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Pentagrams painted on sheep in occult killings

By T.K. Randall
December 1, 2019 · Comment icon 14 comments

Someone has been targeting farm animals. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 George Gastin
A spate of unsolved animal killings involving occult symbolism have been reported in the south of England.
The strangeness began on November 19th when a dead ewe was found by an unsuspecting member of the public (who has remained anonymous) on Penn Common Road in the village of Bramshaw.

Whoever was responsible for killing the animal had painted a number of occult symbols on its body including a pentagram, a star, a reverse cross and the number '666'.

"It's sickening, I was genuinely shocked to find something like that in the forest, I couldn't believe it," said the local resident who found the ewe.

"Why would somebody do this to a sheep, the poor thing. There are some strange people around."
The mystery deepened further still when three cows were also found with similar wounds and it was discovered that the culprit(s) had also painted an inverted cross and '666' on the local church.

"The attacks on the animals have left people quite disturbed and scared, particularly people who have animals in the forest," said Rev David Bacon.

A full police investigation is currently underway.

"The New Forest, like many rural areas, has a historical association with witchcraft so that draws some people and some of the local shops trade on that but it's normally more about fairies," said Tony Hockley, chairman of the Commoners Defence Association (CDA).

Source: Wales Online | Comments (14)

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Comment icon #5 Posted by Calibeliever 5 years ago
Spend a little time in the South (bible belt) and you'll get to see all sorts of ways humans are willing to treat each other in the name of their 'beliefs'. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by Scholar4Truth 5 years ago
What's interesting is I was just watching  Geraldo Rivera's special on Satanic crimes.  What craziness. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Dark_Grey 5 years ago
I've driven through the "bible belt" a few times. Everyone I met was very friendly and hospitable - whatever their beliefs are, I hope they spread.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Calibeliever 5 years ago
That's the south for you. Everyone is always very "friendly" and hospitable on the surface, especially to Yankees. Just don't cross them. Source: married to a southerner lol
Comment icon #9 Posted by Not A Rockstar 5 years ago
Good Lord I live in the South, Louisiana back roads where there is a church for about every five houses it seems like. Some folks are weird, some are totally nice, like anywhere else in the country.  These "sacrifices" aren't Pagan. It is not religion, it is mental illness. 
Comment icon #10 Posted by Calibeliever 5 years ago
No offense to my southern friends and family. The events I'm referring to specifically took place in Arkansas a few years back and affected people I know. I generalized in jest and certainly don't hold "the south" responsible, especially if I want dinner tonight. 
Comment icon #11 Posted by rashore 5 years ago
Poor sheep and cows  Even though this sort of thing has been going on for decades, I am still shocked when some person(s) decide to go off and do such a horrific thing for whatever reason(s). It’s fortunate this seems to happen fairly rarely. Usually seems to be the rare sick person/group, or some young folks really messed up into their own little clique/cult.
Comment icon #12 Posted by QuickQuickSlow 5 years ago
I saw a bright pink sheep the other day, looked really cool but I think the farmer had just overdone it on the marking paint (bit off the track sorry)
Comment icon #13 Posted by GlitterRose 5 years ago
Poor sheep and cows. What did they ever do to anybody?
Comment icon #14 Posted by XenoFish 5 years ago
This would be correct and yes, do not anger us. We are a bit "temper-mental". 

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