But then she started sacrificing the 'unbelievers' and drinking their blood.
Magdalena’s ‘big break’ came when she and her brother were approached by the Hernandez brothers, a pair of criminals who had a money making scheme in mind, with a bit of sexual motivation thrown in. The brothers planned on exhorting the poor, superstitious, peasant folk in the area out of their money, and into their beds, by showing them a god!
At first they had claimed they were Inca Priests (even though the Inca’s are in Peru, not Mexico), and they said they had a wealth of gold to share with the villages, should the villages keep them, the priests’, bodies cleansed… the best way to cleanse the body was to have sex with them, repeatedly and often. This worked for them for a while, but after eventually the villages wanted to know where their promised gold was, so the Hernandez brothers needed to try something different. Using smoke and a dark, dank cave, they presented Magdalena as the reincarnation of an Inca goddess. This done, it restored the faith of most of the villages.
Things get Brutal
Over a six week period it is estimated that eight villagers were sacrificed in this manner. They only stopped when 14 year old Sebastian Guerrero was walking in the woods one night and heard sounds coming from a cave. He made his way over and witnessed one of these sacrifices. He was so scared by what he saw that he ran 17 miles to the neighbouring village to tell the police what he’d seen.
The scene described by Sebastian was so far fetched that the police didn’t believe him, and laughed at his tales. Sebastian was obviously distraught, so to keep him happy they sent one officer back with him to the scene. Neither were ever seen alive again. The police officers disappearance in particularly prompted the police to create a type of taskforce, made up of police officers and soldiers, to go in search of him.
End of Terror
The twelve followers were sentenced to 30 years in prison. It depends on what source you read to find out how long Magdalena and her brother were sentenced for. Some sources say 30 years, some say 50 years. Either way, who knows how long her bloodthirsty reign would have lasted had that poor school boy not walked past when he did.
Put together by Ashley Hall 2014