The terrible, just mystical death of a Moscow Region priest in his
time puzzled not only law enforcement officers, but also his colleagues –
church ministers, not to mention parishioners. And began this
the story is ridiculous and even somewhat comical. Comical, by
least for police officers.
In the winter of 1995, the only one police station
a small town near Moscow (the name of it at the request of
we do not call the participants in this case)
visitor. Batyushka from a local church, located on the
the outskirts, came in the evening to law enforcement officers to complain about
regularly received threats to him. With a man brought
a whole heap of scraps of paper inscribed with jagged print
letters. As the duty officer later said, they were written with
a lot of mistakes, over which many in the precinct laughed.
Incomprehensible threats and devilry in the father’s apartment
But the priest was not amused. According to him, he regularly
found these messages in my mailbox: first every 3
day, and after already daily. When threats have become more frequent, Russian
I considered it necessary to go write a statement to the police. Guardians of the law
asked if he would like to add anything, and father for a long time
He hesitated, and then issued that lately he began to hear at night
weird slaps in my apartment. As if someone is stomping barefoot
kicking linoleum in the kitchen and hallway, and stomping very
loud. When asked if he checked the source of the mysterious sound,
the priest replied that he did not find the courage for himself. Any
since this devilry began in the dwelling, he locked himself in his
bedroom and prayed.
Batyushka was pretty scared and was afraid that he would be accepted for
madman The duty officer probably thought so, but did not lead
eyebrow and accepted the statement. True, to understand this story no one
at first he didn’t – think about it, some children throw up a man
comic notes with threats. A tramp in the apartment where the priest lived
один, и вовсе походил на бред madman In a word,
police officers postponed this statement because in the dashing 90s
the law enforcement agencies had already had a lot of years.
The mysterious death of the priest
Less than two weeks passed, and the investigation team went to
a call to a suburban forest where a body was found in a clearing.
It belonged, as it turned out later, not to anyone, but to the very
papa Muscles on the hands and feet of the deceased were absent on the body.
there were cadaveric spots, it managed to decompose significantly. Identified
a priest only on a pectoral cross (there was no clothing for the deceased),
as well as beard and long hair. Medical examiners concluded that
death occurred about 9 days before the discovery of the remains. it
meant that the body was lying somewhere warm for a while, and
then it was thrown into the cold.
The pensioner, who called the police, said that he walked daily in
this forest with a dog, and the half-decaying dead man found only
It’s amazing that there were a lot of traces around the body,
resembled … large human palms. From the nearest road
passing near the forest, was a chain of the same prints, and,
which is very strange, through the snowdrifts, parallel to the path. Signs that
that the corpse dragged here, was not found.
Surveys of residents of nearby houses and the guardian of the garage cooperative
nearby did not clarify anything. But the aforementioned pensioner
reported that he had repeatedly found corpses on this glade
dogs, cats, birds and rats. Elderly man every time
independently buried them. He was confident that they were operating on
the nights of Satanists arranging such sacrifices. TO
Unfortunately, the guardians of the law did not have any other clues.
Inexplicable prints on the floor in the apartment of the priest
We decided to take a closer look at the notes with the threats. In each
absolutely illiterately written message was, in fact, the same
Renounce the faith or you will die.
Take off the cross, otherwise feed yourself hungry.
Once again you will appear in church – you will be tortured.
And stuff like that. Handwriting expertise was in such
situation is useless, and dactyloscopy revealed nothing.
Let’s go to the father’s apartment. The front door was closed on
key. TOрови и следов борьбы внутри не оказалось. All values like
old icons and crosses were in place. Without much enthusiasm
examined the surface of the walls and floor. And here specialists
really surprised. On the floor in the hallway and the kitchen were
clear prints of the same huge palms with long fingers.
You would think that they belong to a blacksmith or
hammerman It was then that the investigators remembered the words of the priest,
that someone is stomping at night in his dwelling.
The version that this someone entered the apartment through
closed door and walked there on one hand, looked too
fantastic and similar to the plot of the horror movie, so
consider it seriously did not. Although an elderly former investigator,
thanks to which this story appeared in World wide web up
still suspects that there could be some mystical fault
The fingerprints of these palms in the database, as is not difficult
guess not found.
The terrible death of a priest near Moscow remained
An autopsy in the meantime showed that the muscles from the legs and arms of the priest
were removed with surgical precision, and not eaten by animals like
previously assumed. No other traces of interference on the body.
not found. What caused the death of the man, the medical examiner did not
able to determine.
Began to poll the parish. It turned out that the priest did not appear
in my church after the day I went to the police. Residents
porch reported to law enforcement officers that a man was supposed to go home
That evening did not come. One neighbor tried to reach him,
however, they did not open it. Nobody heard the suspicious sounds
Unknown visitors in the house also did not see. Real dead end for
Having despaired, law enforcement officers decided to make a start from those
handprints and began to check people with disabilities
There were quite a few Afghan and Chechen wars in Russia. Eventually
swept through the whole city, but no matches were found. Although on
any progress law enforcement agencies frankly speaking already
did not count. So this case has remained unresolved to this day. TO
Fortunately, there were no other similar victims. At least the police about
knows no such or similar murders …