To launch a new facet of adamia involving evidence of the supernatural, I present here is a collection of the best videos I have found online portraying exorcisms (or claiming to). I spent some time a few months back digging up what the Web had to offer in this area: after watching every single video available on Google Video and Youtube, I started searching blogs in other languages. I was actually quite disappointed, and very few videos of any quality or merit turned up in my searches. These four are some of the best I have come across so far.
I also found alot of promising clues pointing towards convincing footage that might be contained in DVDs sold by obscure Christian ministries based in the USA. However, these DVDs tend to cost $40 a pop for thirty minutes of film; giving $40 to such an unlikely vendor feels too much like gambling to me. I will take the risk and choke up the money for a few DVDs within the next six months or so.
Something that I find extremely interesting is how similarly the exorcisms are carried out across the world, regardless of the religion involved. Christian, Catholic, Moslem; each performs exorcisms in a quite similar fashion to one another, and no particular religion seems to be more or less successful than the others in the research I've done so far.
Probably my favorite, this hour-long session is largely unedited. I know nothing of its origins; I dug it out of a random zip archive on a blog in a language I could not read (I was looking pretty far and wide for good videos).
A short clip of an Islamic Imam performing an exorcism. The editing job is horribly distracting to me, and the video is not complete. I much prefer a raw, unedited clip. It seems less obviously fake than most, however.
Arguably the most popular exorcism clip online, it is about as good as you can get without a mammoth search effort.
Nothing about this one struck me as very impressive/convincing, but it is included to show how similar the ritual is for an Egyptian church to most others.
If you know of any high-quality, convincing exorcism videos, please leave me a comment! I have seen nearly all that is available on Youtube and Google, but I'm sure there's a great deal more out there.
I conclude with a question: why are good clips so hard to find?