Exorcism in Gary Indiana
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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What locals once thought to be an elaborate scheme to make money is now a story that is believed to hold some truth. Latoya Ammons, from Gary Indiana, and her three children claimed to have been possessed by evil spirits. Among the accounts of paranormal activity reported, levitating, walking up walls and hearing phantom footsteps are some of the daily problems the Ammons family claimed to have dealt with from 2011 to 2013.
Upon being examined by psychologists, the children seemed to have been putting on a show for their mother and only acted strange when demons were brought up in conversation and were taken away from their mother for a year and were under close watch for any unusual behavior.
The family is now reunited and living in a different house and have not experience any more paranormal happenings since moving.
Recently, the priest who dealt with the actual exorcisms of this family, Rev. Michael Maginot has signed with Evergreen Media Holdings to make his account of the story into a movie. He refuses to reveal the terms of his contract and opted to call it "a standard deal."
This brings up the question that the Indianapolis Star mentioned, was this all made up as a scheme to make money? With a movie in the works, it could go either way. To get an experienced angle on the topic, a member of Gary Indiana's paranormal team spoke out on questions of this being a false story.
- Marisa Kwiatkowski. "Exorcism priest signs movie deal" — , February 6, 2014
- Marisa Kwiatkowski. "The Exorcisms of Latoya Ammons" — , January 28, 2014
- Laura Collins. "Inside the 'portal to hell': Relative gives investigators tour of haunted Indiana home where 'possessed' children were 'chanting satanically' and saw 'ugly, black monster'" — , January 31, 2014