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The Vitus Manuscript (also known as The Bernburg Manuscript, St. Vitus’ Benediction, and St. Vitus’ Curse) is a short codex purported[by whom?] to contain the writings of third-century Christian martyr Vitus, though several aspects of Vitus’ story complicate this claim. Legends surrounding the document ascribe it supernatural powers, though such claims are unsubstantiated.


The manuscript featured eleven pages covered in dense text which was written in a shaky hand[Citation needed] and a language which appears to be a linguistic antecedent to Basque (the only such language known[1] ). Following these pages is sufficient binding for a hundred more, but records indicate that these pages were torn out. Whether or not they were ever written on is unknown.

Some[who?] who have come into contact with the manuscript throughout history described its pages as seeming different from normal parchment. Folklore surrounding the document also claims that it is written in human blood[2] , though no photographic evidence suggests this. While the document was purported to date back to the late 200s, no scientific confirmation of its age was ever completed.

Photographic documentation of eight of the eleven pages exists, but the reproduction of the pages is blocked by edict of the German Copyright Authority.[1]


References to the manuscript dating back to the tenth century can be found in church records of the Holy Roman Empire, often in the margins of ledgers documenting the holdings of monastic libraries[3]. The manuscript was rediscovered in the modern era in 1927 during the attempted renovation of a Renaissance castle[4] in Bernburg, Germany. Photographs taken by German archivists are the only extant documentation of the manuscript, which was lost to a library fire during World War II. [4]

The manuscript’s folkloric history is more colorful[Subjective] . The associated myths as documented by an anonymous 11th-century monastic librarian are the only known folklore about St. Vitus aside from his martyrdom. Quoting his predecessor in the position, the monk writes:

The story [of the book] is thus… in his twelfth year, Vitus was taken by the spirit of God, and after three days of… fever and writhing, [he] awoke and rushed into the forest. Though he could not read or write, he returned [the next day] with a volume which none could read; and when Vitus read from it, the spirit of God came over all who heard it as well.[5][Translated]

The document’s brevity opened it up to swift reproduction by monks and scholars, who passed it around as something of an academic curiosity[citation needed]. Other writings[which?] connect the manuscript and reproductions of its contents to a variety of outbreaks of mass hysteria throughout Europe from the 7th to 17th centuries. The outbreaks, collectively known as Dancing Mania and, perhaps not coincidentally[weasel words] , “St. Vitus’ Dance”, are said to have been incited by a successful ‘reading’ of the manuscript. One such outbreak is known to have occurred in Bernburg in the 1020s.[6]

One account by a 12th-century scholar, though uncorroborated by other primary sources, describes an outbreak that occurred in the town of Aachen:

A young man possessed of great animal passion entered the monastery by force… and purloined a copy of [the Vitus Manuscript], with which he returned home to Aachen. Once there he read from the book in snarling tones, and those who heard him were sore afraid… in time, those who had heard [the boy] read began to gyrate and hop about madly, as if in time with music none could hear… the dancing spread throughout the town, and soon all who could walk in Aachen were in the streets, dancing while crops withered in the fields. Some began to collapse. Within one week the residents of Aachen were dead to a man. Their corpses were discovered by a travelling merchant, who brought the news to the surrounding towns, whereby I heard it.[7][Translated]

Eventually the original manuscript was placed in a giftschrank with other works deemed dangerous. It lingered in sequestration for centuries before being acquired along with the rest of Bernburg’s monastic library to furnish the town’s Renaissance castle.

Adolf Hitler is said[by whom?] to have taken a personal interest in the manuscript at one time, and there is some fragmentary evidence[8] in surviving library documents that it was examined by Nazi scientists working at the Bernburg Euthanasia Centre before its destruction.


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2. Foot

Limbus mobilus, common name “foot”, is a parasitic organism that secretes a neurotoxin upon attachment which affects the senses of the host party, effectively camouflaging it against notice [1]. In the wild, the parasites will attach themselves in mating pairs, though this has yet to be replicated in a clinical setting. The host, believing the creatures to be a natural part of their body, is unalarmed by their presence, and allows them to grow in relative peace. Once firmly entrenched, it is nearly impossible to remove the feet, and the act of doing so engenders immense pain and loss for the host [2]. It is interesting to note that the human body is extraordinarily adaptable, and will go to great lengths to turn the relationship into something resembling symbiosis [1][3], forcing the feet to perform perfunctory functions in tandem with the natural limbs. Several studies suggest that this extra functionality may be the source of the strong emotional attachment hosts often feel [3]; however, conventional evidence points to the neurological element of the parasitic attachment as the cause [4].

If left untreated, the feet’s attachment tendrils will make their way up through the soft tissue of their host, restricting circulatory functions, and eventually wrapping all the way around the brain stem. This results in such symptoms as amnesia, dementia, infirmity, a severely weakened state of being, depression, loss of appetite, and eventually, after much suffering, death [2][4].


3. Buffalo Text

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Buffalo Text is a horror short story written by Joanne Tidurs in 1907. It was published first in the first and only edition of Scarecrow Magazine, before being reprinted in 1967 in the only edition of Eldricth Booklet. The story is now a public domain.

Plot Summary

Set during summer in the year of 1907, Buffalo Text tells the story of an eponymous manuscript containing a cursed spell who drain the life essences of those who that reads them. Once the spell had been read over 77.777 times, then it would unseal the demon that was bound in them, to spread chaos that would end human civilization.

The protagonist of the story, Avery Edge, a British gentleman, thief, and spelunker, must put an end to a dark cult from the Orient that tries to unseal the book and spread its content into the world. After infiltrating the cult base in Sawaluto, Avery managed to kill the high priest and collapse the temple, burying the text in the process.

However, the story reaches a cliffhanger ending when a double agent within Avery’s own team of supporters manages to rediscover the text in the ruins and secretly smuggles it to London to be displayed under a different name in an archeological museum. The ending also revealed the English translation of the demonic text, which reads:

Rise, O Komotda

Chief of the dark shadow and feral pig

And of maladies, both small and big

Wraps us in your winged blooming glory

Envelops us in your darkness that’s gory

Rise, O Komotda

The ancient hunter king,

Champion of killing.


In her letters with fellow horror writers, Joanne Tidurs revealed that the story was penned after her trip to Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archeology just weeks before it was published. There, she came across a wrongly placed artifact, a manuscript written in Malay, that was placed among museum’s collection. When her complaints were denied by a museum staff she described as, “sickly, with sunken eyes and halted movements,” Tidurs then decided to write a story inspired about it to pent her bafflement. Research into finding the artifact in question and a staff during that period that match her description had been undertaken but to no avail.

The incantation at the end of the story was an original creation of Tidurs, which she attributed to a dream she had the following night during a high fever. The fever would continue to plague her until her death by Malaria in 14th July 1907, making the story to be her last written work.


A literary group naming themselves British United Literary Lounge, began to advocate the story publication after Tidurs sudden death. BULL managed to help publish the story in Scarecrow Magazine, an upcoming pulp magazine at the time, appearing as its front cover. The sudden fire that engulfed the building that house both the publisher of Scarecrow Magazine and the lounge BULL members rented for their clubhouse stops the momentum and Scarecrow Magazine was only published for one and only issue. Continuation and or reboot of the magazine had been in the works during 1914, but dwindling interest in pulp fiction at the time halts any real action.

It was not until 1967 when Fields and Co. publishing house decided to include the story in a horror short story collection titled “Eldricth Booklet.” A major printing error occurred within the first edition and was somehow overlooked during the release, including hundreds of copies which included nothing but the Buffalo Text story over and over again. Refunds were given, which contributed to Field and Co. closing it doors months later. The incident was known within London’s literary circle as the “Buffalo Text Incident” and became a phenomenon on its own.

In 2007, a pristine edition of the Eldricth Booklet that contains nothing but the last page of Buffalo Text story for all its 97 pages was sold in an auction for an undisclosed amount of money.

Cultural References

The incident was referenced by Tommy Cooper in 1982 recording of Noon Funnies, where he jokingly theorized that even if all those who buys their copy of Buffalo Text would read it, the demon Komotda (which he bastardize into Come on, now) would not be due to be released at least until 35 years later.


4. Church of the Wolf

The Church of the Wolf is a religion based in Kentucky. The Church itself is found somewhere deep in the wilderness of the forests. It has operated from 1973 to present day.

Joshua Basch

Joshua Basch is the Church’s Founder. A former Polish Jew, Joshua was a survivor of the Holocaust , the only one of his family of 8 to survive the war.

Joshua based on his writings [1] struggled to find meaning after the war. Many doctors have diagnosed him with PTSD. But despite this, by age 19, he had earned enough money for a scholarship at Harvard, from which he would gain multiple degrees, mostly in philosophy and religious study.

His Childhood

Very little is known, about his childhood. All is know is that he had spent much of his time in Aushwitz Concentration Camp . But there are theories.

Some have theorized that his father may have been abusive[2], this theory is mostly based on his writings. Very often he looks at his father in a negative light. Calling him “a fool and an adulterer”[1],for example.

Adulthood Very little is known about much of his adulthood as well. He had married a woman named Margret in 1964, and had two children. After his days in college, he had moved to Ohio and lived in the suburbs from 1965 to 1972.

However on December 3rd, 1971, tragedy struck Basch. His wife and children Maria (7) and Jack (5), were killed when a 1969 Ford Ranger #/media/File%3A1969_Ford_F-100_Ranger_390%2C_front_left.jpg), crashed head on into his 1963 Ford Galaxie .

Many friends and family, say he took it hard after they died. He supposedly took on drugs such as Heroin to calm himself.


Very little is known about this period of time, except for his drug addiction. However rumors say that he began to hear voices that weren’t there. However he was likely taking up writing. As by 1974, he had published his first book.

Mother of Life Basch suddenly had developed a love of writing during the years of isolation. He wrote his first book and had it published in 1974. He claims that he had a vision:

“I had a dream sometime in January. I was practically in a garden of Eden. I felt pure bliss. I felt happy for once in my life. It’s hard to explain”

“Then I saw her, she wore an armored robe like dress. Her hair was red. She was living among nature. This was my first time meeting the Goddess. But it was far from my last”

According to Basch, the woman he met is the true creator of the world. She goes by many names. But he constantly calls her, Mother. She is described as a red haired, Caucasian woman.

She was apparently displeased with where mankind has headed. Forgetting about its tie to nature and its abandonment of emotion in the naive pursuit of fortune.

She apparently demanded that he build her a temple, and revive the true faith to her.

Opening of a Temple

In 1976, Basch bought a 3 square mile patch of land in Robertson County.

The temple itself is based on the Temple of Solomon.. It is 90 feet tall, 90 feet wide and 100 feet wide. The building itself has been described as being made of brick.

Over the years, the Church also called “Order of Our Guardian”. Has amassed an increasing number of followers.


The Church believes that mankind has abandoned nature and that the increasingly devastating scales of wars, is a sign of the apocalypse.

According to Basch in 1995, in 22 years there would be war between China, America and Russia over Oil in Iran. Nuclear weapons would hail in the end times. As a result, Basch had built hundreds of connecting underground bunkers to survive in underneath the temple.


There are several main rules that this faith follows.

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