Excerpt: Chapter 4
Later that same day, another gruesome find was discovered at 5:50 p.m. At one-eighth of a mile into the cornfield, through “smashed down and bloodstained cornstalks” and only yards from the road, was discovered an area of ground that appeared to have been disturbed recently. Nearby officers reported finding two large desiccated blood spots.
Officers then searched that immediate area, finding the victims’ arms, legs, and heads. According to Sheriff Jones, the body parts were buried in shallow graves within a twenty-five-square foot circular pattern that reporters later referred to as “Satanic cult activities.”
Further investigation led officers to the river’s edge. There the vegetation was also flattened. Discovered was more “red, crusty substance” found on soil, grass, and vegetation, later identified as being blood residue.
Deeper inside the cornfield, where the soil was free of weeds, Special Deputy Donald Lewis discovered a disturbing sight.
He described the area as being wet due to the recent rains. The deputy said he noticed “maggots crawling out of the ground.” He said he used a stick for probing and discovered a human joint.
When reports of the newest discovery were released, Doctor Higson voiced his opinion. He said the ritualistic significance of burying the body parts was to enable them to rot quickly. He claimed the ritual or “human sacrifice” only started on October 4. He explained the Cultists would return October 31 at midnight to consume the petrified flesh, which was the highest Satanic mass.
According to Higson, Satanists viewed maggots as “holy and symbolic,” identifying maggots as the vile, twisted, corrupted part of life, calling Satan “Lord of the Flies.”
He claimed the seven gravesites were a “traditionally symbolic” number. With the limbs being organized in a circle around the blood site, that can indicated the satanic sacrifice “symbolized wholeness and completion” of the ritual. The cultists believed the magic of the circle would bring forth Satan.