An Italian man had a very interesting reason to ask for a no-fault divorce from his wife, he said she was possessed by the Devil.
According to Italian news outlets, the man told a court in Milan that his wife exhibited “inexplicable behavior” over the last 10 years, which included sudden fits, stiffening of the body, and other “unusual phenomena” that he says proves she is “possessed by the devil.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
Testifying to the court on behalf of the devout Catholic couple were a priest, a monk and the husband’s sister, all of whom confirmed various strange behaviors and odd occurrences from the woman, The Local reported, citing the Italian-language media outlet Il Corriere della Sera.
Some of the strange occurrences included reports that the woman was able to briefly levitate as well as one instance in which she seemed to pick up and throw a heavy church pew toward the altar with one hand.
According to the U.K. Daily Express, the woman had been examined several times by doctors and psychologists, but none could detect any health issues from which she suffered.
Even crazier, the court agreed with his reasoning and concluded that “the woman is not conscious of her actions, but in the grip of an external power.” The man was granted a divorce.
What do you think of this story? Do you believe in demonic possession or was the man just looking for an easy way to get out of his marriage?