Irish priest who inspired ‘The Exorcist’ killed when ‘possessed’ infant spoke to him. Former CIA agent and friend of exorcist: “This is the most disturbing thing he’d ever seen in all of his years working for the US government.”

Ms Lysaght said Mr Marrow  (ex-CIA agent)regularly drove Fr Martin to carry out exorcisms and in one case in 1999 drove him to Connecticut for the exorcism of a possessed four and a half year-old girl. She said: “It’s so still and silent and peaceful and Robert gets very emotional on camera because this is basically, according to him, where Malachi was killed essentially. Because when he and Malachi arrived at the house they got out of the car to say their hellos the four and a half year-old little girl walked up to Malachi and said in a deep voice: ‘So you’re Malachi Martin and you think you can help her!’. And Robert is a former CIA agent and this is the most disturbing thing he’d ever seen in all of his years working for the US government.”

Catholic priest who inspired The Exorcist died from a fall after a ‘possessed’ child spoke to him and he was ‘pushed over by an invisible force’, CIA agent claims

  • New revelation comes from former agent Robert Marrow who was priest’s driver
  • The CIA official recalled an exchange between the father and a four-year-old girl
  • He was due to carry out an exorcism on the American child said to be possessed
  • The former CIA agent said the meeting was the most disturbing thing he’d seen  

Hostage to the Devil: Irish priest who inspired ‘The Exorcist’ killed when ‘possessed’ infant spoke to him.

Former CIA agent Mr Marrow retracted the steps to Connecticut where Father Martin had offered to carry out an exorcism on the four-year-old girl.

When he arrived at the neutral home, the family were already there, and the girl walked up to the priest and said: ‘So you’re Malachi Martin – and you think you can help her?’, suggesting she was talking while having an out-of-body experience.

It has been claimed that after the exchange in 1999, a fall led to his death from a head trauma at the age of 78.

He told a friend that it was caused by an invisible force that pushed him.

By this time, the father from County Kerry in South-Western Ireland was hiring himself out as a private exorcist and it is believed he was the inspiration behind the famous film released in 1973.

Malachi Martin was at various stages of his life, a Jesuit priest, professor at a Pontifical Institute in Rome, a bestselling author and most notably, an exorcist

Priest who inspired ‘The Exorcist’, was killed when a ‘possessed’ infant spoke to him, a former CIA agent in a new documentary will claim.
Irish Malachi Martin, who died aged 78 in 1999, was at various stages of his life, a Jesuit priest, professor at a Pontifical Institute in Rome, a bestselling author and most notably, an exorcist.

The new feature-length documentary Hostage to the Devil, speaks with witnesses to exorcisms who regarded the Co Kerry priest as a spiritual genius.

It has been claimed that after an exorcism in 1999, and after a fall that later led to his death, Fr Martin told a friend that an invisible force had pushed him, leading to the head trauma.

The central question to the film, which will be available to watch on Netflix  will ask, ‘Does the devil really exist’?
Writer and producer Rachel Lysaght recalled how Fr Martin, from Ballylongford in Kerry, had his first encounter with exorcism while in Egypt working on a book, The Scribal of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

She said: “There was an exorcism happening but the assistant to an exorcist had in fact fainted in the course of a rite being carried out on a young man and Malachi was called upon as someone who was nearby to come and assist in that exorcism.

“So he did and that was the first exorcism that he assisted with.”

Martin began to take some very contrasting views on how the church was being run and after 10 years as a Jesuit priest he left he later moved to the USA, reports the Irish Mirror.

Ms Lysaght continued: “When he left the church he moved to New York in 1966 and he had various jobs including taxi-driver, waiter and as a writer too, but really he saw that there was a need there for people to be assisted and to be given support in terms of relief, I suppose, from some sort of either demonic infestation of someone themselves or their home and felt that the church wasn’t providing that support anymore.
“That since Vatican Two [new church guidelines] that the church’s position on exorcism was not as strong as it could be and so he decided to offer this support to people who were looking for it.”

The Irish producer told RTE Radio 1’s The Ryan Tubridy Show there will be footage of exorcisms in the documentary but they have blurred out the faces of the people being exorcised.

She added: “We filmed with one of Malachi Martin’s very close friend’s, a former CIA agent called Robert Marrow, who’s an amazing interviewee because he has such excellent recall.

Ms Lysaght said Mr Marrow regularly drove Fr Martin to carry out exorcisms and in one case in 1999 drove him to Connecticut for the exorcism of a possessed four and a half year-old girl.

She said: “It’s so still and silent and peaceful and Robert gets very emotional on camera because this is basically, according to him, where Malachi was killed essentially.

Because when he and Malachi arrived at the house they got out of the car to say their hellos the four and a half year-old little girl walked up to Malachi and said in a deep voice: ‘So you’re Malachi Martin and you think you can help her!’.

And Robert is a former CIA agent and this is the most disturbing thing he’d ever seen in all of his years working for the US government.”

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