100 Years Ago Today: Ouija Board Leads to Insanity

Herald Democrat March 5, 1920 In 1973, The Exorcist terrified moviegoers with its depiction of the demonic possession of Regan MacNeil, a 12-year-old girl whose use of an Ouija board allows the demon, Pazuzu (aka Captain Howdy), to take control of her body. Although this film caused some parents to panic and throw away their …

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100 Years Ago Today: Colorado’s Tunnel Fever

Herald Democrat, February 20, 1920 Three railroad tunnels were proposed in Colorado in 1920: Moffat Tunnel (under Rollins Pass) west of Denver, Cumbres Pass Tunnel near the New Mexico border, and Marshall Pass Tunnel near Salida. The concept of a long tunnel under high mountain passes was proven back in 1906 with the opening of …

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