“THE TRUE HORROR BEHIND THE DEMON VALAK” and More Disturbingly True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

APR 15, 202456 MIN
Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved

“THE TRUE HORROR BEHIND THE DEMON VALAK” and More Disturbingly True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

APR 15, 202456 MIN

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IN THIS EPISODE: Although Valak is depicted in the films "The Nun" and in “The Conjuring 2” as a habit-wearing spirit, the real demon appears as a child riding a two-headed dragon — at least according to a 17th-century demon-hunting manual. (The Reality Behind The Demon, Valak) *** The Vatican is one of the most well-guarded areas in the world. But if rumors are to be believed, all that security isn’t only to protect the pontiff… but some dark, disturbing secrets… and a machine that could change everything we know to be true. (The Vatican’s Secret Machine) *** We’ll look at that time a force field was accidentally created at a 3M plant. (3M’s Accidental Force Field) *** In 1872 George Wheeler met and married May Tillson in Boston. He made a home for May and her younger sister Della, first in New York, then in California. Along the way, George fell in love with young Della and when she planned to marry someone else he was faced with a dilemma: he could not marry her himself and he could not bear to see her wed to another. The solution he chose pleased no one. (Thus She Passed Away) *** In the 1800s scientists and doctors needed cadavers to study human anatomy and practice their skills. To help accommodate the need, it was made legal to sell dead bodies. What could possibly go wrong? (The Unsettling Anatomy Act)<br /><br />SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…<br />“The Reality Behind The Demon, Valak” by Gina Dimuro for All That’s Interesting: <a href="https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/43vu356n" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/43vu356n</a><br />“3M’s Accidental Force Field” by Brent Swancer for Mysterious Universe: <a href="https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3vvnwbpv" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3vvnwbpv</a><br />“Thus She Passed Away” by Robert Wilhelm for Murder By Gaslight: <a href="https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yyztmnat" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yyztmnat</a><br />“The Unsettling Anatomy Act” by SM for ListVerse: <a href="https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p8vdns9" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p8vdns9</a><br />“The Vatican’s Secret Machine” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: <a href="https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p8kxxz8" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p8kxxz8</a><br />Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. = = = = =<br />(<i>Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.</i>)<br />= = = = =<br />"I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46<br />= = = = =<br />WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.<br />= = = = =<br />Originally aired: December, 2021<br /><br />PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT: <a href="https://weirddarkness.com/true-horror-behind-demon-valak/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">https://weirddarkness.com/true-horror-behind-demon-valak/</a>