The Monster In The Machine


Dan’s first story is really intense. It deals with a woman being tormented in a way not quite like what we’ve covered here before. A slightly new method of mental torture. While that first story is an alleged modern encounter, Dan’s second story is an old one. It begins in the 17th century. Did the Devil use her to write a strange, mysterious, cryptic letter that was only finally decoded a little over five years ago?  Lynze will share just one tale about a  haunted family heirloom. 

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Opening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):
Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened.  Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH.”

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