Teenager died from suffocation in exorcism

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While we don’t talk about exorcism and demonic possession here on this blog, it is, nonetheless, a real part of the field of paranormal, being outside the realm of what is accepted as “normal”. However, I thought it important to shed light on the things that can and do go wrong when people erroneously believe that an individual is possessed. I hope that this young woman has found peace on the other side from whatever she might have been suffering from.

A teenage girl thought by her father to have been possessed by an ‘evil spirit’ died from suffocation during an exorcism, it has been reported.

Tomomi Maishigi’s father and a monk performed a ‘waterfall service’ on the 13-year-old where she was allegedly bound to a chair by a belt and placed face-up underneath a water pump for five minutes at a Buddhist church in Kumamoto, south Japan.

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The Watseka Wonder

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Back in November 2010, I wrote about the story of Patience Worth and her life as the “original” ghostwriter. Patience lived during the heyday of Spiritualism, as did the subject of a story I came across recently. Her name was Lurancy Vennon and hers is a story of spiritual possession.
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