Weird World Weekly #53 – The Real Story Behind the Exorcist


In 1973 a movie was released called The Exorcist, which was a film adaptation of a novel titled the same from 2 years earlier.  What few people know though, is that the story is real, based on multiple incidents that occurred in 1949 to a child who is known only by the letter “R.”

On this episode of Weird World Weekly Matt and Dave will explore the real life events behind the fictitious story of “The Exorcist.”  When you’re done listening to this episode, head over to the Podcast of Terror page and subscribe to their podcast so you won’t miss Matt and Corey talk about the film in our upcoming crossover event.

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Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson

Originally from Minnesota in the United States, Dave has lived all over.  He currently makes his home in Ottawa, Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife and stepdaughter.  Dave works as an on-air announcer at Boom 99-7 (CJOT.) One of his first sci-fi memories was that of watching Star Trek the original series in reruns on Sunday mornings so, as you can imagine, that made quite the impression and was one of the inspirations for founding the Galactic Netcasts network in 2011.

You can hear Dave on The Alien Invasion, The SciFi Geeks Club and Weird World Weekly podcasts.

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