demonic possession

The Vallecas Case – the demonic possession of Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro provides compelling evidence of paranormal activity via the official police report of responding officers

The Valecas Case, the demonic possession and subsequent death of Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro, gained legendary status in Spain not just for the events, but for the number of first-hand witnesses including neighbors, friends, hospital workers, and the legal authorities (who filed an official report documenting the events they saw). A change in Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro’s behavior In early 1990, the family of 18-year-old Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro noticed an odd change in her behavior. The family, who lived in Vallecas, a municipality of Spain just south of Madrid, worried when Estefania began suffering from hallucinations and convulsions. In an instant, Estefania would burst into rages, barking, growling, and hissing at her brothers. She told the family she saw “shadows” walking through her room at night. The Lazaro family took

Experts agree – demonic possessions on the rise – Vatican issues call for more Exorcists

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 real-life exorcism of Ronald Hunkeler – the true story that inspired The Exorcist

  In the beginning, Ronald Hunkeler was an anonymous boy, referred to variously as Ronald Doe, Robbie Mannheim, John Hoffman, or Roland Doe. Subject of a demonic possession, the events surrounding his exorcism were carefully documented by attending priest Raymond Bishop. Dr. J. B. Rhine, director of the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University, called the case the “most impressive manifestation he has heard of in the poltergeist field.” Decades later, the terrifying events were portrayed in the book and subsequent blockbuster movie, The Exorcist. Reports of a demonic possession surface In mid-1949, communities around Washington D.C. were riled after several newspapers printed reports of a demonic possession and exorcism that took place in Maryland. According to reports, more than forty-eight people witnessed the events. Newspapers hid the trued

Haunted dolls – when demonic and spiritual entities take possession of inanimate objects

There are many documented cases of demonic entities and ghostly spirits inhabiting inanimate objects.  Historical accounts of books, vases, boxes, automobiles and of course, houses, have been reported to become “possessed” with otherworldly spirits but one of the most common inanimate objects subject to demonic or ghostly possession are toys – particularly children's’ dolls. The demonic possession of Annabelle the Doll Most readers are familiar with the case of Annabelle the Doll, the Ed and Lorraine Warren investigation of the demonic entity that dwelt inside a Raggedy Ann Doll (and mentioned in the movie, The Conjuring). The doll had been given to a young nursing student as a birthday present from her mother. Shortly thereafter, the woman (Donna) and her roommate (Angie) noticed that the position and

The Ammons family demonic possession and exorcism – home described as “portal to hell”

The demonic possession of the Latoya Ammons family The demonic haunting and possession of the Latoya Ammons and her family will go down in history as one of the best documented and most widely witnessed demonic possession in history. With over 800 pages of official documentation and dozens of first-person accounts from reliable eyewitnesses including police officers, a police captain, Department of Child Services officials, security guards, ministers, psychologists, and a Catholic priest, many consider the case to one of the best examples of demonic possession to date. The series of strange events began in December 2011, one month after the Ammons family, mother Latoya Ammons, grandmother Rosa Campbell, and their three young children, moved into their new home on Carolina Street in Gary, Indiana. It was

The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel – real life exorcism goes wrong

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