The FBI is called in to assist Sheriff Maurice Daniels who thinks that a preacher's son, Samuel Hartley, is responsible for several deaths. Since he was a young child Hartley has reputedly been able to cure the sick by the laying on of hands. As a boy he revived someone who had been badly burned and pronounced dead at the scene. He and his adoptive father, Calvin Hartley, now run a revival-like tent ministry but Samuel's attempts at healing has resulted in several deaths. As far as Sheriff Daniels is concerned, Samuel is a murderer and wants to get the proof to arrest him. Mulder isn't so sure and wonders if there might be other forces at work.
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(at around 15 mins) The screen caption says "Kenwood County Courthouse" but the building shown is the "Dekalb County Courthouse" in Auburn, Indiana. In the original broadcast, the sign on the courthouse had not been changed, resulting in a revealing mistake. Subsequently, the sign was changed digitally to replace "Dekalb" with "Kenwood" so there is no error when viewing the episode in broadcast syndication or on home media. See more
I think I saw some of these same people at Woodstock.
Mulder, you weren't at Woodstock.
I saw the movie.
References The Exorcist
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more