Police were called to the scene, but didn’t take any action since it’s not illegal to perform an exorcism in a public place.

Broad Daylight Exorcism Performed In Public Park

According to reporter Sarah Strackhouse with KOSA-TV news, two individuals performed a broad light exorcism in Memorial Gardens public park in Odessa, Texas.

Broad Daylight Exorcism Performed In Public Park

image by KOSA CBS-7

Witnesses told Strackhouse, the three were originally sitting on a park bench. At some point, a spontaneous suspected exorcism broke out and they moved to the ground.  The ritual ended in front of the pond.

One bystander recounted,

“They start getting louder and louder and louder, she was on the ground and they were standing over her with hands on her and screaming Satan.”

 

Broad Daylight Exorcism Performed In Public Park

Father Dave Hoxly

The incident attracted the concern of local clergyman, Father Dave Hoxly. Hoxly said exorcism is the removal of an evil spirit through the use of prayer and originates from the Gospel of Jesus,

“Exorcism is the removal of an evil spirit through the use of prayer and originates from the Gospel of Jesus.”

 

Police were called to the scene, but didn’t take any action since it’s not illegal to perform an exorcism in a public place. Odessa Police Department spokesman Steve LeSueur, says officers were on the call for a total of six minutes according to the report.

 

Broad Daylight Exorcism Performed In Public Park

Saint Francis Borgia performing an exorcism, by Goya

What Is An Exorcism?

Exorcism (from Greek ἐξορκισμός, exorkismos – binding by oath) is the religious or spiritual practice of purportedly evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person or an area they are believed to have possessed.[1] Depending on the spiritual beliefs of the exorcist, this may be done by causing the entity to swear an oath, performing an elaborate ritual, or simply by commanding it to depart in the name of a higher power. The practice is ancient and part of the belief system of many cultures and religions.

source: Wikipedia

 

Broad Daylight Exorcism Performed In Public Park

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