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Priest´s SLU exorcism diary
KSDK [Missouri], by Kristen Gosling

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Posted By:mitzi, 6/21/2013 9:49:21 AM

Many consider the 1973 film "The Exorcist" the scariest movie of all time. Wednesday is the 40th anniversary of the film´s release. If the mere thought of the famous flick gives you the chills, consider this: It´s directly based on a true incident that happened in St. Louis. The real story that inspired the famous book and movie happened in 1949. It began in Maryland, ended in St. Louis, and involved several Jesuits from Saint Louis University. Father Raymond J. Bishop, S.J. kept a day-by-day account of the exorcism. Click here to read the diary.

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Hard to believe it´s been 40 years since the movie. I still remember walking home in the dark afterwards.

Source is an NBC affiliate in Missouri.


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/21/2013 10:00:35 AM     (No. 9386840)

@OP: I remember `running` home in the dark....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 6/21/2013 10:17:41 AM     (No. 9386881)

I remember reading the book and not being able to sleep for a week. You can bet I didn´t even want to think about seeing the movie, and never have to this day. That stuff creeps me out.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: envirodude, 6/21/2013 10:35:20 AM     (No. 9386918)

I heard Richard Pryor commenting on the Exorcist. Pretty much said that had he been there, the first time the girl said "HELLO" in her demon voice, he would have said "Goodbye".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/21/2013 10:36:24 AM     (No. 9386921)

I read the book before seeing the movie and was still scared out of my wits!

And ... to this day I won´t go near a Ouija board. I can´t even walk down the aisle in a toy store where there are Ouija boards shelved. Gives me the "willies."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Elvira, 6/21/2013 11:56:26 AM     (No. 9387085)

Yeah, I was 16 when I saw it and was a newly baptised Catholic at the previous Easter Vigil - my stupid step-father must have thought that was funny. But boy you don´t even want to see the scenes they cut out!!! Holy crap!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 6/21/2013 1:29:29 PM     (No. 9387245)

Being raised in a strict Catholic family, I was 14 at the time this movie came out, and wasn´t allowed to go see it. My sister, who was 4 years older, did go, and it scared the daylights out her. I found the theme song, "Tubular Bells" hauntingly lovely, and went out and bought the record. Miffed that I was not allowed to see this much-talked about movie, and she was, I used to find it highly entertaining to sneak over to the record player in our shared bedroom, and play it at odd hours of the night. This was guaranteed to send my sister screaming in blanket clutching fear. Ah, the good old days...

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