Weird News: “Meet the Senate Candidate Who Sacrificed a Goat and Drank Its Blood”

goat“Of all the scandals that have dogged political campaigns, the one threatening Augustus Sol Invictus’ US Senate run may be among the most unusual: ritual goat sacrifice. In 2013, Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying. Upon his return home, the Associated Press reports, Invictus sacrificed a goat and drank its blood in an apparent pagan ritual. ‘I did sacrifice a goat,’ Invictus told the AP. ‘I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness … Yes, I drank the goat’s blood.’ Invictus—he changed his birth name but declined to provide it to the AP—is now running for Senate in Florida on the Libertarian Party ticket.” Read the rest of this weird story in Mother Jones here

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