THE DEVIL BABY

THE DEVIL, LUCIFER, SATAN...

Don't forget the spawn of hell!

BY ALYNE PUSTANIO

The Devil Baby of Hull House

A SCULPTED HEAD OF THE DEVIL BABY BY ARTIST RICARDO PUSTANIO

The Devil Baby of Hull House: A SCULPTED HEAD OF THE DEVIL BABY BY ARTIST RICARDO PUSTANIO

The most famous American Devil Baby has to be the Chicago’s Devil Baby of Hull House. At least, this is certainly the most widespread legend.

Hull House represented the life’s work of Nobel Prize winning philanthropist Jane Addams. It was a place envisioned as a stepping-stone for underprivileged and impoverished members of Chicago’s poor immigrant society. Because of Addams’ particular interest in suffrage and women’s and children’s rights, it was natural that immigrant women and mothers would be attracted to the beacon of Hull House.

Despite Addams’ fervent denials (she dedicated more than 40 pages to the legend and its impact on her life in her autobiography) the story persisted that Hull House was the home of a creature not of this earth.

HULL HOUSE

HULL HOUSE

Story by Mark Bergeron Devil Baby artwork by Ricardo Pustanio © 2006

Many a tale of horror is associated with that of Jane Addam's Hull House, One of America's most famous haunted houses. Founded by Jane Addams in 1889 on Chicago's Near haunted West side, this now world famous social settlement has become a museum dedicated to Jane Addams and her many works. The house is in a community where, long ago, immigrants fought in the streets to find their place in Chicago. Hull House is rumored to be the most haunted place in the area... Some hear footsteps, voices are often heard, and a cold touch or bump by an unseen specter. The stories told time and again by both staff and visitors.

The most notorious inhabitant of Hull House might be the Devil Baby of Hull House. That is if, in fact, one ever existed. Even though Jane Addams did everything within her power to persuade people, both in person and in print, that this child was just myth, to this day some still believe the Devil Baby remains trapped in the attic of Hull House.

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The Haunting of Hull House

Over the years, too numerous in the telling, real reported stories of ghosts' Devil's and hauntings have surrounded Hull House, making it a stop on many of the "ghosts in Chicago" tours. Charles Hull's wife had died in her bedroom, which was later used by Addams after the establishment of Hull House. Addams did not believe in ghosts, but noted that many believed that building to be haunted in her book Twenty Years at Hull House.

In 1913, another Hull House ghost story began circulating. According to this legend, after a man claimed that he would rather have the Devil in his house than a picture of The Virgin Mary, his child was born with pointed ears, horns, scale-covered skin and a tail.

The mother was said to have taken the deformed child of Satan, or deformed innocent baby to Hull House, where Addams was said to have attempted to have it baptized and wound up locking it in the attic.

While initially annoyed about the story, which had no basis in fact, Addams used the episode as a basis for her book, The Long Road of Woman's Memory. Many erroneous stories have circulated about the house, including stories that it was built on grounds cursed by Native Americans and that the devil baby was buried in the garden adjacent to the house (in reality, there was a building on the spot where the garden now stands at the time of the Devil Baby story).

 

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The Jersey Devil

THWE JERSEY DEVIL

The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature or cryptid said to inhabit the Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey. The creature is often described as a flying biped with hooves, but there are many variations. There are many possible origins of the Jersey Devil legend. The aptly named Pine Barrens were shunned by most early settlers as a desolate, threatening place. Being relatively isolated, the barrens were a natural refuge for those wanting to remain hidden, including religious dissenters, loyalists, fugitives and military deserters in colonial times. Such individuals formed solitary groups and were pejoratively called "pineys", some of whom became notorious bandits known as "pine robbers". Pineys were further demonized after two early twentieth century eugenics studies depicted them as congenital idiots and criminals. It is easy to imagine early tales of terrible monsters arising from a combination of sightings of genuine animals such as bears, the activities of pineys, and fear of the barrens. >More<

 

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THE DEVIL

Whether we call him Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub - or whether we are afraid to speak his infernal name at all - many people are concerned about the devil. Devil, Greek diabolos; Lat. diabolus)The Bible, taken literally, clearly states the devil exists. Satan is mentioned by name in 47 passages <MORE>.

THE DEVIL'S DUE

Whether we call him The Great Satan, Lucifer, , Shaitan, Beelzebub, Iblis-Satan is also commonly known as the Devil, the "Prince of Darkness,", Belial, and Mephistopheles or the Dragon, the Serpent, the Goat. Or whether we are afraid to speak his unholy infernal name aloud at all - many people are truly concerned about the Devil's great powers over them and others question if he is real. Satan represents metaphysically simply the reverse or the polar opposite of everything in nature. The Kabalists say that the true name of Satan is that of Jehovah placed upside down, for "Satan is not a black god but the negation of the white deity," or the light of Truth. God is light and Satan is the necessary darkness or shadow to set it off, without which pure light would be invisible and incomprehensible. <MORE>

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THE SHE DEVILS:

DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS

Lilith is a female Mesopotamian night demon believed to harm male children. In Isaiah 34:14, Lilith (Hebrew Lilit) is a kind of night-demon or animal, translated as onokentauros; in the Septuagint, as lamia; "witch" by Hieronymus of Cardia; and as screech owl in the King James Version of the Bible. In the Talmud and Midrash, Lilith appears as a night demon. She is often identified as the first wife of Adam and sometimes thought to be the mother of all incubi and succubi, a legend that arose in the Middle Ages. Lilith is also sometimes considered to be the paramour of Satan. < More >

PART TWO: SUCCUBI AND MARA, THE HANDMAIDENS OF HELL

The physical appearance of succubi varies just about as much as that of demons in general; there is no single definitive depiction. However, they are almost universally depicted as alluring women with unearthly beauty, often with demonic batlike wings; occasionally, they will be given other demonic features (horns, a tail with a spaded tip, snakelike eyes, hooves, etc). Occasionally they appear simply as an attractive woman in dreams that the victim cannot seem to get off their mind. They lure males and in some cases, the male has seemed to fall "in love" with her. Even out of the dream she will not leave his mind. She will remain there slowly draining energy from him. <More>

SONS OF PERDITION: INCUBI AND DEMON LOVERS

“And they are called Incubi from their practice of overlaying, that is debauching. For they often lust lecherously after women, and copulate with them…the foulest venereal acts are performed by such devils, not for the sake of delectation, but for the pollution of the souls and bodies of those to whom they act as . . . Incubi [and] through such action complete conception and generation by women can take place.” <MORE>

 

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The devil was also associated with the color black. Black meant evil and the devil was the king of evil.