The Bizarre Case of Dr. Rebecca Brown
By John Baskette
Copyright March 1994 by John Baskette.
This was originally a USENET post to soc.religion.christian.
1998 Update: What follows below contributes original research and information regarding Rebecca Brown, but the best work about her was done by PFO (Personal Freedom Outreach) which is now online. They have a new article about Rebecca Brown fron their journal, The Curse of Curse Theology, The Return of Rebecca Brown, M.D.
Dr. Rebecca Brown is one of several Christian authors who claim to have
been involved with underground Satanic cults. Dr. Brown describes her
experiences in books published by Jack Chick publications. Dr. Brown's
claims are particularly extreme because she claims to have had physical
contact with demons, devils and Satan himself.
I dropped by my friends Bob and Gretchen Passantino and asked them if I
could check through their books and files for information on Dr. Brown.
They had both He Came to Set The Captives Free and Prepare For War
written by Dr. Brown and published by Chick Publications. I borrowed
and read both books.
I also made copies of the following:
- A Superior Court of California document No: VCV 009038, Petition for
Change of Name and a Continue Order to Show Cause. These document
the application and granting of the petition by Ruth Irene Bailey
to legally change her name to Rebecca Brown back in April, 1986.
All the details check out. The Petitioner was born in Shelbyville,
Indiana. Her reasons for requesting the name change is because she
has, "become more known by the proposed name through use as a pen name and
use of the name in ministry than her present name."
- A "Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law & Order" document labeled.
"Before The Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, Cause No. 83 MLB 038
in the matter of Ruth Bailey, M.D., Respondent.
This documents the revoking of Dr. Bailey's license to practice medicine
in the State of Indiana.
Most interesting are the findings of fact which I will be repeating
- An article "Drugs, Demons & Delusions, The 'Amazing' Saga of Rebecca and
Elaine" by G. Richard Fisher, Paul R. Blizard and M. Kurt Goedelman from
The Quarterly Journal of Personal Freedom Outreach. Vol. 9, No. 4,
October-December 1989. Editor: Keith A. Morse.
- Four Newspaper articles as Follows:
- "Doctor Accused of Using Drugs to Treat 'Demons'" by Gerry
LaFollette from the Indianapolis News, March 16, 1984.
- "'Demons vs. Demerol' Doctor Will Get Pre-Hearing Exam" by Jane
Stegemiller from the Indianapolis News, May 18, 1984.
- "Excessive drug prescription, State board revokes doctor's license"
from the Indianapolis Star, September 21, 1984.
- "Physician's Bizarre Behavior Related" by Jane Stegemiller from
the Indianapolis News, September 21, 1984.
Both Dr. Brown and her patient/roommate "Elaine" (no last name is given
in the books) make bizarre claims.
Dr. Brown presents Elaine's stories as if they were truthful and
accurate testimony and follows them up with bizarre stories of her
Let's start with some quotes from Dr. Brown's books to reveal the nature of
The first half of He Came to Set The Captives Free tells the story of
Elaine, a former high priestess in a powerful underground Satanic cult
known as "The Brotherhood". According to Elaine, "This is the same cult
written about in Hal Lindsey's book, Satan Is Alive And Well On Planet
Earth, and in Mike Warneke's (sic) book, The Satan Seller." 
Elaine relates her recruitment into this cult at a young age, her rise to
the level of "High Priestess" in the cult, and her deliverance from the cult
with the help of Rebecca Brown.
The most prominent member of the Brotherhood and it's supreme leader is the
Dark Majesty Himself, Satan. Elaine claims to have had sex with Satan on
numerous occasions, both as High Priestess and as Satan's wife.
Here are some quotes:
A human sacrifice:
"I watched in utter horror as a crown of huge long thorns was driven into
the young man's head. The thorns going in so deep as to pierce into his
skull... Finally he was nailed to a wooden cross which was then picked up
and placed in a hole in the ground, just in front of the middle of the
platform. I will never forget the stench of the burned and tormented flesh,
the screams of the victim, his writhing agony, his pleas for mercy..." 
The description gets pretty crude after that. Later:
"Satan appeared in human form as usual, dressed completely in shining white.
But his eyes glowed red as a flame and he threw his head back and gave a
howl and a scream and a hideous laugh of victory as the high priest drove
a long spike through the man's head, pinning it to the cross, killing him.
The crowd went crazy, screaming and shouting and dancing in crazed ecstasy
at the "victory." They loudly proclaimed all victory and power and honor
to their father Satan. Satan vanished shortly after that to go on to the
next Black Sabbath sacrifice.
At his departure the meeting turned into a sex orgy. Human with human, and
demon with human." 
"Again he appeared as a man, dressed completely in white, wearing a crown of
gold with many jewels in it. The whole congregation stood with a shout and
much worship was given to Satan. Then, at a sign from Satan, all heads
turned to the back and I started forward down the aisle. I was escorted by
the high priest, followed by the Sisters of Light. When I reached the end
of the aisle I stopped before Satan's throne and bowed down before him and
did him homage. Then he gave me the command to rise. As I did so, he arose
from his throne and came down to stand beside me. The high priest performed
the wedding ceremony.... Satan gave me a beautiful broad gold wedding band
with an inscription inside it which said: 'Behold the bride of the Prince
of the world.'" 
The wedding was performed at a beautiful Presbyterian church. Elaine also
relates that the wedding night "sexual intercourse we had was brutal." 
Some of her activities as Satan's bride:
"I also made a number of trips to other countries. I have been to Mecca,
Israel, Egypt, also the Vatican in Rome to meet with the Pope. All my
trips were for the purpose of coordinating Satan's programs with satanists
in other lands, as well as meeting with various government officials to
discuss aid to their countries in the form of money. A few did not know
that I was a satanist, but thought I was associated with a powerful wealthy
organization of some kind. People asking for money don't ask too many
questions. The Pope knew very well who I was. We worked closely both
with the Catholics (especially the Jesuits) and the high-ranking Masons.
Elaine's claims are bizarre. How about Dr. Brown?
It was during this time that I met many of the well known Rock music stars.
They all signed contracts with Satan in return for fame and fortune." 
Nowhere does Dr. Brown question Elaine's testimony. After persuading Elaine
to leave the "cult", she received a disturbing letter in the mail:
"The letter to me detailed my activities of the past two weeks perfectly,
right down to what I had bought at the grocery store. They knew my address
and phone number. The told me that if I ever spoke to or saw Elaine again
that they would come and get me and sacrifice me. Elaine's letter told her
that if she ever saw me, and that if she did not return and repent and serve
Satan again, that they would get her and sacrifice her at the upcoming Black
Sabbath. One line in each of our letters was very similar to the letter
from the field commander of the king of Assyria to King Hezekiah. They said,
'You two are fools if you think your God can protect you from our Prince of
Dr. Brown goes on to describe weeks and months of daily life threatening
battles casting out demons from Elaine:
"The demons began to surface and speak through Elaine. I had never seen
anything like it. Her eyes, voice, and whole face changed. I will never
forget the first demon. Suddenly a guttural male voice said,
Dr. Brown relates her own encounter with the evil one:
'I am Yaagogg, the demon of death, and you are all fools, you cannot win,
we WILL KILL this foul traitor. She belongs to Satan and he will not
permit her to live.'" 
"Suddenly, a shining figure appeared and sat down across the table from me.
He was in form as a man. As I sat staring at him in silent amazement the
Holy Spirit forcibly revealed to me who he was! This was the LAST being I
had ever expected to personally meet. This shining figure presenting
himself in radiance as an 'angel of light' was actually the Prince of
Darkness, The Prince of the Power of the Air, ruler over a vast kingdom of
evil - Satan, himself!" 
Satan has a conversation with Rebecca asking her if she really dared to come
against him and told her to count the cost. He said, "Woman you had better
count the cost because I tell you, I will make your life an agony and an
anguish that you never knew could even exist!" 
Dr, Brown has many interesting stories. Once she confronted a "werwolf".
"One evening at dusk I was driving from my office back to the hospital to
see a patient who had taken a turn for the worse. I was alone in the car
and was driving down a stretch of isolated country road where there were
no houses or buildings within at least a one mile radius. Suddenly, about
a block ahead of me a huge werwolf (sic) stepped out into the middle of the
road. As I approached closer, he raised up and stood on his hind legs. I
put my foot down hard on the accelerator intending to swerve around him but
the car didn't respond. It glided to a stop, motor still running, despite
all my prayers and attempts to make it go. I sat there staring in horror at
the most incredibly ugly and fierce creature I had ever seen. I felt as
if I was drowning in the pure evil power that radiated from him. He threw
back his head and howled - a terrifying sound which I shall never forget.
Dr. Brown lived with Elaine for several years. In fact she and Elaine
were still roommates at the time of the writing of her books. She described
their life back in Indiana as follows:
Then he looked straight into my eyes and told me, 'You can't go anywhere -
see, I have stopped your car and there's nothing you can do about it. Now
I'm going to enjoy ripping your throat out and drinking your blood. You
have been interfering with Satan too long; I am going to punish you. You
cannot stand against my power.'" 
"After I finished my residency in internal medicine and critical care, I
opened a medical practice in a small town about 60 miles from the city in
which Elaine was initiated into satanism. Over the next three years life
was intense. Elaine was ill continuously, often bedfast with many
This description of their life stands in stark contrast to the version
given in the newspaper articles and in the medical board findings.
I made many contacts during that time and was privileged to bring close to
a thousand people out of hard-core Satanism. We ran sort of an underground
railroad. We lived out in the country so we hid people out in our barn, in
a small apartment attached to out garage, and also in an upstairs apartment
over my office. Every penny I made went to help these people with food,
clothing, transportation out of the state, medical care and so on. I
averaged 3-4 hours of sleep per night. Towards the end of that time the
battle escalated, becoming more intense.
In His perfect will, the Lord allowed the satanists to be the instrument of
my mother's death....
Satan struck one of his final blows to our ministry in that area. The
satanists swept in, and in one night, while Elaine and I were out of the
house for a couple hours, destroyed everything we had. They axed everything
in my home, even killing our precious pets. They also destroyed my office
and everything we had. Elaine and I escaped with our lives and the clothes
on our backs, that is all. Satan's attack was so well planned that at the
same time everyone turned against us. My own father and the rest of my
family turned against us. Elaine's family helped the satanists destroy
everything we had. Members of both our families moved to try to get us
permanently committed to a mental institution. We had no choice but to
flee the state." 
What follows are the Findings of Fact for Ruth Bailey, Cause No. 83 MLB 038
from October 2, 1984.
As one would expect the board issued and "Order" as follows:
- That on numerous occasions Respondent has knowingly and intentionally
misdiagnosed her patients including, but not limited to her patients by
the name of Edna Elaine Moses, a/k/a Elaine Moses, a/k/a Elaine Bailey
(hereinafter collectively referred to as "Edna Elaine Moses"), Claudia
Moses, Lucia Lively, Luccinda Sisson, Kelly Sisson, Cheryl Maynard, and
two (2) patients identified only as "V.B." and "K.W."
- That the "misdiagnosis" referred to in "Finding of Fact" no. 8 above,
included misdiagnosing alleged leukemia, various blood disorders, gall
bladder disease, brain tumors and various other ailments and conditions
all of with Respondent stated were allegedly caused by demons, devils
and other evil spirits.
- That in fact, the patients referred to in "Finding of Fact" no. 8 above,
were not suffering from the diagnosed ailments and conditions referred
to in "Finding of Fact" no. 9, above.
- That on numerous occasions Respondent stated to her patients that she
was "chosen" by God as the only physician able to diagnose certain
ailments and conditions which other physicians could not because the
other physicians, including physicians from Ball Memorial Hospital in
Muncie, Indiana and St. John's Medical Center in Anderson, Indiana were,
in fact, "demons, devils and other evil spirits" themselves.
- That Respondent was inappropriately treating Edna Elaine Moses' purported
leukemia with massive doses of Demerol and Phenobarbital to the point
where the patient would tolerate 600 to 900 cc injections of Demerol, a
fatal dose of which is normally in the 150 to 200 cc range, and up to
three times the recommended therapeutic dose of Phenobarbital.
- That Respondent gave Claudia Moses, a 15 year old mentally impaired
daughter of Edna Elaine Moses who possesses the intellectual age of an
8 year old, numerous injections of Demerol for alleged "nausea" and
allowed Claudia to administer injections of Demerol to herself.
- That on numerous occasions the Respondent would supply her patients with
excessive amounts of legend drugs and/or controlled substances without
any explanation, instruction, or appropriate charting.
- That numerous patients of the Respondent had to undergo detoxification
and withdrawal from the excessive amounts legend drugs and/or controlled
substances which the Respondent was prescribing and/or administering
without valid therapeutic reasons.
- That while Edna Elaine Moses was under the immediate care and treatment
of Respondent, the family of Edna Elaine Moses had to have Edna admitted
to St. Vincent's Hospital Emergency Room in Indianapolis, Indiana and
subsequently committed to LaRue Carter Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana
for detoxification from the excessive amounts of controlled substances
which Respondent was prescribing and administering for Edna's purported
leukemia and for treatment of the multiple infections, including infections
of her urinary tract and infections of various catheters including a
"Hickman" catheter used to facilitate the administration of intravenous
medications and also for treatment of externally caused lesions.
- That Respondent failed to maintain and keep adequate records or charts on
her patients and in several instances failed to maintain any charts or
records at all.
- That on numerous occasions Respondent falsified patient charts and
hospital records and misled other health professionals regarding her
patients condition including, but not limited to statements made by
Respondent at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana, St. John's
Medical Center in Anderson, Indiana, Indiana and Barrien General Hospital
in Barrien Springs, Michigan, all to the detriment of her patients'
- That on numerous occasions Respondent misrepresented and falsified
prescriptions which were presented to several pharmacies for controlled
substances including, but not limited to March Pharmacy located at 2808
Nichol Aveneu, Anderson, Indiana, Gene Maddy Drugs located at 3050
Meridian Street, Anderson, Indiana and Hollon's Drugs located at 2101
Jackson, Anderson, Indiana by writing on the face of the prescriptions
that the prescriptions for controlled substances for the patient by the
name of Edna Moses, Elaine Moses, and/or Elaine Bailey were for
"malignancy" when in fact, there was no therapeutic reason for Respondent
to be prescribing Demerol or any other contolled (sic) substance as the
alleged patient was, in fact, suffering from no malignacy.
- That Respondent has stated on numerous occasions that she possessed the
capability of "sharing" her patients' illnesses in fighting the demons,
devils and other evil spirits that were allegedly causing the various
ailments and conditions and that she was, in fact, "sharing" Edna Elaine
- That without a valid therapeutic reason the Respondent self-diagnosed and
self-medicated herself with non-therapeutic amounts of Demerol for her
"leukemia" that she was allegedly "sharing" with Edna Elaine Moses and
also for treatment of an alleged malignant brain tumor and myasthenia
- That Respondent has been witnessed routinely receiving non-therapeutic
doses of at least 3 cc's of Demerol on an hourly basis by injecting
herself in the backs of her hands, the inside of her thighs, or wherever
she could locate a suitable vein.
- That the board appointed psychiatrist who examined the Respondent and
reviewed statements made by her patients diagnosed the Respondent as
suffering from acute personality disorders including demonic delusions
and/or paranoid schizophrenia."
"1. That Respondent's license to practice medicine in the State of Indiana,
license no. 29402, is hereby revoked."
The Indianapolis News relates other details:
"Testimony for 19 witnesses revealed that Dr. Bailey, a former registered
nurse, began an impressive medical career in 1979 after excelling in
According the witnesses interviewed in the article, Dr. Bailey claimed to
have attended a human sacrifice ceremony; that a demon had attacked Dr.
Bailey and she responded by severing the demon's arms, legs and head and
afterward God took Dr. Bailey to heaven and gave her a drink from a silver
Over the last three years she deteriorated into a woman plagued by drug
addiction, religious extremism and a belief that patients and colleagues
were possessed by devils, witnesses said.
Several witnesses declined to reveal their current addresses saying they
feared retaliation from Dr. Bailey. The physician carries a handgun and
has threatened to harm people she claims are possessed, they said.
'Her diagnosis was that I was possessed by many demons, including one like
an octopus with long tentacles...'" 
Also submitted into evidence at the hearing were 11 photographs taken at
St. Vincent showing bluish-yellow sores over most of Mrs. Edna Elaine
Moses' body apparently caused by repeated injections. 
The article goes on, "Several witnesses said they saw Dr. Bailey inject
herself, Mrs. Moses and Mrs. Moses teenage daughter with Demerol and
morphine. Great quantities of drugs were kept on hand, and the Bailey
home was littered with used needles and syringes." 
The Quarterly Journal article I mentioned earlier gives much of the same
information I have given here and the authors investigated a number of
specific factual details related by 'Elaine' and Dr. Brown. For example,
Dr. Bailey says that the satanists were the instrument of her mother's
death. The Journal article uncovered the death certificate which gave
a heart attack as the cause of death for this 75 year old woman. 
One irony they mention in light of the anti-Catholic claims in Dr. Brown's
books and given Chick publications rabidly anti-Catholic writings is the
fact that Dr. Bailey received financial assistance in opening her medical
practice in Lapel, Indiana from St. John's hospital, a Roman Catholic
More is related in the excellent Journal article but this is sufficient
to that Dr. Brown is hardly a credible witness regarding Satanic Ritual
- Rebecca Brown, MD, _He Came to Set The Captives Free_, Chick
Publications, Chino, Calif., 1986, p. 30.
- Ibid., p. 73.
- Ibid., p. 73-74.
- Ibid., p. 60-61.
- Ibid., p. 61.
- Ibid., p. 62-63.
- Ibid., p. 91.
- Ibid., p. 97.
- Ibid., p. 101-102.
- Ibid., p. 103.
- Ibid., p. 228.
- Rebecca Brown, MD, _Prepare for War_, Chick Publications,
Chino, Calif., 1987, p. 224-225.
- Indianapolis News, Sept. 21, 1984, p. 1.
- Ibid., p. 1 and p. 5.
- Ibid., p. 5.
- The Quarterly Journal, Personal Freedom Outreach, Oct.-Dec. 1989, p. 13.
- Ibid., p. 12.