Catemaco: the witchcraft capital of Mexico

We are in Catemaco, in eastern Mexico. Built on the shores of the eponymous lake, the town has a long history of fishing, even though nowadays, the town’s main economic activity is tourism. In the 1970s, tourism to Catemaco spiked massively owing to the fame of Gonzalo Aguirre, a renowned sorcerer who lived and practiced in the region. During his lifetime, Aguirre performed rituals for politicians, actors, and business leaders. He also organized a witchcraft convention that brought together the country’s top shamans for a black mass. After his death,…

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#TodayInHistory – September 20

September 20 – Some important events on this day. 451 👉🏼 Roman General Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains (Chalons-sur-Marne), halting Hun invasion of Roman Gaul 622 👉🏼 Islamic Prophet Muhammed/Abu Bakr arrives in Jathrib (Medina) 1066 👉🏼 Battle of Fulford, Yorkshire: Harald III Hardrada of Norway defeats Northern Saxon Earls Edwin and Morcar 1187 👉🏼 1st sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem. 1519 👉🏼 Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets off on the 1st…

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