The Possessed Anneliese Michel

Anneliese was born on September 21, 1952 in West Germany. She had 3 sisters and her parents devoted their life to the Catholic Church. Anneliese was 16 years old and suffered from a sudden and violent seizure. The doctors told her she had epilepsy. The medicine she had been taking from the seizure had no effect on her. She started having suicidal thoughts. Soon she started seeing visions and hearing people talk to her and tell her what to do. She started seeing hallucinations of devil faces. She could walk by/pass the crucifix, refused to drink the holy water, and had a very bad smell.  A family friend suggested to go to a priest. Many told her that she was just ill, but one heard about these things that were happening and came. After being approved he started on exorcisms. The first exorcism was on September 24, 1975. Anneliese was possessed of Hitler, Nero, Judas, Cain, Lucifer. She reportedly urinated and defecated on the floor regularly, and was prone to licking up her own urine. Anneliese would growl and snarl like a wild animal. Religious imagery and icons would cause her to fly into an animalistic fury, and one time she spent two days under the kitchen table, barking like a dog and refusing to come out. All of this went on for about 10 months and 67 exorcisms took place. On July 1, 1976 she died, only weighing about 68 pounds. The two priests were put on trail and was put in jail for manslaughter for 6 months then on probation for 3 months.

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