For those who assume that black magic is reserved for the movies, consider the bizarre tale coming out of England. Two horses -- one beheaded and the other mutilated -- have turned up in recent attacks that some suspect could be linked to satanic rituals.
The first horse was found laying lifeless and without its head on Pentewan beach near Mevagissey, Cornwall. As if this weren't troubling enough, a driftwood cross was placed on top of the animal along with the body of a dead seagull. The words, "Rest in Peace" were written in the sand next to the gruesome scene.
A fisherman who witnessed the horse's remains was immensely troubled by what he saw.
"I’ve seen many carcasses of seals and dolphins washed up on the foreshore over the years and some have been mutilated as the result of propeller injuries," he said, according to The Sun. "This animal has no such injuries and the head seems to have been removed surgically as a clean cut."
The man went on to say that he believed whomever is responsible "is sick and needs help." Additionally, he claims that the scene looked as though a "black magic ceremony" had been conducted.
"Penny," the second horse, which was pregnant, was discovered by her owner laying mutilated in a field. While she received treatment, she later died after her giving birth to a stillborn foal. This incident occurred near Gainsborough, Lincs.
"Nobody knows why someone would do something like this, but you can look on the internet and there are all these Satanic cults," said owner Rupert Worrell. "It always seems to happen on a full moon between the 2nd and the 7th of May - poor old Penny was attacked on the 4th May."
Both attacks, as The Sun reports, occurred around the "supermoon," and they follow other troubling antics against horses in the area. Recently, another stallion, named Eric, died after his right eye was plucked out, his teeth removed and his genitals cut off.
Eric's death coincided with a day of animal sacrifice -- and he wasn't the only horse. Three others were mutilated near St. Tudy in Cornwall as well.
Of course, while some are jumping on the satanic bandwagon, others are questioning whether these are merely heinous acts unattached to any thirst for or observance of black magic. Either way, it seems local authorities in England have quite a bit of investigating to do.
(H/T: The Sun)