Real-Life Exorcisms Quiz
A man named George Lukins claimed to be possessed for years during the late 1700s, following head trauma, and culminating in trying to drink a woman's blood while claiming to be filled with seven demons. What day was his exorcism in 1788?
- Supposedly, Lukins claimed to be the devil for a few hours before being "cleansed" and replying to the priests in his own voice, saying "Blessed Jesus!"
Gottleibin Dittus was a young woman living in 1842 Germany. But her neighbors began to see her presenting demonic behavior, ending in an exorcism. What was one of these alleged behaviors?
- Dittus eventually was healed by a series of exorcisms, and never vomited anything strange or unnatural again.
In 1906, Clara Germana Cele lived in an orphanage and suddenly showed signs of possession, including animalistic growling and demonic voices. An exorcism followed, which was one of the first recorded ones in which country?
- The exorcism ritual was said to last two days and was carried out by Father Erasmum Horner in South Africa.
Anna Eklund lends her name to the 2016 movie "The Exorcism of Anna Ecklund". But at what age did the real Eklund start enduring exorcisms after her father condemned her as possessed?
- Thankfully, Eklund survived the ordeal and went on to live a "normal" life, whether or not the process actually worked.
Known as the St. Louis Exorcism, what was the name of the young boy who supposedly became possessed after playing with Ouija boards, whose story was the basis of 1973's "The Exorcist"?
- The child apparently displayed animalistic noises and religious phobia caused by 10 demons possessing him.
What was the name of the girl who inspired the movie "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", who lived in Germany and underwent 67 exorcisms in 1976?
- Sadly, the young woman was likely actually suffering from a mental illness or brain disorder and finally succumbed to starvation after the exorcism attempts.
A situation in 1990 brought the Vatican and Cardinal John O'Connor to the home of a Florida teen named Gina, who supposedly barked and screamed as possessed. How many exorcisms were performed on her?
- As opposed to religious intervention, prescribing antipsychotic drugs actually did stop this teen's strange behavior.
Terrance Cottrell was a young boy with autism who sadly lost his life when a reverend tried to rid his body of the "evil spirits" causing his condition, using physical exorcism methods. What year did this take place?
- Exorcisms are certainly not a thing of the past, as the sad case of Terrance Cottrel proves. Reverend Ray Hemphill was convicted and jailed.
What was the name of the Romanian woman who underwent a horrifying exorcism in 2005, where she was strapped to a cross and ultimately perished from the experience?
- The priest and nuns who put Cornici through this experience were defrocked and sentenced for their actions, thankfully.
Religious officials in Argentina filmed an exorcism involving a 22-year-old woman dubbed Laura. This exercise seems to have worked, as Laura stopped screaming and writhing. What year was this in?
- Performed by Bishop Manuel Acuna, this is one of the most recent exorcisms documented for the public, proving that this is not a medieval rite.