Marc Heal's The Sussex Devils: A true story of the 1980s Satanic panic PDF

By Marc Heal

'Heartbreaking and breathtaking.' – Clive Barker, writer of Hellraiser

In 2012 Marc Heal stumbled throughout a yellowed newspaper slicing approximately Derry Knight: a guy who claimed that he belonged to a mystery Satanic staff working on the optimum degrees of British society. Helped by means of John Baker, vicar of the Sussex village of Newick, Knight had falsely raised huge sums from prosperous gentry at the pretext of destroying strong goods of Satanic regalia.

Heal threw away the slicing however it made him deeply uneasy. Why might he take into accout not anything concerning the Knight affair although he had grown up at its epicentre? Why did he be aware of quite a bit concerning the humans within the tale and but recalled so little approximately it? eventually, he confronted as much as the cause of the clean: the trial had taken position within the weeks instantly after the defining trauma of his lifestyles. In December 1985 an elder from his mom and dad' evangelical Christian church tried an exorcism on him believing he was once possessed by means of demons.

Based on large interviews with all of the surviving witnesses this booklet explores the reality in the back of Derry Knight and the devastating results that evangelical Christianity had on one younger man.

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