Famous Cases of Possession
Most cases of possession occur when people who are vulnerable. A demon and demons usually starts off small you would hear footsteps, banging’s etc. and it would more than likely end in the death of someone, either that person or someone who is trying to help.
The more you look into possession the more you understand how common it is and how hard it is for families to get any good help, if you do not belong to that church.
Anneliese Michel (21 September 1952 – 1 July 1976) was a young Catholic woman from Germany.
When she was 16, she began having fits. Diagnosing her has having temporal lobe epilepsy, she began to get depressed and was sent to a psychiatric hospital. Only she started getting worse. Michel started hearing voices in her head, she couldn’t stand to be in church and religious object would hurt her if she was in the same room. She began getting aggressive, she ate insects and drank her own urine.
After a while her parents were convinced that she was possessed by demons. They asked the head of the church for an exorcism, which was denied due to her past illnesses of mental health. Eventually the Catholic Church agreed on the exorcism and priest Ernst Alt visited the house and admitted that Michel didn’t look like she had epilepsy.
Over the next ten months Michel was exercised over 67 times by the Church. Every time she was getting weaker and started refusing her food, as well as talking about dying.
Anneliese Michel eventually passed away at her home on the 1st July 1976. The autopsy report stated the cause was malnutrition and dehydration because of being in a semi-starvation state for almost a year while the rites of exorcism were performed. She only weighed 68 pounds and the previous day, she had broken knees due to the continuous genuflections and was unable to move without assistance, and was reported to have been suffering from pneumonia.
Her parents and the church were prosecuted, saying that her death could have been prevented.
Ronald Doe lived in Maryland USA and began to get possessed in the late 1940s. Ronald Doe is the made up name for the child as the Catholic Church wanted him to remain anonymous.
Doe was the inspiration to the 1971 novel The Exorcist and the film is loosely based around him apart from the film the possessed child was a girl.
He was an only child in his family and spent a lot of his time playing with the adults around him. He was close to his aunt who is a keen Spiritualist. After he showed interest in the Ouija Board, his aunt showed Doe how to use one to contact spirits.
Thomas B. Allen who is one of the last eyewitnesses in the case of Doe, stated that when his aunt passed, strange noises started around the house that no one could explain. Furniture would then start to move on its own.
Things came to ahead when he spent the night at Luther Miles Schulze’s house. He was interested in parapsychology and wanted to observe him. Even there objects were flying across the room and he ordered the child’s parents to get in touch with the Catholic Church.
Doe eventually underwent a series of exorcisms by Edward Hughes, who was a Roman Catholic priest. At one point Doe managed to slash the priests arm, he broke another priest’s nose but the exorcism was successful.
In 1993 Thomas B. Allen wrote a book about the incident and stated that “the consensus of today’s experts” that “Robbie was just a deeply disturbed boy, nothing supernatural about him.”
A childhood friend also said “the boy had been a very clever trickster, who had pulled pranks to frighten his mother and to fool children in the neighbourhood.”
Whatever the truth is in this case, the young boy was ill.
This is a story about Michael Taylor who lived in North of England. He was a Christian Fellowship group member and was married to Christine from Ossett.
He admitted to Marie Robinson, who was the group leader of the group, that he felt evil within him. His behaviour began to get more erratic as time when on and the group decided to call in the local minister to get rid of the Demon.
On the 5th to the 6th October 1974 the exorcism was performed on Taylor at the St. Thames Church in Barnsley, aided by three vicars of different churches.
According to them:
“In an all-night ceremony…invoked and cast out at least forty demons, including those of incest, bestiality, blasphemy, and lewdness. At the end, exhausted, they allowed Taylor to go home, although they felt that at least three demons—insanity, murder, and violence—were still left in him.”
The exorcism lasted all the way through the night till 6am. When the priests took the man home, they warned him that they have cast out forty demons but still a few remain apparently that included the demon of murder!
A few hours after being dropped off at the safety of his home. Taylor, suddenly snapped and strangled his pet poodle after killing his wife. He was found by a local policeman covered in blood wandering the streets naked.
At his trial he was acquitted on the grounds of insanity.
Alexandra Huerta is a 16 years old orphan made the headlines in 2014 when a video of her possession when viral. The young girl had taken a shamanic drug (made by poisonous plants) used in Mexico to contact the ‘spirit world’. After using the Ouija Board to try and connect her dead parents, Huerta began to get “possessed”.
Huerta was not by herself when she took the drugs and played on the Ouija Board. Her brother and cousin joined in too. They went in the morning to search for the plant, brought it home, and consumed it around 1 hour before playing on the board.
It was the paramedics which filmed her in 2014 after playing with the Ouija Board, while they tried to get her into hospital. Eventually she woke a few days later and remembered nothing.
Latoya Ammons and her 3 three children claimed to be possessed by evil spirits in October 2014.
The family from Indianapolis USA started hearing footsteps on an evening in the house, then the doors began banging between the kitchen and basement. When investigated there was nothing there. Then the children began screaming in fear during the night and eventually her 12 year old girl started levitating from her bed.
The strange occurrences started getting worse and eventually according to eyewitness the children began to walk on the walls.
Ammons knew at this point something needed to be done to protect her family. She contacted a church who refused to do anything, so after a session with a clairvoyant, she began to follow her advice and made an altar in the basement and cleansed the house using sulphur and sage.
The cleansing made the family’s behaviour worse, their personalities were like wild animals and one night someone called the police about the noise coming from the house. It took 5 people to hold down the 8 year old boy, during the height of his possession and the family were all taken to hospital.
The next morning, the hospital contacted Rev. Michael Maginot and explained about the situation.
As time when on her children went into temporary care, the police and priests visited the house more or less on a daily basis. The whole situation unsettled even the non-believers.
Eventually the children were reunited with their mother and the family moved to a different city.