|About the Book|
What makes someone murder and eat their fellow man? And why take an innocent person and tear out their heart, or pin them in a bog to drown under a wickerwork cage, or even poison beautiful young ladies and bury them with an old dead king? Is itMoreWhat makes someone murder and eat their fellow man? And why take an innocent person and tear out their heart, or pin them in a bog to drown under a wickerwork cage, or even poison beautiful young ladies and bury them with an old dead king? Is it because our most distant ancestors did it? Our recent forebears committed all of these revolting crimes to fill their belly or please a god.The first chapter of this riveting book looks at evidence in the archaeological record for cannibalism that existed among our species for the last two million years. Throughout the Pacific, Australasia and parts of Africa it was common to eat your enemies and your friends up until a hundred years ago. Whole native economies were based on the trade in human flesh and many tribes were wiped out and ended up in the pot of their enemies. The carnivorous practices of Australian aborigines, the Maori, the Fijians and the Papua New Guineans are all examined in gruesome detail.The worst modern cannibal murderers were in Germany between the wars and many were protected by the same people who allowed the Nazis to rise to power. They were only caught because they had to dispose of bucket loads of blood and bones in nearby rivers. The identity of the best known cannibal of all, Jack the Ripper, is finally revealed.Then the bloodthirsty human sacrifices of the Aztecs where 80,000 people were sacrificed in three days and the strangling cult ‘The Thuggee’ of India are revealed in all of their harrowing detail. Hundreds of Bog People have been pulled intact from Peat marshes throughout England, Germany, Denmark and Ireland. Were they sacrificed, murdered or executed for heinous crimes? Read on, to find out.The communist regimes of China and Russia killed almost 60 million of their citizens and many had to eat ANYTHING to stay alive. How were the arch criminals Lenin and Mao able to get away with such bloodshed on this massive scale?Lastly the question of what ordinary people do to stay alive in extraordinary circumstances is covered. Hundreds of normal people set adrift in lifeboats have practiced what is known as The Custom of The Sea and draw lots to see who will be eaten so that the rest may survive. Gruesome stories of survival cannibalism are described, including the Andes football teams harrowing story of survival.Not for the faint hearted, Long Pig- Tales of Cannibalism, Murder and Human Sacrifice is definitely Adults Only.