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Haunting in Indiana leads to family’s exorcism, child’s levitation: Reports
New York Daily News ^ | 1/27/14 | Nina Golgowski

Posted on 01/28/2014 11:50:18 AM PST by BlatherNaut

A Gary, Ind., mother of three claims demons caused her 12-year-old daughter to levitate and her 9-year-old son to walk on a hospital ceiling — accounts supported by medical personnel and police officials, according to a shocking report. For Latoya Ammons, the late night footsteps, the creaking of a door and wet footprints left by a shadowy male figure through her living room were merely child's play when that was all her family had to endure. But then things turned violent.

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


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: children; evil; exorcism; haunting; indiana
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1 posted on 01/28/2014 11:50:18 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

a good another scary movie about to be made


2 posted on 01/28/2014 11:51:51 AM PST by brooklyn dave
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To: BlatherNaut; brooklyn dave; don-o

Note that the most dramatic incident-— the 9 year old boy walking backwards, up a wall and across the ceiling at the hospital -— is also the one with the most credible witnesses: Indiana DCS (Department of Childrens’ Services) family case manager Valerie Washington, and registered nurse Willie Lee Walker -— in addition to the children’s mother and grandmother.

Good thing they finally got a competent exorcist.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 11:52:35 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.)
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To: BlatherNaut

I’m not even sure I want to open this link...and not due to its ability/inability to work correctly.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 11:57:54 AM PST by madison10
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To: BlatherNaut

Anyone believing this malarkey proves that man has only one foot out of the cave.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 11:58:40 AM PST by gusty
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To: All

anyone got a cellphone that can take videos? anyone?


6 posted on 01/28/2014 12:01:48 PM PST by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Likely it was a dirt devil type possession.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVLSzzB43m4


7 posted on 01/28/2014 12:03:17 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: gusty
Anyone believing this malarkey proves that man has only one foot out of the cave.

Why not believe it? Were you a witness? Do you know the family? There were collaborators and I'm not talking about other family members. If I were them, though, there is NO WAY I would have consulted a clairvoyant.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio (gusty), Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. William Shakespeare

I do not understand why CPS took the kids away from the mother.

8 posted on 01/28/2014 12:07:12 PM PST by madison10
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To: VAFreedom

Nah, nobody remembers their cell phone when someone is dancing on the ceiling. Just like nobody thinks to preserve the corpse when they shoot a bigfoot.


9 posted on 01/28/2014 12:07:25 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Good thing they finally got a competent exorcist.

Fr. Michael Maginot

10 posted on 01/28/2014 12:09:01 PM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

I have it on the best authority that all they need is for some monks to come over to the house and chant to drive the spirits of the departed out of the house and have the monks place string around and through the house to keep the spirit from returning.

Then, just to be safe, build a very small house on the right hand corner of the property and put rice and beer in this spirit house. This is for the benefit of any spirit displaced by building a house on its land. Burning incense always helps as well.

Problem solved.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 12:11:31 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: BlatherNaut

"Your mother sews socks that smell."

12 posted on 01/28/2014 12:13:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: madison10

Art Bell fan?


13 posted on 01/28/2014 12:14:55 PM PST by gusty
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To: HerrBlucher

I kinda don’t think so.


14 posted on 01/28/2014 12:15:46 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.)
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To: BlatherNaut
ghost hunters photo: Ghost Hunters LOL video0001.gif
15 posted on 01/28/2014 12:16:49 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: madison10

Consulting a clairvoyant was a big mistake, but based on what I have read a common mistake. Occult activities usually lead to an increase in demonic infestation. A priest as a person who usually daily holds the body of Christ in his hands is who is needed to chase away demons.

If I had to guess… the demonic activity if legitimate had less to do with the house and more to do with what mom was doing. This might also explain CPS involvement. My guess is she was heavily into the occult ( observe hair and make-up pictures) and did not understand the nature of what she was playing with. Embarrassing to admit that, easier to blame the house.

Occult practices are gaining in popularity…just look at the grammys ( no joke intended here)


16 posted on 01/28/2014 12:17:01 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: gusty
Art Bell fan?

Not at all. There is just another realm that we either believe in, or we don't. I happen to believe in a spiritual realm and both the good and the evil therein. You can believe what you want.

17 posted on 01/28/2014 12:17:45 PM PST by madison10
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To: dfwgator

“The bed is on my foot! The bed is on my foot!” LOL.

I immediately thought of this SNL skit. You beat me to it!


18 posted on 01/28/2014 12:17:50 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: gusty
What happened to reliance on physical and eyewitness testimentary evidence?

Or doesn't empirical science make use that anymore? Maybe we should just rely on computer modeling, like the IPCC.

19 posted on 01/28/2014 12:18:34 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.)
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To: Boogieman
So the DCS social worker and the hospital RN are in on the plot? Good one.

Because people react instantly to shocking and horrifying events right in front of their faces -- by grabbing their cell phones --- right?

20 posted on 01/28/2014 12:20:48 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.)
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To: madison10

I guess Madame Marie out on Route 46 gotta make a living too. Enough gullible people to keep her and a few Nigerians in do ray me for a few more years.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 12:21:37 PM PST by gusty
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Not the best quality but here it is.

SNL Exorcist 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hf06w3rqfo


22 posted on 01/28/2014 12:22:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: longfellowsmuse

I thought it was strange that she consulted a clairvoyant and a church was mentioned. That seemed counter intuitive. You are most likely correct, the mom was messing with things she did not fully understand and may have almost called into the home, if it is all legitimate.

I agree about the Grammys, I only saw it while flipping through channels and it was SCARY stuff. Dark and creepy.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 12:22:54 PM PST by madison10
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To: gusty
I guess Madame Marie out on Route 46 gotta make a living too. Enough gullible people to keep her and a few Nigerians in do ray me for a few more years.

If you don't believe in the spiritual, either way, then don't read the thread. Neither one of us has proof that in this instance those strange things occurred, but do not rule out that they can occur. Missionaries have seen such in place where evil and the occult thrive.

24 posted on 01/28/2014 12:27:07 PM PST by madison10
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To: BlatherNaut
"I see a movie script about dead people in Indiana being written."
25 posted on 01/28/2014 12:44:40 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o
What happened to reliance on physical and eyewitness testimentary evidence?

That's old-fashioned.

Science is now done by consensus.

Hadn't you heard?

26 posted on 01/28/2014 12:44:42 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: gusty

It takes more superstition to believe in metaphysical naturalism (which is essentially what contemporary science accepts as true without fully examining it in a larger context) than it does to believe the boy walked up the wall.

Metaphysical naturalism necessarily asserts that there is no such thing as intentionality, and that the self is not real.


27 posted on 01/28/2014 12:51:30 PM PST by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Boogieman

Just a bit different.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 1:00:19 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: BlatherNaut

Considering that most people possess a cell phone, capable of making digital photographs, where is the evidence of all these stories?


29 posted on 01/28/2014 1:07:20 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: HerrBlucher

That was great thanks.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 1:10:34 PM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: BlatherNaut

Pics or it didn’t happen.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 1:10:34 PM PST by FluffyTexan
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To: 353FMG

My thoughts as well. It’s 2014. You can’t show me, it didn’t happen.


32 posted on 01/28/2014 1:11:22 PM PST by The Toll
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To: Mrs. Don-o

“So the DCS social worker and the hospital RN are in on the plot? Good one.”

You said that, not me.

“Because people react instantly to shocking and horrifying events right in front of their faces — by grabbing their cell phones -— right?”

Nowadays, yes, they usually do.


33 posted on 01/28/2014 1:11:24 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: longfellowsmuse; metmom; CynicalBear; Alex Murphy; Iscool
"A priest as a person who usually daily holds the body of Christ in his hands is who is needed to chase away demons."

..how to put this into words of longsuffering, correct doctrine, reproof, rebuke or anything resembling trying to show truth from a lie is beyond me at this point. Perhaps someone else can begin. This is going to be ONE LONG ROAD to travel to get to the truth.

34 posted on 01/28/2014 1:17:05 PM PST by smvoice (There are no prizes given for defending the indefensible.)
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To: madison10
Missionaries have seen such in place where evil and the occult thrive.

E.g. the 10/40 window.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-s9dC_wbFxg&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D-s9dC_wbFxg

35 posted on 01/28/2014 1:20:38 PM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: gusty

The world’s full of unbelieving blowhards demanding “show me the evidence “. They don’t really mean it. What they don’t get is that they’re the ones with unreasonable faith flying in the face of evidence.


36 posted on 01/28/2014 1:29:41 PM PST by Romulus
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To: BlatherNaut

10/40 Window. Are you Church of the Nazarene, or something?


37 posted on 01/28/2014 1:30:31 PM PST by madison10
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To: BlatherNaut

Never mind. I see that it is a common phraseology when speaking of missions.


38 posted on 01/28/2014 1:32:27 PM PST by madison10
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To: FluffyTexan
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2546850/Children-possessed-200-demons-levitated-walked-backwards-walls-hospital-staff.html
39 posted on 01/28/2014 1:33:09 PM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: brooklyn dave
My friend lived in the house from the movie A Haunting In Connecticut. The rent was cheap because the house use to be a funeral home. It still had the holes in the floors that they used to raise and lower caskets from the basement. The downstairs had an embalming table with the hoses they used to drain the body fluids. It was a creepy place but he never saw a ghost. He was one of the cheapest people I ever met.
40 posted on 01/28/2014 1:34:38 PM PST by peeps36 (I' Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: peeps36
The downstairs had an embalming table with the hoses they used to drain the body fluids. It was a creepy place but he never saw a ghost. He was one of the cheapest people I ever met.

LOL! Not something I'd do to save a buck. Did he eat dinner at the table?

41 posted on 01/28/2014 1:42:54 PM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

so what %% of the uninformed are aware that the excorsist was based on a true story?


42 posted on 01/28/2014 2:08:03 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: reasonisfaith

It takes more superstition to believe in metaphysical naturalism (which is essentially what contemporary science accepts as true without fully examining it in a larger context) than it does to believe the boy walked up the wall.

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Really? You have the ability to quantify superstition obectively such that you can determine which takes more?

Do share the calculus, please.


43 posted on 01/28/2014 2:16:58 PM PST by dmz
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To: Romulus

The world’s full of unbelieving blowhards demanding “show me the evidence “.

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You mean like the creationists in the creationism/evolution debate.

The creationists will not be happy you are calling them blowhards.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 2:19:25 PM PST by dmz
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To: Boogieman
I don't know that there's disposative proof one way or the other, but I can't imagine the motivations for non-family-members (like the family counselor and the nurse) lying to the press about something they claim they saw with their own eyes. It is not a professional enhancement, it does not flow from their training or education, it will expose them to ridicule, and they cannot profit from it.

As for cell phones being whipped out automatically: it is just as likely that they were too shocked to move. I would have been.

There's not enough evidence for me to make a judgment. To dismiss eyewitness testimony of two professionals out of hand, however, hints of bias.

45 posted on 01/28/2014 2:27:16 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.)
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To: madison10; BlatherNaut

10-40 Window is a term becoming widespread not only in Christian missiology across denominations, but also in aid/developments circles and in the secular press.


46 posted on 01/28/2014 2:33:39 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I thought we had a once/month quota here for a poster’s use of the word ‘dispositive’. You’ve used it at least twice. :<)


47 posted on 01/28/2014 2:33:58 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86
I got my quote bumped up to twice a week, because I have so much to dispose.

:o)

48 posted on 01/28/2014 2:36:21 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.)
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To: steve86

Quota.


49 posted on 01/28/2014 2:36:44 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Qwerty, ergo typo.)
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To: gusty
"Anyone believing this malarkey proves that man has only one foot out of the cave."

Well, you can choose to dismiss the Bible if you like, of course. Personally, I believe it.

50 posted on 01/28/2014 2:45:23 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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