In this episode of Paranormal Underground Radio, we talk with Jason Haxton, author of The Dibbuk Box book and current owner of the Dibbuk Box. The new movie The Possession is loosely based on the story of The Dibbuk Box. Jason joins us again to talk about Jason’s book, the recently released The Possession movie by Sam Raimi, and the unusual experiences surrounding the Dibbuk Box. Jason is the museum director at A. T. Still University — Museum of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks on medical history and exhibits artifacts from the museum worldwide.
About the Movie: Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures produced Dibbuk Box is now titled “THE POSSESSION” and was released on August 31, 2012. The cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport and Natasha Calis, with Ole Bornedal as director. Premise: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
About The Dibbuk Box book: A dark secret slowly unravels when a wine cabinet sells at an estate sale in Oregon. It is soon sold and resold on eBay’s Internet auction, and each new owner becomes desperate to get rid of the box along with the health problems, accidents, or death they claim came with it. The curator of a medical museum in a small Missouri town learns of the mysterious cabinet and is intrigued by it as an artifact to be studied and researched. Jason Haxton places a bid on eBay and he, too, wins and soon finds himself the proud owner of the dibbuk box. But as he carefully investigates and records everything he can about this unusual item said to be possessed by a Jewish spirit, he discovers far more than he bargained for. In this true account, a dark past comes to light, a past that began at the time of the Holocaust and seems to have come full circle.
Air Date: September 6, 2012
Topic: Paranormal Experiences, Paranormal Theory, Paranormal Investigation, Dibbuk Box, The Posession
Guest: Jason Haxton
Hosts: Rick Hale and Karen Frazier
Producer: Cheryl Knight