The Exorcism of Maurice Theriault

“As we got out of the car, we all froze. In the light, we saw very tiny handprints, like that of a six-year-old, all over our car.”

TW! TW! TW! Examples of suicide, sexual abuse, and murder are present in both of Dan’s stories. The first is a shorter  tale that Dan promised to share here after a recent episode of the Timesuck Podcast when he talked about the 1980 New Mexico Prison Riot.  The now closed prison has been supposedly haunted ever since that riot, and today we explore those claims. His  big second story is the tale of Maurice Theriault. A name that probably rings familiar to a lot of horror film fans. Infamous demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren of the Conjuring universe were part of an exorcism on Maurice in May of 1985. Lynze has her usual two stories but this week, it’s a little bit different. She shares encounters from the same fan who has two unrelated experiences about 10 or so years apart. Both stories are scary and interesting in their own ways!


Standup: Also – if you want to see a very different side of Dan than you see here, his Symphony of Insanity standup tour is back and running. Go to for ticket links to shows in Orlando, Charlotte, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Missoula, Tempe, Raleigh, Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Davenport this spring.

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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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