In July of 1976, in the small town of Klingenberg Germany, coroners arrived at the well appointed home of the Michel family. A young woman had died in her home, surrounded by the people she loved most. She had been ill, and there was clergy on hand who had delivered last rites. The case sounded cut and dry enough, and they didn't expect any complications. That is until they entered the room where the young woman lay dead. Something had gone horribly, horribly wrong.
This week WWBD explores the haunting story of the supposed demonic possession, exorcism, and negligent murder of Annelise Michel. Was Annelise possessed by demons, or was she simply a victim of misjudged mental and physical illness? Where do we draw the line between the spiritual and the physical? Whatever the answers may be, a young woman died horribly in the spaces between them, and we endeavor to explain why.
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