|About the Book|
In 1949, the Devil came to St. Louis….Or at least, if you believe the stories that have been told for the last fifty-odd years, a reasonable facsimile of him did. It is a story that has been told for three generations and has inspired books, filmsMoreIn 1949, the Devil came to St. Louis….Or at least, if you believe the stories that have been told for the last fifty-odd years, a reasonable facsimile of him did. It is a story that has been told for three generations and has inspired books, films and documentaries. It is, without question, the greatest unsolved mystery of St. Louis and one of the most perplexing puzzles of the paranormal in American history. But is the story so mysterious because of the events that occurred --- or because of the bizarre mixture of fact and fantasy that it has become? The story of the 1949 St. Louis Exorcism has become a confusing and convoluted mess over the years. There are so many theories, legends, tales and counter-stories that have been thrown into the mix that it’s become very hard to separate what it truth and what is fiction with this case.Finally, a book that makes sense of it all!According to legend, the most famous exorcism in American history occurred in St. Louis in 1949, creating a mystery that continues to endure to this day. But what really happened in this enigmatic case? How much of the mysterious story that has been told over the years is truth and how much fiction? Author Troy Taylor, who has examined many cases of ghosts and the unexplained over the years, has spent more than 10 years researching the facts behind this chilling story --- searching through old records, visiting the sites associated with the exorcism and even interviewing the last remaining witnesses to the strange events. This book now reveals the results of his work, unveiling the true facts behind what occurred in St. Louis in 1949 and allowing the reader to judge for himself whether the victim in the case, “Robbie Doe”, was really possessed by demons or not.Starting from the beginning of the case in Maryland, The Devil Came to St. Louis, follows the weird events of the story, debunking myths along the way and revealing real portions of the case that are more chilling than anything invented by the urban legends over the years. Discover interviews and never before published details of the exorcisms in St. Louis and Maryland, the dark events at the house on Roanoke Drive and even stories and legends of what followed the exorcism --- from the strange events during the filming of William Peter Blattys The Exorcist to what became of the furniture from the Exorcism Room at the old Alexian Brothers Hospital!Ignore the phony hype concocted by pseudo-documentaries that purport to interview living witnesses and reveal diary secrets -- this book will show why the myths were created and why they arent true. This eye-opening and often horrifying book is not for the faint of heart and is liable to have you sleeping with the lights on long after you have closed its pages for the final time!