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'I worshipped the Devil, ran my own coven and was on brink of killing': the Antrim pastor who found God after shocking descent into the occult

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Changes: Pastor Alistair Pugh is now a minister in Halifax, England. He was a Satanist before finding God

Changes: Pastor Alistair Pugh is now a minister in Halifax, England. He was a Satanist before finding God

Changes: Pastor Alistair Pugh is now a minister in Halifax, England. He was a Satanist before finding God

Alistair Pugh was a young man with a troubled family background who found himself lured on a dark journey into the occult - and says he became so evil he was even poised to carry out a murder.

For several years he was drawn ever deeper into Satanism, constructing an altar in his flat and recruiting his own coven in a quiet Co Antrim coastal town.

Pugh says that he practised rituals, saw demons which left claw marks on him, watched the eyes of his friend change colours, drank blood and was days away from killing a man when clergy at a local church intervened, casting out the evil spirits.


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