What Lies Beneath The Unmarked Grave?

July 22, 2015 at 9:43 pm (Crime, Espionage, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, Horror, Humour, International Espionage, International Intrigue, Mystery, Mystery/horror, Poetry, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

What Lies Beneath The Unmarked Grave?

Billowing clouds
dark and gray
forming cathedral pillars in the sky
but a dark sinister cathedral
built to receive dark gods and dark sacrifices

The lightning flashed
and the thunder roared
but not a drop of rain poured
for Rennes-le-Chateau like many spots on this planet would suffer drought and intense heat
this summer of 2015.

And Simon Delaney nephew of famed British archaeologist Sir Cedric Delany
trying to become a notable archaeologist in his own right
was about to open an unmarked grave in the cemetery of Saint Mary Magdalene Church
He had finally got all the necessary paperwork from 3 different levels of French government and bureaucracy- municipal, regional and national to open the grave
as well as the permission of the parish and the diocese,

So now in this place haunted by the ghost of Berenger Sauniere and the greedy Gollums of tourist guides
living off the avails of Dan Brown and conspiracy theorists
he Simon Delaney was about to open an unmarked grave-
a grave he believed would be as significant as Howard Carter’s find of Tutankhamun.

But when he opened the grave-
nothing was there-
it was as empty as the inside of a 21st Century Western world church on a Sunday morning.

The old caretaker of the cemetery who looked as if he walked straight off the set of an old Boris Karloff movie
approached carrying a bottle of wine that he sipped from
the caretaker laughed and said the unmarked grave had been opened 3 years ago this summer by a grave robber
who did not bother with the niceties of municipal, regional and national permits
nor with parish and diocesan permission
Rather he had just entered with a shovel on a moonlit night
and started digging
When the previous graveyard caretaker had objected, the grave robber just shot the man (thus leaving a job opening for he the heavy wine drinker to fill) while singing the song from South Pacific that began, “Some enchanted evening…”
When he had finished singing the song and kicking the caretaker’s body away, the grave robber began singing a paraphrased version of another song from South Pacific- his own version going like this, “I’ve got to get this gum right off of my shoe…

Later in the town tavern after digging up the grave, the grave robbing stranger having loaded the body on to a dirigible called The HickingBurp bought drinks for everyone in the house
The stranger said his name was Renfield and he had stolen the body for a friend Dr. Cadbury Rocher
to extract the DNA and make a new creation

And so Simon Delaney left the cemetery a grave stricken man
his dreams turning to dust
“Dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return”.

Someone had stolen the body of the Baphomet
The body of the creature he believed buried there
The creature whose body was found in Jerusalem almost a millennium ago by the Knights Templar
and buried there by Knights Templar who wished to avoid Jacques de Molay’s celebrity roast
at the hands of King Philip IV of France
and Pope Clement V.

For what nefarious purpose had this Dr. Cadbury Rocher used the DNA of the Baphomet’s body?
Delaney asked himself as he walked by a windswept copy of an old Rolling Stone magazine
whose front cover bore the image of celebrity serial killer Pan Goatee.

An unmarked grave
and no body inside for him to find.

Delaney found himself asking a question once posed by a character in a Flannery O’ Connor novel who was sitting in a movie theatre eating popcorn and watching an extremely bad movie,
“What degenerate produced this abortion?”.

-A narrative free verse poem
and vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Wednesday July 22nd


  1. Sherrie de Valeria said,

    Baphomet had become a creature that speaks “Rabbit, rabbit!” all the time after the experiement done on him from Dr Rocher. He was never in the grave, of course. He is in the Gucci bag of a vampiress who loves him and they travel the world doing shopping for “Rabbit, rabbit” costume – from “Gucci, Gucci, Gucci”. LOL 😛

    Speaking of an unmarked grave, this blog of yours remind me so much on the film “Omen” of 1976 with Gregory Peck and Lee Remick. They did investigated a grave with a some sort of an unknown animal skeleton in it. I cannot really recall what animal, it seems like a bat or some kind of a demon’ child skeleton. That film frightens me, really. To know that a child can be so evil. Ugh! A demon child. 😛

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      That’s Nimrod who goes around saying “Rabbit! Rabbit!” in the Gucci bag of the ancient Babylonian vampiress Lilith. 😀

      It was Pan Goatee that Dr. Cadbury Rocher created from the DNA of the Baphomet. :O

      I’d forgotten about that scene in the movie The Omen.

      I remember the nanny hanged herself in that movie and the young Damian freaked out about being baptized so he was never baptized.

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        OMG! I got it wrong. Confusing Baphomet with the frog and Nimrod. wah kah kah kah … LOL 😛

        Yeah, I remembered that part in Omen. I remembered when the boy just pushed his mother that she fell down the rail, if I’m not mistaken. Awful evil demon boy! 😛

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      Yes, the frog Nimrod who used to say “Ribbit! Ribbit!” until he saw the Anglo-Saxon Vampiress goddess Eostre in her shapeshifting bunny form (she’s acting as a spy for MI-6 Agent Diablos Nocturna) at which point he started croaking, “Rabbit! Rabbit!”.

      There’s a famous drawing of the Baphomet that was drawn by practicing 19th Century French occultist Eliphas Levi showing a figure who’s partly in light and partly in shadow (fulfilling a Yin/Yang balance that would make our friend Daniel proud), who’s part human and part goat, part male and part female (with female breasts and male sexual organ).

      Makes you sort of wonder looking at the Baphomet, what goat skeletons are being kept in the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner family closet.

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        Wah hahahaha Oh Chris! The last lines make me laugh so hard it knock me off the stool. But I would not want to see Caityln Jenner naked or I might puke. I mean those thing between his leg … hahahahaha … Oh, my goodness! hahahaha ….

      • draculvanhelsing said,

        Caitlyn is one woman who carries a concealed weapon under her dress.

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        Ugh! Don’t want to imagine even what kind of weapon! LOL
        hahahaha … This hurt my stomach. I bend terribly low; laughing madly on this … hahahaha …

      • draculvanhelsing said,

        Yes, it’s one weapon that it’s best that it never be removed from its sheath to use a Shakespearian expression or never withdrawn from its holster to use an old Hollywood Western movie expression.

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        LOL hahahaha ….
        Imagine that, at the airport, not even the dogs can sniff properly during the check up. The dog will simply make a confuse-face-mode, look up to its security guard friend as if asking …, “I am totally confused! Are you sure she is a woman???” wah hahaha … LOL And the dog cannot find the weapon – it was hidden TOO WELL! hahahaha …

      • draculvanhelsing said,

        LOL !

        And if more men start following Caitlyn Jenner’s lead, this might be a good time to start a business offering to treat airport security sniffing dogs who are starting to come down with cases of severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 😀

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        And for the first time in history, the dog underwent a therapy. They were traumatized by their last job at the airport; a Caitlyn syndrome it was called! Poor creature whimpered all the time! 😛 hahahaha …

      • draculvanhelsing said,

        Yes, an airport security guard would end his career not with a bang but with a whimper.

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        LOL And he cried terribly on knees and rubbing his eyes all the time.

        The colleague is asking …,”Hey, buddy! Why are you crying? Are you sad?”

        “No! I saw black hole! And it burns my eyes! Poor Max (the dog) has his tail between his legs and whimper … Gosh! A horrible, horrible sight! We need an exorcist here, man!”

        LOL hahahaha …

      • Randstein said,

        I’m impressed. And thoroughly proud the Baphomet has found it’s balance by hanging the proper mix of breasts and male genitalia on a goat chassis. Brilliant. Enjoyed the story. That Renfield is sneaky. I suspect the Baphomet fashion industry will catch fire soon when the spokeswoman, Caitlyn forces the U.S. Supreme court to declare her eligible for the MIss America beauty pageant.

      • draculvanhelsing said,

        I think, Daniel, there was a transgender woman who entered either the Miss USA or Miss America beauty pageant.

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      No, I wouldn’t want to see Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner naked either.

      It would definitely bring up one’s meal of curried goat’s legs.

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