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    Paranormal – Demonic Possession

    1. The Exorcism of Roland Doe (1949): This is arguably the most famous case, inspiring the 1973 film “The Exorcist”. The subject, pseudonym Roland Doe, was a teenage boy in Maryland purportedly possessed after using a Ouija board. His exorcism was carried out by Roman Catholic priests and included violent reactions to holy artifacts and symbols.
    2. The Smurl Family Haunting (1974-1989): In Pennsylvania, the Smurl family claimed to be terrorized by multiple demonic entities, which physically and sexually assaulted members of the household. Notably, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren were involved in the case.
    3. Anna Ecklund (1912-1928): This American woman from Iowa experienced multiple possessions, leading to several exorcisms over her lifetime. Her first experiences were reportedly induced by her father and aunt, who cursed her due to their alleged involvement in witchcraft.
    4. Anneliese Michel (1976): This German woman’s case inspired the film “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”. Anneliese was believed to be possessed by several demons and underwent 67 Catholic exorcisms over a 10-month period, leading to her death from malnutrition and dehydration.
    5. The Perron Family (1971): The basis of “The Conjuring” movie, the Perron family claimed their Rhode Island farmhouse was haunted by a witch Bathsheba Sherman who died there in the 19th century and cursed the land, allegedly resulting in demonic activity.
    6. The Ammons Haunting (2011-2012): This recent case in Indiana involved Latoya Ammons and her three children. They reported a series of bizarre occurrences, including levitation, physical attacks, and spectral apparitions. This case was documented by official reports from social services, medical staff, and law enforcement.
    7. Julia (2008): This pseudonymous patient of psychiatrist Dr. Richard Gallagher presented severe demonic manifestations and was believed to exhibit clairvoyance during her states of possession. Gallagher, a skeptic at first, eventually deemed this possession genuine.
    8. David Glatzel (1980): This young Connecticut boy was allegedly possessed, and during an exorcism, the demon reportedly moved into Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who would later kill his landlord and claim “The Devil made me do it”. This is the case behind “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”.