This week both of Dan’s tales are demon related. At least according to those involved. The first story comes from the Warren files. A lesser known tale of demonic infestation from Ed and Lorraine’s seminal book “The Demonologist”. We head to Vermont in 1974 to hear the disturbing tale of the Donovan family haunting. One woman’s Ouija board use seems to have led to contact with something that was NOT what it said it was – something that would terrorize the entire Donovan family for months. His next tale is known as the Exorcism of Gina. In 1991, ABC News’ iconic exposé news program 20/20 would air coverage of the exorcism of a teenage girl identified only as “Gina.” She’d be cured –  BUT – did broadcasting what was supposedly her demonic possession lead to the demonic possessions of others? Lynze has a possible hat man sighting. A young mother notices the familiar feeling of her home feeling “off”. The feeling escalates to an interaction with something. What does it want- her or her baby? Wrapping up the stories for this week is a tale about a family curse and possibly a warning about the family curse from a long dead family member. It all builds to a super spoopy ending! 

New Merch: Black cats can be bad omens – but what about 3 eyed black cats?  What if there was a shirt with a black cat on it? What if you’re the one wearing the shirt? Are you now a bad omen? If any of you get this shirt, let us know if wearing it makes anything weird happen.Head on over to and check it out!

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 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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