For most people, the idea of an exorcism is something that only happens in movies or books. No one has ever really gone through such a grueling ordeal, right? Wrong! Exorcisms have happened many times in real life to poor souls that believe they have been possessed with evil spirits. To them, the forces at work with frighteningly real and they felt no hope to overcome the demon on their own.
From super strength to speaking in tongues and levitation, these people were terrified of what was taking over their body. The symptoms were enough to scare everyone around them and lead to drastic measures. They had little knowledge of what was going on and turned to Catholic priests to help them in their time of need. Some of these exorcisms resulted in horrible tragedy, while a few came out to live happy lives afterwards.
Here are five real life instances of exorcisms being performed.