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Real-life case of demon possession documented
WND ^ | March 13, 2008

Posted on 03/14/2008 10:56:57 AM PDT by Joiseydude

An American woman who levitated, demonstrated paranormal psychic powers and spoke foreign languages unknown to her was clearly demon possessed, according to a board-certified psychiatrist and associate professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College.

The unnamed woman, with a long history of involvement with Satanic groups, was observed by a team of priests, deacons, several lay assistants, psychiatrists, nuns, some of whom also had medical and psychiatric training, levitating six inches off the ground while objects flew off shelves in the same room, according to Dr. Richard E. Gallagher, who documented the case in the February issue of the New Oxford Review.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; demons; devil; exorcism; lucifer; obsession; possession; satan
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1 posted on 03/14/2008 10:56:59 AM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

Wonder if she was also an Obama supporter?


2 posted on 03/14/2008 10:57:53 AM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

for later


3 posted on 03/14/2008 10:58:16 AM PDT by ProfessorGage
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To: Joiseydude

Will she have to suspend her presidential campaign and give up her senate seat?


4 posted on 03/14/2008 10:58:51 AM PDT by paddles
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To: Joiseydude

I’m guessing they jsut happened to forget the cameras for the “levitated, and demonstrating paranormal psychic powers” portion of the exam.


5 posted on 03/14/2008 10:59:05 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: Joiseydude

WhirledNutsDaily?
I think I’ll pass...........


6 posted on 03/14/2008 10:59:12 AM PDT by WackySam
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To: Joiseydude; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

7 posted on 03/14/2008 10:59:28 AM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: Joiseydude

Hillary?


8 posted on 03/14/2008 11:00:14 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: Joiseydude

She’s not my girlfriend. I find her interesting because she’s a client and because she sleeps above her covers... *four feet* above her covers. She barks, she drools, she claws!


9 posted on 03/14/2008 11:03:26 AM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: Joiseydude

This is a common occurence at Obama rallies.


10 posted on 03/14/2008 11:04:28 AM PDT by Rennes Templar ( Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.)
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To: Joiseydude
Wonder if she was also an Obama supporter?

I thought it was Hillary!™...

11 posted on 03/14/2008 11:05:19 AM PDT by null and void (It's 3 AM, do you know where Hillary is? Does she know where Bill is? Does Bill know what 'is' is?)
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To: Joiseydude
"priests, deacons, several lay assistants, psychiatrists, nuns"

These are serious people, not inclined to feign belief in order to be included in a group. So it must be true.


12 posted on 03/14/2008 11:08:58 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: paddles

ROFL!

Are you suggesting Obama start carryung a crucifix?


13 posted on 03/14/2008 11:16:48 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Joiseydude
levitating six inches off the ground and speaking in the voice of Jeremiah Wright, while objects flew off shelves in the same room...



freaky-deaky!
14 posted on 03/14/2008 11:20:19 AM PDT by macamadamia ("The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." Yeats)
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To: SengirV
I’m guessing they jsut [sic] happened to forget the cameras for the “levitated, and demonstrating paranormal psychic powers” portion of the exam.

Yup, that was my first thought, too. Then again, if/when the very rare (as noted in the article) possessions occur, what would make one believe that such technological device would be permitted to work by the entity/entities involved? If demons are real and really can posses people, preventing technological recording of their acts would probably be a simple matter for them. After all, something that can affect the electrical process in a person's brain and nervous system -- most certainly a requirement for possession -- certainly could screw up a cameera. This would certainly be something such an entity would want to do because verifiable proof of demonic activity more than implies the existence of the opposite, namely God.

And even if there were recordings/photos, what would that prove? Such are far too easy to fake these days.

PS Not saying that I buy into this, but won't completely discount the possibility. Then again, I am a skeptic by nature, so certainly don't consider this unsubstantiated, albeit well written, article by one person to be proof of anything.

15 posted on 03/14/2008 11:39:12 AM PDT by piytar
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To: Joiseydude

” levitating six inches off the ground while objects flew off shelves in the same room, according to Dr. Richard E. Gallagher, ...

... who proceded to hit her over the head with his giant sledge hammer


16 posted on 03/14/2008 11:40:12 AM PDT by daku ("My dream continues with ferocity, thank you.")
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To: piytar

“PS Not saying that I buy into this, but won’t completely discount the possibility. Then again, I am a skeptic by nature, so certainly don’t consider this unsubstantiated, albeit well written, article by one person to be proof of anything.”

Well, that should about cover all sides ....

Glad to see you are committed to your convictions on this...

:0)


17 posted on 03/14/2008 11:45:42 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: WackySam

WorldNetDaily is an upstanding conservative site often quoted by Rush Limbaugh.

Why are you on this conservative site bad mouthing another conservative site?


18 posted on 03/14/2008 11:45:43 AM PDT by donna ("I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Joiseydude
Wonder if she was also an Obama supporter?

LOL!! (You owe me a new keyboard!)

19 posted on 03/14/2008 11:49:09 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: donna
WorldNetDaily is an upstanding conservative site often quoted by Rush Limbaugh.

WND frequently has silly cr@p on their site and Rush is no genius.

20 posted on 03/14/2008 11:49:27 AM PDT by Soliton (McCain couldn't even win a McCain look-alike contest)
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To: Joiseydude

Demonic possession is not common, but it does happen. And if World Net Daily is reporting this correctly, it was documented in New Oxford Review, by a group of professionals both religious and psychiatric.

New Oxford Review is peer-reviewed as well, which isn’t a guarantee, but since this report goes so much against common belief and political correctness, it’s presumably worth something.

I would suspend belief until learning more, but it’s not impossible. The practice of Satanism leave people open to some very bad stuff.


21 posted on 03/14/2008 11:52:11 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Bigh4u2
Glad to see you are committed to your convictions on this...

LOL, actually, you hit the nail right on the head there. I have no convictions on this. As I said, I'm fairly skeptical by nature. Then again, I try to be a good Christian and believe in Jesus. I've also seen some pretty freaky things in my life, and I'm more aware than most that science doesn't have all the answers yet. Heck, science still doesn't have an inkling where the "I" in "I think, therefore I am" really comes from, although there are some interesting quantum mechanics ideas/hypothesis working in this direction. Some seem to provide a framework for a distemporal (i.e., not obeying what we think of as the normal rules of time as we see it on the macroscopic level) interaction of some kind being involved (sounds like a soul to me), some don't. So for me, it's an open issue whether such things as possessions actually happen. Do agree with the author on one thing: All those hyped up exorcisms and the like you see from charismatic charlatans claiming to be pastors while making tons of money off of their flocks are 100% certifiable BS.

22 posted on 03/14/2008 11:54:14 AM PDT by piytar
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To: piytar

One of the side effects of being a victim of a UFO abduction is that you don’t remember the incident. So if you don’t remember ever being abducted by little green men, you’re probably one of the victims.


23 posted on 03/14/2008 11:58:09 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: piytar

“Heck, science still doesn’t have an inkling where the “I” in “I think, therefore I am”

They gotta figure out the ‘think’ part before they can figure out the ‘I’ part.


24 posted on 03/14/2008 12:08:54 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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I would like to see the Skeptical Inquirer folks take a look at this.

They are better trained to spot fraud than the social workers mentioned in the article.

25 posted on 03/14/2008 12:08:56 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: Bigh4u2

“They gotta figure out the ‘think’ part before they can figure out the ‘I’ part.”

I think (LOL) those two go hand in hand — to solve the one, you must solve the other. Or rather if you solve one, you will have solved the other. Hence, “I think, therefore I am.”


26 posted on 03/14/2008 12:13:27 PM PDT by piytar
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To: piytar

““I think, therefore I am.””

Are you sure it’s not “I am, therefore I think”?

:0)


27 posted on 03/14/2008 12:17:40 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Joiseydude

Let me git this straight.. and NO video camera was available?..


28 posted on 03/14/2008 12:18:14 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Bigh4u2
Are you sure it’s not “I am, therefore I think”?

Works for me, but right know, I'll go with, "It's Friday, I think, therefore I want a drink."

29 posted on 03/14/2008 12:19:05 PM PDT by piytar
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To: Joiseydude
They always levitate because that's what they do when possessed. Well at least according to the movies.

I would think it would be more believable if they just broke their restraints and walked out the door.

30 posted on 03/14/2008 12:20:42 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (A proud member of the Emperor's Club as Client #69 since 2008.)
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To: Joiseydude

If it’s from WND, I wouldn’t be surprised if batboy swooped down in a spaceship to save her from the demon.


31 posted on 03/14/2008 12:21:48 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Soliton

It’s on FR, too. So what’s your point? Freepers aren’t geniuses either?

I’m just wondering who needs to bad mouth conservative sites?


32 posted on 03/14/2008 12:24:37 PM PDT by donna ("I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Joiseydude; Lazmataz

An American woman who levitated, demonstrated paranormal psychic powers, dated Laz and spoke foreign languages unknown to her was clearly demon possessed, according to a board-certified psychiatrist and associate professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College


33 posted on 03/14/2008 12:27:26 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: piytar

For me it’s “It’ Friday,I think, therefore I want to play”...

Gotta gig tonight...

I’ll look for you in the crowd, if you’re up this way..LoL!

:0)


34 posted on 03/14/2008 12:30:37 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Cicero; donna
A link to the actual story.

I will venture no opinion on the article itself. I just wanted to separate it from the wretched fruitloopery that is WorldNutDoily.

35 posted on 03/14/2008 12:31:25 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: piytar
"I’m guessing they jsut [sic] happened to forget the cameras for the “levitated, and demonstrating paranormal psychic powers” portion of the exam."

You could show some critics photos, video or holograms and they would merely move the goal posts and demand additional proof.

I personally find great hubris in the use of the terms "paranormal" and "supernatural," as they imply that we as humans have a masterful comprehension of all that is natural or normal...clearly such is not the case. A few hundred years ago the overwhelming majority of the world's population believed that eclipses were the result of a dragon eating the sun/moon, and today we view that explanation as primative or even foolish. To believe that persons a few hundred years from now will not look at our understanding of nature and find it lacking is vanity of the highest order.

36 posted on 03/14/2008 12:33:19 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joiseydude; All
WorldNetNutDaily
37 posted on 03/14/2008 12:35:52 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: r9etb

What do you have against WND?

Do they report lies like the NYT?

Explain your objection to WND with facts.


38 posted on 03/14/2008 12:38:12 PM PDT by donna ("I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: donna
Why are you on this conservative site bad mouthing another conservative site?

Joesph, is that you?
39 posted on 03/14/2008 12:38:39 PM PDT by WackySam
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To: Joiseydude
"Hostage to the Devil" bump
40 posted on 03/14/2008 12:39:16 PM PDT by Dajjal
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To: WackySam

Back up your position against a conservative site that prints conservative news we can’t get any other place.

Why try to destroy it’s reputation?


41 posted on 03/14/2008 12:40:57 PM PDT by donna ("I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: donna

IMHO, WorldNewsDaily tends to sensationalize a bit. I prefer my news a little less...enthusiastic, shall we say.


42 posted on 03/14/2008 12:41:24 PM PDT by Eepsy (The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: r9etb

You are the Froootloop!

WND is the only news site on the web that is truthful, accurate and unbiased.


43 posted on 03/14/2008 12:42:03 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: aculeus

Visiting from DU?

Why else would you spread gossip about a conservative site?


44 posted on 03/14/2008 12:42:55 PM PDT by donna ("I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: WackySam

Your screen handle fits you perfectly!


45 posted on 03/14/2008 12:43:39 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: Eepsy

So don’t read it. But don’t try to destroy a rare outlet for conservative news.


46 posted on 03/14/2008 12:44:10 PM PDT by donna ("I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: aculeus

Source considered in your case,

skip #37


47 posted on 03/14/2008 12:45:39 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: donna

LOL! Shall we begin with Y2K and move forward? They’re not a serious news organization, and never have been. Joe Farah’s free to say whatever he wants. I’m free to dismiss him, and his writers, for what they are.


48 posted on 03/14/2008 12:46:28 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Eepsy
"IMHO, WorldNewsDaily tends to sensationalize a bit."

The truth is sensational only to those for whom it is uncomfortable.

49 posted on 03/14/2008 12:47:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: r9etb

Still no specifics. Just emotion.


50 posted on 03/14/2008 12:48:55 PM PDT by donna ("I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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