who people label as witches and why. It's very much in its infancy. If you are interested in the nature of the witch and the relationship between witches and the community please contribute.
     
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    Re: Proof of Witches!

    Class! I hope it's not a spoof. :)
     
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    The Daily Times
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    5 July 2007

    http://www.dailytimes.bppmw.com/article.asp?ArticleID=5490

     
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    Village primary's witch logo scares students
    By Ben Farmer
    Last Updated: 7:10am BST 17/04/2008

    A village school is to scrap its historic witch logo because of fears that it drives away pupils and teachers.

    Warboys Community Primary School has used the emblem of a witch riding a broomstick on its uniforms for more than 60 years.

    Warboys is the last recorded place in England where witches were hanged
    The unusual badge, which also adorns the clocktower and kits of sports teams, marks the fact that the Cambridgeshire village was the last place in England to hang witches.

    But the school's governing body wants to get rid of the logo as part of measures to give it a "fresh start" after suffering poor inspection reports.

    A statement from the school claimed: "The school is aware that some parents choose not to send their children to Warboys and cite the witch as one of the reasons why.

    "It is also known that some potential teachers and head teachers have cited the witch logo as a reason not to apply for posts."

    The school added: "Witchcraft and Hallowe'en does not form part of the school curriculum and is something schools go out of their way to avoid."

    However, the decision by governors has caused concern in the village, where residents have collected a petition of more than 1,000 names protesting at the change.

    The parish council has also expressed "major concerns" at the move. Jill Pierce, the owner of the village post office, said: "This has gone well outside the school now.

    "All our customers are signing the petition, some from other villages.

    "Customers who have been here a long time feel it is a threat to their history."


    Sally Pryke, a councillor, said: "I can't believe that the people who are responsible for our children's education are so blinkered.

    "Parents said they would rather money was spent on the children's education, school books and equipment than replacing the logo." Villagers say that teachers are put off by the school's poor reputation rather than its logo.

    Martin Kelsey, the head teacher charged with improving the school, said: "From the villagers' point of view, it's an emotive issue, because they are very, very proud of their history."

    Warboys is the last recorded place in England where witches were hanged.

    Alice Samuels, in her late 70s, her husband John and her daughter Agnes were executed in 1593 after being accused by a 10-year-old girl, her four sisters and servants of causing them to have fits.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... ool117.xml
     
  28. Pietro_Mercurios

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    Now, this really should be over on the 'Political Correctness Gone Mad Thread.'

    The school gets a bad inspection report and these 'Governors' try to blame it on the school logo! :shock:

    As if re-branding is going to help. :roll:
     
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    Okay, isn't anybody boggled by the fact that this town is proud to have committed this form of judicial murder longer than anywhere else in the country? It's as if some town in the U.S. had a "Strange Fruit" logo of a man dangling from a tree.
     
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    Well, when the logo was first used, many generations had passed since the last 'judicial murder' ( ;) ), so nobody in this century is going to feel any personal responsibility or guilt for it.

    The logo merely represents an historical fact, and if you want to put a positive spin on it, it could represent "Thank goodness we're not so superstitious now, and are no longer so cruel."

    "Those who forget their past are doomed to repeat it" (or whatever the saying is).
     

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