Monsters, Madness and Mayhem

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Monsters, Madness and MayhemThis set features five documentaries on monsters, witches, and other strange phenomena.

Titles include Witches, Devil, Creatures, Halloween and Superstition which attempts to trace the origins of the darkest of all holidays.

Witches, demons, werewolves, superstitions and the history of Halloween are all covered in this examination of the supernatural.

Since the very dawn of human consciousness, mankind has been wracked by fear.

Fear of the enemy, fear of the powerful forces of nature, fear of everything that cannot be simply explained.

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  • Falcon

    Interesting, but their research wasn't complete. The background of Halloween is much worse than what they told, the Druids were not some harmless priesthood. The blond bimbo witch and the silly TV-studio was annoying, but otherwise it really was worth the watch.

  • chocolatestarfish

    lol. presented by paranormal TV. yes the studio looks so corny. but c'mon the blonde witch is mega-hot. i could take a "spell" from her ;-P

  • yavanna

    good doc. QED.

  • Gary

    How can you call this a documentary? Artistic montage with narration and interviews is more like it. Don't know who hired these videographers, bunch of BS. When speaking of a pentagram, they show a freakin' star of david! Weird and corny.

  • http://paranormalcryptotours.com Spiritguide

    Screw the witch excersise her demonds lol

  • http://. Tom

    Wow amongst all these bits of historical documentation and saying how horrible it is to persecute someone for believing they are some sort of demon, they perpetuate it by saying these creatures live amongst us today. Very hypocritical but I guess if you're on the paranormal channel you've got to expect this type of dribble.

  • wooples

    lol at this!

  • Little Known Fact

    @Gary
    The Star of David otherwise known as a hexagram or six pointed star is the symbol for Saturn,who was the supreme God of the Chaldeans(I think that's how you spell it)

    The hexagram was brought to the Jewish people by Solomon who used Witchcraft after his marriage to Pharaoh's daughter.It became known as the Seal of Solomon in Egyptian magic and Witchcraft.
    While involved with Satanic worship Solomon built Altars to Ashtoreth and Moloch(Saturn)It's been used within the Occult and is prominent in the rituals and worship of Wicca,Astrology,Druids and Freemasons.It has 6 points,6 triangles and 6 sides of the hexagram which I'm sure everyone knows is the sign of the beast(Satan 666)I don't know when it became the 'Star of David' though.

  • PC812

    Little Known Fact, you're incorrect about the sign of the beast. First off, it's not the symbol for Satan, it's the symbol of the Antichrist. Second, 666 is incorrect. The earliest known manuscript of the Book of Revelation lists the number as 616.

  • PC812

    The segment on modern witchcraft is disgustingly biased and without a shred of fact. The host claims that cases of murder or mutilation tied to witches are not unknown to any police detective, implying that these cops know of them from actual experience. In reality, cases of human sacrifice or Satanic sacrifice or anything of that are so minimal as to almost be nonexistent. Most of that is derived from the Satanism scare of the 80s, a scandal which resulted in ruining the lives and careers of innocent people just because yellow journalist Geraldo Rivera couldn't bother to do proper research and instead went for shock tactics.

    The claim that violence among wiccans is becoming increasingly common has no basis in fact. The claims of Christian websites (which are obviously biased) are not accurate or unbiased sources of information. Especially since a Christian they quoted sounded suspiciously like Jerry Falwell, who was a well-known hate-monger.

    Also, the claim that witches have to swear allegiance to the devil and renounce Christianity is absolutely false. That's part of the myth of witchcraft but has no historical basis in actual witchcraft, as it predates Christianity by centuries.

  • Carly

    Ugh. When they were talking about the Salem Witch Trails, They pronounced Tituba, like Tit-tuba, not like Tit-chew-ba. >.>'

  • Keith

    This is pretty wretched stuff. Aside from the painfully campy trappings, it devotes 90% of the time to speculation and coincidence. And yes, there seems to be an agenda to clean up and polish the image of witchcraft and satanism to a ridiculously imbalanced degree. I don't have a problem with pagans and wiccans, but despite the fact that fundamentalists fomented the satanic panic, to suggest that ritual abuse is pretty much a figment of Christian imagination is way off. I personally know someone, who's mother suffered ritual abuse from her Satanist parents - sexual, physica, you name it. Their family is insanely smart and accomplished and not the sort that have any reason or anything to gain from claiming this. Also, they don't go around telling people. I know because I am close to this woman's son and after years of friendship he told me. They don't need to lie about ritual abuse and actual satanism to suggest that Wiccans and pagans can be good people. They are both quite possible.

    @Little Known fact,

    out of curiosity, can you cite a few sources about the ancient association of the hexagram, Saturn, Moloch, and the Chaldeans? Just curious because isn't there an odd hexagonal shape at one of the poles of saturn? Interesting.

  • Tracy

    Haaaaa, yes @ Carly - I noticed that very same thing and had to laugh out loud. This was definitely an entertainment at all costs program - overly dramatic narrator - too much.

  • Healer

    How very strange... every time I try to watch the second part, my internet slows down drastically... seriously, is there something they don't want me to see? How silly...

  • Willia

    If Church and State had never seperated this would still be happening.

  • oskin

    it is so easy to claim being a witch but the truth is far somewhere else. they do work and have power.... but sometimes people misinterpret facts , occurrences and even people .

  • Good witch

    I am a witch, and i have never in all of my experience, and education - books read, and other witch's, i have never EVER heard anything about sacrifice or hurting anything alive. Wicca has tought me to respect all forms of life. Witchcraft IS NOT VOODOO. And that blond bimbo had more fact in her words than the whole documentary. It is only the church and their creation of satan did this myth of witch's making pacts with devils and kisses his ass is ludicrious. I find it hard to believe that any intelligent person could think that so many of the population would be involved in such things. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN SATAN only in the evil of man. Anyone who thinks different can kiss my ass.

  • Good witch

    I also ask people to think of this, how many people were put to death that were not guilty of anything witchcraft or otherwise. It was the church, that was torturing and killing innocent people. It was the church that commited the atrosity not the witches themselves. I also have two children and their father is catholic so they go to a catholic school. My daughter told her father she didnt want to get her first communion cuz the stories they were telling her and the things there were teaching were scaring her.

  • 196674

    Whenever Theocracy becomes government, violations of human rights soon follow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Layluhhuh Layla Phelps

    First rule of Wiccan: Do No Harm! I'm Wiccan and I take this rule to heart.

  • wayne6988

    Government has no need of Theocracy to violate human rights or vice-versa, completely redundant.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EQI42QNDA3YZVJSMTPL6OVDRD4 Sidney Smith

    i love how this witch chic thinks of herself as empowered through magic and that her observance of wicca allows her to get everything she wants from men...yeah...thats it...it has nothing to do with the fact that shes a smoking hot blonde and every man shes ever met her whole life is tripping over himself to get with her sauce..

  • Mary_J

    this is obviously just some biased propaganda to get people not to celebrate Halloween. I studied holidays and festivals for a project and ALL of them (-in the US at least -except national ones) are pagan based...and Halloween is not the scariest either, Its -believe it or not- Valentines day.

    There was a lot of false info given. At least he pointed out that the razor blade thing was an urban legend (it is) but what he didn't point out, is this was actually started for commercial reasons to get kids to go to shopping malls to trick-or-treat. (Halloween is big business next to Christmas) I know that the old lady did give the teenagers that were harassing her steel wool and mouse traps ...but who wouldn't and the guy killing his son with cyanide (if its true) would've probably tried to kill him again with the Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas cookies, or Easter chocolate if the Halloween candy didn't work. And I love how the riot was used as an example, and it DIDN'T EVEN HAPPEN ON HALLOWEEN.

    I know it's a personal decision to do or not do something , and some children really are scared of stuff like that...but give your children a good reason why they cant join the other neighborhood kids in a nothing but a over commercialized but really fun holiday. No one should be told how to raise your children...but allow them to make a decision to choose to enjoy it on their own. If all you can think of is "its evil"--now that's scaring them for no reason! They'll have to deal with Halloween every year as long as there are corporations...It's much too profitable to go the way of May Day.

    So all religious mumbo-jumbo aside, Lets help out the economy like good little consumers and just have a good time!!

  • Ms_Mary

    this is obviously just some biased propaganda to get people not to celebrate Halloween. I studied holidays and festivals for a project and ALL of them (-in the US at least -except national ones) are pagan based...and Halloween is not the scariest either, Its -believe it or not- Valentines day.

    There was a lot of false info given. At least he pointed out that the razor blade thing was an urban legend (it is) but what he didn't point out, is this was actually started for commercial reasons to get kids to go to shopping malls to trick-or-treat. (Halloween is big business next to Christmas) I know that the old lady did give the teenagers that were harassing her steel wool and mouse traps ...but who wouldn't and the guy killing his son with cyanide (if its true) would've probably tried to kill him again with the Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas cookies, or Easter chocolate if the Halloween candy didn't work. And I love how the riot was used as an example, and it DIDN'T EVEN HAPPEN ON HALLOWEEN.

    I know it's a personal decision to do or not do something , and some children really are scared of stuff like that...but give your children a good reason why they cant join the other neighborhood kids in a nothing but a over commercialized but really fun holiday. No one should be told how to raise your children...but allow them to make a decision to choose to enjoy it on their own. If all you can think of is "its evil"--now that's scaring them for no reason! They'll have to deal with Halloween every year as long as there are corporations...It's much too profitable to go the way of May Day.

    So all religious mumbo-jumbo aside, Lets help out the economy like good little consumers and just have a good time!!

  • Sam Hawthorne

    the blond witch only is a witch because she "watches charmed and buffy"

  • marin buljan

    Blond which is hot, the only thing that makes sense :)

  • Paddy Gilmore-Madill

    what's with this Jacob K guy? he claims to be an historian but nothing he says is actually historical fact, it's purely religious conviction.

    also, his comment about christianity not approving of the murder of innocents or whatever, what about all the innocent races christians wiped out because they didn't believe the same thing?

    also, by appearing anonymously he's assured that no one can check his credentials, so we have no proof that he's even a qualified historian

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SJ4H7JKWY2BQWM5AIEP3IILQEQ Matthew

    The Devil made the witches kiss his "buttocks" as a pledge of loyalty? Hahaha, goes to show you that even the epitome of evil has a sense of humor.

  • Raptor jones

    well that was.. a bit horrific.

  • Mark Casper

    I like ass just as much as they next guy....which makes me....??? lol frisky. God made butt, and i like it

  • Mark Casper

    I think I can only take one of these videos every couple of weeks, otherwise it gets too dark and evil for me to keep the zest of life

  • http://www.facebook.com/stevenrichard.jones Steven-Richard Jones

    the hexagram in witchcraft is merely a symbolic representation of the union of opposites. The upright triangle being an alchemical symbol for fire and the inverted triangle is for water. The union of fire and water/male and female! I have been a witch for a very long time; long enough to laugh at the arrogant claim that witches BELIEVE in Satan. One must first have to actually believe in the rest of the bible to believe in the existence of such a ridiculous entity. Witches are not Christian, so Satan, in our minds, is a figment of the imagination of Churchianity!
    Paganism is the native religion of Europe and the gods later manifested as the denizens of some witches; most witches DONT WORSHIP ANY GODS! Christianity is somewhat new to these isles of Britain, whereas Paganism and the Old Ways have been with us well before the "Cross-bearing Murderers" came to these shores.

  • http://twitter.com/DMacaoidhS Deborah Macaoidh

    "Since the very dawn of human consciousness, mankind has been wracked by fear. Fear of the enemy, fear of the powerful forces of nature, fear of everything that cannot be simply explained."

    This is a very interesting statement. It's definitely true. Absurdly true. Yet, now that we are in the Information Age, and can find out what we want to know (or at least theorize about it) quite easily, people seem to be more afraid than ever, because, within the spectrum of human diversity, our beliefs have been either rocked or solidified. I was very afraid of demons and aliens as a child, since I grew up in a household and community where the existence of aliens was seen as not biblical, so abductions must be an aspect of some kind of spiritual warfare. Also, the idea of demonic possession happening because of some "open door" of sin (any sin, if the demon feels like it, for no reason or for some strategic maneuver) was very prevalent and discussed often. I was also the subject of numerous forced exorcisms, both in private and in public.

    Another major factor was my education. I went to a Christian school and was only allowed to associate with other Christians from the church or a like-minded church, except when it came to proselytizing. We were constantly "witnessing" to strangers and each other. I never heard a word about health issues and am only recently learning about the reproductive system. I wasn't as bad as Carrie in the Stephen King book, with her not knowing about menstruation and thinking she was dying, but pretty close. I wasn't taught about anything that wasn't creationism (science has always been my favorite subject, btw). There was no calculus or physics other than Newtonian & I was taught the reason science was so screwed up was because of the Roman Catholics (idol-worshipers). No religious studies were offered and I had to have an additional 4 years of Bible class to graduate including chapel services that could easily extend through the whole day, cancelling classes (obviously, some of us made that happen on purpose). I was taught that the genocide of the Native Americans was a good thing (weird, since my grandfather is Cherokee and had a false identity to "pass" )... You get my point. I was valedictorian of my class.

    I'm 33 years old now. "UFOlogy" is everywhere. I'm trying to catch up with other sciences. I went through a phase where I embraced a belief system which was a combination of Hinduism and New Age, and overcame the alien fear, and actually wanted to meet them. I was on a lot of acid, though, so I don't know how rational that was at the time. So many people say so many different things about E.T.s that I really have no idea what the truth is. I don't know what I'll do if these beings ever show up, but I'm pretty sure I will be totally suspicious and move to some remote place with as little government influence as possible. Think Childhood's End and the 50 year waiting period--the alien in that story would have sent me straight in to battle mode. The only people I know of that aren't afraid of that whole scenario are either not religious or believe in spiritual Scientism. I'm very worried about being "deceived" since globalization or the unity of humanity are straight out of the book of Revelation.

    I envy the younger generations who get to grow up with computers in the classroom and readily available information about a variety of subjects. But I think I would have also been confused because of the Christianity thing. I guess my point is never take freedom to be open-minded about all this information for granted. I doubt I'll ever know for sure what the truth is about anything. That's a major sin, in case you were wondering. So all that indoctrination actually had the opposite effect. I can't trust anything ever again. I've lost the capacity to do that, and I don't see how it will ever return.

  • Achems_Razor

    @Deborah Macaoidh:

    An interesting post Deborah, there are a lot of knowledgeable posters here on TDF that may help you to regain back that which you seek, especially about breaking away from religion entrapment, good doc on that here on TDF "why I am no longer a Christian"

  • toddy potseed

    I too was brought up in similiar circumstances just not as extreme as you. Science is also a love of mine . Something about knowledge always intrigued me. I too have done my share of acid. That along with cannabis i have learned that organized religon could be a very perverted thing. Thats why i have persued my seeking of knowledge on my own terms and not to blindingly follow someone else. I am a few years older than you. i'm 42 now yet my quest for the truth will never end.

    I guess i just want to say your not alone in your doubts or thoughts.

  • Mike A

    I thought this was supposed to be a documentary about Halloween. Instead, all it gave me was anti-Christian hogwash. Truth be told, only 1% of the 125,000 people tried under the Spanish Inquisition were executed, that's 1,250 people. Furthermore, the church doctrine of the time showed that torture (when it was allowed) was to be no longer than 15 minutes and then only in the presence of a doctor. This is far from the "reign of terror" mentioned in the documentary, which uses over exaggerated numbers from anti-Christian fundamentalists. You can believe them, or you can believe the truth but the producers should be ashamed of themselves to pass off their obvious hatred of Christianity as a Halloween documenatry

  • Random Bob

    Mike is just angry cause his religion was created to supress and control.

  • Faust3000

    Oh, so since the church came up with "humane" torture, it's fine and dandy then? "You have to kill them within fifteen minutes! Sixteen minutes to beat someone to death, rip their limbs off and shit down their neck is entirely too long and in bad form!" I'm going to catch hell for this but by you downplaying all the atrocities the Catholic church condoned and carried out over the centuries is the same as a Holocaust sympathizer saying something like "He wasn't that bad and what about all the good things Hitler did?"