“And when they entered the house they were “immediately greeted with spontaneous banging and knocking from around the house, but the focus seemed to be in Gottliebin’s bedroom.”

To Germany! A story of a very bizarre and long possession are what Dan has to share at the top of the show. Lutheran Minister Johann Christoph Blumhardt was born July 16th, 1805 in Stuttgart, Germany. He would live in Germany until his death at the age of 74 on February 25th, 1880. Blumhardt became a famous faith healer in his day – and his fame began with a book he wrote, Blumhardt’s Battle, published in 1850 – a book that journaled his 1842 exorcism of Gottliebin  Dittus, a young woman from the small German village of Möttingen. And Gottliebin experienced, if we are to believe Blumhardt’s account – an incredibly intense and prolonged demonic possession.  Then Dan keeps the holiday tradition of an old timey Victorian era horror story to wrap up this holiday edition of Scared To Death.  Lynze takes a slight departure this week telling two similar tales that offer more confirmation and comfort in what might be on the other side. In her first tale, she shares the story of a man who spends the night at The Villisca Axe Murder house and brings home an attachment, but it’s not what you think. Then in her second share, she tells us the story of a mother who lost her life but helped her daughter save her own. It’s a sad story with a happy ending and just enough spoop in the middle! 

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Opening Sumerian protection spell (adapted): 
Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened.  Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH.”

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