I Want to Believe the Podcast – S5 2022 Halloween Special – Death and Exorcism
Open: Exorcism of Emily Rose Trailer | Closing song: Eyes Without A Face by Billy Idol
Clips throughout episode: Buzzfeed Unsolved
Welcome to the I Want to Believe podcast and our Halloween special for 2022! A familiar voice is back with us for the spooky season, friend to the show, Valerie Lofaso.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose was a 2005 horror movie about a young woman who had become possessed by several demons. The movie was based on true events… in this episode, we’ll be sharing those events with you.
Anneliese Michel, the woman that Emily Rose was based on, grew up devoutly Catholic in Bavaria, West Germany in the 1960s. When she was 16, one day at school she blacked out and was seen walking around in dazed state and unresponsive to those who approached her. Though Anneliese did not remember what happened, friends and family told her of the trance-like state she had been in. Little did they know, this was only the beginning.
After numerous exorcisms of Anneliese ended in tragedy, her parents and priests involved were charged with her death. Was it temporal lobe epilepsy and Geschwind syndrome as the prosecution presented? Or was it actual demonic possession, which the defense argued? Listen to the episode for the whole story and decide for yourself.
My latest spooktacular book, We Only Come Out at Night, is available for purchase. This book is a collection of short horror stories and is a great companion piece for your Halloween festivities. You can get it at: SlevikStore.Company.Site or at the Green Hand Bookshop in Portland, Maine. Valerie’s Tangled Web of Friends book series can be found on all online booksellers: B&N | Amazon | Bookshop.org | Goodreads
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