It has become tradition for Ryan Murphy to drop hints about the next season of "American Horror Story" in the final episodes of the current season. For the last few weeks, subtle hints have been placed throughout the episodes; often so subtle, it's been hard to decipher them at all. But this year, the evidence is starting to suggest that there might be an element of witchcraft to Season 3. Let's take a look at the clues.
It's all in the musicWhen Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe) decided to cheer up the asylum by bringing in a jukebox instead of replacing "Dominique," which once played constantly in the common room, it seemed a little radical. But what songs played on the possessed nun's new music box? Well, most memorably was the cheerful sound of "Love Potion No. 9." But if you paid close attention, you'll also have heard "I Put A Spell On You" playing, too. It could have been coincidental that two songs relating to spells were heard, but most of the time, nothing is a coincidence on "American Horror Story."
Lana's shoesAgain, we turn to the jukebox for the next clue. In what was probably the most memorable scene in the show's history, we took a trip inside Jude's (Jessica Lange) crazed mind, where she and the Briarcliff residents performed a musical number. However, this time, it's not the song that holds relevance. Did you spot Lana's (Sarah Paulson) shoes? Inside the asylum, everyone wears more or less the same thing, but Lana's red slippers stood out. They may have been a shout-out to "The Wizard of Oz," in which Dorothy is given ruby slippers by Glinda, the Good Witch of the North.
Burning bodiesWhen Monsignor Timothy Howard (Joseph Fiennes) killed Sister Mary Eunice, Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) told him he would cremate her to purge her body of the demon inside her. Little did we know, he also planned to cremate himself alongside her. Everyone is familiar with the concept that witches were burned at the stake to purify the soul, which makes this one of the biggest potential clues so far.
New Orleans-based season?Many people immediately think of Salem when witches are mentioned. However, with this season being set in Massachusetts, it seems unlikely they will stay in the same place twice. This leaves us wondering where they will go next. New Orleans has been a popular theory online, simply because it has strong connections to all things paranormal. While a season related to the Salem witch trials would be amazing, New Orleans is just as exciting a prospect.