Forbidden photos from the chilling black mass of Satanists
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Every year in the Mexican state of Veracruz there is an action that many consider shockingly disgusting, but it still attracts tourists. People from all over the world gather to watch the black mass for a variety of reasons.
Some are driven here by idle curiosity, others are looking for thrills, and there are those who hope that participation in the devilish ritual will help them change something in their lives. But when, after the mass, journalists interview the audience, most admit that the only impressions of what is happening are shock and disgust.
This is quite natural, because they had to watch how chickens and goats were slaughtered in the most cruel way and how blood from torn arteries flows like a river onto the heads of Satanists dancing in front of burning pentagrams.
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1. Worship Ritual: Participants in the black mass dance in front of a flaming pentagram before finally offering their souls to Satan.
2. Sacrifices are accompanied by terrible cries of suffering animals, whose throats are cut in the most painful way.
3. Witnesses claim that before the final slaughter, sacrificial animals have to endure real torture.
4. Rite of sacrifice: the blood of sacrificial chickens and goats is collected in a bronze vessel, and then poured onto the participants in the black mass.
Tourist Randall Sullivan was literally shaking from the sight that he had to witness: “They didn’t just sacrifice animals, but first they tortured them. It seems that pain and suffering are an indispensable part of these rituals, and this, no doubt, manifests some kind of dark power.
Shocked tourist Michelle Gomez described what she saw: “It was disgusting. What they are doing to defenseless animals is nauseating, and I am truly horrified when I think how far they are willing to go in their quest to see the devil.”
Michelle traveled to Veracruz from Austin, Texas in the hope that attending the ceremony would allow her to improve her own psychic powers, which she claims had already helped her locate the souls of more than a hundred abduction victims.
“Because of what I had to see, I am now afraid for myself. It is necessary to ban such rituals, ”she said with tears in her eyes, standing next to a burning pentagram that Satanists use to summon Beelzebub.
“If they kill animals like this for the sake of ritual purification, then what other horrors can you expect from them?”
5. Chief shaman Enrique Verdon, whose head is adorned with a stuffed anteater, says: "Our black mass is rooted in the traditional culture of the Olmec Indians, and we are real experts in summoning the devil and his dark forces."
6. Shocked tourists: Randall Sullivan (left) and Michelle Gomez (right). They are horrified by what they see.
7. The shaman pours the still warm blood of the sacrificial rooster on the head of the devil worshiper.
In the city of Catemaco on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, many "pilgrims" gather in search of unusual experiences.
8. Enrique Verdon holds a black mass every year in the sanctuary on the mountain of the White Monkey, located east of the city. During an interview with MailOnline, the shaman said, "People come to our black mass when they want change." The conversation took place in the shaman's official office, adorned with skeletal sculptures, pentagrams, and exotic animal skins.
9. “Our marriage is bursting at the seams, and we are trying to save it,” Alejandro Montes said before smearing his face with sacrificial blood. He and his wife came to Catemaco from Monterrey in the hope of obtaining happiness in marriage in exchange for souls given to Satan. Alejandro admitted: "This is our last chance - we have already tried everything."
Eight people took part in the ritual last week. There were many more spectators. These are foreign tourists who specially came to Mexico for the black mass.
Randall Sullivan, a tourist from Portland, Oregon, learned about this ritual at a séance and decided to take a look at it. Before the ceremony, he said: “I want to know how shamans perform their miracles. I heard that only they can mix black and white magic. It's like confusing God and the Devil."
10. According to tradition, eight Satanic priests came from all over Mexico to have a ceremony on the full moon.
11. Costumes of the ceremony participants.
12. A tourist from Italy, Samuel Casella, before the start of the ritual, said: "I think that today I will see something really incredible."
Servant of the devil Juri Ra, adorned with a necklace of bones of human fingers, says: “We have powerful forces. Some of us are healers, others are destroyers. Today we are going to open a portal to another dimension so that those who want to talk to Satan will be heard."
13. The ceremony was opened by teenage girls in black lingerie. They walked along the candle-lit path and carried eerie sacred offerings to the main altar. The altar was a font filled with burning coals, where the shamans constantly threw handfuls of rotting grass.
14. Roselia Veli said: "All girls should be virgins and be pure spiritually and physically." Roselia Veli is a black witch who uses strong tobacco and piercing screams in her exorcism sessions, for which she charges clients £200 an hour.
Those who had come to beg Satan to grant their wishes were called forward and told to kneel before the shamans. The shamans tore off the heads of the sacrificial roosters and poured their blood on the heads of the kneeling supplicants.
“Blood from a beating heart is the purest energy,” head shaman Enrique Verdon told a crowd of shocked spectators. “These animals must die so that we can continue our work.”
"Their blood will be an offering to the dark forces," he said, standing in the dense puffs of smoke rising from a fiery altar over which decapitated birds were held until all blood had drained from them.
"We call on Satan, the prince of the Earth, to come before us."
The state of Veracruz has banned the sacrifice of animals, but in the countryside no one pays attention to this ban.
State Police Chief Arturo Bermudez Zaruta told MailOnline, “There is little we can do to stop this. If these people decide to put on a cruel animal killing show, they'll do it anyway, whether it's forbidden or not."
“This sacred blood will give us the spiritual strength and energy necessary for black magic,” said Enrique Verdon, finally cutting the throat of a goat squealing in pain. The blood was collected in a bronze vessel and passed on.
"Our guests must rub this blood into their skin to cleanse themselves."
15. Having made sacrifices, the shamans lined up in front of the burning pentagram and sang hymns invoking the devil.
16. The ceremony of taking an oath: eight shamans approached each of the worshipers, and they swore that they would give their souls to the devil.
17. In total, eight animals were sacrificed during the ritual.
After the sacrifice and chants, the shamans, along with the new followers of the black mass, entered an underground cave adorned with inverted crosses, animal skeletons, and a large statue of Satan.
Eight shamans again approached each of the worshipers and demanded to repeat the oath that their soul now belongs to the devil.
18. Then all the shamans shouted: "Glory to Lucifer!" - once again swore an oath, prostrated themselves before the statue and sprinkled it with the remaining sacrificial blood.
19. “If you do not fulfill what you promised Satan, he will take everything from you,” said Juri Ra, sweeping the sacred blood from the statue onto the forehead of Alejandro Montes. "A terrible dark curse will fall on you."
20. “I was trembling with horror throughout the ceremony,” said Alejandro, who pawned his soul to the devil in front of the statue and swore an oath not to cheat on his wife again. “But now that it's over, I've gained strength. I believe everything will be fine now.”
His wife, Gloria Espina, did not want to be interviewed.
Black masses dedicated to the devil have been held here since 1970. They are held on the first Friday of March, and the popularity of this action has been constantly growing for all 45 years.