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Inside UK's Satanist capital where devil dog and ghosts 'terrorise town'… and there's a creepy link to Harry Potter | The Sun
February 4, 2023
ON first impressions, quaint little Bungay with its tea rooms, antique stores and neatly kept houses does not appear to be a hot bed for devil worshippers.
But in the most recent census, 70 of the locals in this rural Suffolk community claimed to be Satanists.
When The Sun visited the quiet East Anglian town it was buzzing with the news that it has more followers of Lucifer than any other place in Britain.
To most people the notion that neighbours might be dancing naked around pentagrams or sacrificing animals was a perplexing one.
One neatly turned-out resident after another smiled politely and insisted they had no connection to Beelzebub.
Yet, as we toured the market town evidence of a fascination with the occult did start to appear.
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Tales of ghosts, ghouls, a devil dog and a ritual to conjure up dark forces were recounted.
With one in 120 of the 85,000 residents putting Satanism down as their religion on the most recent census, there had to be some link.
'Dance summons the Devil'
In The Chocolate Box shop, appropriately named for this pretty town, owner Andrew Leggett-Bond, 57, says: “There are stories that you have to dance around the druid stone naked to make the devil appear.”
His wife Angela, 61, chipped in: “The black dog that appeared in the church was supposed to be the devil.”
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