Murphy, North Carolina (IPP)- Many residents in the Town of Murphy, North Carolina reported that Satan appeared at their door steps with a trick or treat bag during the early evening hours of Sunday, October 31st.
Merle Gibson was the first one to call 911 and report the appearance of the horned one to local authorities. Merle told police that he was sitting in his rocking chair with his double barreled 12 guage shotgun at about 7:30 PM local time and suddenly noticed that the hair on his Pit Bull's back stood on end as a dimly glowing red figure of a man approached his door step. Merle said, "I was overcome with a sudden feeling of woe that I could feel all the way from my head down to my toes." Merle told authorities that there was no doubt in his mind about who the man was. He swore that the man's breath was "awful" and he could smell an odor not unlike that of "burning flesh and fried bananas".
Other residents reported that the demonic figure was in a hurry and one resident said that he poured a bucket of water over the red man and a distinct hissing sound and steam rose up from him in a violent fashion.
Later that evening the North Carolina Highway Patrol had to divert traffic away from Highway 19 / 74 at the 25 mile marker around an area in the middle of the road where a large hole had suddenly opened up. A local Baptist minister who had been arrested and was being transported to the county jail in the back of one of the patrol cars swore that a red glow could be seen shimmering and oscillating deep down in the hole.
Police are urging the public not go near the hole and traffic has been diverted along Route 141 over to Highway 64.