The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel

The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel

If you typed in "Exorcism" in Google or any other popular search-engine, you'll find that there are many results linking to the Exorcism of Anneliese Michel. For those not in the know, The 2005 popular-film "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" as well as "Requiem" a German-film, were both based off of the events that took place in Anneliese Michel's life. 

Anneliese Michel was born in Leiblfing, Bavaria, Germany, September 21, 1952. She was raised Catholic and was very devout to her religion and lead a normal life up until 1969. This is when she had experienced her first epileptic-attack and was soon after diagnosed with having grand-mal-epilepsy. 

Not long after her diagnosis, while praying, she had stated that she heard voices telling her that she's damned, even worse she reported seeing evil (devilish) hallucinations. This became so common that by 1973 Anneliese she suffered from depression and was open to the option of suicide.

Her behavior become very erratic and unpredictable. She began eating coal, tearing off her clothes and drinking her own-urine. 

Not long after, she was admitted to a psychiatric-hospital which only worsened her condition, her depression and her bizarre-behavior. All attempts at medical-intervention had failed. Around this point, she begin to feel that her behavior, her condition was the result of demonic-possession and was then prescribed anti-psychotic drugs. 

Anneliese suffered her third-seizure in the summer of 1970 and was prescribed anti-convulsion medication for the first time, however the drug had little-effect on her and stated that she seen "devil faces" at various times throughout the day.

She felt that medicine was of no help at all to her, and was convinced that what she was dealing with was spiritual. Anneliese was then prescribed another anti-psychotic drug that had little to no effect on her. 

At age 23, in 1975, two others(including Anneliese and her parents) felt that she was possessed by demons being that all psychiatric-treatments have failed and all treatment from this point forward solely relied on exorcisms as healing.

Over the course of 10-months sixty-seven exorcism sessions were held. Usually resulting in 4 1-2 per week, with several lasting up to about 4 hours in length. All medical care was refused, and Anneliese refused food and stated that her death would be a form of atonement for other people's sins. 

July 1st, 1976, Anneliese passed away in her sleep with the autopsy reporting that the cause of death resulted from dehydration and malnutrition, mostly due to 10 months of semi-starvation when the exorcisms were performed.

After a lengthy-trail her parents and a priest were accused and found guilty of manslaughter and were given a light-term. 

Below you'll find an actual recording of one of the exorcisms of Anneliese Michel. Whether her condition was caused by a mental-illness or actual demonic-possession we'll never know which is the case with anything dealing with the paranormal.

The recording sounds extremely disturbing and resembles of nothing I've heard on this planet. Thoughts? 


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