The city’s birth was set in deep pre-history. Below its busy streets lie honeycombs of ancient cellars, catacombs and caves.

The city’s coffers benefit from organised tours of those ancient sites, but on the night of 30th April, only the foolhardy venture into those dank depths, for this is Walpurgisnacht when, at midnight, the Devil himself calls witches from world-wide to revel with him.

When Marvin Greenbaum took a film crew into the caves one Walpurgisnacht it was to ‘mock these ancient beliefs.’

Mr Greenbaum and five other gentlemen are now guests at the city’s Hospital for the Mentally Distressed.

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 month ago

Yikes, Allan! Whatever did they experience? I guess you are leaving that to our imagination. What a brilliant ending, loved it! Great writing!

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 month ago

It’s never a good idea to mess with monsters or witches. Good job, Allan 😉

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
1 month ago

Thank you for encouraging me to research Walpurgisnacht and building up the tension through description. Only fools would mock a conglomeration of witches. Intriguing read, Allan!

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Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
1 month ago

Oh! What a pity. Sometimes, old tales can be true. What is the meaning of ‘Walpurgisnacht ‘?

Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
Reply to  Allan Neil
1 month ago

My goodness!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Allan Neil
1 month ago

That’s horrible, Allan.

Juma
Juma(@juma)
Reply to  Allan Neil
1 month ago

You have led a truly interesting life, Allan. How did you happen to be in a helicopter observing Walpurgisnacht? You seem to speak many languages and be familiar with native customs from all corners of the world. What were your previous professions, if one may ask? You bring a wealth of material to the writer’s table – how lucky we are to be on the receiving end!

Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
Reply to  Juma
1 month ago

I wholeheartedly agree Juma! Love all the knowledge Allan is bringing to the table, we are blessed!

Excellent story, Allan!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 month ago

Hello, Allan. I got goosebumps after seeing your picture and reading your story. My hair stood on end after learning the meaning of Walpurgisnacht in your reply to Thompson, Allan. That’s horrible. Good job.

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Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
Reply to  Allan Neil
1 month ago

Painfully true that, Allan! I swear most days I wake up and question just what on Earth is going on with the world!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Allan Neil
1 month ago

You’re always welcome, Allan. I must say that prayer and strong faith in GOD is our strongest weapon to fight against evil. If we believe in the devil. We must even more believe in God more than anyone else. 

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Allan Neil
1 month ago

God bless you too, Allan.

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