While you might think that human sacrifices belong solely to the ancient world, several contemporary cases of ritual murders have occurred in modern times. Some may dismiss it as nothing more than “Satanic panic” but across the globe, ritualistic murders continue to crop up even in the 21st century. Here are 15 countries where modern day human sacrifices have been known to occur.
In South Asia, red bricks are a highly popular building material and it’s widely thought that the redder the brick, the higher the quality. One brickmaking company in Bangladesh, however, went too far in an attempt to produce red bricks: they committed sacrificial murder.
In 2010, four brick field employees were arrested for murdering their 26-year-old co-worker and burning his head in a kiln. The workers claimed to have acted on the orders of the company owners, who were told by a fortune teller that a human sacrifice would deepen the color of their bricks.