On this week’s episode of Yuck the System, we settled down with some fine whiskey to discuss two crazy stories of wild crime: In 1920s’ rural Pennsylvania, young faith healer John Blymire believes he and his town have been cursed by another practitioner purported to have been dabbling in the dark arts – and he’ll do anything to break the curse. 80 years later, before Armie Hammer’s dark delights were brought to media attention, computer repair technician Armin Meiwes logs on to a cannibal website to find a nice man to eat.
The Consensual Cannibal Cafe Consumer, Armin Meiwes
In 2001, Armin Meiwes logged on to now-defunct cannibal fetish site Cannibal Cafe. Meiwes posted an advertisement in search of a willing volunteer to be his next meal. While several responded, 43-year-old engineer from Berlin Bernd Jürgen Armando Brandt, was the only one willing to move forward.
What followed was a shared meal before Bernd’s final breaths.
The Infamous Hex Murder
In 1920’s York County, Pennsylvania, farmer Nelson Rehmeyer was well known in the area for practicing powwow as a hobby. When John Blymire, another practitioner and once a client of Rehmeyer’s as a child, is led by Nelli Noll, the river witch of Marietta, to believe that his string of bad luck – and the entire town’s – are the result of Rehmeyer’s dark deeds, what followed was a clash of the supernatural.
- Hex Doctors and Witchcraft of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
- Pennsylvania Dutch Witchcraft
- Dark Magic: The 1928 Hex Hollow Murder of Nelson Rehmeyer
- Murder and witchcraft: The incredible story of York County’s Hex Murder
- Gettysburg Times – Google News Archive Search
- Hex Hollow: Witchcraft and Murder in Pennsylvania (2015)
- Witch Hex Mutilation Murder House : Shrewsbury, PA
- Pow-Wows Or Long Lost Friend — John George Hoffman