Satan Worshipers Leave Their Mark in Bernal Heights?

Earlier this month, denizens of the Mission District were horrified when a headless goat and dead chicken were found on the sidewalk along Capp Street. That only crystallized fear and longtime suspicion that residents are practicing Santeria religion on top of the lonely Bernal Hill.

Santeria -- a religion mostly practiced in the Caribbean -- includes animal sacrificing; goats' blood is thought to help cure diseases and prolong life. But is this religious sacrificing a myth? The other day, a Bernal Heights resident who calls herself Agent  Amy says she came across this eerie Satanic pentagram.

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Whose kid is that?

Here's what Amy wrote on the Bernalwood blog:

"I saw this brand-spanking new pentagram at the top of Bernal Hill. The paint's still wet! In the center there's a red paper goat, but also charred goo and drip marks suggesting some mysterious satanic gore. At the points of the pentagram are playing cards and melted black candles."


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SF Weekly called around to find out what neighbors think of this. Terry Milne of the Bernal History Project, who has lived in Bernal Heights since "the hippies were here," tells us the notion that anyone is sacrificing anything on the hill is just a load of crap.

"Twenty years ago, people would say that -- and then you'd find out they were just watching too much TV," Milne says. "What they were really seeing was a dead bird that fell from a tree, but there's no evidence of any rituals."

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Stanley_Ipkiss
Stanley_Ipkiss

bored teenagers i say. Kids used to do this bullshit all the time when i was at school and they didnt know shit about satanism. Was just all for show. People worry too much anyway, even if it was satanists they are just dillussional assholes with no actual power, as there is no satan

Platoon415
Platoon415

I use to live up there and partied there at night and there were always people there it wouldnt suprise me if satanist were up there doing rituals.

Matthew Higley
Matthew Higley

"What they were really seeing was a dead bird that fell from a tree, but there's no evidence of any rituals."Umm... what? So the dead bird painted a pentagram, lit candles and THEN hit the ground. Well that makes complete sense. 

Jay
Jay

Thank god, someone else sees through the nonsense of this.  Mysterious red black goo sounds like something a forensics lab should be testing!

Lenomatic1
Lenomatic1

what about the d*mn christIians w/ their torture device, (crucifix), on Mt Davidson?  Eat my body, drink my blood, live forewver.  Sounds like cannibals & vampires to me, xoxoxo, L

justme
justme

Lenomatic1,

It was the Roman's who used the cross to crucify people. Christians display the cross sometimes as a symbol of what a perfect, sinless God (Jesus) allowed himself to go through in order to reconcile us to the Father God, our creator. Our sins are forgiven because of Jesus. When Jesus said, "Eat my body, drink my blood," he wasn't being literal - he meant for us to read, meditate and apply his word to our lives. Of course, this isn't easy to do - some people bash Christians for not being perfect, but we need to remember that not being perfect is why Jesus died for us.

Cichon
Cichon

part of what you say is not true.  the catholic mythology believes in transmutation and that at the consecration, during the mass, the bread and wine is actually turned into the flesh and blood of christ.

justme
justme

Lenomatic1, It was the Roman's who used the cross to crucify people. Christians display the cross sometimes as a symbol of what a perfect, sinless God (Jesus) allowed himself to go through in order to reconcile us to the Father God, our creator. Our sins are forgiven because of Jesus. When Jesus said, "Eat my body, drink my blood," he wasn't being literal - he meant for us to read, meditate and apply his word to our lives. Of course, this isn't easy to do - some people bash Christians for not being perfect, but we need to remember that not being perfect is why Jesus died for us. I recently came across an excellent sermon talking about what the world would have been like if Jesus did not come to Earth:  Go to the mppc website (it's an "org") and click on "sermons" and look for the sermon entitlted:  "An Unimaginable World."  (I tried to reply with the link, but the moderator will not let me -  understandable).

justme
justme

test 

justme
justme

Lenomatic1, It was the Roman's who used the cross to crucify people.  Christians display the cross sometimes as a symbol of what a perfect, sinless God (Jesus) allowed himself to go through in order to reconcile us to the Father God, our creator.  Our sins are forgiven because of Jesus.  When Jesus said, "Eat my body, drink my blood," he wasn't being literal - he meant for us to read, meditate and apply his word to our lives.  Of course, this isn't easy to do - some people bash Christians for not being perfect, but we need to remember that not being perfect is why Jesus died for us.  I recently came across an excellent sermon talking about what the world would have been like if Jesus did not come to Earth:  http://www.mppc.org/series/wha...  

justme
justme

Lenomatic1, It was the Roman's who used the cross to crucify people.  Christians display the cross sometimes as a symbol of what a perfect, sinless God (Jesus) allowed himself to go through in order to reconcile us to the Father God, our creator.  Our sins are forgiven because of Jesus.  When Jesus said, "Eat my body, drink my blood," he wasn't being literal - he meant for us to read, meditate and apply his word to our lives.  Of course, this isn't easy to do - some people bash Christians for not being perfect, but we need to remember that not being perfect is why Jesus died for us.  I recently came across an excellent sermon talking about what the world would have been like if Jesus did not come to Earth:  http://www.mppc.org/series/wha...  

Guest
Guest

All I have to say is to those that are getting on the reporter for writing this story i have one question for you...Are you or have you ever been a part of any religion that  has any thing to do with rituals like or similar to this because i have and i can tell you that this is a deffinate ritual of the the satanic religion and whether you call it Santaria or Satanist...its all the same just different languages  

Jim
Jim

and you are sadly uninformed. Satanism and Santeria are two different animals. Satanists do not sacrifice animals, and there is no way to even tell if the pentagram was inverted or not--it could just have easily been a Wiccan ritual, which is also not Satanism. And people who are into Santeria do not use pentagrams, at all. And the goat would have been real if it was Santeria.

Sadira Rotz
Sadira Rotz

Didn't Satan worshipers actually denounce animal and human sacrifice? I mean, if I worshiped the devil I would be in no hurry to die and go to Hell. And really?!... . No evidence that a ritual has taken place? There is a 10-foot Pentagram on the pavement with melted, black, oozing goo streaked all over the place. Something went down! Great story!

justme
justme

You're right, Sadira - obvious that something disgusting is going on.  You know, if it were Christians killing animals in a ritual, you'd better believe San Francisco's large humanist population would be crying out and wanting to arrest the Christians.....funny how it seems ok with SF that Satanists do this sort of thing and not much is done or said about it.  How sad!

Visitor
Visitor

I agree with both of you.  You know we're living in the end times when Christianity is questioned, slapped down and satanism is given a free pass.

One more note - Santeria is not satanism, the article is incorrect on that point.

Amanda
Amanda

Well, that's because Christians give Christianity a bad name. The religion thing is growing to be too much lately. Let's just call the whole thing off.

Chessm
Chessm

dont blame me. i dont practice santeria, i ant got no crystal ball.

Matt
Matt

How, I wonder, does a self-respecting journalist equate Santaria with Satan-worshipping?

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

According to some Biblical scholars , 'these people' are descended from the Canaanites , so....par for the course.

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