Have you ever wondered if some stories of demonic possession could be true? In today’s modern age, people generally scoff at demonic possession. Spooky ghost stories and the like are meant to be left in horror novels and films, or so they say. Despite a general disbelief, a demand for exorcisms has risen so much that the Catholic Church had to hold a conference about it. Even a prominent psychiatrist claims demonic possession is the real thing. With so many people believing they’re possessed, maybe some cases are actually true? There’s no way to know for sure. But you can always say a prayer and listen to these 25 Horrible Demonic Possessions That Could Be True.
In 1912, this fourteen-year-old girl from Iowa was a devout Catholic, but her father and aunt, who practiced witchcraft, would curse her and taint her food. After a while, she couldn’t enter a church, look at religious artifacts, and became sexually depraved. Some witnesses testified that she spoke in languages she’d never known before. She supposedly levitated and vomited out of her mouth. Eventually, priests came to exorcise the demons and after twenty-three days, they declared her free of demonic possession.
The Ammons Family
Gary police Capt. Charles Austin said he thought the story involving a mother and three children being possessed was a hoax until he visited the house several times. Since then, he said he’s a “believer.” From a swarm of flies in winter to a little boy walking backward up a wall, many strange and eerie things happened in the Ammons’ home. Eventually, this caught the attention of the Catholic Church and priests exorcised the demons. Since then, the family claims things have turned back to normal.
In 1974, this man worked as a butcher and was considered an affable man, but not particularly religious. However, he began attending Christian Fellowship Group and became enamored with the lay leader, Marie Robinson. Eventually, he had an episode of becoming “bestial” and verbally assaulted Robinson to the point where he had to be restrained. He had no memory of the incident, but his personality slowly deteriorated to the point where priests came to perform an exorcism. They said they exorcised 40 demons, but murder was still inside him. Soon after, he brutally murdered his wife in a grisly and violent manner and afterward, proceeded to kill his dog, ripping off its limbs.
Twenty years before the Salem Witch Trials, this sixteen-year-old girl was a servant in the house of Samuel Willard, a prominent Puritan preacher. When Knapp started having violent fits, he frequently consulted a local medical doctor, but the doctor didn’t know what was causing it. She also would speak in a hollow voice and call the minister a “great black rogue” and said he “tells the people a company of lies.” Little is recorded of what happened to her later.
This man’s possession started in 1788 when he would violently slap himself in the face and have wild fits. As his possession grew worse, he claimed he was the devil, made barking noises, sung an inverted hymn, and was very violent. Priests exorcised his demons, and it was reported afterward he was “calm and happy” as if back to normal.