Dating in this world is already stressful and dangerous as is, especially with tinder. Tinder is basically a “I’m here and alone, come kill me” app for murderers, and according to this case I am going to talk about today, we have one more thing to worry about. Usually we only have to worry about STIs and will he/she like me, and also the possibility of your date possibly being a serial killer contemplating/plotting your murder as they eat. The case I'm going to talk to you about today shows there is another threat we must worry about, one that is rare but have been around for centuries.
This is a story about Christopher Case and his wicked experience with a witchcraft.
On April 17th, 1991 a friend of Christopher Case called the police in Seattle because they were concerned about their friend's safety. After investigating Case’s apartment, they found Case kneeling with his head leaning against the wall dead in a bathtub. There was no evidence that pointed to foul play. The coroner determined it was likely caused by acute myocarditis, but after close inspection, they weren't so sure this was just simple heart failure. Case’s apartment was covered in crucifixes, candles, and lines of salt.
What makes this case interesting is what Case’s friends said he had been talking about before his death. On April 11th, 1991, Case travelled to San Francisco on a business trip. During that time he met a woman who had the same interest in music. They both enjoyed ancient music, which was a little odd. Everything was going smoothly between Case and the woman; they were having dinner together. At some point in the night she made advances towards Case and he politely declined. The woman didn't take the rejection very well. She responded by telling Case she was a witch and she was going to curse him. She said, “You will be sorry, and most likely dead within a week.” Case was not bothered by her threats and just went home.
On April 14th, Case told his friends he was worried that the curse might be real. Case was experiencing weird events in his apartment – he was hearing whispers, seeing shadows moving from the corner of his eye and, weirdest of all, he said he was woken up from the feeling of someone's hands wrapped around his throat squeezing as hard as they could. Case also reported the witch was attacking him in his sleep and he was waking up with blood on his hands.
That same day, Case went to a bookstore to get some advice from someone a little more experienced with witchcraft.
Two days later, Case revisited the man and told him the witch had been attacking him all night and that he woke up with cuts on his fingers and blood on his sheets.
On the 17th, he called his friends saying he will probably die tonight, and the next day he was found dead in his apartment… with crucifixes around the whole apartment, candles everywhere, lines of salt all over the floor and church music playing.
Is witchcraft real, or is Christopher Case just a man who had a mental breakdown? Do you believe this was murder or just the imaginings of a mad man?
Sources: Podcast Type 3 TV, May 3rd, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sZukWvsKts
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