The Exorcist film set was haunted
Based on the book by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist, released in 1973, stirred up quite a bit of controversy in the years surrounding its release. For starters, the set used as the home of Regan MacNeil burned to the ground when a bird flew into a circuit box. Not so surprisingly, the only room left standing was the one used for the exorcism. Not only did actors suffer multiple injuries during the filming of the movie, two of them actually died shortly after filming wrapped—actors that played characters who died during the film. To make matters worse, when the film premiered in Rome, lightning struck a 400-year-old cross atop a nearby church.