Satan is Everywhere


Watch yourself. The intrepid investigators at Melville House discovered secret Satanic messages in John Darnielle’s Wolf in White Van:

It may seem farfetched to imagine a book which actually uses backmasked Satanist messages as a plot point would have the audacity to perpetrate these selfsame acts upon the reader, but we assure you this is no fiction. Without a doubt, Satan is speaking through his servant John Darnielle (who often flaunts his devilish associations by referring to himself as THE MOUNTAIN GOATS) Who else would send out the below messages, which we have at great risk to our souls translated and de-anagrammed from the original backwards Morse code?

Lyz's writing has been published in the New York Times Motherlode, Jezebel, Aeon, Pacific Standard, and others. Her book on midwestern churches is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. She has her MFA from Lesley and skulks about on Twitter @lyzl. Lyz is a member of The Rumpus Advisory Board and a full-time staff writer for the Columbia Journalism Review. More from this author →