THE EXISTENCE OF ALIENS
THE EXISTENCE OF SOME "MYTHICAL" CREATURES
MATTRESS COMPANIES AND MONEY LAUNDERING
THERE IS A GROUP OF POWERFUL PEOPLE
I think it is delusional to look past the possibility of a group of really powerful people who make decisions that impact us all in a very powerful way individually. Politicians, heirs to fortunes, and big-brained people in general could be making decisions we are not involved in. Some people think this is as far as worshiping evil beings and influencing things supernaturally. I won't go that far, but will say that money and power speaks louder than most people think it does.
Time travel is a popular sci-fi concept, but what if it already exists? There have been photos and videos taken at different points which show people with objects that had yet been invented. There is little way to really explain that.
It give me hope for the future, though, and the advance of technology!
All opinions are my own and actual charges and accusations should be tried in a court of law.
1. AMERICAN MURDER: THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR
This documentary follows the case of Chris Watts, a man who killed his pregnant wife and two young daughters.
It is believed that Watts did this in order to be with his girlfriend, Nikki, but he is now in prison for the rest of his life.
I loved the way the makers of this documentary just let the evidence speak for itself. It contained no interviews as a normal documentary would. Instead, it just presented all of the evidence, such as text messages, videos taken by the victim, and police interrogations.
2. ROLL RED ROLL
Thankfully, no one was killed in this case. However, the life a young woman was ruined after she was raped at a party.
It really shines a light on the issue women still face in more southern communities. It shows that many small southern towns would rather protect their sports teams rather than protect their daughters from predators.
Many of the people involved, including the victim, were underage. There was a ton of police interrogation footage and, interestingly enough, the case got a lot of attention thanks to a blogger in the area!
3. ABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT
I heard this story for the first time on Anthony Padilla's channel on YouTube. He has a series where he spends a day with ______. He spent a day with abduction survivors, and Jan Broberg was on this episode. Basically, this goes back to 1974 when a family friend who was a master manipulator convinced Jan's parents to allow him to take her on a trip alone. He drugged her and convinced her they had to have a child and were being held by aliens.
This guy managed to have some sort of sexual interaction with both of Jan's parents. It is interesting to see how the story evolves.
4. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MADELEINE MCCANN
This docuseries is so in depth that it makes you question every possibility of where Madeleine could be or if she is even alive.
I really liked how they put together all of the pieces and explored all of the possibilities. This got brought back up in my mind because a YouTube family I watch is vlogging in the area where she was taken, and showed a part of the area on their vlog. Very well done! It is a story the world has and continues to talk about.
5. AUDRIE AND DAISY
This documentary covers the death of Audrie, who killed herself following public shaming after a party. During the party, she was drawn on after passing out. They drew all over her body, including her private parts. The shame she experienced at school drove her to end her own life.
It also covers Daisy, who was a part of the interview. She was a freshman cheerleader who went to go hang out with some older boys. She got drunk and forgot what happened the rest of the night but a friend, who had also been sexually assaulted that night, realized she was laying on a bed in the same room she was assaulted in.
They added animation over the testimony of the underaged people or people who wanted their identity protected, which I've never seen before. Overall, a great expose of the two extreme outcomes of extreme situations.
MYTH: THE MEDIA IS NOT BIAS
The media is one of the most bias groups out there. When in journalism school, we are taught to report the facts, but in real world applications, your editor will want you to put a spin on something.
There are a number of reasons for that, but it is typically because the editor or publisher is more left-leaning or more right-leaning. The media can report the facts however they want to. In fact, they can leave out important facts to intentionally mislead their readers.
FACT: THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO MAKE MONEY
When technology use soared, the newspapers just weren't ready. The news had to become something that grabbed the attention of its viewers. I remember when "clickbait" used to be a popular thing on YouTube. Newspapers are the original clickbait.
You would see a juicy headline and click it and be prompted to pay for the news service. Additionally, news sites have partnered with a ton of agencies to place adds on their sites, which collect revenue for them! They are a business, not always a reliable source.
MYTH: THE MEDIA IS ALWAYS TAKEN TO COURT WHEN REPORTING MISINFORMATION
Media can freely post just about anything about celebrities and politicians without facing too much backlash. There are some exceptions, but not too many.
Individuals can't always afford to take a media outlet to court, as court fees are super expensive. In some cases, like libel (false published information that hurts someone's reputation), damage is done and fees can be collected, but the media gets away with libel more than many think. A retraction is usually posted instead of any legal matters taken to court.
FACT: THE MEDIA CAN CHOOSE WHAT IT COVERS
As a true crime enthusiast, and an ex-reporter myself, I can tell you that the media can help keep pressure on cops to investigate different disappearances and crimes. However, the media can choose to ignore these pleas from worried families and choose not to cover them. Additionally, the media can choose a one-sided approach that fits its narrative, or they can choose to avoid coverage of an event entirely.
MYTH: COMPLAINING ABOUT NEWS COVERAGE WILL SOLVE THE ISSUES AT HAND
Complaining about the way media covered something will do nothing. They are not held accountable by anyone. In fact, the justice system always has to request that certain information isn't published so that investigations can be completed properly.
Complaining about what the media has and has not done will not solve anything until we have a larger pool of true, fact-checked media sources that are not out to push their own agendas. Right now, I can find one article about how awful Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old who killed two people during a riot, is. On another site, I can see him being called a patriot.
HOW TO SPOT GENUINE REPORTING
- Look out for editorial words, or words that offer an opinion, in articles that are supposed to be presenting the facts. This could include "mighty warrior" instead of "veteran." If these words are used, they should be used by someone being quoted, or by someone writing a review or editorial.
- Look for even reporting. If someone says something positive and you know there is a negative opinion, a good reporter would provide that information, too. This allows you as the reader to make your own decision based on the facts presented.
- Look for reputable sources. If you're reading a story about a crime, you should see an officer or sheriff quoted on the facts, not Joe from down the street who wasn't even there.
- Look for messy websites. Most reputable media sources will not be housed on a messy website with a ton of pop-ups, questionable ads, etc.
I wanted to know why this day in particular is so unlucky. So, it's time to search for the truth about Friday the 13th and its origins and history.
THE HISTORY OF 13 AS AN UNLUCKY NUMBER
According to The History Channel, the legend of 13 as an unlucky number dates back thousands of years. Of course, we couldn't know for sure if the number was designed to be unlucky, but The History Channel poses many reasons why the number is considered so.
One is from the biblical days of Jesus. At the Last Super, there were 13 people in attendance. Many Christians believe that the number 12 is the number of divine rule. After all, there were 12 disciples, 12 tribes of Israel, and so on. Adding or taking away a number that has divine meaning linked to God is something that often becomes associated with bad luck or even the devil.
Take, for instance, the number 7. Many Christians view this number as the number of completion and wholeness. It has a significance in nearly every religion. We all know that the number 6 repeated three times is often associated with the devil or devil worship. The same goes for this number! It has evil associations!
WHY ARE ONLY FRIDAY THE 13THS BAD LUCK?
Again, this goes back to Biblical roots. The Last Supper was held on what we now call Maundy Thursday. The next day, when Jesus was believed to be crucified, was on Good Friday.
Experts have also said that Friday would have been the day that Eve gave Adam the apple from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and is said to be the day that Cain killed Abel.
UNLUCKY THINGS THAT HAPPENED ON FRIDAY THE 13TH
- The death of Tupac Shakur (Sept. 1996), which happened 23 years ago today.
- The bombing of the Buckingham Palace (Sept. 1940).
- The executions of the Nights Templar (Oct. 1307).
- The "Black Friday" fires which killed 36 people in Australia's Victoria province (Jan. 1939)
- Turning point in the Cold War (June 1952).
- Murder of Kitty Genovese, a bar manager who was stabbed with more than 38 people witnessing the attack, none of which reported her murder or tried to stop it (March 1964).
There are so many more that could be mentioned, but I'll leave it at that. Now it is up to what you believe. Do you think that Friday the 13th is a cursed day? Or, do you believe people just take advantage of the fear we've instilled in ourselves?
ABOUT THE CASE
Unbeknownst to the girls, a man was loitering outside of their home for an our and a half, waiting for the perfect time to strike. Around 10:30 p.m., he entered the home, found the girls, and abducted Polly at knife point. Before leaving, he tied up Kate and Gillian and told them to count to 1,000.
After Kate and Gillian were sure he had left, they ran to the room where Polly Klaas’ mother was sleeping. The groggy mother called in the abduction to the police.
Not more than an hour later, a resident called Sonoma County sheriff’s office to report that there was a strange and suspicious man standing by a Ford Pinto which was lodged in a ditch. The deputies came by, searched his car, checked him for outstanding warrants, and let him go. On Oct. 19, Davis was stopped, arrested, and booked with drunk driving. No one connected that he was the one who abducted Polly. He was released that same day.
There wasn’t another break in the case until Nov. 28, almost two months after Polly went missing. The same woman who reported the suspicious man called up the police to report that pieces of white cloth were scattered on her land. The white cloth was accompanied by empty condom rappers, red panty hose, and a black sweatshirt.
FBI agents, according to Alford, found a partial palm print from the bedroom. Alford said that pulling palm prints wasn’t as common at this point, but they were able to pick up the print using special lifting paper. Davis’ print matched the palm print, and he confessed to strangling Polly to death. He took investigators to her burial spot.
- Winona Ryder, who is from Petaluma, California, offered a $200,000 reward if Polly was returned safely. After it was revealed that Polly died, Ryder dedicated her role in Little Women to Polly, as it was her favorite book. You probably know Ryder from popular movies like The Heathers or Beetlejuice.
- Davis is on death row at San Quentin State Prison. He’s been attacked by multiple prisoners and even attempted a drug overdose. Despite this, he still works with his attorneys to appeal the decisions made by the court systems.
- Klaas wasn’t his first abduction. He abducted a woman in 1976 and only served 5 years for his stunt. He had periods of delusion where he heard his dead girlfriend talking to him. This was all reported by his psychiatrist.
- Klaas’ father, Marc, established the KlaasKids Foundation, which works to prevent crimes against children, assist in finding missing children, and more.
- Although investigators found condoms at the scene where they found evidence that linked to Richard Allen Davis, he swears to this day that he never sexually assaulted her.
- Polly’s head was almost completely separated, showing the force Davis put on her.
- Polly’s community was small and generally had low crime rates. Because of this, the community really came together to try to find Polly when she went missing.
- Polly’s case led to the “three strikes” law, which gives a criminal a mandatory sentence of 25 to life if they commit three felonies, no matter how minor.
- I was born on this exact day on this exact year.
This is how Alford remembers April 3, 1996, the day he and his team finally caught Theodore John Kaczynski after more than 20 years of searching.
Kaczynski was known by the general public as the Unabomber. I found out from Alford that Unabomber is actually short for university and airline bomber, pulling its name from two of Kaczynski’s favorite targets.
The most disheartening thing that I learned from Alford about the Unabomber is that he was a very smart man, practically a genius. When Kaczynski was only 25, he became the youngest assistant professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley.
He had so many promising things ahead of him, but Kaczynski decided to go for a change of pace and move to a remote area in Montana where he built his own cabin. The cabin, which was an integral part of the FBI investigation, had no utilities like running water or electricity.
It was around this time, in 1975, that Kaczynski became to break in and vandalize local companies that harmed the environment that he became so accustomed to appreciating.
Another bomb was sent to the university and a graduate student opened it. He received minor cuts and burns, but did not have any serious injuries.
Kaczynski’s third bomb had the potential to kill a ton of people. He put a bomb in the cargo hold of a plane.
The bomb was supposed to be triggered by a change in altitude, but it simply began to smoke. The pilots of the plane were able to land with only a few people suffering from minor smoke inhalation.
In Kaczynski’s attempt to continue to hurt others, he messed up. A woman in Salt Lake City witnessed Kaczynski leaving the package. A sketch was made, which helped to identify him later.
His last killing was during an attack in Sacramento in April of 1995 when a bomb killed timber industry lobbyist Gilbert Murray. He sent his manifesto, which was published in Sept. 1995, to members of the media. He promised not to bomb any more if they published his essay, “Industrial Society and Its Future.”
His brother, David, was able to identify his brother through the writings. He told the FBI about his suspicions and shared letters he had gotten from Theodore throughout the years. They compared the typing and language and determined it was probably written by the same person.
This was said to be his motivation. I found this interesting because, although Kaczynski’s bombs were rather archaic, they were somewhat advanced. It made me wonder why Kaczynski himself wasn’t having an internal crisis.
- Kaczynski had an FBI fingerprint manual in his cabin. He was very paranoid about police and the FBI identifying him by his fingerprints. He actually treated stamps and other things he touched with salt water and different substances that would blur or remove his prints.
- He actually attached soles from a smaller shoe to the bottom of his shoes in an effort to evade police identification.
- Everyone in town loved Kaczynski’s carrots, but he didn’t have any water or anything to keep them up with. He actually used his own bodily waste to fertilize his carrots. Let’s hope those people in town washed their veggies before digging in!
- Members of the armed forces were called to check out the cabin for obvious bombs before FBI investigators went in. They found nothing. However, an investigator almost opened a box containing a bomb in a deeper investigation of the cabin. Luckily, he was stopped by another investigator. Kaczynski could have killed them all if they weren’t more careful.
- Kaczynski categorized things in his cabin by how suspicious they were. He also categorized them by how they could be disposed of.
- All of Kaczynski’s bombs had an FC on them, which stood for freedom club, of which he was the only member.
- Kaczynski’s cabin was taken to Newseum, a museum in Washington, D.C.
- According to Alford, Man of None one of the worse documentary programs about the Unabomber, because many things were wrong or left out entirely.
McCaleb met his new wife following his divorce from a 22-year marriage that only ended after the death of one of his daughters. Eager to find love, Roy, also a Korean War Veteran, met Carolyn.
They were married for two years until he was shot to death while he slept in their North Shore home.
WHAT POLICE, FAMILY, AND REPORTERS WERE TOLD
According to Krizan-Wilson, this barefoot man had found where she lived and came in through the unlocked door where he again held her at knife point and assaulted her. He then found that Krizan-Wilson had a .38 caliber revolver under her pillow. He grabbed that gun, went to where Roy was sleeping, and shot him to death.
After hearing the shot, Krizan-Wilson came toward where the barefoot man was, bumping in to him and causing him to drop the gun. She then says that she picked up the gun and fired two shots at him as he fled.
Krizan-Wilson's friends and family members say she came out of the house and told them very calmly about what happened.
"She just sat in a chair and just started talking about it as calmly as I am to you," Margaret McCaleb, a family member of Roy's, said. "She went home and took a shower. That set off alarms with me."
NOT THE MURDER WEAPON, example photo of a .38 caliber revolver
SUSPICIONS THAT LEAD TO HER ARREST
Houston Police Department
Aside from her demeanor mentioned in the previous section, several other factors led investigators to question Krizan-Wilson's innocence.
To begin, she had taken out two life insurance policies on Roy. Together, they totaled $198,000. When Roy died, she was set to get this money, so that could have been a motive for killing him.
Another strange thing about Krizan-Wilson was that she had been married to six men and then married again after Roy's death. One of her marriages actually overlapped with her marriage to Roy.
The suspicious regarding the life insurance money being her motive for murder was further feud by a former husband who said she was money hungry.
"The first night I talked to her in that bar, she was so sweet and innocent and lovable," said Melvin Laxon, who married Krizan-Wilson in 1976. "But after me and her and the boys got together, she was a living hell."
The last red flag was that Krizan-Wilson's son was in the home when she was allegedly assaulted by the barefoot man and when Roy was killed, but he claimed that he didn't hear anything. Sure, he could be covering for his mom, but it seems as though his partner didn't react to help her during this altercation. Police also found no evidence of forced entry, so this became suspect as well.
In 2013, Krizan-Wilson plead guilty to murdering Roy in exchange for only six months in prison and 10 years of "deferred adjudication." If she successfully completed those ten years, she would leave with no conviction on her record. But, while she plead guilty, she still maintained her innocence in prison.
"I don't understand the system. I'll never have faith in it again. I would never hurt Roy. I would never hurt my children like this," she said from the Harris County Jail.
Krizan-Wilson has the support of her friend of 30 years, Mary LeBlanc. She said "I just can't visualize Carolyn doing that. I don't think she would hurt anybody, much less kill her husband...I think they must have made a mistake, or something somewhere is not showing up."
Krizan-Wilson didn't have to start serving her sentence until Dec. 26, giving her time to celebrate Christmas, something Roy's daughter Pam took issue with, asking "how many holidays has she taken from us?"
However, most family members were just happy to have the confession. So, at the age of 71, Krizan-Wilson headed to jail after admitting to the murder of her husband, Roy, more almost 30 years later.
3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE CASE
- District Judge Kevin Fine dismissed the case against Krizan-Wilson in 2008 after her attorneys argued it had been too long to indict her on the charge. The dismissal, of course, was reversed and re-tried in 2013 when she admitted to killing him.
- No motive was actually revealed, since Krizan-Wilson continues to maintain her innocence.
I. KRIZAN-WILSON MURDERED ROY
Krizan-Wilson had been married seven times by the time she admitted to the murder. She had only been with Roy for two years at this point. I do think it is possible that the life insurance money could have been taken out following Roy's heart attack and back surgery because Krizan-Wilson was worried he may die from his many health problems. However, her stories don't seem to add up.
If the barefoot man had attacked her, why wouldn't she have screamed to alert her son (who was possibly one of the police officers), his partner, or Roy know something was happening? Roy was sedated, but you get what I mean. Why was there no sign of forced entry? Why would the barefoot man go looking for Roy if he was only there for her?
I also thought her civilian employment status at the police department was fishy. Was she supporting her sons or was she just trying to keep tabs on her husband's case?
II. ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER COMMITTED THE MURDER
It is possible that Krizan-Wilson is covering for this family member to keep this person safe from jail time.
III. A DISORDER MADE HER SHOW DISINTEREST
Evidence for this comes from her numerous relationships and from what her former husband described her as. She seemed to be one person, but then she turned into someone else. She also didn't show any care when he did die, according to friends and reports.
So, since there is a ton of information to cover, let’s dive right in to today’s post:
JACK THE RIPPER’S TIMELINE
The Ripper murders began officially on August 31, 1888. A London prostitute by the name of Mary Ann Nichols was found dead in the early hours of the morning on Buck’s Row in Whitechapel. Of course, police began to investigate, asking local prostitutes if they had any information on who could have committed Nichols’ murder.
On Sept. 8 of the same year, another victim, Annie Chapman, was found on Hanbury Street. Only a few days prior, The Star newspaper wrote about “Leather Apron.” Meanwhile, George Lusk and other businessmen founded the Mile End Vigilance Committee to help police solve the murderers. On Sept. 10, John Pizer, who police believed to be “Leather Apron,” was arrested, but he had a solid alibi for the murders.
On Sept. 27 of the same year, a letter arrived to the Central News Agency that was addressed to “Dear Boss.” It was the murderer who created the name that the world continues to know him by today: Jack the Ripper. On Sept. 30, two bodies were found. The body of Elizabeth Stride was found along with the body of Catherine Eddowes. Both were found in different places.
Many people believe that Mary Kelly was the Ripper’s last victim in November of 1888. However, murders continued to happen, including the murders of Rose Mylett, Alice McKenzie, and, Frances Coles.
JACK THE RIPPER SUSPECT THEORIES
The first theory is that the Ripper was someone with anatomical knowledge. This is because the killings showed an extraordinary depth of knowledge of the human anatomy. This is displayed through the kidney removed from Eddowes and send in a package to Lusk. Many speculate that this means Jack the Ripper was a doctor or perhaps a butcher.
Those are all the theories I’ll go in to, but I’m sure you can find more by searching.
FACTS ABOUT THE CASES
- The Jack the Ripper attacks fueled antisemitism as many suspected that Jewish immigrants were to blame for the killings. The area where they happened was on a not-so-great side of town where many of the immigrants settled.
- The last Jack the Ripper murder was the most brutal, but no other murders in the area were linked to him, and it seemed as though he vanished. No one knows if he died, ran away, or simply stopped committing the murders.
- Prior killings in the area may have been perpetrated by Jack the Ripper, but the ones mentioned were those commonly believed to be carried out by Ripper.
- Of the hundreds of suspects who were questioned, three remained the biggest suspects: Aaron Kosminski (a Polish immigrant), Montague John Druitt ( a barrister or lawyer), and Michael Ostrog (a Russian doctor). All three were “known to be maniacs and hated prostitutes.” Of the three, I would say I believe Ostrog is the one, given the anatomical knowledge.
THE SAD SIDE OF THE JACK THE RIPPER MURDERS
While many people did advocate for police action in the investigation of the murders, some simply didn’t care. Some prostitutes had no family apart from their fellow prostitutes or house mates. Many regarded their lifestyles as disgusting, causing less concern when someone of that profession was murdered. On top of that, prostitutes were often attacked and occasionally murdered, even before Jack the Ripper.
CONCLUSION AND MY GUESS
What is your theory? Let me know in the comments below. I’m sure this has left you significantly freaked out. But take comfort in knowing that the Ripper must be dead.
1) I may say a few things in this blog post that you don't agree with. I hope you will still think of my viewpoints with an open mind. I mean no disrespect to the people involved, but I'm simply trying to juxtapose my theories and opinions into the case to help you make sense of it.
2) Demonic possession is a very serious matter. Part of the reason I do these "Investigating the Mysterious" posts is to educate you (and myself) on the facts and some of the theories surrounding a case. While it may be entertaining to read, demonic possession is documented.
3) Listen at your own risk. I've heard the audio clips that I will share with you below, and they are creepy. If you get creeped out by that, please don't listen. I don't want to give anyone any anxiety or problems.
Now that those are out of the way, let's dive in to the story of Anneliese Michel and the six demons that supposedly made her body their home:
THE LIFE OF ANNELIESE MICHEL
Anneliese was so devout in her faith that she would practice penance for others. She even slept on hard wooden floors in freezing cold conditions to atone for the sings of drug addicts who had lost their faith.
It wasn't until 1969 that Anneliese experienced something she never had before: seizures. She was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy, a condition that can lead to hallucinations, mood changes, and loss of awareness. These were only a few side-effects on a laundry list of possibilities.
It wasn't long, however, until Anneliese started to witness demonic faces in the walls of her family home. She would have trouble standing on her own and would even have bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts. If you know anything about the Catholic faith, suicide is regarded as an unforgivable sin, so this was big for such a devout believer as Anneliese.
Her mother, Anna, said that she once witnessed Anneliese's at the dinner table with very large hands. Anneliese herself would tell those who asked that she knew demons had taken ahold of her.
Doctors put her on anti-psychotic drugs, but they didn't really help her. Anneliese's mother Anna decided to reach out for help and came in contact with Father Renz. Convinced that her daughter was telling the truth, Anna told Father Renz that an exorcism was in order. However, exorcisms don't just happen like they do in the movies. Father Renz needed to make a case.
This made sense because Anneliese was acting completely strange. She would eat bugs, pee on the floor and lick it up, eat coal, and do all sorts of other strange and inexplicable activities.
One day while she was experiencing these traumas, Anneliese and her boyfriend Peter went on a walk. During this walk, Anneliese said that she came across Mother Mary. Mother Mary told Anneliese that she could either be freed of the torment from the demons, or she could suffer for the sins of others so they wouldn't go to hell.
Anna begged Anneliese not to take the deal but Anneliese decided that she couldn't let so many people suffer because of her, so she decided to choose to live through the suffering so that others wouldn't be sent to hell.
During the exorcisms, which happened twice a week for nearly a year, Anneliese claimed to be possessed by six demons called Judus Iscariot, Lucifer, Hitler, Fallen Priest Fleischmann, Nero, and Cain, many of whom are found in the Bible. I want to give you the opportunity now to listen to the tapes. If this stuff gives you the creeps, I have linked the transcript here so you can read it rather than listen to it.
Because of this, two of the fathers and Anneliese's parents were charged with negligent homicide. They were originally sentenced to six months in prison, but they had their sentences downgraded to three months of probation.
Later, the movie "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" was made. Anna wanted nothing to do with the movie. She claims that mysterious hauntings and paranormal activity continued after Anneliese died.
MY THEORIES AND OPINIONS
As a Christian, I am under the impression that you cannot be demonically possessed if you have Jesus in your heart. I'm not saying that Anneliese wasn't devout in prayer or studies, but I'm just saying that perhaps she didn't accept that Jesus died for her. I believe that if you truly have God and Jesus in your heart and life, evil cannot touch you or take over your life.
THEORY ONE: MOTHER MARY WAS A DEMON
It seems obvious that the demons that were inside of Anneliese could torture her or choose to remain silent when they wanted to. I feel that the appearance of Mother Mary was a sick trick by the demons to try to trick Anneliese into giving them her soul...and it worked. I don't think that the real Mother Mary would ask someone to die for the sins of others. It is apparent at the cross that Mary was very disturbed and distraught about her son's wrongful death, but she understood who her son was and what was happening. To will that on to a human wouldn't be a righteous thing to do.
So, long story short, I believe that the demons stopped torturing Anneliese for three days to convince her to save the world and then, when she decided to follow their advice under the guise of Mother Mary, they ramped up their possession.
THEORY TWO: ANNELIESE HAD SCHIZOPHRENIA
THEORY THREE: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Think about it: if you read about a young woman who was doing great but all of a sudden fell sick and began seeing demons, you'd be scared and you'd want to know that the church was there to help you. The only evidence I can find that this could be a possibility is that a medical doctor was asked by the priest if they could give Anneliese any medication to keep her painless and they supposedly said "there is no injection to cure the devil."
Later, medical personnel denied saying this in court, so it could be that the Catholic Church played up Annliese's situation to manipulate the masses.
That sounded like a challenge to me. Not unsurprisingly, I didn’t find the movie that scary. However, I do think that the movie was well done. I was intrigued further by the small-screen hit when I found out that Veronica was an actual person who actually experienced these events.
So, I thought for today’s Terrifying Tuesday post, it would be a great time to talk about the true story behind this Netflix hit.
Back in 1991, Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro was just a care-free 15-year-old with her whole life ahead of her. But, on one faithful day, that all quickly changed.
Lazaro and some of her friends decided that they were going to use a Ouija board to try to contact one of the girls’ boyfriend who had passed away following a terrible motorcycle accident.
Lazaro’s parents said that their daughter had been showing interest in the occult prior to this séance
During their séance, which the girls performed in a seemingly remote location at their catholic school, the girls were interrupted by a teacher (a nun) who ended up breaking the board in half. We will get in to why that is so bad a little bit later. The girls with Lazaro claimed that they saw smoke going in and out of Estefania’s mouth.
Following this experience, Lazaro began to experience seizures and rapid mood changes. She claimed to see shadow figures in her house and in her room. When her parents became worried, they took her to several doctors, but none of them could find anything wrong with Lazaro.
However, if anyone asked Lazaro why she wasn’t doing well, she would admit that she was sure it all had to do with her experience on the Ouija board. Almost six months after the Ouija encounter, Lazaro was found dead in her bedroom. Medical examiners couldn’t find an explanation for her death.
Unfortunately for her family, the paranormal activity didn’t stop even a year after Lazaro’s death.
When the police investigators arrived, they too experienced paranormal activity. The Lazaro case became the first case to list paranormal activity in the police report. Here is what police inspector Jose Pedro Negri said about his experience in the house:
“When I’d first entered the room, I noticed they had a large wooden crucifix on the wall and hanging off it was a smaller pearly crucifix like the one children get at their first holy communions. There was also a poster. [But a few moments later,] the crucifix had been turned upside down, the little crucifix was on the floor and the poster and the door had three or four deep scratches in them as if someone had clawed through the poster and deep into the door."
Plus, as someone who has a strong relationship with God and firm foundations in my religion, I don’t feel the need to do anything like that. I say all of that to let you know that I had to do some research on proper Ouija board etiquette to understand what happened to Estefania.
People who use a Ouija board must say goodbye to the spirits they’ve contacted. If they don’t, the spirits are free to “escape” the board. Some say that breaking the board in half can unleash all of the spirits who were contacted using that board.
I want to be clear that I don’t think anyone should use a Ouija board. I am simply bringing up this “rule” for using one because it is obvious that this could have been what caused the problems with Estefania.
From what I’ve learned from my research, it does seem to add up. The strange happenings only became a problem after the incident at school.
My next theory is that Estefania may have been suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. People with paranoid schizophrenia tend to hear and see things that aren’t actually there. They also have a strong delusion that something is out to get them and hurt them. The seizures could be a different medical condition that just made everything worse.
My last theory is a combination of the two first ones. From what I learned in my research, Estefania’s family didn’t experience much until after Estefania died. I think it could be possible that Estefania had some serious mental issues and, after she died, she stuck around to haunt her family.
What are your theories?
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