In an effort to continue to answer our unanswered questions through Camp Divination, we are returning to one of our favorite cases that takes place in 1994 in Celina, Texas. Following the tragic loss of their beloved son, Travis and Olivia Mabel went their separate ways. Travis moved to Boston in hopes of moving forward, but Olivia went inside. Receding from the world in a four year period of grief-stricken seclusion that would culminate in her bizarre death. However, this is not a simple case of unexplainable circumstances. Olivia was found to be dabbling in esoteric magick ostensibly in hopes of creating a physical manifestation of her lost son. Could she have accomplished this incredible force of will and mental focus? Could Olivia Mabel have created a genuine tulpa; a thought form of her son? Moreover, could that tulpa have shirked her control and ultimately turned on her?

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