A week ago there was a blue moon, a semi-rare occurrence that always generates a lot of media coverage. This time, however, there’s a dark side as police say a ritualistic killing of a Florida family may be linked to occult practices relating to the blue moon. From the Guardian:
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The suspected ritual killing in Florida of a mother and her two sons is being looked at for connections to the recent blue moon and to occult practices, police have said.
Escambia county sheriff David Morgan said authorities had identified a person of interest in the deaths of Voncile Smith, 77, Richard Smith, 49, and John Smith, 47.
All three victims were struck multiple times with a claw hammer and their throats were slit. Richard Smith was also shot in his right ear.
A day earlier, Morgan said the initial investigation pointed toward some kind of “ritualistic killing”.
“The method of the murder — blunt force trauma, positioning of the bodies — and our person of interest has some ties to a faith or religion that is indicative of that,” Morgan said at a news conference on Tuesday.