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Are you "Exorcist" fans aware that the novel was based on a real case, but of a young boy, not a girl? In both reality and fiction, it was the Ouija board that started things off...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exorcism_of_Roland_Doe

I've seen an interesting television program about this case. From the article at the above link, under "Literature and Film":

"This exorcism case inspired the 1971 novel The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty, which in turn was adapted into the classic 1973 horror film of the same name.[11] The case also inspired the 2000 movie Possessed, which is said to be closer to the story in Allen's book.[11] A documentary was also made of the case, titled In the Grip of Evil.[12] Another documentary movie was made in 2010 named "The Haunted Boy: The Secret Diary of the Exorcist" where a group of investigators travels to the location in question and uncovers the diary that is said to be kept by William S. Bowdern.[13]"
Hi PC
I just read your link-I thought the boy lived in Georgetown DC?
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