The Internet is abuzz over the tragic news that William Peter Blatty, author of the terrifying book and feature film, “The Excorcist,” died on Thursday at the age of 89. Blatty, who suffered from multiple myeloma, is widely known for creating the hair-raising supernatural story that has both entertained and horrified audiences for more than four decades. But one of the details that isn’t always given a great deal of attention is the fact that “The Exorcist” was actually based on a supposed real-life story that

Blatty first read about during his college years, The Associated Press reported on Friday. In the film, a young girl named Regan is inhabited by a demonic spirit, but the real-life story reportedly surrounds a 13-year-old boy referred to by aliases “Robbie Mannheim” and “Roland Doe” — an individual whose identity still remains concealed decades after his own apparent demonic possession unfolded.It’s quite an odd story that apparently began in a Washington, D.C., suburb in 1948 when Robbie started noticing marks on his body and other bizarre happenings inside his home. It’s unclear why or how it all started – READ MORE