Author Topic: Spain: “possessed” man decapitates two-year-old daughter  (Read 484 times)

  • Guest
Spain: “possessed” man decapitates two-year-old daughter
« on: January 21, 2012, 04:55:57 AM »
Spanish police say a two-year-old girl was decapitated by her father, who believed he was possessed by a demon that ordered him to kill her. The 34-year-old used a kitchen knife to cut off her head while another child was also present at the family home in Girona, Spain.

Diana García-Longoria, a Madrid-based journalist, has previously reported an increasing “fascination with the devil” in Spain, along with a growing number of exorcisms. She says that there are “currently more than fifty satanic sects on Spanish territory, mainly in Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid… some more secret and others more dangerous than the other.” The most dangerous sects, Los Adoradores de Seth (‘Seth’s Lovers’) aka Amigos de Lucifer (‘Lucifer’s Friends’) have allegedly committed kidnappings, sexual abuses and assassinations, and the disappearances of children in Spain have been linked to “satanic sects who might use them for rituals.”

“Nevertheless,” she continues, “the majority of cases remain shrouded in mystery.”

Father José Antonio Fortea is one of the leading exorcists in Spain, and, since 2008, he says he receives three or four inquiries daily – although the majority of the cases are suffering mental illness. He reports that he has heard “rustling when it’s silent in his room,” and that “whenever the name ‘Satan’ is uttered he has felt a cold chill running up his spine.” As for attacks against his person, Fortea says: “It only happened one time that the lights went off by themselves when I was lying in my bed. I heard the switch go perfectly well. I just thought, well if that’s the best they could do…”

García-Longoria also reports the case of 20-year-old “Marta” who Fortea performed the rite of exorcism on in the presence of at least two journalists:

“Fortea needed eight sessions to get the demons out of the young girl’s body except the last one, Zabulón, which refused to leave its victim. One of these exorcisms was filmed, showing a non-human voice coming out of the girl, says one of the journalists José Manuel Vidal. “You could hear the priest’s monotonous drone and this girl struggling to be free, before her groaning turned into a bloodcurdling, furious and loud roar. The exorcist placed the cross across her stomach and in between her breasts as he blessed her with sacred water, but she was having such violent reactions that the crucifix fell off and her mother had to keep picking it up. Father Fortea invoked Saint George and when Marta heard him, she screamed and snorted as her eyes turned white. Her body arched as she rose about a hand-length off the mattress. I couldn’t believe it.”"

The demand for exorcism continues to rise in the US, too, where clergy and theologians offer “several possible explanations: the growth of the Charismatic Renewal Movement, with its traditions of mysticism and ecstatic worship; renewed interest in the occult, abetted by the Internet; the influence of television shows about the paranormal and the many cinematic descendants of “The Exorcist,” the 1973 film that spiked modern interest in the subject.”