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Sometimes you need to have a glass of wine, cuppa whatever and listen to a good old weird story. Musical score Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Aug 15, 2019

When Jemima Wilkinson woke up from a fever in October 1776, she was no longer Jemima, she was a Christ vessel sent by God to warn humanity that the end is nigh. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about the first American-born female messiah and this one isn't murdery or gross as some of the others they've profiled.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Cite your sources of face my wrath:

“Driving Tour Follows the Footsteps of Religious Pioneer Jemima Wilkinson.” Life in the Finger Lakes, 23 Feb. 2015,

Morris, Adam. American Messiahs: False Prophets of a Damned Nation. Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.

Moyer, Paul Benjamin. The Public Universal Friend: Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in Revolutionary America. Cornell University Press, 2015.