Fun_People Archive
27 Apr
Cardiosexuality (Urban Legend of the Week)

Date: Thu, 27 Apr 95 19:41:13 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Cardiosexuality (Urban Legend of the Week)

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AP NEWS - Knoxville, TN
April 24, 1995

A 16 year old boy in Knoxville was found dead in his bedroom in what
police describe as a gruesome, horrifying death.

Firefighters were called to the scene Monday morning by a neighbor who
smelled something burning. When the firemen found the remains of the
teenager they called the police in to investigate.

At first investigators believed that they were dealing with a ritualistic
murder. Posters of heavy metal rock and roll groups covered his bedroom
walls, groups which are often connected with satanic worship and rituals.
According to a firefighter who was on the scene, the boy was found nude,
with the remains of a cow's heart attached to his genitals. Wires had been
attached to the heart and plugged into a wall socket. The boy died from
electrocution, then the electricity literally cooked his remains.

Investigating Officer Hardaway dismissed the ritual murder theory when
detectives found several underground pornographic magazines under the
boy's mattress. One of the magazines, called Ovid Now, describes a sexual
"toy" that can be made from the fresh heart of a cow, a simple electrical
circuit, and some batteries. This deviancy is apparently gaining limited
popularity in the rural South. Practioners get the dead heart to beat,
and then use the beating organ for sexual perversions.

"This is one of the most gruesome things I have ever seen. I can't
believe that there are people who actually enjoy this sort of thing,"
Hardaway commented.

The boy's parents are currently on vacation in Florida, where they were
contacted and informed about the tragedy. They were unavailable for

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []