posted on Dec, 29 2005 @ 03:18 PM
This is based on the true story of Anneliese Michel, a 19 year old girl reportedly possessed by a demon, who eventually died from the exorcism rites
performed on her
Around 1968 Anneliese, after a major seizure, was diagnosed as epileptic at the Psychiatric Clinic in Würzburg. She remained hospitalized for almost
two years, and eventually began seeing demonic faces during her daily prayers. When Anneliese returned to school in the fall of 1970 things only got
In addition to the startling images that haunted her in the hospital, Anneliese began to hear voices. Coming from a strict Catholic background, and
lacking any other explanation, Anneliese began to attribute her condition to demonic possession. She grew increasingly frustrated with medical
intervention as it did not seem to affect her core problems. Only once did she mention her “demons” to a Doctor, but her concerns were not taken
By the summer of 1973, her parents began to inquire of different pastors if they would perform an exorcism on their daughter. They all refused. The
Infestatio (proof of possession) is very specific on the criteria that must be fulfilled. Some of the crucial elements include an aversion to
religious objects, speaking in languages the person never learned, and evidence of supernatural powers.
An exorcism request for Anneliese was eventually approved by the Bishop of Würzburg in 1975. At that point some of her more charming behavioral
- insulting, beating, and biting family members
- refusal to eat regular meals (claimed the demons wouldn’t allow her)
- consumption of spiders, flies, coal, and her own urine
- destruction of Crucifixes, paintings of Jesus, and Rosaries
- tearing of clothes from her body
- urinating on the floor
- acts of self-mutilation
So you have to admit that even if it’s not proof of possession, it’s seriously messed up, or at least very messy. And if you found yourself
getting sexually excited as the list went on, go out and get yourself a Goth hooker and some counseling.
The exorcism, known at the time as Rituale Romanum, was assigned to Father Arnold Renz and Pastor Ernst Alt. Through the course of these often taped
session, Anneliese presented over 6 separate demons possessing her including Satan, Judas Iscariot, Nero, and Adolf Hitler - which would make for an
awesome episode of Celebrity Death Match if they could set it up.
For the next 7 - 8 months they held 1 -2 sessions a week. This might make you wonder what exactly the effectiveness of exorcism is supposed to be
since your basic antibiotic works about 100 times faster than that. Nevertheless the dudes tried, and Anneliese did have time between sessions when
she showed no symptoms.
Eventually Anneliese destroyed her knees through obsessive genuflections, got pneumonia, and died from starvation. Her parents and the exorcists were
brought up on charges of negligent homicide. The defense played the tapes from different sessions (sometimes featuring multiple “demons” arguing)
to prove that she was indeed possessed.
SOURCE OF INFO: Joblo.com
Wether you believe that she was possesssed or Ezquiz.... neither was completly proven or disproven... poor girl !