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HOUR ONE: Investigators noted the hair on the alleged victim’s arms was singed, and the skin burned. The grass where he claimed to have had the encounter was also scorched. Did this scoutmaster and the boys with him truly experience a real UFO sighting in 1952, or was it all a hoax? (The Scouts and the UFO) *** An atheist tells his story about being possessed by demons… or maybe he wasn’t. (I Thought I Was Possessed By The Devil) *** Is the Thunderbird real or myth? Most would say it is myth – or if it was real, it’s now extinct. But then how do you explain sightings of the massive airborne creature as recently as 2018? (The Giant Thunderbird Lives) *** Sometimes, the darkness of night can hide frightening secrets. Especially if you are alone. (You’ll Never Guess What Happened While You Were Asleep)
HOUR TWO: Different peoples build their identity around different facets of their culture: the Italians around their food, the Greeks around their architecture, America around expanding waistlines. The Isle of Man, however, has pinned its identity today on low tax rates, motorcycle races and, oh yes… mermaids and fairies. (Catching Mermaids on Man) *** Would you be willing to eat your meals off the chest of a corpse, in the process, taking on their sins as your own? That’s the gruesome job of a sin eater – and there were people willing to do it even into twentieth-century. (Would You Become a Sin Eater?) *** Dr Richard Gallagher is a New York psychiatrist and a psychiatric professor. He has spent twenty-five years viewing exorcisms – and he says ‘fallen angels’ target the devout AND those who’ve meddled with the occult. He says it outright – being possessed by a demon can and does happen, and he has seen it all too often. (Psychiatrist Says Demonic Possession Is Real) *** UK homeowners believe their homes are haunted and want to rid themselves of them, while Americans don’t care if a house is haunted so long as it has a swimming pool! (Ghostly Homes And Ghost-Loving Buyers)
SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME: Robert Ressler came up against a lot of resistance, but his dedicated focus on the minds and motives of serial murderers created what we know today as criminal profiling. (The Man Who Created Criminal Profiling) *** An atheist tells his story about being possessed by demons… or maybe he wasn’t. (I Thought I Was Possessed By The Devil)
BOOK: “Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal” by Dr. Richard Gallagher: https://amzn.to/2YSlhBJ
BOOK: “20 Commonly Asked Questions About Demons” by Daniel C. Okapara: https://amzn.to/3fCEsFD
BOOK: “Demonic Possessions Extraordinary True Life Experiences” by C. Torrington: https://amzn.to/3fEzoAx
“Psychiatrist Says Demonic Possession Is Real” by Sheila Flynn for Daily Mail: https://tinyurl.com/y7yb5x26
“The Man Who Created Criminal Profiling” by Fiona Guy for Crime Traveller: https://tinyurl.com/ybeh2zke
“Catching Mermaids on Man” from Beachcombing’s Bizarre History Blog: https://tinyurl.com/y9uat6zq
“Would You Become a Sin Eater?” by Lisa A. Flowers for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/yco9cv44
“Ghostly Homes and Ghost-Loving Buyers” by Jenn Gidman for Newser: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p8tezpc; and T.K. Randall for Unexplained Mysteries: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p8hvest
DesVerges UFO case singed grass photo evidence: https://tinyurl.com/yax47shu
BOOK: “Running From The Devil: A Memoir of a Boy Possessed” by Steve Kissing: https://amzn.to/2AfJO9A
BOOK: “Unexplained!” by Jerome Clark: https://amzn.to/2YYxRj8
“You’ll Never Guess What Happened While You Were Asleep” by Sarah Blumert for Graveyard Shift: https://tinyurl.com/ya2bu7gk
“The Scouts and the UFO” by Colin Bertram for History: https://tinyurl.com/y9wcubpk
“I Thought I Was Possessed By The Devil” by Steve Kissing for the Huffington Post: https://tinyurl.com/ybhrudzc
“The Giant Thunderbird Lives” by Stephen Wagner for Live About: https://tinyurl.com/y7agyegx
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