Romanian lawyer Madalin Ciculescu, 34, is suing his local Orthodox bishop Constantin Argatu and four priests for fraud after claiming they failed to properly exercise flatulent demons that were forcing him out of his home and law practice at Pitesti in Arges County in central Romania.
He accused the five of leaving behind an unholy mess after turning up several times to exercise the demons which were responsible for the bad smells that were ruining his business – and added that after the failed exorcism the demons even started haunting him at home.
The case alleging ‘religious malpractice’ is reportedly the first time there has been such an allegation made in a Romanian court. The four priests had all tried and failed to exorcise the demons, according to the legal papers that named bishop Argatu, even though he had not been to the property, as he was in charge of the priests who had been there.
Ciculescu seems very persistent with this. The case was already rejected by two courts in Romania, but he intends to go to the European Court of Human Rights. For what? Well, he still has a paranormal problem, it seems. He said he sees “demons in the form of animals”. (I wonder how he knows.) The TV goes on an off, the hair dryer is malfunctioning, the smells give him a headache and there are black shadows all over the place. Sounds like a PERFECT job for the TAPS Ghost Hunters (being plumbers and all, maybe they are used to the sewage smell and can sniff out a construction problem). The lawyer for the archdiocese said everything was exorcised correctly (AGAIN, how does he KNOW?) and that the reported events are just imaginary. So, this brings up the obvious: Could they have been imaginary before? Why did they agree to do an exorcism? Maybe the church better rethink this stuff. I’m sort of glad they are in hot water. Though they say they consult professionals regarding mental illness but that SOME cases are real demons, they ought to reconsider this ridiculous practice altogether.