Reachout & Larry Jones & File 18
As readers of ORCRO will be aware we keep an eye on the American
fundies and their links to the home grown variety. We have then great
pleasure in presenting Maureen Davies of the Reachout Trust as she was
featured in the File 18 Newsletter (ORCRO passim), a rabidly anti
anything non-christian publication that pretends to present facts
about "occult crime" to american police officers.
Readers will doubtless judge for themselves how useful, and how
accurate this publication is, from Maureens' contribution, which is
reprinted in full below:
From File 18 newsletter, October 1989. Copies available, full recent
mailing list also available in certain circumstances.
The quotation begins with File 18 Newsletter editor Larry Jones
A Trans-Atlantic telephone call to Maureen Davies, Director of the
North Wales Reachout group, was most enlightening. She spoke of their
extensive work with ex-cultists who described human sacrifice rituals,
of children sadistically abused at the hands of satanists, of drugs
and pornography linked to entrenched satanic worship organisations, of
"brood-mares" (a reference the Editor mistook for animal mutilation
until Maureen explained these were women who conceived and gave up
their infants for sacrifice, i.e.: our "breeders"), of satanic
infiltrators in positions of authority, of sceptical police officials,
of apathetic government systems which were slow to respond to gruesome
reality...does this sound familiar? MAureen also reported that she had
contacts with similar workers and groups in Europe and Africa who had
documented the same types of reports.
WHere do the contrived controversies of "...urban myth..." and
statistical dinosaurs stand now in the light of international
confirmation that the same satanic crime problems exist across the
globe? Since 1986, File 18 has not been describing isolated incidents,
urban myths, societal aberrations, or the products of a few mad-men's
scrambled minds. The issues of satanic/cult/occult-motivated crimes
and victimisations are internationally linked, global in scope. Let
the detractors, the confusers, the compromisers, the rationalisers
address the real issues in their world-wide context, instead of
isolating, denying, singling-out, ridiculing. We can openly admit
international drug, pornography, and terrorist cartels exist, yet we
have problems considering the existence of satanic worldwide links,
even though unlimited money, power, and influence are the rewards.
File 18 Newsletter has received permission to reproduce portions of
MAureen Davies article entitled "Satanic Ritual Abuse." You will
recognise the writing style of Britain; the stark facts presented are
identical to those we have encountered in the U.S., Canada, and
[ORCRO has not received permission from either File 18 or Reachout,
and suggests that they sue]
Satanic Ritual Abuse
By Maureen Davies.
Reachout Trust is a Christian organisation. Part of the work of the
Reachout Trust is to help those people who are trapped in the occult,
and we co-operate with other agencies in this. At present I head up
the occult side of the work on a national level...divided into three
a) To monitor the occult problem in this country [North Wales] by
doing research into this field, where necessary taking action against
some activities and teaching other[s] how to do this.
b) To come alongside and give support to victims and their families.
To encourage, counsel and share with them the different avenues they
c) To challenge and educate the church about the problem of the occult
and ritual abuse.
Three years ago I was asked to be involved with a teenager who had
been arrested for desecrating a church. The story that was unfolded by
the mother left me realising how easy it was to be involved in black
magic and brainwashed without realising the dangers. The answer the
court gave was to place the teenager in care for his own safety away
from the recruiters, yet they ignored the root of his problem, his
emotional need, coping without a father and his craving for
Since then we have had many enquiries from parents and other relatives
whose teenage sons or daughters have become involved in Witchcraft or
Satanism asking what can they do. Some have attempted suicide, become
psychologically disturbed or have just placed an increased strain on
the family. There are no slick easy answers to this problem, only
commitment, time and dedication.
A year ago I was introduced to my first case of ritual child abuse.
Since then I have been involved in or contributed to helping over 15
situations of satanic abuse. [I don't think she means exactly that,
ORCRO Ed] Referrals have been through church leaders, social services,
the medical profession and other voluntary organisations. We are now
having inquiries from France, Germany, Norway, South Africa, and
The details which I will share with you in this article may be
difficult for you to believe. You may ask, "Do these problems in the
occult really exist?" I would have to say yes, from my own personal
experience and from the inquiries we receive. It is hard to realise
that human beings can be so cruel to one another. But for the sake of
the victims, whether they be children, or adults who have been
recruited, I am asking you to listen sensitively to what they say.
They will be putting out feelers, asking "Will you still love me and
believe me if I tell you what I have been involved in?" For them, this
could be the beginning of their sharing some of the horrific
experiences they have been through.
Millions of pounds are spent on the occult every year in this country
and abroad. There are hundreds of occult products listed in their mail
order catalogues -- tarot cards, Ouija boards, and satanic ritual
regaila. Some are also involved in pornography and drug dealing. Most
of the satanic groups, if not all, are networked with other groups in
this country, Europe and the rest of the world, in particular,
The subject of the occult is vast and varied. Occult shops are opening
up everywhere and under many banners, for example, they are sometimes
called "New Age Centre" or "Alternative Life-style" shops, or just
plain Occult shops. These shops can be open recruiting grounds for
satanic and witchcraft groups, preying on the minds of teenagers
especially those craving for power and control on others, or those who
are lacking in self-esteem and worth, thinking power will give them a
boost. Who would want to have a girl-friend through manipulation that
is not real love? The occult openly distorts the truth and undermines
the security of family life. We have to act. We are not saying that
everyone involved in witchcraft is molesting children, but
unfortunately there are groups that do.
HOW ARE CHILDREN INTRODUCED TO SATANISM?
The social background of people involved can range from those in the
highest places in this country to the poorest. The children are
involved through three ways:
a) generational Witchcraft and Satanism
b) Recruitment programmes
c) Involuntary processes
Generational Witchcraft or Satanism. ...the children are involved
through one or two of their parents, grandparents, aunt or uncle. They
are initiated at a young age and told their soul now belongs to Satan.
Recruitment Programmes. The recruitment programmes are far more subtle
and well organised...here are some examples...
1. Through someone already in a coven or temple. Even 8 year old
children have been given soft drinks laced with drugs, then introduced
to pornographic literature.
2. Via occult magazines that are easily available in shops...
3. Organised parties where the Ouija board is introduced or the tarot
cards...Gradually they are introduced to a third persons who will tell
them that Satan has the power...
4. At parties where drink laced with drugs is available...perverted
sex takes place...Photographs are taken...then they are blackmailed
that their parents will be informed id they do not cooperate...
5. Children who have run away from home are recruited from railway
stations, under embankments, enticed with food, money, attention, and
anything else that will suck them up.
6. Psychic Fayres and New Age festivals.
INVOLUNTARY MEANS. ...involved through involuntary means, especially
if they have run away from home. They feel lonely, unwanted, unloved.
The recruiters prey on this and realise on one will come looking if
they are missing. A perfect individual for a human sacrifice.
WHAT GOES ON IN THE RITUALS IN BRITAIN TODAY
Whenever we come across ritual abuse, the same evil practices occur
again and again. The following list contains activities reported to me
by the children themselves and these reports are backed up by people I
know personally, who have come out of Satanism.
1. Children are given drugs, by injection, medicine or in
drinks...either to sedate them or to cause them to hallucinate. Muscle
relaxants are also given, so that if they are young they can still be
used in the sexual activities of participants without causing too much
2. Candles are laced with drugs to give the effects mentioned above.
Also, incense that excites the emotions is used to induce sexual
3. Some are taught self-hypnosis, and have a trigger word that starts
an abnormal fear.
4. Chanting takes place during these rituals to call up the demons.
5. They are taught to hate God, Jesus, Church and everything that is
good, applying the principle that good is evil and evil is good.
6. In some of the rituals the people dress up in robes and masks,
e.g.: goats heads, etc., in order to frighten the children.
7. Nursery rhymes are recited with indecent overtones, e.g.: "Ring a
Ring of Roses, a pocket full of posies, Atishoo, Atishoo! We drop our
8. The children are urinated upon frequently and excrement [sic] is
wiped all aver their bodies including their heads...to defile innocent
children and ruin their purity. Urine and excrement [are] mixed with
blood and semen and the children are made to eat it the semen and
blood [are] also wiped all over the dishes before they eat out of
them. The blood can be human or from animals.
9. After the blood ritual the children have to drink the blood.
Sometimes they have to drink from human skulls of children and adults.
The blood is also smeared over their bodies.
10. These children are threatened with death if they tell what they
are involved in. One way they are kept silent is by involving them in
the rituals themselves. Fear is a tremendous tool...
11. Children are placed in coffins and buried alive...(perhaps hours
later) the satanist leader comes, to show them that he is the only one
who really cares.
12. Children are placed in cages. Some children state that they have
had an electric shock when they touch the bars.
13. Children are made to eat insects...and told that whenever they see
these insects there will be someone watching them.
14. Perverted sex takes place...[and the children]... have objects
such as live snakes, crosses, pieces of wood and other instruments
placed up their anus or vagina.
15. Sex with animals, humans, and dead bodies takes place...with some
children actually abusing others...the victim becomes the victimiser
in the rituals.
16. Snakes seem to play an important part in the torture. [The
children]...report that when they are screaming the adults are
laughing at them.
17. Upside down crosses are used to inflict pain or punishment.
Children are left to hang on them for hours...satanists say the pain
makes them purer.
18. Sacrifice. The children have to witness and take part in a variety
BROOD MARES. In the temples or covens they have young girls or older
women that they call "Brood Mares"...[who]...are there to be made
pregnant purely for sacrifices. When they are five and a half months
pregnant, the birth is induced. At this stage the foetus is alive and
can be sacrificed. The blood of the infant is then drunk, and the body
eaten. What is not eaten is stored for the next ritual.
Full term babies whose births have not been registered.
Children who have been born into the temple or coven before the time
of registering are also used as sacrifice. These leave no trace as
they have not been registered.
OLDER CHILDREN. The children have told me about older children being
sacrificed. This can be either by placing on an upside down cross and
slitting their throats, or by stabbing with a dagger through their
heart, after which the bodies are set on fire. The children state that
before a child is sacrificed, its mouth is taped so it cannot shout.
Another disturbing factor that has been reported to us is the
willingness of some of those who are going to be sacrificed. They are
promised a better life after they have died because they believe in
ADULT SACRIFICE. The children state how someone goes "shopping for a
victim" and comes back with an individual who is then ritually
murdered either by slitting the throat, stabbing through the heart, or
by being burnt.
In certain cases the children themselves take part in sacrifice.
Teenage girls and adult women have to sacrifice their own children.
This makes them guilty of murder which is then used to bring about
another aspect of fear, showing them that they are in the system and
can't get out.
After the sacrifice they take out the heart, spleen and eyes and eat
them. The children are also taught how to remove these parts of the
body. The children state how bodies are chopped up. What is not eaten
of the foetus is stored. Some of the bodies are melted down. The fat
is used for candles and the bones are ground down and the powder used
as an aphrodisiac.
What I have reported so far is only a partial picture. I know that
there are other types of rituals which I have not mentioned. From our
information a lot of these rituals are videoed by the people involved.
[Larry Jones then notes:] Mrs. Davies' article also deal s with
symptoms shown by ritually abused children, significant satanic
festival dates, and inter-agency networking ideas. She summarised her
information by giving three case histories:
Example 1. One 19 year old rang up after being involved in a satanic
group which she had been introduced to by her mother and father. She
had been made pregnant four times since the age of 14 purely for
sacrifice. When she was five months pregnant the birth was induced.
The live baby was placed on an altar and sacrificed by stabbing a
dagger through its heart, drinking its blood then eating the body. The
remains were left in the deep freeze until another ritual. After her
last pregnancy, the birth was induced and she had to kill her own baby
herself. She has now come out of the cult but her brothers and sisters
are still involved.
Example 2. Two children now six and four were introduced to the cult
by their father. The little boy witnessed human sacrifice through
stabbing a dagger through the heart and the subsequent burning of the
victim's body on a cross. They were also subjected to sexual abuse,
physical and emotional abuse. The child was sent to his mother's house
by the father to set it on fire.
Example 3. A 15 year old was recruited through the tarot cards,
enticed back to a house and drugged. Perverted sex then took place.
The subject was then blackmailed and then subjected to black magic
rituals. Now she has horrific nightmares and a personality change.
CONCLUSION. The part we have played is to help people have a better
understanding of the occult and what it means. We are convinced that
there is a supernatural realm, which is not imaginary and which is
used for extremely evil and perverted ends. We are convinced that the
statements the children made actually happen and we are beginning to
have a picture of this scene on a national level. By doing research on
the subject we are ready to inform the various agencies about occult
activity in their area. We are also able to put people in touch with
those who are prepared to help the victims.
File 18 Quote Ends.