Robert Penson
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Robert Penson

Robert is a writer, musician, and t-shirt enthusiast. Texas born and raised, he lives in Austin. He is a metal vocalist with a concentration in black, grind, and doom. Research interests include history, the occult, and the paranormal.

CvltureHistory

Halloween is a time to celebrate the spooky, the scary, and the frightening. A reason for kids to don masks and demand candy from neighbors, and an excuse for some adults to dress in outlandish, sexy, or terrifying guises that would not be socially acceptable the rest of the year.

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Thirty years before madness consumed the sleepy New England village of Salem, Satan’s hold had already crept into the New World. Colonial America was barely a century in age when demons from the old world crawled into the colonies. From 1647 to 1663, panic, fear, and accusations flew through the

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CvltureFeaturedHistory

Long before the mediocrity of the alternative rock band, even before the awesomeness of the 80’s death metal band, there was a demon of dreams, a spirit of sex. There was the incubus. The male counterpart to the more famous succubus, the incubus is a demon that is said to

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1817, the American South. Forty miles north of Nashville, Tennessee lay a small farming community on the banks of the Red River. A family is besieged by an invisible force with the power to speak, move objects, and even harm the living. A mere amusement to many, a supernatural curiosity

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BizarreCvltureHistory

Winter, 1484. Pope Innocent VIII decrees an approval for the Inquisition to proceed in “correcting, imprisoning, punishing” perpetrators of witchcraft “according to their deserts.” With such a papal order, the age of the witch-hunt in Europe had begun. 1324, County Kilkenny, Ireland. Over a century before the Vatican’s edict and

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