ACH068: The Exorcist is one of the scariest movies and books of all time, but Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us of the true story behind it: the exorcism of a teenage boy in 1949 in Maryland and Missouri, the tenacious priests who wouldn’t give him up, and the Archangel that finally freed him.
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Links for this episode:
- The Actual 1949 Diary of the Priest Who Inspired the 1973 Film: The Exorcist
- “Priest Frees Mt. Rainier Boy Reported Held in Devil’s Grip,” The Washington Post, August 20, 1949
- The St. Louis exorcism of 1949: the real-life inspiration for ‘The Exorcist’ | Post-Dispatch Archives | stltoday.com
- Roland Doe And The Chilling True Story Of The Exorcist
- The Horrifying True Story Behind THE EXORCIST: The Possession of Ronald Hunkeler – The 13th Floor
- American Catholic History pilgrimage to the Kentucky Catholic Holy Land in 2021
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