On Witch Hunts: A History of Gender, Politics, & Labor

Few phrases in the English language evoke the unique horror associated with the words “witch hunt” in any context. That specific form of religious persecution has become synonymous with injustice, so much so that notorious criminals will routinely invoke the words when deflecting questions about legitimate charges. The historical phenomena of witch hunts peaked between the 16th and 17th Centuries… Read More »On Witch Hunts: A History of Gender, Politics, & Labor

On Conspiracy Theories, extended

In my first installment I described how traditional authorities used disinformation campaigns to manipulate public opinion and hide their own misdeeds. The late 20th Century information technologies revolution democratized access to the documentation of violations of both civil and human rights on all levels of government around the globe. The facts of these conspiracies could no longer be hidden by… Read More »On Conspiracy Theories, extended

On Conspiracy Theories

My interest in conspiracy theories originated from my childhood fear of the woodland monsters commonly called Bigfoot. Whether or not you believe the creatures are real, there is no explanation for the phenomena that doesn’t involve some kind of conspiracy. Any hoax elaborate enough to be plausible requires multiple parties agreeing to keep schtum. The famous Patterson-Gimlin footage filmed in… Read More »On Conspiracy Theories

Doc Mannix is on Patreon!

We are proud to announce the launch of Doc’s official Patreon blog where members can read exclusive uncensored Occult Crime Watch case studies that feature disturbing details unsuitable for general audiences. Join to explore the dark and mysterious world of deranged conspiracies, malevolent cults, and devil-worshiping serial killers as observed by the Occult Crime Watch.

Devil Down the Hollow

An Occult Crime Watch preview… In a remote hollow of York County Pennsylvania, on night of the 28th of November 1928, an unlucky farmer named John Blymire set out with two teen-aged accomplices on a grim and superstitious mission. Blymire had been convinced by a fortuneteller that his ill-fortunes were the result of a Hex placed upon him by his… Read More »Devil Down the Hollow