We're getting swamped with real-life monster stories in the news lately... especially from the UK Daily Mail, the source of this story. Just yesterday we shared their piece about a man suffering from a rare disease that caused him to think he was a walking corpse. That was kind of a sad story (though with a happy ending), but this one's just ridiculous, as we go from zombies to a report of alleged poltergeist activity in Romania, in which a man is suing a group of church-sanctioned exorcists for failing to remove foul-smelling supernatural creatures from his house. Hey, don't give us that look... we just report this stuff.
Lawyer Madalin Ciculescu (above left) has accused church officials, including Orthodox bishop Constantin Argatu (right) and four priests, of fraud after their attempts to remove evil spirits which the man believed were stinking up his home and business in central Romania. This is apparently the first-ever case of a “religious malpractice” lawsuit in a Romanian court.
“They did not remove the demons that made these bad smells as they promised to do,” Ciculescu argued, “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.” He went on to explain that several of his home appliances were possessed as well, including his hair dryer.
Church officials claim they performed their exorcism rites correctly, and that the nasty smells and other phenomenon were all part of the man's imagination. The Romanian court agreed, and rejected Ciculescu's case. Now he's not only stuck with smelly poltergeists, but with a big legal bill as well. As of this writing, he's appealing to a higher court, as shown in the document below.