The witch hunt
Halloween is one of my favourite celebrations ever.
I’ve always wanted to wear a cool costume as a child and go trick or treating from house to house. And then as a teenager, attend one of those house parties you usually see in movies.
But, since I was born Italy, our only way of celebrating Halloween is to mourn the deads. Which is, well, definitely not as fun.
Other than the decorations, the costumes and the candies, what I love about Halloween are the spooky stories coming from the American folklore: ghosts, demons, zombies. However, should it be it for their shapeshifting skills or the ability to perform spells, witches are the most fascinating.
Their presence in the town of Salem (Massachusetts) and stories of their rituals are known as a big part of the American tradition as well as its history, and the witch hunt practice, although extremely severe, plays a fundamental role in the American folklore – bringing entire masses of people together in a religious fight against these demonic creatures.
Anyone who was identified as a witch was immediately sentenced to death.
Here in London, the stories match that folklore in a different way.
You are often told about legends of entities practising recruitment – the scariest form of witchcraft ever existed.
Like witches, recruiters reveal themselves during evenings at about 5:30-6pm and reach out to you with their unexpected spooky calls. Be prepared, for they all act equally: they want to learn more about your life and your habits. They cherish this information you fool give them and wickedly tempt you with sweet job offers that you both know you will never get.
It’s their game, their play. Their trap.
They act carefully, tricking you with their sudden disappearance – due to the past historical persecutions.
But, as soon as more victims learn about their presence in town, the chasing begins! Masses of people desperately and angrily run to their offices for ditched scheduled meetings, due feedback never received, and unreturned interviews.
This doesn’t happen during Halloween only; this happens every day!!! Every single day, there’s a recruiter bewitching people and fooling them with their rituals. Beware if you happen to see a recruiter, please sentence them to death immediately!
And now, may this witch hunt begin!…but in the meantime:
The Britalian Post