August 10th, 2020

It has been 3 weeks since I moved home to investigate the Satanic Six and it seems like as soon as I got here, talk of any cult activity vanished upon my arrival. It was almost suspicious how quiet everything seemed. The town has remained mostly unchanged since I left 6 years ago and the usual gossiping residents seem unwilling to talk about anything that may upset the calm of the late summer months. I was able to interview a few people but didn’t turn up with anything useful. The farmers were convinced the mutilations were nothing but teen pranks, riding on the wave of terror brought on by the mysterious Mr. Skinn. I wonder if they came to this conclusion themselves or if the police tipped them off to calm their suspicions. When I spoke with the police, they were a dead end. They practically laughed me out of the precinct when I came around asking questions, but something tells me they’re hiding information to keep the peace with residents. After the Mr. Skinn fiasco, the last thing they need is a bunch of paranoid townies. A woman at the grocery store today did tell me she’s afraid her grandson is part of the Satanic Six because he plays violent video games and watches horror movies. If that was the cult criteria I’m sure they would have tried to recruit me by now. 

As I was leaving the grocery store I caught sight of today’s newspaper: 


July 16th, 2020

Another farm was targeted by the “Satanic Six”. My parents are becoming increasingly concerned for their own safety, so I’ve decided to move home for a while. I told my mom I would feel better if I was there in case something happened. There’s safety in numbers after all.  But to be honest, something has been eating at me the last few weeks, even before the mutilations started occurring. It’s been calling me to go home and investigate this case myself. It may be dangerous, so I’ve decided to start this blog to keep track of whatever I may find. 


July 7th, 2020

My mother called me on the phone absolutely hysterical last night. She told me animals are being found mutilated in farms all over the county. The first case happened last week and everyone had assumed it was an animal that had wandered out of the woods during the night, but now that a second farm in the area is reporting similar incidents, police are starting to think foul play is involved. My mother says the locals are talking about Mr. Skinn again. Even though Henry Hopkins was committed last month, residents are worried that a cult he started is making animal sacrifices in his name. There’s no evidence that the two are connected, after all, police said they never could find anyone who had even come in contact with Henry during his killing spree, let alone helped him. However, it is concerning. At each farm, exactly 6 animals were killed, and strange symbols were found on the surrounding barns. Because of this, the locals have dubbed the alleged cult “The Satanic Six”. Plus, all of this happening so soon after Hopkin’s trial, especially when the area has been known for its quiet hospitality, it seems like it can’t be coincidental. Whatever’s happening back home, it feels like the worst is still imminent. 


June 16th, 2020

Henry, a.k.a Mr. Skinn, had his trial today. The media has been gone crazy covering the story.  Everyone wants to see the story of “Loving Father Turned Psycho Killer”. I can’t say I am any better though. I’ve watched the news coverage on it all day. It is extremely hard to watch. He skinned and murdered at least 6 women hiking in the area so close to my home, in the same woods I used to explore as a child. Something about the whole thing just doesn’t sit right with me. Maybe it’s the fact that it happened so close to the idyllic hometown that only exists in my memories. Or maybe it’s because the guy could barely stand up in the courtroom, let alone answer any of the questions. In the end, the judge found him not guilty for reasons of “mental disease and defect” and he was sent to Newtown Psychiatric Hospital. As he was taken away by police he was shouting “hunt you down, hunt you down” over and over again. It’s been playing on loop in my head all day. 


June 14th, 2020

After over a week in custody, Mr. Skinn has finally been identified. Henry Hopkins, 52, a lifetime resident of Bucks County. Local gossip says he went crazy when his 6-year-old daughter was killed in a hit-and-run about a month ago. The driver was never found, and police closed the case with little investigation. After doing a bit of research, I was able to find a news article about the incident. It almost makes you feel bad for the guy. He clearly loved his daughter.


June 6th, 2020

    A friend from my hometown in Pennsylvania called me on the phone yesterday. She said that a man had been arrested for allegedly murdering and skinning multiple women in Tyler State Park. He was found hiding out in the woods in our small rural county outside of the city. I was shocked to say the least. I would almost expect this kind of crazy from the city, but out in Bucks County, something this dark was out of the ordinary. Outsiders were quick to say it was to be expected: the psycho serial killer hiding out deep in the woods where he could prey on unsuspecting hikers and nature enthusiasts. But the locals know better. 

    The newspapers are saying that he was recruiting members to join his cult. Even worse, although the man is in custody, police have yet been able to truly identify him. They said when they asked what his name was he’d only give one answer: Mr. Skinn. 

August 10th, 2020

It has been 3 weeks since I moved home to investigate the Satanic Six and it seems like as soon as I got here, talk of any cult activity v...