Her parents said she was possessed and needed an exorcism, but the truth came out in court
In 2005, the world was treated to the cinematic horrors of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and while the film was loosely based on real events, few know the truth. In reality, “Emily Rose” was named Anna Elisabeth “Anneliese” Michel, and was born in 1952 in Bavaria, Germany. Although her life was the inspiration for the horror film, her real story is full of a different sort of terror, which was only revealed to the world after her untimely death—and the resulting court case.