The Demonic Possession of Clarita Villanueva (1953)

In May 1953, before newspapers around the world heavily featured the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, their attention was on an 18-year old girl named Clarita Villanueva who was locked up in the Old Bilibid Prison. For two weeks, she kept on screaming that she was being attacked by two demons until American pastor Lester Sumrall came to exorcise her.

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Music: “This House” and “Echoes of Time v2” by Kevin MacLeod (

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