TO: DENVER PROPHIT DATE: 03-17-91 In a message to Rowan Moonstone +lt;14 Mar 91 22:37+gt;

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FROM: ILLY O. TO: DENVER PROPHIT DATE: 03-17-91 In a message to Rowan Moonstone <14 Mar 91 22:37> Denver Prophit wrote: DP> Well, in some areas, ie. Dallas Texas...Their are police reports DP> of victims lying amongst Satanic ritual symbols...and their [sic] DP> is voodoo, etc...Know anything more about them? Denver, could you provide some documentation for this, I mean like a newspaper article, so I could check this out? When I lived in Corpus Christi there were _lots_ of reports of Satanic cult activity, but when it was investigated, it turned out to be mostly rumor. Several cases come to mind. In one, on a tip from a neighbor, police raided a house and found "Satanic" symbols inside, and the head of a goat in the trash--according to the headlines and some of the fundamentalist groups, this was proof positive of Satanic activity. Upon further examination, however, the "Satanic" symbols were a tee-shirt with the Harley-Davison emblem on it, an record album by the Grateful Dead, and a Steven King book. The head of the goat turned out to be the remains of a barbeque (an OLD Texas tradition, as I am sure the Texan readers will agree) from some days earlier. Garbage pickup is only done twice a week there. In yet another, about a year after the Matamoros affair, some students in town for Spring Break reported that they had been kidnapped by some Mexicans who had threatened to sacrifice them in a Satanic ritual. Naturally, so soon after the horrors in Matamoros, the entire area went into complete panic mode. The true story, however, looked like something right out of Saturday Night Live. Seems the kids were offered a ride by some Mexicans, ok, but that they were so sloppy drunk that they made them get out and walk. No talk of sacrifice at all. The Mexicans were members in good standing at one of the local Catholic churches. A couple of days later, the same kids were at it again: this time, the female in the group claimed she had been gang-raped by at least 1,000 men on the beach. However, the truth was that she had stripped and was dancing nude on someone's car--and recanted her accusations after sobering up somewhat in a local jail. According to virtually every witness at the beach, there had been no rape. I could go into dozens more scarey tales of witch hunts in South Texas, but I mainly wanted to remind you that not all that you hear is truth. Ask for proof.

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