SEASON 3 EPISODE 9. (70)
November 22 1960.
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SYNOPSIS: In a small New England community in 1902 a group of fearful villagers burn down a barn where
they believe a demon called Roger dwells. A reporter named Corning covers the trial of the arsonists and is
surprised to discover that the demonic Roger is actually a talking raccoon fluent in German, French, Latin and
four other languages. Is this poor animal possessed by the Devil, or is there another explanation (?)
COMMENTARY: This is a really bizarre episode that is scary for long stretches of time because it really does
seem that a demon has taken possession of a raccoon, endowing it with the human power of speech. Before
the animal is even revealed as the source of the speech, the little voice seems to originate from inside a . . .
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