Unspeakable Crimes The Chilling Story Of Magdalena Solís, The Mexican Prostitute-Goddess Who Took Over A Murder Cult  

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Magdalena Solís was one of the leaders of a Mexican murder cult that was responsible for the brutal deaths of up to 15 innocent people. Over the course of several months in the early 1960s, a small Mexican village was subjected to rape, violence, torture, and even murder, all at the hands of the Hernandez brothers/Solis cult. 

While dangerous cults seem to have always existed, it's still shocking to hear about members who have devoted themselves to a sect, only to end up being killed by said cult. In the case of the cult run by Magdalena Solís, the members weren't so much devoted followers as they were straight-up sexual slaves for the whim of the leaders and High Priestess of Blood herself. There are tales of bizarre ceremonies including ritual human sacrifices, blood-letting, sexual abuse, and murder. 

This is the true story of the high priestess of blood. Continue reading to learn more about the Mexican prostitute-turned-cult leader, Magdalena Solís.

Magdalena Solís Tortured And Killed At Least Eight People So That She Could Drink Their Blood

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In 1963, Magdalena Solís became a cult leader and serial killer who participated in human sacrifice. This High Priestess and her crew of men forced a small community into being held as sex slaves in their perverse cult. If the townspeople decided they did not want to be a part of the group, Solís would have them brutally beaten and murdered. She would also practice blood-letting on the unfortunate victims, causing them bleed to death so that she could drink their blood. Over the course of six weeks, Solís would be responsible for the murders of at least eight people, but police believe there were probably additional victims, perhaps as many as 15.

The Hernandez Brothers Convinced A Town of People They Were Prophets And Held The Town As Slaves

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The cult-scam all started in the early 1960s, when an infamous pair of siblings known as the Hernandez brothers took complete control of the 50 or so villagers in a small town called Yerba Buena. The scam artists had told the villagers that they were prophets of exiled Incan gods and in return for worship and devotion pledged to make the villagers prosperous.

But eventually, the townspeople began questioning the brothers’ motives, as they had not received any of the promised treasures yet were being held in grottos as sexual slaves to serve the brothers' whims. Additionally, none of the so-called gods had shown up. The men decided they needed to find someone else to join in on their scam in order to keep the peace with the villagers and to continue scamming them. The brothers traveled to the Mexican city of Monterrey, where they met a prostitute, Magdalena Solís, along with her brother-turned-pimp, Eleazar. Solís and her brother agreed to help the brothers with their scam and returned with them to Yerba Buena.

Solis Claimed To be The Reincarnation Of An Aztec Deity, But Then Started Believing It Herself

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When Solís arrived at Yerba Buena, she decided to take on the persona of a reincarnated Aztec goddess. The ever-so-crafty Hernandez brothers made a spectacular show of the goddess’s arrival to the village, complete with magic tricks as an introduction. Solís informed the town that she was the reincarnated goddess Coatlicue. Coatlicue was an Aztec goddess known as the mother of the gods, and goddess of the sun, moon, and stars. Not only did the villagers believe Solis’s outlandish tale, but Solís, a religious fanatic, also soon started believing the delusions herself. Solís would continue to abuse her power in various ways, sexually abusing people, and killing them if they didn’t meet her demands. In fact, Solís starting practicing a blood ritual with unbelievers. If anyone doubted her in any way, she forced the believers in her cult to beat and set fire to the doubters. As the victim lay dying, the believers would begin with the bloodletting ceremony. Solís would drink their blood, mixing it with peyote, believing it would give her the power to live forever.

As The "High Priestess Of Blood," Solís Presided Over The Village And Sentenced Villagers To Death If They Complained About Their Slavery

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When Solís joined the group as a goddess, the dynamic shifted and she became the powerful High Priestess figure, with the Hernandez brothers and her own brother acting in subservient roles. Allegedly, some of the villagers complained about being held as sexual hostages and wanted to leave. Solís sentenced them to death by lynching. As her reign went on, she began ordering blood sacrifices, wherein villagers were bled to death and Solís drank their blood from a chalice. Eventually, they began open-heart sacrifices, done while the victims were alive. This horror continued for almost two months.