Studies are showing that instances of demonic possessions have been on an exponential rise for the past 3-5 years. Scarier still, churches report they are failing to meet the demand for exorcists due to lack of trained clergy. In Italy alone, more than a half-million new cases have been reported – and they are not alone. Religious experts in Ireland report a three-fold rise in demonic activity and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis warns demonic activity is rising “at an alarming rate” in the United States. The reason for the rise in Dark Forces is unknown but believed by some to be accredited to a rise in participation of occult activities. According to Italian priest and licensed exorcist Benigno Palilla (translated): “Demonic possession has grown because of the
The Devil’s Letter is an encrypted missive housed in the cloistered monastery of Palma di Montechiaro in Italy. Its message has stymied researchers for more than three-hundred years. The letter was penned in 1647 by the hand of Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione – under the guidance of the demon god, Lucifer. Born Isabella Tomasi, Sister Maria entered the Benedictine convent in Palma di Montechiaro at the age of 15. According to historians, Sister Maria awoke from a fainting spell with an odd feeling that the devil “had controlled her”. She noticed she was covered in ink and several letters lay scattered about her desk. Examining the letters, she found an unintelligible mix of ancient script and mysterious runes. Sister Maria admitted to others at the
The murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik – was a popular nun who knew too much killed by Baltimore priests?
On November 7, 1969, 26-year-old Sister Catherine Cesnik vanished. Her body was found a few months later, discarded unceremoniously in a garbage dump. The investigation into her disappearance and death revealed rampant abuse at her place of employment, Keough High School, a prominent Catholic school in Baltimore, Maryland. Many believe a quiet cover-up orchestrated by the Catholic Church and local Baltimore officials allowed Sister Cesnik’s murderers to remain free. The disappearance of Sister Catherine Cesnik Sister Cesnik was a teacher at Archbishop Keough High School, an all-girls Catholic school located at 120 Caton Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland (the school later merged with Seton High School and is now known as Seton Keough High School). Only a month or so prior to her disappearance, Sister Cesnik had inexplicably
In Vatican City, the walled enclave within the city or Rome, there is an archive containing more than 75,000 codices from throughout history and an estimated 1.1 million ancient printed books. It was officially designated the Vatican Apostolic Library (aka Vatican Library or the Vat) in 1475 although the collection is much, much older – one of the oldest in the world. If you are a researcher, and can sufficiently document your need for access, the collection is open for limited periods of time – except for a section of the library known officially as the Vatican Secret Archives. About the Vatican Secret Archives (aka Vatican Secret Library) From the main library, go by the way of Porta Angelica, through Porta di Santa Anna and you will
Ghostly floating head of martyred Saint captured on video shot inside St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church
Tourists are flocking to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Drogheda, Ireland after the spirit of Saint Oliver Plunkett was captured on video by a women filming the martyred Saint’s prison cell door, behind which he spent the last years of his life. The video appears to show a masked face, believed to be the ghost of the long-dead saint, suddenly peering through a hatch in the 15th century prison door. The woman told reporters: “I don’t really believe in ghosts or anything like that, so I was a bit spooked out to see it when I was checking my video when I got home. I was just filming the cell door with my camera phone, and didn’t notice anything unusual at the time, but when
Anneliese Michel (September 21, 1952 – July 1, 1976) was a German Catholic girl who was "possessed by demons" and subsequently underwent a series of exorcisms. Following the last exorcism and after warning her mother that she could take no more, Anneliese died in her sleep. Anneliese's early life Anneliese Michel was born September 1952 in Klingenberg, Bavaria, Germany. A devout Catholic girl, Anneliese often slept on a bare floor as reparations for her sins. In 1968, when she was 16 and still in high school, Anneliese began to suffer from violent seizures. Unable to speak, scream, or call for help, she would later explain that she felt as if a huge body of weight were sitting on her chest. Soon, Anneliese began experiencing devilish images while praying. She claimed