The Exorcism Of Anneliese Michel Essay

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Exorcisms are already terrifying, but what about an exorcism with more than one demon inside a person? That’s exactly what happened at Anneliese Michel’s exorcism! Six main demons took part, along with a few lesser ones. The actual exorcism videos are up on YouTube for all to see, that is, if you can translate from German. Though Anneliese is now deceased, she was extremely happy to be free after the exorcism. This single exorcism will be the total inspiration for the famous Emily Rose. Welcome to the exorcism of Anneliese Michel, the world’s most famous exorcism.
Anneliese Michel’s life was perfect. Well, only in the beginning. Her personalities were amazing, no wonder everyone liked her! ...view middle of the document...

Afterwards, Anneliese then had troubles walking and speaking. It also became impossible to hold onto things correctly. Anneliese often slept on the stone floor in her basement, but it was her own choice, which worried her family. Along with sleeping on the floor, Anneliese ate spiders a lot, along with stones, which made her teeth cracked and broken. Her family was very concerned for Anneliese as she went through these things. Anneliese’s once perfect life turned into a horrible, twisted life.
After these early signs showed through, her family contacted a priest to, hopefully, help. The main priest, Father Renz, claimed he has never seen such a case, but he stayed throughout the whole thing. He first tried a trial exorcism, to see what he was up against. During the trial, Anneliese went crazy. She was so crazy that she tore the rosary from Father Renz and destroyed it. This is bad because the rosary is a powerful thing that is often used to keep demons away. During that time, they also found out what the demons’ names were, and there were more than one. Their names’ were Judas, Lucifer, Hitler, a fallen priest, Nero, and Cain. One by one, the demons left Anneliese’s body. Once the priest thought all the demons had left, Father Renz asked the demons if they have left, and the only response was, “We want to leave, but we can’t.” This puzzled Father Renz, but he called off the exorcism, for he thought the demons left inside were harmless. Clearly, this is the craziest trial and full exorcism yet!
Anneliese was glad the exorcism was over, and so was her family. After her chaotic exorcism, Anneliese said, “I’m completely free.” after the exorcism. Her whole family was so grateful to have Anneliese back. No one was worried about the demons left in her, because they were claimed by the priest to be harmless. Her after-appearance was really different from the...

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