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Romanian man sues priests for failing to exorcise flatulent demons

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   April 8, 2013 at 3:39 PM   |   Comments

April 8 (UPI) -- Madalin Ciculescu, an attorney in Romania, hired four local Orthodox priests to exorcise foul-smelling demons who went around his house turning things on and off. In his lawsuit Ciculescu argues that they didn't finish the job.

"If they represent the way of God then God's ways are crooked. They did not remove the demons that made these bad smells as they promised to do, and I still see all sorts of demons in the form of animals, usually crows but also other such things, that are making my life miserable.

When I am at home they switch the TV on and off all the time, they make foul smells that give me headaches and basically roam unhindered around my house and my business."

The Daily Mail reports that the man's mother gave a statement in support of his claim saying that her hair dryer was possessed by a black shadow that emerged when anyone tried to use it. She also claimed the refrigerator was possessed by flatulent demons that left foul smells all over the house.

But the lawyer for the Archbishopric of Arges, Anton Alin, rejected the allegation of fraud saying that the exorcism had been properly performed. They believe allegations of further demons are just a product of the man's imagination.

The case had already been rejected by a lower court, and the Romanian High Court agreed with the church and rejected the suit against Bishop Argatu and four priests, and ordered Ciculescu to pay legal costs. Ciculescu, 34, says he plans to go to the European Court of Human Rights.

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