“ORIGINS OF THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE” and 6 More Creepy True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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In modern times, the Devil’s Advocate is in one of the most popular English idioms. You may have heard or even occasionally used this familiar expression, but did you know the phrase can be traced to the Roman Catholic Church that long had an office for a person who was employed as the Devil’s advocate? The Devil’s advocate is an ancient phrase that has long history.

IN THIS EPISODE: In an effort to test one of his theories on social behavior, psychologist Muzafer Sherif released twenty-two 12-year-old boys into a sparsely supervised wilderness camp — and then covertly provoked them to fight each other. (The Robbers Cave Experiment) *** Witch hunts and trials. They didn’t end in Salem – they live on even today in Papua New Guinea. (Papua New Guinea Witchcraft) *** A man in Japan sees small, childlike ashen white aliens. (Childlike Aliens) *** How can a holy book such as the Christian bible bring bad luck? One paranormal museum in West Virginia has the answer with an infamous display of the 666 Bible. (The 666 Bible) *** The people of Hannibal, Missouri in the late 1800s would remain appalled that one of their most prominent residents could be murdered without retribution. Even a $10,000 reward couldn’t bring justice. (The Stillwell Murder) *** A father takes his son to the ruins of an old, burned down building – and the boy sees something his father doesn’t. (The Old Factory Visit) *** “The Devil’s Advocate” – it’s a phrase that can be traced to the Roman Catholic Church that long had an actual official office for a person who was employed to be exactly that – an advocate for the devil. And he still works for the church even today. (The Devil’s Advocate)


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“The Robbers Cave Experiment” by Taig Spearman: https://allthatsinteresting.com/robbers-cave-experiment

“Papua New Guinea Witchcraft” by Caleb Strom: https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/new-guinea-witchcraft-0010998

“The Devil’s Advocate” by Ellen Lloyd: http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/11/19/devils-advocate-ancient-phrase-traced-to-the-roman-catholic-church/

“Childlike Aliens”: http://www.freaklore.com/japanese-man-sees-small-white-childlike-aliens-in-kyoto

“The 666 Bible” by Theresa HPIR: https://theresashauntedhistoryofthetri-state.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-666-bible-of-morris-memorial.html

“The Stillwell Murder” by Robert Wilhelm: http://www.murderbygaslight.com/2018/11/the-stillwell-murder.html

“The Old Factory Visit” by Mike: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2018/10/29/the-old-factory-visit/

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“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” — Psalm 23:4 ESV

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