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Global Spell Casting Day
Status: Publicity stunt/superstition
An organization named has announced that on May 5th, 2006 an experiment in global spell casting will take place:

Hundreds of participants around the world will focus their energy to manifest love, peace, prosperity and hope for the world. With this unified act of will, they anticipate that magic energy will fill people with personal power and create events that will lead to a better world. "We need no longer wait to see if magic is real or not", according to Ed Hubbard, CEO of Witch School, "We can test it through such global experiments, but instead of looking for data, I am looking forward to hearing the experiences people will have through this day of divine manifestation. I believe it will move the way we think about the world and how it works."

I am sure that this will have about as much effect as Not One Damn Dime Day or World Jump Day.
Categories: Paranormal
Posted by The Curator on Mon Apr 17, 2006
Comments (10)
This dude actually put a phone number in the press release: 217-283-4360. It is the number of:

Hoopeston Books & Gifts
112 W Main St
Hoopeston, IL 60942

Has anyone tried calling it yet?
Posted by BugbearSloth  in  earth, 3rd planet, sol system  on  Mon Apr 17, 2006  at  04:36 PM
He probably can be contacted via owl post as well.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Apr 17, 2006  at  05:25 PM
Send the guy a Howler.

Seriously though, seems like just another strange person trying to make a name for themselves.. Granted, it worked pretty well with Talk Like A Pirate Day, but that's because they happened to tap into a deep-seated need for humanity...
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Mon Apr 17, 2006  at  10:37 PM
But May 5th is already a festive holiday: Cinco de Mayo! Things like that taint "experiment" results. May as well just sprinkle sugar on your twinkie and see if it tastes sweet.
Posted by Ajin  in  So. Cal.  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  01:12 AM
I vote that, on the same day, the rest of us get together and build a giant duck. Then we hide inside, and wait for it to go somewhere.

Then we'll make a name for ourselves and probably end up somewhere interesting.
Posted by Soldant  in  Australia  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  02:22 AM
I agree with Soldant, but we have to make more complicated, random and controversial than just that, that's the only way we'll meke it in the tough world of people doing stupid things.
Posted by Dracul  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  06:41 PM
Good thing they're waiting 'til May 5th, the world doesn't need love, peace, prosperity and hope quite yet....
Posted by hcmomof4  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  07:59 PM
Should it work as they believe, it means they could demonstrate their don't-know-where-it-comes-from power to the world and next time they can even launch global 'hate, war and destruction' spell casting day? I sincerely hope it does not work.
Posted by t.kurione  in  France  on  Wed Apr 19, 2006  at  06:06 AM
Yeah, if they weren't focused on love, peace, prosperity, and hope before, what were they all wishing for?
Posted by Big Gary in Uncertain, Texas  in  Dallas, Texas, USA  on  Wed Apr 19, 2006  at  09:01 AM
Prayers, spells, everyone holding hands -- it's all the same thing. It will work or not depending on whether you think it will work or not.
Posted by cvirtue  on  Wed Apr 19, 2006  at  09:48 AM
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