ASTROWORLD festival tragedy victims’ manner of death remains unknown after cops slammed Travis Scott sleuths’ “harmful” Satanic conspiracies.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner spoke out on Wednesday after eight people died, two remain hospitalized in critical condition and hundreds were injured on November 5, 2021.
Eight people died and hundreds were injured at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival on November 5, 2021[/caption]
The event took place in Travis Scott’s hometown of Houston, Texas[/caption]
Speaking at a press conference, Finner stressed the importance of being respectful to the families who lost loved ones and have family members in the hospital as the police department is investigating the possibility of needle spiking taking place at Astroworld.
Finner said: “There’s been a lot of talk, a lot of rumors, a lot of opinions, a lot of speculations, and where it’s not helpful and is harmful to the families.
“I expect us to be decent and consider those families.
“The rumors, the speculations, your opinions — let them be that. But let us conduct our investigations.
“I just want us all as a city, as a nation to pray for these families. I can’t imagine what they’re going through right now.”
The police chief said the causes and manner of death were unknown and will not be known “right away.”
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In regards to a rumor about a security guard getting stabbed in the neck with drugs, Finner said: “We did locate that security guard. His story is not consistent with that.
“He says he was struck in the head. He went unconscious. He woke up in the security tent. He says that no one injected drugs in him.”
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Finner slammed other rumors as “harmful” after crackpot conspiracy theorists sensationally claimed that the tragic deaths at Scott’s “hellish” Astroworld concert last week came as part of a “satanic blood sacrifice.”
Scott staged the event in his hometown of Houston, Texas on Friday night, but the concert ended in tragedy when the crowd of around 50,000 people suddenly surged towards the stage, crushing some attendees.
The rapper spoke out in a series of Instagram stories after the tragedy unfolded and defended his actions.
“My fans really mean the world to me and I always wanna leave them with a positive experience and anytime I can make out anything that’s going on, I stop the show and help them get the help they need, you know?” he said.
He added that he “could never image the severity of the situation. I’m gonna do everything I can to keep you guys updated and keep you guys informed on what’s going on.”
The eight victims who died ranged in age from 14 to 27 and have all since been identified.
More than 300 others were also injured. At least 23 people were hospitalized, five of whom were under 18. Eleven of those taken to hospital suffered cardiac arrest.
A series of wild, bizarre and down-right disturbing conspiracy theories have surfaced on TikTok, with many of them accusing Scott of conducting a large-scale satanic sacrifice in plain sight.
To support the ludicrous claims, conspiracy theorists are citing a series of “proofs,” including so-called hidden messages on a t-shirt worn by Scott and apparent occult symbolism in the design of the stage and in promotional material for the event.
“Anyone else notice that the stage is an inverted cross leading to a portal to Hell,” asked one TikToker, whose video has since racked up more than one million views.
Others pointed out that attendees entered the stage through the mouth of a large sculpture of Scott’s head, likening it to the famous “Christ in Limbo” painting by Hieronymus Bosch which depicts the “mouth of Hell.”
Many of the conspiracies highlight that the slogan for the festival was “See you on the other side,” which Satanic panickers are claiming hinted towards the “planned blood sacrifice.”
“We’re all suffocating, dying, and on the screen, it says ‘See you on the other side’ along with all the Illuminati symbols and the praying hand sucking our energy from us,” one TikToker said.
“I’m 100 percent convinced that this was literally an energy harvest, that this was a satanic ritual. Travis Scott was snatching people’s souls.”
The eight victims who died ranged in age from 14 to 27and have all been identified[/caption]
Houston police are conducting an investigation[/caption]
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