029 Ghostly’s Exorcism

Are Exorcisms Real?

Francisco Goya. A painting by Goya, of Father General, Saint Francis Borgia, SJ performing an exorcism.

Are exorcisms real? In Ghostly’s twenty-ninth episode, Pat and Rebecca conclude Ghostly’s exorcism series with a debate on what is real. They take a look at all the evidence on both sides and introduce some new stories, and then our hosts are going to come down on one side or the other. #teambeliever or #teamskeptic

Questions explored in this episode

Are there still exorcisms today? What are the reasons to believe in exorcisms, and what are the reasons not to believe? Is it possible to be in the middle? Is there such a thing as pure evil? Do demons exist? What do we need to believe to believe in exorcisms? Why are there so many people that witness each exorcism? Why are there paranormal activities at each one? Is there a reason modern medicine doesn’t seem to fix the problem? Are exorcisms real?

Listener Mail and Questions!

Listen to another story from Frank C. This time a shadow person appears. Have a story or question of your own (or someone you know)? Send your story or question to info@ghostlypodcast.com and we might read it on the podcast. You can also email us individually at pat@ghostlypodcast.com or rebecca@ghostlypodcast.com. You could be on a future episode of Ghostly!

After listener mail, listen to Rebecca tell a modern-day exorcism story.

Debate Time!

Time for the debate! Rebecca brings in three areas of exorcism to debate. Why are there so many people that witness each exorcism? Why are there paranormal activities at each one? Is there a reason modern medicine doesn’t seem to fix the problem? Pat then brings up the ultimate question: is there such a thing as pure evil?

Be sure to stay for the whole episode to hear the “Closing Arguments” to help you make your choice before voting.

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Have you listened to our previous episode on the movie The Exorcist? If not, check it out here.

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Sources For This Episode

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/the-making-of-a-modern-day-exorcist-123779/
https://vocal.media/horror/the-terrifying-and-untold-true-story-of-modern-day-exorcisms
https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/04/health/exorcism-doctor/index.html
https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/10/16/real-life-exorcism/
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/12/catholic-exorcisms-on-the-rise/573943/

Special Thanks to Listener Frank C. for sharing his story!

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann