A family home in Indiana that had been attacked by demons and freed by a Catholic priest through a series of exorcisms was demolished last month, reports the National Catholic Register.
The house had attracted international attention after multiple people from various agencies, including a police officer and hospital and social-service employees, gave eyewitness testimonies of unexplained occurrences involving the family who lived there, including levitation of objects and loud footsteps leaving prints.
Two hospital personnel reported seeing a family member, a boy, walking backwards up a wall, flipping into the air and landing on his feet while in a hospital room waiting to be examined.
In a separate event, a State Department of Child Services report stated that the staff at a doctor’s office witnessed another of the boys lifted up and thrown into a wall.
Zak Bagans, host and executive producer of the TV show Ghost Adventures, purchased the home in 2014 to film a documentary.
Filming wrapped up in late 2015, and the coverage is expected to be released later this year. In an email interview, Bagans, who said he was Catholic, said he was convinced there was an evil presence in the home.
“I do believe the dark forces in the house were aware of my presence and did interfere with the production in many different ways — some serious,” he said. Bagans added that, immediately after his investigation, he developed an unexplained physical illness from which he continues to suffer.
Father Michael Maginot, pastor of St Stephen Martyr Church in Merrillville, Indiana, and the priest who freed the family through a series of exorcisms in 2013, was present for part of the filming.
He is not a designated exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, but since the family originally contacted him, Bishop Dale Melczek allowed Fr Maginot to handle the case under supervision of a designated exorcist.
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