Skip to comments.Real-life case of demon possession documented
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 ...
Wonder if she was also an Obama supporter?
Will she have to suspend her presidential campaign and give up her senate seat?
I’m guessing they jsut happened to forget the cameras for the “levitated, and demonstrating paranormal psychic powers” portion of the exam.
I think I’ll pass...........
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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!
This is a common occurence at Obama rallies.
I thought it was Hillary!...
Are you suggesting Obama start carryung a crucifix?
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.
” 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
“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...
WorldNetDaily is an upstanding conservative site often quoted by Rush Limbaugh.
Why are you on this conservative site bad mouthing another conservative site?
LOL!! (You owe me a new keyboard!)
WND frequently has silly cr@p on their site and Rush is no genius.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
They are better trained to spot fraud than the social workers mentioned in the article.
“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.”
“I think, therefore I am.”
Are you sure it’s not “I am, therefore I think”?
Let me git this straight.. and NO video camera was available?..
Works for me, but right know, I'll go with, "It's Friday, I think, therefore I want a drink."
I would think it would be more believable if they just broke their restraints and walked out the door.
If it’s from WND, I wouldn’t be surprised if batboy swooped down in a spaceship to save her from the demon.
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?
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
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!
I will venture no opinion on the article itself. I just wanted to separate it from the wretched fruitloopery that is WorldNutDoily.
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.
What do you have against WND?
Do they report lies like the NYT?
Explain your objection to WND with facts.
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?
IMHO, WorldNewsDaily tends to sensationalize a bit. I prefer my news a little less...enthusiastic, shall we say.
You are the Froootloop!
WND is the only news site on the web that is truthful, accurate and unbiased.
Visiting from DU?
Why else would you spread gossip about a conservative site?
Your screen handle fits you perfectly!
So don’t read it. But don’t try to destroy a rare outlet for conservative news.
Source considered in your case,
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.
The truth is sensational only to those for whom it is uncomfortable.
Still no specifics. Just emotion.
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