For centuries Europe had been the scene of increasingly senseless slaughter. Wars of succession, religion, territory and trade proliferated. No excuse for discord was too small.
Then there was the Black Plague, a disease whose origin remains controversial, even today.
The men who presided over Europe in those days were enigmatic. Their portraits were often downright creepy.
Who were these people and why did they do nothing to stop the violence? Often they seemed to promote it.
Europe was devastated. Almost everywhere evil triumphed.
With their backs against the wall, the dwindling number of survivors devised a risky plan of escape. They'd take ships to the New World.
Little did they know that they'd taken part of the Old World with them.
What occurred on some of those ships hasn't been recorded.
We can surmise that some of them ended up in Central and South America. We see a resurgence of cannibalism there and what appears to be pointless tribal warfare in this period.
Who made these things and why?
Up in North America the colonists were surprised to find themselves battling an outbreak of witchcraft, something they thought they'd left behind. At first they seemed to have it under control....
...but the "Others" (that's what they called themselves) launched a vigorous counterattack and the trials were ended.
BTW: Haw! The facts of this story are completely made up...total fiction...but they make a good story, don't they?
Gee, this Halloween I'll be too busy with moving to celebrate. I do want to give out candy at the door, though. Maybe I can dig out my old Muskrat lodge uniform.
Have a good Halloween!