Was this a case of true possession or was it false?
I have been reading about the case which inspired the film “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and I think that it was probably true. How can a Bishop and two priests be wrong? The possession was also confirmed by an expert in this field. The Church does not grant exorcisms without being 100% sure of the facts.
Anneliese Michel was treated at a psychiatric hospital but this didn’t help. She also took drugs but they proved useless. The priests investigated the matter very carefully before deciding that she needed an Exorcism. Anneliese began speaking fluent Latin, and she even corrected the priest’s poor grammar. She did this despite not knowing Latin; although she had some knowledge of the language through the Mass etc.
I don’t believe that she was medically ill. I just think the media refused to accept the fact that she really was possessed. The testimony of the doctor’s at the trial has even been criticised by some experts as incorrect.
What do you think?