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Looking at Exorcisms and The Paranormal

Updated on April 9, 2017

Pictures of The Unexplained

Pictures like this ghost image give credence to those who believe in poltergeist. On the other hand, many people contend the photo was doctored.
Pictures like this ghost image give credence to those who believe in poltergeist. On the other hand, many people contend the photo was doctored. | Source
This ghastly image is one of the first photographed ghost images that at least seems authentic to a degree.
This ghastly image is one of the first photographed ghost images that at least seems authentic to a degree. | Source
Ghosts sightings have been reported worldwide for hundreds of years. Some seem credible while others are definitely hoaxes.
Ghosts sightings have been reported worldwide for hundreds of years. Some seem credible while others are definitely hoaxes. | Source
The Exorcist was supposedly based on a true story about a child who is possessed by a demon.
The Exorcist was supposedly based on a true story about a child who is possessed by a demon. | Source
Clowns and other inanimate objects have been reported to be possessed by demons for hundreds of year.
Clowns and other inanimate objects have been reported to be possessed by demons for hundreds of year. | Source

The Bible and Demons

As a Christian, of course, I believe in Demons. You can not pick and choose which parts of the Holy Bible to believe. It is the holy inspired word of God. Jesus spoke of Exorcising demons from different people. He said getting the evil spirit out of a man requires much time prayer and much time fasting. Of course, there are references to Demons and the Devil himself all throughout the Bible. Lucifer, otherwise known as, (Satan) was an Angel in Heaven before starting a war in Heaven. God would not allow there to be war in Heaven. So, there was no choice but, to throw out the Devil. By this time, he had a following. They are called Fallen Angels. God had no choice but, to cast the Devil and his Fallen Angels out of Heaven. This broke God's heart. The Devil is talked about in the first and the last Book of the Holy Bible in great detail. In the last book of the Bible, Revelation, John goes into great detail about the end days and there are very specific details about the Devil himself.

Other religions believe in demons and exorcisms as well. Islam and Judaism, both have firm, deep rooted beliefs when it comes to this subject. I think all religions struggle with this subject if for no other reason but, with the fact that the things that happen can't be proven. That is the hardest thing for people to accept.

Fact or Fiction?

Hundreds of authentic looking pictures have been taken that have been refuted or found to be not true by science. However, several videos of the paranormal seem more real, than the million dollar movies that are made on the subject. Now of course, Hollywood would want to know how to create the best and scariest sound effects. In fact, check out the Youtube video at the bottom of the page to see a very disturbing and scary piece of footage. (Singapore ghost in elevator). You know the footage can not be altered.

The Catholic Church has performed thousands of Exorcisms throughout the centuries and documented most of the cases. A Consecrated Priest is used in performing an Exorcism and it must be approved by a Bishop of the Church. The following, is a list of ways that would be used as proof that Demons would be taking over a human body. Thus the need for the exorcism.

1. Audio Recordings: Many tapes have been played of previously recorded Exorcisms in which the possessed spoke in three or four old languages at once and also talked in a completely different voice. These languages were not known, of course, to the person who is being possessed. This is full proof that people can get possessed by demonic spirits.

2. Witnesses: Doctors, Priests, nurses, police, and family members many others have been in the room watching the real thing and being frightened during the entire experience. It is not predictable what will happen and this is pure evil.

3. The Possessed Persons Actions: People who are possessed have been known to eat bugs, or on the other hand, refuse to eat at all. They have been known to break their fingernails, bend and contort in all different positions. The possessed have also been known to hurt themselves as well as others in many other odd ways.

Performing an Exorcism

Note: A demon is thought to be a fallen angel from Heaven and a member of Satan's following. A ghost is said to be the spirit of a deceased human being.


A Priest, Doctor and at least one other witness will tie the possessed down when they begin. Certain Biblical Scripture is read while praying to Jesus Christ. Holy water, Crucifixes and other religious items are used during this purification process.

Many people think Exorcisms are hoaxes or the person possessed is either lying or doing this to seek attention or they have some type of mental illness. Any time an Exorcism in the Catholic Church is done a Priest must make sure that the person does not have a medical problem but, a religious issue. Doctors always check the person in question to make sure they are not faking a demon takeover and to make sure they are mentally stable before an Exorcist performs his ritual. Hollywood has dramatized the paranormal and demonic activity to a point where it is almost silly. Each person has to form their own opinion on this subject. Reports of demons and poltergeists have been reported all over the globe for centuries. Polls have shown that the average person believes in ghosts and demons.


Paranormal Phenomenon in The Home

Paranormal: Experiences that lie outside the norm and have neither a medical or scientific explanation.
Poltergeists are known for throwing and moving things in the house, cutting lights on and off and making horrendous noises. Claims have been made of seeing spirits as well as hearing footsteps. Much of this activity can be easily explained while others seem to have no rhyme nor reason and cannot be explained by science. Paranormal experts (Ghost Busters if you will) have been chasing ghosts for years in the hope of finding proof and cashing in, to no avail.

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Paranormal and Demons in Hollywood

The following list contains the top films relating to Exorcisms and Poltergeists.Sequels are not mentioned in this hub.


1. The Exorcist

2. Poltergeist

3. Amityville Horror

4. Paranormal Activity

5. The Exorcism of Emily Rose

6. Paranormal Activity 2

7. Poltergeist 2

8. The Rite

9. The Last Exorcism

10. The Conjuring


This list does not cover all the exorcism and paranormal films nor does it cover any of the many documentaries that have been covered in full detail on this subject. The above list is primarily composed of the best and most well known Paranormal and exorcism films ever produced.

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    • wabash annie profile image

      wabash annie 4 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      This is a fascinating and often controversial system of perceptions and beliefs. Spirits or whatever they may be called are not all evil or harmful, however. Appreciate your writing about this topic.

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      Nice and creepy hub :) believing or not it's always a fascinating subject.

    • MizBejabbers profile image

      MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Leslie, I am trained in metaphysics, and we look at demons as evil spirits from another realm. When I was attending the Little Rock School of Parapsychology, one of my instructors told us the story of her daughter. She said that until age 15, her daughter had been a good girl, a typical teenager, but then all of a sudden she became incorrigible. I don’t recall the details, but I do recall that she was filled with hate and gave her family bad problems. After medical and psychological help failed, a psychic suggested to my instructor that her daughter was possessed. An exorcism was arranged. I don’t recall who all participated, but the instructor herself was an ordained minister and she participated. Anyway, that was exactly what the problem was. The exorcism was successful and the girl regained possession of her body and mind.

      Then they discovered that they had on their hands a 30-year-old body with a 15 year-old mind. The daughter had stopped learning and maturing mentally and emotionally when the evil spirit took her over. Everything must have turned out ok, because a few years later the instructor moved to Hawaii to be near her daughter and grandchildren.

      By the way, I abhor all this paranormal ghost chasing. I believe if a person can’t help the earthbound spirit to cross over, they should leave them alone. To put it in comparative terms, how would they like it if a group of idiots were chasing their living mother or child, or even themselves through the house? Father forgive them for they know not what they do! Voted you up+