Vegas stage magician and former Satanist, ‘Magnifico, the Great Flayer of Babies’ gained international recognition last night after performing in front of a sold out crowd, the majority of whom did not leave the theatre alive.
An occultist by trade but a performer at heart, Magnifico has been performing unsuccessfully around small towns in Nevada for five years before he finally got his big break to stand before a crowd of over 600 at the Palace Casino on the famous Vegas strip.
“I’ve been to a lot of magic shows and this was by far the most astonishing,” sole survivor, Adam Pullman, raved, “When Magnifico brought me up on stage and showed me my card… it was just incredible.”
Pullman suspects that the illusion was made possible by the fact that all other spectators in the room had been sacrificed to the Archdemon Ravganak, just enough spiritual capital for Magnifico to summon the ace of spades from the deck.
When asked about his new found stage success, Magnifico the Great Flayer of Babies was humble, “You don’t perform for the hundreds of lives who are lost in the performance of demonic rituals, you perform for that one person who gets caught up in the illusion and the splendour of stage magic”.
When questioned about whether he felt culpable in the loss of lives, an affronted Magnifico hushed this reporter, saying that to detail his guilt would be to reveal the particulars of his tricks and thus violate a blood oath he signed when he was 14.
An ongoing investigation into a more rational cause for the tragedy is being carried out by the local police department, but Magnifico is unconcerned about it affecting his rise to stardom.
“It’s always disappointing to learn how they do a trick,” a still-impressed Pullman admits, “But I didn’t really notice Magnifico using the souls of the audience members as a conduit for a demon, because I was too distracted by what he was doing with his hands.”