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Exorcism performed in Riverton area home

(RIVERTON, Wyo.)  A Riverton area woman was sent to the hospital yesterday (Tuesday) after an exorcism attempt reportedly caused her to have a heart attack.

According to Undersheriff Ryan Lee with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department, the 911 dispatch center received a call from a residence on Firethorn Lane stating a 31 year old woman at the home was possessed by a “Poltergeist” and had stopped breathing after she was sprayed with Holy Water.

Other occupants of the home then attempted to perform an exorcism at which time they reported the exorcism activity caused her to go into cardiac arrest.

When deputies arrived the woman was found to be breathing, however she was taken by ambulance to the Riverton Hospital for unknown reasons. She was in stable condition when she arrived at the hospital.

The occupants of the home stated that a demon had been in the house breaking windows and dishes, as well as biting the occupants of the home for the last two days; they asked a Deputy Sheriff to look into the matter.

Lee said the Deputy was unable to substantiate any criminal activity or that anyone had been bitten.

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34 Responses to "Exorcism performed in Riverton area home"

  1. TGR says:


  2. Dumb says:

    So dumb…. so effn dumb.

  3. dave says:

    You call this journalism?! You didn’t even report whether or not the hospital was able to reattach the demonic spirit.

  4. This is one part of your world that the ILLUMINATI does not want you to know that it is as real as cheezburgers. They only want you to believe it but not to know that it is very real. The truth is that there are non-physical entities that were the original inhabitants of this Earth that predate mortal man by millions of Earth years. They’re known to Christians as Djimons and to Muslims as Djinns.

  5. Skep Tikkel says:


  6. HealingWaters says:

    Only the name of Jesus Christ carries the highest authority in the supernatural realm. No ‘holy water’ is gonna do it. Not a chance. Poor woman. Someone go pray over her to meet Jesus!!

  7. Gary Hixson says:

    Read Deep Wounds Deep Healing and
    Defeating Dark Angels, both by Dr. Charles Kraft on Amazon

  8. Paul says:

    What really happened in this Wyoming house? Who knows. But one thing is certain: a real possession is very serious and tends to have physical manifestations, thus exorcism is a very serious matter, to be undertaken only after very sober preparation, and only after all physical and psychological possibilities have been ruled out by professionals in medical and psychiatric fields. Not even all Catholic priests are trained exorcists; in fact, only a few are, in any given diocese. Those few exorcism-trained priests treat the matter extremely soberly, perhaps because they come face to face with the reality. The usual practice is to first spend time (maybe days, or longer) preparing/strengthening their own souls before attempting to free another’s. Then, a proper exorcism uses both sacramentals (like holy water) and prayers (like invoking no less than God Himself). Just as Jesus Himself did, on His Own authority, exorcists today use both physical signs and purely spiritual powers, given authority by, and used in the name of, Jesus the Christ. It is a very, very sober matter; not to be done lightly as if using lucky charms with a little holy water and/or name-invoking.

  9. Glacierman says:

    Paul, there are many different kinds of demons, and they are all subject to the Name of Jesus.
    Knowing your authority and being known by the Father in Heaven is the only requirement for casting out fallen angels. They are subject to the Name above all names. I would agree that preparation is vital, but that is a daily thing, and we all have the authority to cast out devils, so long we are born of the Holy Spirit and have had our spirits borne into the Kingdom of the Father.
    Just as the disciples had the authority, so too are those who believe on Jesus Name, have accepted the free gift of repentance and salvation and are Sons and Daughters of the King of Kings.
    I would most emphatically state that the journalism in this piece is written/edited by somebody who has very little knowledge of what an exorcism is or looks like. There are not enough facts or eyewitness statements from those involved to get any kind of clear picture as to what the circumstances were leading up to and at the time of this occurrence. Somebody should go back to journalism school and maybe learn how to ask a few more basic questions regarding these types of things.
    No wonder the comments here, for the most part, reflect the sentiment of those who neither have a belief system nor world-view which encompasses the “spirit realm” as being real and not just something which they are accustomed to seeing at the theaters as being fictitious. They should maybe get out of their parents’ basements and see what is happening in the real world!

  10. Let’s get them all on Seroquel. Except the police, of course.

  11. Chris says:

    Sounds like some folks are doing some crystal meth out there in Wyoming!

  12. le roy says:

    This story has it all.. Broken plates, superstition and self-healing bitemarks.. I love reading American news it’s like Narnia over there.. To top it all these are religious folks hahaha too much chemicals in the food methinks 😛

  13. Cate says:

    “The Exorcism” was based on the true story of a demon possessed boy in Mt. Rainer, Maryland. I do not find the above story hard to believe at all, although I doubt that it was the exorcism that directly caused the heart attack.

  14. kennetvs magnvs antiapolyonvs di tvlsvs says:

    When the smug cynicism, so easily found, meets the inexplicable, sanity becomes a premium. Ready yourself for what your entirely ignorant a$$ doesn’t know, lest said a$$ adopts incontinance in order to cope.

  15. @voteAnarchy says:

    Sounds like a bunch of damn liars 2 me!!!

  16. Zakk Osborne says:

    Well gee, I wasn’t there and didn’t see what actually happened, but I’m still going to leave a response touting my own superiority and intellect about how Wyoming is full of dumb religulous zealouts that I’m smarter than.


  17. theCloud says:

    The problem was “they attempted”. Absolutely reprehensible.

    Anyone who truly knows about exorcism through the power and blood of Jesus Christ, does not “attempt” anything. It is finished.

    At the very least, they should have prayed to protect her from a heart attack. They should have been able to easily see that coming if they knew what they were doing or had any discernment at all. Sometimes, these people are worse than the problem, but the good news is that they will be taken out of the way soon so they can stop dragging the name of Jesus through the mud.

  18. Al Hetrick says:

    Demons do exist probably in many different unliving forms. Poltergeists you can’t see but never heard about them biting people. When I was a 11 year old boy scout, I saw with my troop, a unplugged vacuum cleaner move itself from one end of the house to the other on a level floor and other strange things moving or things fligging through the air. This house belonged to one of the parents where we would have our troop meetings. She this was normal .

  19. dimitri says:

    paul and glacierman are both correct…..prsbyterian faiths do have the ability to cast out demons with the power of group prayer. catholics use sanctified materials like anointing w oils and holy water.

    but demons hate anything to do w Christ and God. people die and/or get hurt during exorcisms. a dangerous undertaking. I guess this case involved a catholic priest since holy water was used, but it could have been a lay person, which is not good. as paul stated priests performing exorcists are especially trained and permission must be granted by the local bishop.

    for you skeptics out there, I completely understand your skepticism. but I encourage you to read about it because it provides an excellent understanding on how evil works and how it acts as a natural force in nature, but very much different than the other types of natural forces like wind water fire. evil has been here on earth before man and man’s homosapien ancestors. the bible states that the devil is the prince of this world and in order to wrestle the power from him over you, you have to walk in a life of grace. check out the books on exorcism, you will be amazed and learn a lot.

  20. Steve says:

    They should have simply beaten the devil out of her.

  21. Jeffery says:

    You cannot enter into spiritual warfare without being divinely protected by Jesus. As the book of Acts 19:13-17 points out: “Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding. 17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor”. The story does not elaborate on who did the casting out but, if they are not covered by Jesus bad things happen when people believe they can do it on their own.

  22. jose says:

    I’d just tell the demons to get the F*** outta my house!

  23. Joe L. says:

    Also, there are different types of demon entities. Some are stronger than others and harder to cast out. Jesus Himself said ‘this type comes out only by fasting and prayer’. Some are easier than others to remove. As others have said, if you know you’re going to do a exorcism, make sure you’re prayed up and maybe even fasted for it, because you really don’t know what type you’re up against. I had a dream once where Jesus taught me to rebuke the devil. Very vivid dream and I used the name of Jesus against him and he was screaming and twisting around in pain and departed. It was very intense! This stuff is very much real and not to be messed with unless you’re a true Christian, as Jeff stated about the sons of Sceva. ‘One shall chase a thousand and two, ten thousand and nothing shall by any means harm you!’

  24. wyoandy says:

    I live here and the part of town where this happened is known for meth use. The people involved are natives and used the story to cover up for the drug use that’s caused the woman to suffer from overdosing. This morning there were multiple arrests undertaken by DCI.
    It’s always nice to see others that have zero interest in a story other then it having a supposedly religious, conservative, or “recheck” angle to use that as an opportunity to degrade those that they disagree with by pointing to that behavior as standard for all that fall within these categories.
    Wyoming is doing fine thank you, high employment,strong local economies,and growth leading the nation due to all us demands recheck bible thumpers clinging bitterly to our guns.
    But the numourous deaths and extreme violence in liberal states,added with high unemployment and lacking moral standards defiantly stands as a guideon to which the country should lean towards.

  25. Flechette says:

    Now if we can just exorcize the Democrats out of America…

  26. TAG1one says:

    Y’all ought to visit Riverton at least once in your life.

  27. actorcat says:

    I bet you wont be laughing so hard when your all being bitten by demons in HELL!!!
    Jesus said He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man comes to the father but by Him!!!

  28. What I heard says:

    What I heard was she didn’t pay her monthly exorcism fee…so she was repossessed.

    Could happen to anybody, you know?

  29. Redbird says:

    Those of you that actually believe in possession are lunatics.

  30. MaxMarie says:

    This is a very poorly written article. And poorly informed people are jumping to a lot of crazy assumptions.

    Exorcism is a rite of the Catholic Church. What other churches do, or what the common layman may do, is deliverance. This article does not say what denomination these folks were. For all we know they were Atheists who popped over to a Catholic Church for some Holy Water. If things were that bad in the house, they should have called a minister.

    As Paul mentions, a lot of preparation is needed. Even for a layman who thinks he or she is capable of deliverance. But there are a lot of ridiculous television shows out there that give viewers the impression this is something fun. They romanticize it.

    I assure you, there is nothing fun about the demonic.

    If the inhabitants didn’t know the difference between a poltergeist and a demon, well, they had NO business trying to perform a deliverance. They should have called their minister or a priest. Someone with knowledge, to come out and investigate the house FIRST!

  31. Scott says:

    Now if we can just “exercise” the Republicans out of America…

  32. Luciferissa says:

    WoW! That really sucks for this poor woman. I was the victim of a pentecostal home exorcism when I was 14. My parents were convinced I was possessed when I was actually just a rebellious teenager. The anointing oil and holy water sprinkled on me just seemed to piss me off for ruining my hairstyle. I was traumatized by the event. Bottom line…there was no demon and and these people were wrong for taking matters into their own hands. If there really was a possession, it probably would have gone seriously wrong because they didn’t know what the hell they were doing or what they could have been dealing with…IDIOTS!

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  34. Just me says:

    To the person who is insinuating that everyone in Wyoming is stupid, stay away from our state you moron.

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