Exorcism: The story behind the story of demonic possession in Gary

Foreword: This case is one of the most bizarre cases in recent memory.  Multiple media accounts detail reports from reliable witnesses; such as the Family Services investigators called upon to determine wrong doing on the part of Ms. Ammons.  Be sure to go to https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1004899-intake-officers-report.html and read the entire document, especially page 4 paragraph 2 which details the account of one child walking up the wall backwards and page 2 paragraph 10 in which medical personal at a clinic treating the children report watching the one child thrown through the air by an unseen entity.  While skeptics have tried to debunk this case, it still remains a credible testimony to the existence of paranormal activity.

The story behind the story of demonic possession in Gary

by Marisa Kwiatkowski for the Indianapolis Star

As The Star’s social services watchdog, it’s my job to be a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves.

I’ve investigated gaps in intensive mental health services for children with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses. I’ve written about the struggles of families to pay for children’s hearing aids. I’ve studied the state’s response to a paralyzed young woman’s death. And my colleagues and I investigated Indiana’s day-care system, which helped spur a change in state law.

But the article I’m most known for? Nope, it’s none of those. It’s a tale of demonic possession.

When it was published in January, “The exorcisms of Latoya Ammons” became an Continue reading

Denmark’s Only Exorcist Is Rather Busy

by Andreas Digens and Esben Elborne; from Vice.com

​Lars Messerschmidt is ​Denmark’s only exorcist. While you’re busy going to school or getting drunk, he’s out there fighting Satan and saving people from a life of demonic possession. Though Denmark is ​officially a Christ​ian country, there has been a ​massive decrease in true God-fea​ring believers as of late. This has—at least according to Lars—put Denmark on Satan’s Continue reading

Exorcisms: Are They On The Rise?

Is Society’s Interest in the Occult to Blame?

By Kimberly M. Aquilina | Nov 14, 2014 From Head Lines & Global News

“The Exorcist,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” “The Rite,” “Fallen,” “The Last Exorcism,” “Amityville Horror, “The Shining ” and even the romantic “Ghost” are all movies that span decades with one common theme: demon possession. Many religions believe demon possession or spirit channeling is possible.
The idea is scary. It makes for a good movie, but is society’s increased interest in the occult opening a door for the devil? Are school shootings, sniper attacks and suicide bombings occurring on the devil’s playground?
The word “occult” comes from Continue reading

COLOMBIAN ARCHBISHOP TURNS TO EXORCISM TO COMBAT SUICIDE INCREASE

by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. 14 Nov 2014 from Breitbart.com

Archbishop Flavio Calle Zapata, of Ibagué, Colombia, has instructed local parishes to offer an exorcism prayer because of the alarming increase in suicides in his archdiocese.
During the year 2014, seventy people have committed suicide in the region, and violence has also been on the rise.
Last Sunday, the archdiocese sponsored a “day of exorcism.” The Archbishop said that in today’s world “there is a culture of permissiveness” and what disturbs us “is that Satanism has also spread among our young people.”
The Archbishop said that “in all the Continue reading

Extreme and violent ‘exorcism’ practices lead to record number of ritual child abuse cases

Foreword: On any given day we receive news feeds regarding Exorcisms gone horribly wrong; many like in the cases mentioned in this article which are no more than ritual based physical abuse.  Typically these cases are in other countries and in communities in which the cultural tradition has no prohibitions against doing great physical harm to the supposedly possessed person in the name of exorcising a demon from him or her; the bottom line being get the demon out regardless of the cost or consequences. Reputable deliverance ministers find this practice reprehensible and campaign against philosophies that allow for physical abuse in the name of exorcism.  We reiterate constantly that demonic possession is very rare, that the Rite of Exorcism is only to be used after a thorough psychological and medical examiner, and then only as a last result when all other avenues have been exhausted.  We never advocate for “beating the demon out of the victim” as we believe that the patient should never be victimized twice—once by the demon and never by the clergy.

We publish this article in the hopes that it builds awareness of how an exorcism investigation should never be conducted.

Extreme and violent ‘exorcism’ practices lead to record number of ritual child abuse cases
by Ruth Gledhill, from Christian Today

Police officers and clergy in London were today advised how to recognise the signs of abuse suffered by children accused of witchcraft or “spirit possession”.

The event, designed to raise awareness of child abuse linked to faith or belief, follows a year when the Metropolitan Police Service received a record 27 allegations relating to ritual child abuse.

The allegations ranged from child neglect through common assault, actual bodily harm, administrating noxious substances to sexual assault offences. Continue reading

God’s E.R. helps cast out demonic manifestations

By BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer for Tulsa World

No heads were spinning 360 degrees, and no one was shrieking or foaming at the mouth Monday night during God’s E.R. ministry sessions, which are held several times a week in Tulsa to cast demons out of people and then to help them stay free.
“We see a variety of (demonic) manifestations, but not for long,” said John Heim, a volunteer minister who is also a Tulsa air traffic controller.
“We don’t allow manifestations. They might raise their heads, but we take Continue reading

Priest performs blessing in family home after boy shares bath with a ghost

Originally posted on Metro:

A family scared out of their own home have become so desperate that they had a blessing carried out.

On one occasion Hayley Keating’s son, Oscar, screamed in terror because he was sharing a bath with a boy with black hair.

She and her boyfriend Michael Roberts, 19, also claim to have heard strange noises in the night and their TV turned itself on in the early hours of the morning.

They have now called on Father Christopher Cunningham to perform a blessing at their home in Warrington, Cheshire.

Picture shows Michael Roberts and his partner Hayley Keating and her son Oscar. A young couple called Michael Roberts and Hayley Keating from Warrington, Lancs., have recently been encountering strange goings on in their new house after hearing stange noises, doors closing shut, keys going missing and Hayley's two year old son screaming and crying unexplainably.  Thomas Temple/Rossparry.co.uk

Michael Roberts and his partner Hayley Keating and her son Oscar who say they were scared out of their home by a poltergeist (Picture: Ross Parry)

She said: ‘It all started a couple of weeks ago. We were sound asleep in bed and the TV remote was on the floor.

‘All of a sudden we were woken up because it had turned itself on…

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