True Haunting: An Interview with Edwin Becker

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Join your host, Alex Matsuo, as she talks to Edwin Becker, whose paranormal encounters were so severe, that it led to the first televised exorcism in 1971.  What was intended as a financial answer to their prayers became a curse.  Learn what experts and gifted people did in a failed attempt to assist this desperate couple.  There is no happy ending, as the young couple suffered emotionally, were physically threatened, had their pets terrorized, and eventually suffered financially by actually "giving" their building away.   Mr. Becker told his story to the world in his book, True Haunting.  Mr. Becker’s story was covered in the season finale of Paranormal Witness in the episode called, “The Tenants.”  Find out the true story and what Paranormal Witness left out.  It's sure to send shivers up your spine!

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Edwin Becker and his wife purchased a building that was built and occupied by a single family that refused to relinquish their hold, even after death. Investigated and verified by experts, this residence brought chaos into their lives. They searched for help at a time when supernatural events were a taboo subject and being ignored by the Church, and this sent them into a desperate search for any assistance. With an author, a psychic, and a reverend, they gave their best effort at exorcising the multiple spirits inhabiting the building and disrupting the lives of the living. Events were filmed by NBC, who sent their most prominent Chicago journalist, Carole Simpson, to cover the event.

Click here to watch the exorcism television coverage (NBC, 1971)

Click here to watch Paranormal Witness “The Tenants” Sneak Peek

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