Category Archives: scam

Indian state mulls ban on black magic, witchcraft

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


Quack Cons Family in Ritual to Expose Killers (Kenya)

 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

Norwegian Black Metal Bassist Getting Exorcism in Arizona (United States)

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

‘We’re not like normal teenagers’: Meet the exorcist schoolgirls (United States)

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

Exorcism Book Evokes Past Pain (United States)

The Hartford CourantOct. 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

‘Sorcerer’ cheated newlywed out of Dh15,000, police say

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

Hold Your Demons (United States)

LA Weekly, 29 Jan 2004, Dan Kapelovitz

Satan is alive and well in the Pasadena Sheraton’s Magnolia Room. Continue reading