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Centuries-Old ‘Witch Marks’ Found In Ancient Cave What The Hell Is Down There?

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If there is a gateway to hell, a portal from the underworld used by demons and witches to wreak their evil havoc on humanity, then it could be in a small Creswell Crags cave. “What were they concerned about that they would go to this level? There is no area that hasn’t got a mark on it somewhere.” “You can’t help but wonder: How scared were they of something?” asked Paul Baker, director of Creswell Crags, an ancient cave system about 150 miles north of London. In what sounds like the opening scene of a horror movie, British cave enthusiasts have discovered hundreds of centuries-old protective marks and ritualistic drawings designed to capture, trap and repel evil forces. The nonprofit organization said it could be the largest collection of apotropaic marks in the United Kingdom. The drawings, which date to the medieval and early modern periods, had been spotted before but dismissed as graffiti from more recent eras.

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However, cavers from the Subterranea Britannica organization noticed that the etchings we re actually apotropaic marks ― essentially protective marks ― scrawled all over the wells, ceilings and around holes and crevices, the cave’s operator said in a news release. The markings, at Creswell Crags, a limestone gorge on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border, include hundreds of letters, symbols and patterns carved, at a time when belief in witchcraft was widespread. The etchings include “diagonal lines, boxes and mazes” believed to be “devices for capturing or trapping ‘evil.’’ ” There are also V V marks that are believed to represent Mary, “Virgin of Virgins,” as well as P M, for “Pace Maria.” But it’s not clear what, specifically, the “witches’ marks” were aimed at. “It could be fairies, witches, whatever you were fearful of, it was going to be down there,” Alison Fearn, a University of Leicester expert on protective marks, told The Guardian. The cave’s organization said the marks could have been made to ward off sickness, death and poor crop yields.

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The Ron Johnson List: The Top Three songs for the Apocalypse!

By: Ron DCMDJ Johnson

 

Greetings people of Earth!

 

I don’t know what your religious beliefs are and for this article it doesn’t really matter but everyone has a view on what will happen when the world ends. Call it the Apocalypse or Armageddon or the return of Cthulhu or what have you but the ones thing I know is I have my last three tunes that I would listen to as it all came falling apart. Some of you might think of what loved one to say goodbye to as you meet your maker but I have thought out what songs to play at high volume and annoy the neighbors one last time. Here, in no particular order are my songs for the Apocalypse.

 

 

If Slayer weren’t enough to beg the dark lord to reap your soul as the world decays but here’s another one of my choice picks to summon the bringer of your doom. Marilyn Manson can surely evoke demons and the like and this is my next selection to listen to for the apocalypse.

 

 

Maybe your fate isn’t to descend in to the bowls of Hell but you may be spared and sent to the “nice” place? Since you are here reading my article then I highly doubt it. Since I’m a half full kind of guy, I’ll give you the benefit. If this last song doesn’t save you then I’ll be keeping a seat warm for you down below.

 

 

JK, that one is getting you a front row seat to see The Father of Lies himself and a pitchfork in your…. Maybe these aren’t your pick for the last tracks you’ll hear before your eardrums explode from the harpies, demons and whatnot so let me know what you would listen to in the comments.

People of Earth!

Thank you for listening!

 

 

 

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