Antwerp, Australia: Joan's husband, Ralph, a pig farmer, was concerned at his
wife's strange behavior so tied her to the bed. She escaped. He consulted his
bible and decided she needed to be exorcised. Leah Clugston, a local expert who
had diagnosed a large number of people in Antwerp as suffering from demonic possession,
was called. After a week of trying to beat the daemons out of her, the call went
out to another exorcist, Matthew Nuske.
ordered that Joan be bound to the fireplace, and the entire house be wrapped in
Glad Wrap to protect its inhabitants. During the exorcism two assistants kicked
and beat Joan, and Nuske slammed the bible into her face. She died.
the next three days the beatings continued. A local priest was called and he called
the police. Four were charged with manslaughter. (Facts taken from