We’re headed back across the pond this week to the small town of Ossett, West Yorkshire. During the recession of the 1970s, the financial and emotional hardships of the Taylor family reached a tipping point and Michael Taylor turned to God. The Christian Fellowship Group, a vaguely protestant Christian group with no affiliation to any larger religious body, enjoyed the freedoms that came along with a lack of oversight on their interpretation of scripture. With fire and brimstone, laying of hands, and demonic possession at the center of their doctrine; it was only a matter of time before disaster struck. This everyday family would soon become the center of a terrifying tale that shook the community’s collective imagination and faith to the core, culminating in one of the most horrific murders in modern English history. Was this a case of legitimate demonic possession and incompetent exorcists or did we accidentally cover a true crime case?
WE MAY NEVER KNOW!!
Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week.
This week’s episode includes the following sensitive content:
Intense medical situations
Visual and auditory hallucinations
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