Phil Hazlewood, Agence France-Presse, MUMBAI
Chanting to cure snakebites, claiming to be a reincarnated spouse to obtain sex, and charging for miracles could soon be banned by an Indian state seeking to stop charlatans preying on the vulnerable. Continue reading
MENAFN – All Africa Global Media (Nairobi Star) – Monday, August 15, 2011
Aug 15, 2011 (Nairobi Star/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — More than 2,000 people were duped into attending a witchcraft ceremony in Iten town but the event turned into a hoax after the witchdoctor disappeared with Sh12,000 from the family who were trying to find the killers of a motorcycle operator. Continue reading
Jørn Stubberud, a.k.a. Necrobutcher, bassist for the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, is planning his own exorcism. He’s going to let televangelist Bob Larson banish the demons from his body and film it as a special for the Norwegian national TV station, NRK. Continue reading
Daily Mail, 11 Aug. 2011, Jeff Maysh
The five teenage girls might look like they’re in a normal class, eagerly reading their textbooks and answering their teacher’s questions diligently.
But the textbooks are Bibles and the girls all have crosses instead of protractors, as they train to become exorcists – real exorcists who fight demons, curses and evil spells.
‘People do look a bit surprised when I arrive,’ admits graduate exorcist Brynne Larson. ‘When people call for an exorcist, they don’t picture a 16-year-old high school girl.’ Continue reading
The Hartford Courant, Oct. 14, 2007, Melissa Pionzio
Having a younger brother who suffered from delusions and seizures was hard enough for Carl Glatzel Jr., but then came the priests and a well-known ghost-hunting couple who deemed then-11-year-old David Glatzel to bepossessed by demons.
Carl Glatzel, now 42, says he was unable to protect his brother in 1981 when David underwent several rites of exorcism, or in 1983 when a book detailing the supposed affliction was first printed. But after the book was reprinted in 2006, he decided it was time to fight back. Continue reading
The National, Awad Mustafa, 18 July 2011
DUBAI // Dubai Police have arrested a “sorcerer” who cheated a newly married woman out of Dh15,000, officials said yesterday. Continue reading
LA Weekly, 29 Jan 2004, Dan Kapelovitz
Satan is alive and well in the Pasadena Sheraton’s Magnolia Room. Continue reading