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Satanic Bible

Called “The Black Pope” by many of his followers, Anton La Vey began the road to High Priesthood of the Church of Satan when he was only 16 years old and an organ player in a carnival:

“On Saturday night I would see men lusting after halfnaked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing the organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires. And the next Saturday night they’d be back at The carnival or some other place of indulgence.

"I knew then that the Christian Church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man’s carnal nature will out!”

From that time early in his life his path was clear. Finally, on the last night of April, 1966—Walpurgisnacht, the most important festival of the believers in witchcraft—LaVey shaved his head in the tradition of Ancient executioners and announced the formation of The Church Of Satan. He had seen the need for a church that would recapture man’s body and his carnal desires as objects of celebration. “Since worship of fleshly things produces pleasure,” he said, “there would then be a temple of glorious indulgence …”

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The Hunt For Bible John

“Bible John” is the popular nickname given to an unidentified serial killer who was active in Glasgow, Scotland between 1968 to 1969. The centre of the case is the Barrowland Ballroom- a popular dancing venue for courting couples -where all three of the victims danced before meeting their deaths. 

Bible John struck first on February 23, 1968, on a frigid winters night at the Barrowlands. Twenty five-year old Patricia Docker went along for a night of dancing with her sister, and got so drunk her sister could not support her on the walk home. As they waited for a taxi, a young man with reddish hair approached Patricia and offered to walk with her home. The drunken woman agreed and left with the man, leaving her sister behind at the ballroom. 

The next day a road builder found Patricia’s naked corpse lying in a door yard,  just feet from her home. She had been raped and strangled. Her clothes and purse were missing, but one detail stood out; Patricia had been menstruating at the time she was murdered, and the sanitary napkin she had been using had been quite deliberately placed next to her body. Though her sister gave police a reasonable description of the man’s appearance, her testimony was considered unreliable because she had been drunk when she saw Patricia’s killer. Months went by, and the case went cold.

Nearly eighteen months later, the killer of Patricia Docker again prowled the Barrowland Ballroom. This time he chose Jemima McDonald, a pretty young secretary who agreed to walk with him home after a night of dancing. Her sister went to her house the next day to drop off her purse, but there was no sign that Jemima had come home the previous night. Frantic, her sister waited for news, but then she saw something odd; a group of children running out of an abandoned building nearby, screaming about a body. She hurried over to the house, and in an empty room she found the hideously beaten body of her sister.  Jemima had been choked and beaten around the face, and again a used sanitary napkin gad been positioned next to her corpse.  Like Patricia, she had been violently raped.  

Police immediately noted the similarities between the Dockery and McDonald murders, and warned the young women of Glasgow that a killer was on the loose. Nobody got a good look at the man who accompanied Jemima home, but the crime scene evidence was in strong favor of a single offender having committed both murders. The killer would strike a final time, and then seemingly vanish into thin air.

On October 31, 1969, Helen and Jean Puttock went to attend a birthday bash at the Barrowland Ballroom. As they worked the room, Helen noticed a tall man with red hair following her; he bought her a drink, and the two appeared to hit it off. The man politely introduced himself to Jean as “John”, and when the ballrooms closed John accompanied Helen and Jean to the taxi stand. While they waited another man - ironically also named John - chatted to Jean, and this man would later tell police that “John” was very well spoken, appeared educated, and seemed to disapprove of ballrooms. Jean, Helen, and John took the same taxi home, and during  the ten minute trip home Jean got a good look at her sisters companion. She described John as being twenty five years old, clean shaven, with short cropped red hair and a slim build. During the trip he quoted from the Bible and spoke about praying instead of dancing (it’s this pious attitude that earned him his famous nickname) Jean bade goodbye to her sister and John when the taxi arrived at Helen’s house, and Continental on her way. 

The next morning a postman collecting mail noticed a white shape spread-eagled on her back in the back garden. Upon closer inspection the shape was revealed to be the partially nude body of Helen Puttock. Like the other two victims she had been raped and strangled, and a sanitary napkin was placed near her arm. Her bloodied clothes were scattered about the garden, but her handbag and stocking were missing - most likely taken as a trophy by her murderer. Jean Puttock immediately met with a police sketch artist and created a very good likeness of Bible John. He was profiled as a power-reassurance killer with a fixation on menstruation, a confident killer who carefully planned his murders and took care of evidence. A poster bearing the police sketch and his mannerisms was circulated throughout the Glasgow region, but despite thousands of tips police were no closer to catching the killer. The case faded from public memory, and eventually grew cold.

Nobody has ever been charged with the Bible John murders, though investigators currently believe serial killer Peter Tobin may be responsible. Tobin was in his mid twenties during Bible John’s active period,  and the police sketch is a good fit for his appearance at the time. However, with no concrete evidence available, police haven’t moved to officially charge Tobin with the murders. The case is still open. 

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On the night of December 29, 1999, Ashley Freeman celebrated her 16th birthday with her parents, her boyfriend Jeremy Hurst and her best friend Lauria Bible, at her family’s mobile home in Vinita, Oklahoma. At some point between Hurst leaving at 9:30pm and the early hours of December 30, the mobile home went up in flames. The Fire Department was called by a concerned neighbour at 5:30am, and upon inspection by police, the charred remains of Kathy Freeman, Ashley’s mother, were found. Shockingly, Kathy had not died as a result of the fire. Instead, she had been shot in the head prior to the fire starting.

As both girls and Ashley’s father, Danny Freeman, could not be accounted for, it was theorised that Danny had killed his wife and abducted the two girls. However, this was soon disproved when Danny’s remains were found a day later when Lauria’s parents visited the scene. An autopsy revealed that he too had been shot in the head before the fire broke out. The Bible family have criticised the police for failing to find Danny’s body when they originally investigated the scene.

Many theories surround the case, some involving the Craig County Sheriff’s Department, but none seem to completely add up. Robbery was ruled out as a motive given the fact that a purse containing $200 was left behind by Lauria. The generally accepted theory is that the girls were abducted by whoever killed Ashley’s parents. Both convicted killers Tomny Lynn Sells and Jeremy Jones have claimed responsibility for the deaths of the Freeman’s and two girls’ disappearance. However, it is thought that neither are actually responsible.

No trace of Lauria or Ashley has ever been found, and in 2010 Ashley was declared legally dead. The case remains unsolved.

Where to start reading Renee Montoya?

Her first appearance was in Batman #475

  • Detective Comics (esp #642, 742-747, 753, 758-762, 854-865, Annual #11-12)
  • Batman (esp #476, 515, Annual #28)
  • Officer Down arc (Batman #587, Robin v4 #86, Birds of Prey #27, Catwoman v2 #90, Nightwing #53, Detective Comics #754, Gotham Knights #13)
  • Batman: GCPD
  • Batman Chronicles #13-14
  • Batman 80-Page Giant 1
  • No man’s land arc
  • Batman: Turning Points #5
  • Gotham Central #1-40
  • 52 (esp weeks 1-2, 4-5, 7, 9, 11-12, 14-16, 18, 23, 26-28, 30, 33-34, 36, 38, 41-42, 44, 45, 47-48, 52)
  • Crime Bible: Five Lessons of Blood #1-5
  • Final Crisis #1-7
  • Final Crisis: Revelations #1-5
  • Question v1 #37
  • Batwoman v2 #0, 1
  • Batman Black and White #1
  • Convergence: The Question
  • Detective Comics v2 #41-44
  • Detective Comics #936, 943-944, 952-953
  • Batwoman: Rebirth #1

Also check out DC Bombshells and DC Bombshells United.

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While living with his religious grandmother, Jeff Dahmer began to show interest in the Satanic Bible by Anton Lavey. Satanism teaches to acknowledge the most basic human needs and lends a hand in accepting the tainted parts of human nature.

Jeffrey had been working at the Milwaukee Blood Plasma Center at that time, taking blood from patients. Out of curiosity, he smuggled a test tube out of the center, to try the taste of human blood. He immediately spat it out, not liking the taste.

Even though Dahmer never considered himself a Satanist, he seemed to have found in that moment, if not subconciously, a prompt in their ideas. His mind always searching for a way to connect to another person, would attempt it the most “human” and primitive way. But with the blood he literally spat out satanic philosphies. He never tried drinking blood again, but would find interpersonal connection in another way of basic, yet primitve human nature. 

- The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer by Brian Masters

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The Freeman/Bible case

The night of December 29th, 1999, was spent in the Freemans home, in Welch, Oklahoma. They were celebrating the 16th birthday of their daughter Ashley. With them was Lauria Bible, Ashley’s best friend who was also 16 years old. Relatives and Ashley’s boyfriend left the home after 10 PM, but Lauria stayed over.

The Freemans lived in a trailer in a remote location. Next day, around 6 am, a motorist passing by reported their house burning. Police found the charred remains of Kathy Freeman, but no one else’s. 

Their first theory was that Kathy’s husband Danny had killed his wife and abducted and likely murdered the two teenagers. However, the following morning Lauria’s parents went over to the scene to look for clues, and found Danny’s body under some debris. Autopsy revealed that before someone intentionally burned the house, both Kathy and Danny had been shot to death. Danny also had some broken bones.

Ashley and Lauria were nowhere to be found, and they are still missing. No theories about their disappearence have proved well founded. Nothing indicated that the girls left on their own account, since their purses and Lauria’s car were left behind. Before his death, Danny had told his brother to look into the local sheriff’s office if something happened to him. Months before, Danny’s son Shane had been killed in a confusing incident by an officer on duty, and his relationship with the local police was incredibly tense, which also might explain why they were so quick to point him as their main suspect.

One possible suspect has been serial killer Jeremy Jones, who did what these killers usually do: confess and then deny their confession. Police don’t believe him. They have kept investigating new clues and people of interest, including two men Danny Freeman got into an argument with two weeks before his death.

Ashley Freeman was declared legally dead in 2010, but Lauria’s parents still haven’t given up hope.

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“Runaway Train” is a popular song by American rock band Soul Asylum. Besides its indisputable success among charts worldwide, there’s a rather gloomy story behind  its music video. During the chorus, pictures of missing teenagers and children are displayed, along with their names and the date they went missing. Different versions of the video were made, each with different missing persons being featured, depending on the country. All in all, a total of 36 persons where featured in the videos.

The Australian version showed several young backpackers. It was later found out that a good few of them had been murdered by Ivan Milat, an Australian serial killer who was active from 1989-1992. He became known as “the Backpacker Murderer”. Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol, who were featured in the U.K. version, went missing in 1991. In 2007, their buried remains were found in the back garden of Scottish serial killer Peter Tobin. There were theories that Tobin could have been “Bible John”, a serial killer whose identity is unknown to this day, as Tobin’s known movements and his M.O. suggested his involvement in the case. What also made him a suspect was the fact that Tobin was already in his 60s when he killed his first victim, which is unusual, as well as the way he hid the body and evaded capture, which suggested he was experienced.

The body of 14-year old Curtis Huntzinger was found in 2008. He was found to be murdered by Stephen Hash, a family acquaintance. Curtis had disappeared in May 1990, shortly after he reportedly told his parents that Hash had molested him.
Thomas Dean Gibson, age 2, disappeared from Glendale, Oregon, in 1991. His picture was featured in at the end of all three U.S. versions of the music video. His father, former Douglas County deputy sheriff Larry Gibson, was convicted of second degree manslaughter in 1995. He was released in 1996 and insists on his innocence. Thomas’ body was never found.

More than twenty years after the release of “Runaway Train”, 26 teenagers and children have been reported to be reunited with their families in the years after being featured in the video. The rest of them are still missing or reportedly dead. You can watch it here.

anonymous asked:

Hi I'm just starting out with comics and was wondering what batwoman ones I should start ?? :)

Hi there! If you’re new to her comics, this is a small starter pack for Kate

  • Her first appearances were on 52 (2006-2007), issues #7, #9, #11, #28, #30, #33-36, #45, #47, #52 
  • Detective Comics v1 #854-863 (2009) (Batwoman: Elegy collects #854-860) 
  • Batwoman (2011-2015)
  • Detective Comics Rebirth (on going) (starting on issue #934)
  • Batwoman Rebirth (2017)
  • Dc Bombshells (2015-2017) 

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anonymous asked:

Being Muslim has nothing to do with the crimes someone commits. People make their own choices. The Quran doesn't tell them to commit crime like the Bible doesn't tell Christians to do it either. Yet the KKK happened and so it slavery both using the Bible as reason to continue. But not all Christians are bad, there were some that were and all (an overwhelming majority) of Muslims aren't. Please stop the Islamiphobia

Yep, you heard her. Being a Muslim has nothing to do with brutal Islamic law, it has nothing to do with jihadism, it has nothing to do with martyrdom or the way gays, women and non-believers are viewed and treated in Islamic countries and Islamic communities in the West. There is absolutely no link between belief and behavior, there is no link between Islam and radicalized views or terror. There is no violence or crimes mentioned and encouraged in either the Quran or the Hadith. Slavery happened because of the Bible. Criticizing ideas and talking about Muslims who rape children with knives and nail their tongues to tables is Islamophobia. This is the mentality we’re dealing with here and it makes me pretty sick that these are the people who are considered to hold the moral high ground. 

Where to start Kate Kane?

Let’s start with her first appearance in 52 #7 then continue on with

  • 52 #9, 11, 28, 30, 33, 34, 36, 45, 47, 52
  • Crime Bible: Five Lessons of Blood #3
  • Final Crisis #4-7
  • Final Crisis: Revelations #2-3
  • Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1, 3
  • Cry for Justice #1, 3-6
  • Detective Comics v1 #854-857, 858-860, 861-863
  • Batman and Robin #7-9
  • Batwoman nu52
  • Batman Incorporated #4-5
  • Wonder Woman #600