The True Story Behind The Film “The Exorcist” – The Exorcism Of Roland Doe

Considered to be one of the scariest films of all time. The movie “The Exorcist” terrified the masses upon it’s release, and brought the reality of the devil home to millions of people. Although the terror and special effects enhanced the story being portrayed. What if i told you that the story itself was inspired by a true story of demonic possession?

That’s right. The fictional story behind the movie, written by William Peter Blatty. Was based off of a real story of an exorcism that took place in the 1940’s in St Louis, Missouri.

The exorcism was of a young boy named Roland Doe (alias).

Roland and his family began to experience strange happenings around their home after Roland played with his deceased aunt’s Ouija board shortly after her passing. The activity started with scratches coming from inside the walls and from there things escalated.

One night after the scratching sounds had turned to bumps and knocks. The activity seemed to move out of the walls and into Roland’s bed. He was awakened and terrified by his bed shaking and bouncing. He wasn’t the only one to have seen this activity however. His mother joined him in the terror, after she heard him screaming.

After this the “demons” seemed to overtake the boy and he began to manifest incredibly violent and scary behavior. This was accompanied with words now being carved into his skin.

The protestant family eventually contacted the Catholic church to receive an exorcism for the boy, after the priests dubbed it as the “real deal.”

From here the boy was exorcised and would eventually be cured. Or so the story goes.

The story itself is a long and complicated one. Far too long to put into a simple blog post. If you’d like to know the whole story. Watch the video below.

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