The rise of ‘freelance’ exorcists in France


Rising demand for exorcisms is fueling an industry of freelancers who claim they can dispel evil spirits – for a fee.

By Salvatore Valeri and Koldo Bika | 31 October 2017 | Excerpted from The BBC


Demand for exorcisms – the rite of expelling evil spirits – is on the
rise in some European countries, with France leading the pack,
according to the Economist. This demand has sparked a rash of
‘freelance exorcists’: people outside the clergy who will charge 900
euros ($1,060) or more to rid clients of evil and break spells.

There are no official statistics on exorcisms in France. But the Continue reading

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Psychiatrist Describes ‘Creepiest’ Exorcism Witnessed; Possessed Woman Levitated From Bed


By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter | Nov 1, 2017 |
Excerpted from The Christian Post


A prominent psychiatrist with decades of exorcism experience has shared details behind the “creepiest” case of demon possession he witnessed, in which a woman displayed unnatural strength and levitated from her bed.

Dr. Richard Gallagher, a board-certified psychiatrist who teaches at Columbia University and New York Medical College, said in an article published Tuesday in the National Catholic Register that in his 25 years as a consultant for a network of exorcists in America, the case of a woman named “Julia” remains the most disturbing. Continue reading

I was possessed BY A DEMON: Shocking claim evil spirit took over man’s body

EXCLUSIVE: A “possessed” man has said he faced sheer terror after an “evil demon took over control of his body.”
By JON AUSTIN, Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 | Excerpted from The Express UK


Gert Brouwer said he was left unable to breathe and a neighbour had to rescue him after the paranormal monster took control of him when he was aged 21.

He made the astonishing claim at the Paraforce UK paranormal convention in Witham, Essex.

Mr Brouwer, who was visiting from the Netherlands, told the stunned audience that in the year before his possession, a terrible series of events happened. Continue reading

Is The Exorcist based on a true story? Real-life tale of Roland Doe’s possession that’s more terrifying than the film and TV show

by Jo-Anne Rowney 21 October 2017 | Excerpted from The Mirror UK

As The Exorcist returns to the small screen we look at the terrifying true tale behind the story and how close it is to the movie


The cult film The Exorcist terrified the world more than 40 years ago, but the 1973 movie about the demonic possession of a 12-year-old girl, held more truth than we realised.

It is a story that has gone on to inspire films and TV shows alike – the latest being Syfy’s The Exorcist, where two priests attempt to purge another girl of her demons 40 years after the events of the movie.

We have William Peter Blatty to thank for bringing the tale to the masses. In 1949, the author sat reading the Washington Post when he saw an article about a Maryland boy, named as Roland Doe to protect his identity.

The story grabbed his attention, so much so that he went on to write his novel, which in turn became the cult movie we all know and love.

But what actually happened to Roland Doe?

It all began with a 13-year-old boy, Continue reading

CHICAGO MOM SAYS DEVIL TOLD HER TO KILL CHILDREN, SHRINK TESTIFIES

BY MARIA PEREZ ON 9/22/17 Excerpted from Newsweek

She said the devil made her do it—and this week, a forensic psychiatrist basically agreed.

In a testimony this week, Dr. Phillip Resnick said that Elzbieta Plackowska, on trial for killing two children and two dogs, “had a psychotic belief that devils had entered [the children], and that by taking their lives she was allowing the children to enter heaven.”

Resnick added that Plackowska, who has pleaded not guilty Continue reading

The insights of an exorcist priestThe insights of an exorcist priest

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS gives us a rare look at Church investigations of the supernatural — By FR JOHN BOLLAN

Excerpted from The Scottish Catholic Observer 

Last week I received a phone call asking, ‘Are you still the exorcist?’ I was a little thrown off by the question, but not perhaps as much as you might imagine. What threw me off was the out-of-the-blue nature of the query: fans of Star Wars will recognise my reaction if I say I had a ‘Ben Kenobi moment,’ as the character originally played by Alec Guinness gets called by a name he hasn’t heard for ages.
For indeed I was the exorcist, but Continue reading

Is It Mental Illness or Demonic Oppression?

by BECKY DVORAK Charisma Magazine

Karen writes and asks, “How do you know if a person has an evil spirit or if they are biologically ill or, in the case of a Christian, walking in the flesh rather than the Spirit?” Karen, this is a great question, and an important one for us to understand.

Now, when you are referring to someone having an evil spirit I think we need to clarify what Continue reading