ITEM FROM THE BIRMINGHAM EVENING MAIL. FRIDAY OCTOBER 5, 1990. MUM TELLS HOW SHE WAS LURED
ITEM FROM THE BIRMINGHAM EVENING MAIL.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 5, 1990.
MUM TELLS HOW SHE WAS LURED INTO A SATANISTS' COVEN.
MY TORTURED LIFE AS A BLACK WITCH.
Devil worship and child abuse have hit the headlines in Rochdale-
sparking fears for children everywhere.
Womans editor, FIONA MURRY reports on a former Midland witch who was
drawn into a black coven where she witnessed child abuse.
Audrey Harper was a loser, a drifter and a prostitute. Looking
back, she realises she was easy prey for the evil people who lured her
into a Satanic coven.
Since the day she was born, her life lacked security, comfort and
love. She was abandoned by a mother who couldn't afford to bring up
It was the start in life that eventually led her into the
nightmare world of black magic. Audrey, now 50, says she became a
In "Dance With the Devil", a new book published today, the
Stourport woman tells of child abuse and sacrifice-and how she turned
to Christianity to escape.
If it is true, her story supports the growing fear that muh
child abuse is linked to Satanism.
While living in rough in London and dabling in shoplifting and
prostitution, Audrey was picked up and taken to a party in SURREY. It
was Hallowe'en 1961 and she was 21.
But it was no party-it wasa coven of Satan worshippers and she
was to be initiated.
In the most appalling revelation of the book, Audrey reveals how
that night she saw the sacrifice of a baby, only days old.
"I didn't know at the time that babies born to the coven, and
farthered by the warlock(the leader of the coven), are bred to be
"Thats the whole purpose of having them, and they are sacrificed
before they are registered so they are not missed by society," said
She now travels to country speaking against witchcraft and said
the West Midlands was buzzing with black magic.
One young local woman was taken to a coven by her parents. She
was made pregnant four times by the warlock and each baby was
sacrificed, said Audrey.
She is surprisingly frank about her feelings as a girl when she
became a witch: "I was quite pleased to be one. I wanted the powers I
thought witches had, possibly because all my life I'd never had any
Audrey still lived on the streets, but she was obsessed with her
'other life' with the coven where she took part in sickening
dececrations of churches and grave-yards.
Perhaps her most terrible action was luring other young drifters
into danger. Wide-eyed young runaways were drawn to a party by the
promise of food, drink and company.
As she got deeper and deeper into a heroin habit, which was
supplied by the warlock, her scruples were overcome by her need for a
Audrey's life spiralled downwards into the murky, sleazy world of
drugs. She was such a mess that even the coven no longer wanted her.
But they said she would never be free of Satan: "Wherever you go,
whatever you do, you will never have peace of mind. You deserted us
and Satan will pursue you."
After auicide attempts, drug overdoses and spells in drying out
clinics and psychiatric hospitals, Audrey found salvation in
She drifted here and became a patient at ALL SAINTS HOSPITAL drug
And it was in Birmingham that the demons were finally driven out
of her by ROY DAVIES, then minister of the Emmanuel Pentecostal church
Audrey was married by then, had a baby and was attending church
reluctantly with her husband, but she was still deeply troubled.
She had murderous desires towards her child, which she blamed on
Roy Davies realised the dark secret of Audrey's past and helped to
Audrey left Roy Davies that night, free for the first time since
she encountered the Satanic coven. Her story is so remarkable that it
is hard to believe that such things go on.
DANCE WITH THE DEVIL BY AUDREY HARPER & HASRRY PUGH IS PUBLISHED
TODAY BY KINGSWAY PUBLICATIONS, PRICED L3.50.
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