For several years, the small community of Bramshaw, England has been inundated with satanic symbols, rituals and related vandalism.
The latest involved the discovery of five animal hearts placed on top of a stone landmark at the site. It was surrounded by a large circle of candles in what appeared to have been part of a satanic ritual held at the site, the Daily Mail reports.
The ceremony was performed in a popular area in a nearby park sometime around Jan 13, 2023.
Public displays of the demonic rituals started showing up in 2019, when people found dead sheep lying on roads with pentagrams spray-painted on their corpses. In one instance, an upside-down cross was placed on a body. St. Peter’s Church was also vandalized with satanic symbols that same year.
Then in December 2022, parishioners who were on their way to the church in preparations for Christmas, found a dead cat hanging from the flagpole.
“I have no idea why it is happening in our area. If it is connected to witchcraft, then the New Forest has been linked to witchcraft for hundreds of years. But it could just be random acts of nastiness,” said Reverend David Bacon, the vicar of St. Peter’s Church, in an interview with the Daily Mail.
According to the Daily Mail, the number of Satanists in England and Wales has more than doubled over the past ten years, rising from 1,893 in 2011 to 5,054 in 2021.