Magic Halloween

Halloween or all hallows eve has to be one of the most exciting times of the year. As the nights draw in we are greeted with Halloween. I love Halloween. It is such a funtime and exciting and dark, creepy and mysterious. 

It is the day of the dead, the night of the spirits,  the acknowledgement of Paranormal forces. The witness and involvement in mainly evil entities and horror stories. 

I used to love ghost stories. They enchanted me and listened intently. Hiding under the covers as a child and wondering if there is anything lurking in the dark or under the bed. Images of witches flying past the moon,  ghosts creeping up the stairs and vampires stalking their human prey for blood in the dead of night. The scaryness and darkness is what we all bask in on this dark night of mainly of evil entities. In history people used to use the scary face on the pumpkin to warn away evil spirits but now we bask in scary creatures of darkness and dress evil. Everyone dresses in the darkness of death and evil creatures outfits and make themselves look scary for fun. 

‘As you walk home in the darkness of Halloweens magic spooky night,  while the full moon is big and bright

Keep your eyes out for the shadow passing of a witches hat,  and the shadow of a black cat

Listen for the evil laugh of a witch and the howling of her cat,  as she spells magic from her broomstick of which she is sat

As you wander through the dark you will hear the whisper of death at your side,  perhaps it is Dracula searching for his next bride

Look out for the eyes of red,  listen out for the sounds of footsteps on the stairs and the whisper of your name as you lie in bed,  perhaps it is the spirits of the dead’


The atmosphere of Halloween is amazing,  Candles take on a new meaning of magic candles and flames and people are excited for parties. Everyone has bought sweets for when children knock on the door for trick or treat dressed up as witches and Vampires and Skeletons. What a fantastic night. As a child I loved trick or treat and the thrill of knocking on peoples doors and gathering as many sweets as possible. It was a thrill when really young being out late for a child in the dark and meeting strangers. 

It is a time when for a day you can become something or someone else and escape the everyday you. A time when decorating the house is amazing and exciting to make it scary and creepy for people and parties. I love carving the pumpkin. I love making the face on it and watching it glow with a candle in it. 

This is one day of the year when all those people normally easily frightened by scary things come together to bask in this fun fuelled horror frenzy dressing up in scary dark outfits and party season begins. What a wonderful magical time. 

Halloween reminds me mainly of the Witch. The Witch is a massive symbol of Halloween. Halloween is part of the ancient Pagan religion of which witches were priestesses of. The black witch and her black magic is notorious for Halloween and stories. Many people dress as a black Witch. Casting her evil spells and magic and potions. She enforces her magic upon unsuspecting victims flying on her broomstick in the dead of night. Witches operate by the ancient pagan religion and worship nature and the cycles of the moon. They know when the moon is at its strongest and weakest and cast spells by the moon and its many cycles. They know when it’s the winter solstice and celebrate it. 

There are good witches who practice and worship nature peacefully and the evil witches we mainly know and hear about who practice sorcery, black magic and evil. Spells. Those who belong to a witches coven. The ones we know of from stories and scary films such as the Blair Witch project and the paranormal activity saga.

A witches black cat is in Western culture – a bad omen. If a black cat ever crosses your path you are supposed to be cursed with bad luck. It is a symbol of witchcraft and the occult. They are a witches companion. 

Witches and cats are drawn together like a magnet. They are meant to be together. They are similar as in astute, wise and independent. When witch and cat are together the magic is stronger. 

We are nearing that time of year when Hocus Pocus shall be on my tele. As mild Halloween films go this has to be one of the best for all ages to watch. The story of three Witch Sisters in Salem,  USA.  This is a fantastic little tale and brings out the essence of Halloween. Considering its technically Disney I really enjoy watching it. The story is amazing and you are kept watching all the way through as it is drama non stop. 

In the UK we had the Pendle Witches.  I love the story of the Witches. There was a group of them who practiced Black magic upon Pendle Hill and were hunted and hung as Witches during the Pendle Witch trials. Their legacy lives on to this day and hasn’t been forgotten. Names like Old Demdike,  Chattox and Alison Devize are carved into dark evil English medieval history.  It is said Alison Devize met a peddler on the road and he refused to sell his pegs to her. So she cursed him with death. The Peddler died a few yards up the road. Dropping dead instantly. 

Old Demdike was said to be in touch with the devil himself who often appeared to her as a boy and at times bit her to drain blood. 

The Confession of Demdike

2nd April, 1612 (as recorded by Thomas Pott’s inDiscovery of Witches, 1613).

The said Elizabeth Southerns [alias Demdike] confesseth, and sayth; that about twenty years past, as she was coming homeward from begging, there met her near unto a stonepit in Gouldshey, in the said Forrest of Pendle, a spirit or devil in the shape of a boy, the one half of his coat black, and the other brown, who bade her stay, saying to her, that if she would give him her soul, she should have any thing that she would request.

The mystery of their history continues to this day.  You can go round Pendle visiting the town and haunted Grave Yard and farm and cottage where some of the witches lived. If you visit the cemetry in Newchurch it is said a black cat often sits on one of the graves of the witches buried there. Luckily for me my family wandered the sites while I spent afternoon and most of the evening in the Pendle Witch Inn pub (thats right I’m bad)  

Do such things really exist?  Are there ghosts wandering through trapped between this world and the next?  Do creatures lurk in the shadows such as Witches and Warewolves and Vampires just stalking us home….Watching and waiting. Listen out for the creek of the staircase in the thick of night. 

Vampires have always been feared in history and movies and are majestic yet seductive. The vampire desires our blood and wants sink his fangs into the necks of many to quench his thirst. In recent years vampires have become a favourite due to the Twilight saga and there has become a love and a romance in vampire love stories due to this trend. But be careful who we fall in love for because the vampire is dark and seductive. 

We must remember the roots of Halloween as an ancient Pagan festival. Worshipped as a day when people believed at Witching hour the spirits of the dead returned to the living for one hour. People traditionally used to set a place at the table for their loved ones who were supposed to return. During Witching hour it is believed that the veil is at its thinnest between this world and the spirit world. Can you imagine if such a thing took place and the spirits did return. Perhaps they do… 

I have had a few ghost encounters over the years. Nothing obvious and possibly explainable. It is mainly noises, movements, shadows and whispers and dreams. 

One night I dreamt of my grandad. He was a shadow and he was walking off into a bright light. He turned and looked at me he was just all black. Then he began floating backwards arms out stretched into the light. I awoke as the phone was ringing. It was midnight and it was my nana. She was panicing as my grandad had just died in bed. Maybe this was co-incidence who knows. But to me it was real. 

Another time I had a scary encounter at 5am. I was disturbed at this time by something and I remember opening one eye. A shadow of a man passed along the wall and I seen the back of him in the mirror as he came round side of bed. The next thing I know I couldn’t move. I could only move my eyes I felt paralyzed. He stared at me. He wore a brown 1940s suit and his head was slicked back and he had a pocket watch. I had never ever seen him before but to this very day I can remember his face. 

These different events are what make the paranormal so fascinating to me. Many people are disbelievers but how can they deny so definately when the majority of people have a ghost story or know someone who does?  Perhaps it is a world we dont understand yet and personally I hope its never discovered as I love lifes mysteries it makes life exciting. Belief in a spirit world also brings comfort to many as we all hope to see our loved ones again someday.

If anyone has any ghost stories you shall have to let me know. 

I hope everyone has an amazing beautiful spooky Halloween and a fun fright filled night. 

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Sexual assault cases

Sexual assault in this world is a massive issue. So many women and girls have so many personal stories and its a wider issue than could ever be imagined. It has to stop and stop now. 

Women deserve to be treated with respect,  they deserve to be treated equal and as a human being just as much as a man. Nobody has a right to touch or abuse another without their consent. Women and girls are not objects. They are people with hearts and souls the same as men.

Humanity must come together and stop this dispicable crime. People are suffering and being mentally tortured and their Minds affected for years afterwards. It is not fair to let this continue and not fair to let this happen to people. 

Sexual assault cases exist everywhere. Within the family,  at home and at work and even on the streets. But together we can stop this. People should be treated for who they are not what they are. Women and girls shouldn’t be made to feel ashamed of their gender. They are people with hearts and souls and they are capable of so much. 

We all have mothers,  sisters and daughters. Non of us want them to suffer like that. Non of us want them feel scared and shamed. We want them to live in a free world where their hearts and dreams are free and they are allowed to feel safe and capable of being themselves. 

You must always remember no matter what anyone says – you are not to blame,  it is not your fault. It is their fault and they are entirely in the wrong. Do not let anyone tell you differently. They had no right to do what they did to you. 

I personally didn’t realize it was on such a mass scale and I am shocked to discover just how rife this situation is and how cruel it is. As a man I shall never turn a blind eye to a Mans crimes against a woman. It is cruel and evil and completely wrong. 

People are being made to suffer in silence and tortured and damaged for years. How can this be right?  What kind of a world do we live in where people are too scared to speak up and tell the truth because they are too scared?  These people need an avenue to tell their stories and to be believed and encouraged and supported. It is a massive deal to them that they wont ever forget. 

Humanity needs to help them. The world needs a tougher system on people who commit such acts and start the beginning of the end of such cruelty. They cannot be allowed to think they can get away with it. 

This needs to have more focus on it from the world. It needs to be brought forward and exposed as I believe in some ways the issue is being ignored and brushed under the carpet. Well no more. We shall bring it forward. We shall show the world of dispicable crimes against decent human beings which people think they can get away with. Well no because we are now here to fight. We are here to stand tall against sex crimes and child abuse. This has to end now. We will bring this forward to the eyes of the world and no it shall not be ignored. The people matter. In nature women are just as equal and as important as men. 

Sadly it also happens to men mainly boys from other men. Dont forget this and they are victims too and are hiding away in the shadows lost and affected. 

I can understand why people remain silent. I was once bullied and told no one. I was too scared to do so. I was frightened no one would believe me and of the consequences of me speaking up. I didnt tell anyone for years. But its important we speak up. 

So all the victims of this cruelty come together and speak up. Lets stop these terrible crimes before they hurt others. Lets punish those who deserve it. Those who have hurt us. For the victims Humanity is with you,  the real people support you and we believe you. 

So find that courage and that strength and speak out. Humanity is proud of you and for how well you have coped. 

May humanity come together and let hearts be free. 

A broken heart

A few weeks ago I visited Prestatyn beach in North Wales. I go here quite often I find it quite relaxing especially around dinner time of an evening towards sunset. There are a few people about walking the dogs on a nice walk. Its quite reflective. 

But one evening I was greeted by the sounds of something I dont hear often or at all – a grown man crying his eyes out….

I sat on the steps overlooking the beach and the sea. Behind me was the car park. I sat gazing out to sea enjoying the sunset when I heard a noise behind me which alerted me. The sound of sobbing. I turned round and seen a man sat in his car. He had his hands over his eyes. At first I thought he was rubbing his eyes. I looked back out to sea again. Then I heard sobbing again. 

I turned round to see the man crying heavy. Tears ran down his face and he wiped them away. He gazed at his phone and burst into tears again. He wiped them away but the tears fell fast. 

I paused as it was one of them moments where I didn’t know what to do. Should I go and see if he is OK?  Or is that intruding on his grief? I decided to leave him to grieve alone. Im not one for sharing troubles so I decided not to interfere. 

He sat and looked round the place and his emotions settled for a minute. He checked his phone and once again began to sob. 

What could reduce a man to such tears?  I could tell this wasn’t an argument. This man had very recently suffered a tragic loss. As he was alone I assumed he had just lost his girlfriend/wife. He wasn’t an old man I would guess in his forties. He gazed round and cried again.

I wondered was this a special place for them over the years?  Had they strolled hand in hand together here over the years down the sea front along the promenade? Had nature been cruel and brought an end to an era?  He was now alone with just memories and pictures on his phone. 

I felt sorry for him. Here is everyone happy going about their lives unaware of the heartbreak people near by must be going through. I couldn’t imagine the heart ache he must be experiencing. I sat close by I tried to smile briefly if he looked my way. He was too wrapped up in sadness and memories. 

This went on for ten minutes. He started his car engine had a quick glance along the seafront sobbed again and left. I watched him drive away. Was this a final goodbye I wondered. A chapter in his life of coming here to such a sentimental place possibly had come to an end.  His world had fell apart. 

I hoped he was alright as he drove off. He probably was returning to an empty lonely house full of sadness,  pictures and memories. I couldn’t imagine going to bed alone to a cold mattress knowing that person should be there. His world clearly had fell apart and his soul forever tortured. 

So I sit and wonder while I am happy – how many people out there have suffered the same sadness and I gave them a thought. It goes to show we must enjoy our lives while we can.  

Perhaps places we go to us are nice and simple basic places but to others it could be a magical place with such memories to them and others. Places of love and happiness and sentiment. I have special places to me that hold meaning. 

So if you have a special someone and a special place make the most of it. Tell them often you love them and enjoy your magical place together for times goes by on the blink of an eye… 

The Childs eye

Have you ever stopped and thought about the reflections in a Childs eye? 

What are we exposing children to?  What are we letting them see and not caring towards it? 

The reflections in a Childs eye we see bombs and explosions and wars how can we allow such innocent amazement to be subjected to mankinds worse terrors? 

A childs eye sees hate of man for man. The anger filled rage of humans desperate for power. The innocent hearts of children are being filled with hate and the sights of death. Should they not allowed to be innocent children? Should they not be allowed to be kept safe and grow happy and live happy? Is the Childs heart now filled with terror? 

A Childs eye sees warzones and battles and evil taking place before them. Where is the love of this world for the children to see? 

A Childs eye sees ongoing war of which they see no end. How can they have any hope for the future? How can our generations allow them to live through this? 

A Childs eye sees such anger,  hatred and violence. What must they think of the world they live in?  What must they think of the adults of this world and humanity? Why are the adults not considering the children? Why are they not thinking of the mess they make of which the children have to grow up in and sort out? 

The eyes of children are being made to hate and dislike and to feel and experience expressions and feelings that dont belong in the magical kingdom of children. 

So next time you see the reflection in a Childs eye,  hope it isn’t followed by tear drops, a fearful cry on sight of seeing humanitys evil, of seeing people die. 

They say love conquers all,  and now is the time love must conquer for the future,  the present is shrouded in evil. 

Evil like the present evil should be banished forever and children of today should be able to say one day ‘I grew up in such terror,  but for today and the future is such paradise’ and for their children and the future generations. May peace reign with such majestic grace. 

We as adults must make the future safe now and bring forward peace so the children of the future can grow without fear and hate and instead embrace the love of humanity and travel this beautiful world happily and be welcomed by everyone. 

For the kingdom of children – must become the kingdom of mankind. 

The death penalty

“If you must break the law do it to seize power,  in all other cases – observe it” – Julius Cesar. 

This is a topic which is often raised with those for it and those against.  Into the subject goes morality and ethics. Should the death penalty be allowed?  Should it be re-instated?  Is there warrant for it? 
In my own personal opinion I believe there is a warrant for it.  I often hear on the radio of murders and serial killers and horrific crimes and its very upsetting.  Often these sick crimes are rewarded with hardly any kind of a punishment.  How is prison a punishment in these days?  They get to stay safe indoors in nice enough conditions and get priviledges and some even get computers. Why are these people being given anything?  They should be made to exist in the worse of conditions. 

Once I visited Beaumaris jail on the isle of Anglesey.  This was a jail in the Victorian times and is now a tourist attraction.  As soon as I walked in I could feel the tight suffocating atmosphere. I could instantly tell suffering had took place here for any crimes.  The rooms were small and some with no windows. The inmates had to work hard just for their breakfast.  They were punished hard if stepped out of line.  How have prisons changed so much that inmates are now seen having fun and drinking and mobile phones sneaked in unnoticed.  What kind of places have prisons become where it is acceptable to be in and not too much hardship?  Where the life is OK. Prisons should be feared. They should be a place where human rights for murderers is hard to come by.  

Some will say its inhumane to execute them.  But where was their humanity and humane views when they took innocent lives?  These people are exempt from humanity.  They are not apart of it. 

They should be wiped out and took out of life so we don’t have to care for them. This will free up space in prisons with people of lesser crimes. This will save the tax payer paying to keep them and the money can be put towards a good thing instead of useless to society monsters.  

People say ‘oh killing them is an easy way out for them’ but I dont care.  I dont care about that I want them gone and no longer a threat to anyone and not allowed to live. They take up space and time and money. If I murdered someone I would expect to lose my life and why not?  

If someone had murdered someone close to me I dont see jail as justice not in the modern day.  When has society become so weak it is scared to punish such evil? What kind of society do we live in where murderers can still have their life and live it out in an OK environment protected by laws and human rights after they took a life away? 

Surely human rights shouldnt apply to these people.  They opted out when they disrespected the human rights of others. 

Recently it was on the radio of a man who killed a man in an unprovoked attack and punched him.  He died and the man who killed him got 6 years in jail.  How is 6 years justice for the victims family??  The victim got an eternal sentence.  His life was ended!  

He faces a small punishment then walks back into civilization to enjoy his life and see friends and family etc.  Whereas his. Victim is gone forever… He has murdered someone.  What if he does it again? 

I know in certain situations we must be careful incase there isn’t much evidence but one concrete evidence where is the issue with putting monsters down? Imagine if one of these people escaped.. 

Some will argue that these people can be rehabilitated and helped but for what purpose?  They can never be released and allowed back into society.  They can never be allowed a normal life.  What is the point in wasting resources on these people?  They knew what they were doing when they broke the law.  So if you cant do the time dont do the crime.  I understand rapists and thieves etc should be given second chances etc but murderers especially cold brutal murderers should be put to sleep.  Im not refering to accidental murder as in manslaughter etc because that is just unfortunate.  There are situations where you might accidentally kill someone etc and thats fair enough its unfortunate but intended murder is evil.  Child murderers are evil etc why are they allowed to continue?  The yorkshire ripper for example costs the British taxpayer alot of money a year to house him etc why bother?  He cant be free. Can the money not be put to a more useful cause?  

Society needs to be stricter on those who operate outside its core.  Outside the mainstream of society which operates nice behaviour and compassion.  Why should nice people be put at risk?  

Perhaps knowing you will die too will make murderers think twice.  Everyone knows murder is wrong.  The only regret some of these murderers have is being caught.

But we all have our own opinions on this naturally.  Mine is to keep society such as our children truly safe…

Suffering of Children

In this world there are many children suffering and alone and lost in life without parents and love. They are passed around from carers and foster familys and have no real stability or love. There are many children who live in what we once called orphanages. 

Yet there are so many people out there who have the ability to look after these children and give these children the love they need and the childhood they deserve just like we had. We was so lucky to have a nice warm home and a bed and a family who love us to be brought up in a stable environment. But think of them poor children who are not. Them who have no love, no warmth of family and not experiencing the true magic of childhood. 

Why dont the rich do anything about it? Why cant them who have spare rooms and money give a child a home? Why is there such ignorance to the suffering of children? 

Is money so important to these people that they dont care for the welfare of the suffering? Do they not wish to give someone a nice life and a home? 

I believe there should be a government scheme which encourages people to help these children and to give them a room over their heads. A scheme which financially helps families to afford this and encourage it and give people incentive to take on children who need help. Afterall are children not the future?

Governments fund student accomodations and pay for people to have university students in their homes with funds but why not fund adoption? Therefore if families are being helped to provide then more children will be given homes with families and the target can be greater achieved. More children will have stable lives. It wont just be the richest who can help but everday families can help more if they are supported to do so. 

There are children who are orphans through war! There are Children who are not wanted and there are children who are orphaned by terrible tragedies. Surely we can somehow help these children! Surely there are people with money and room to help. 

People with so much money you dont know what to do with it why dont you help? Why dont you save children? Why dont you give them a chance? For surely there is no worse sight than the look of sadness in a childs eyes. 

I know its not easy for us all to do such a commitment and not affordable for us all and doesnt fit in with our everyday lifestyles but how many people also just cant help just because of ignorance? 

Life and mentality needs to change and adapt and find a way to help children have love and family and let them achieve their potential to be the best they can be. For are these children not the future? Are these children not the ones who will dominate the world and look after us when we are older? The youth is the future! 

May the day come when all children are raised in a loving environment!

May the day come when all children can experience magical childhood!

May the day come when mankind doesnt turn a blind eye to the suffering of the children of this world!

I pray for the day the world changes. For this day the world becomes smart..