I’ve been doing alot of traveling through Iowa these last six months since I’ve moved here. I quickly heard of the small town of Earling where one of the last sanctioned exorcisms was performed in 1928. The exorcism lasted more than 3 weeks. A local Franciscan convent was the setting for the ceremony. It was performed on a woman named Emma Schmidt who was said to have flown across the room. The ceremony was performed by Roman Catholic Capuchin Theophilus Riesinger.
The Catholic church across the street is amazing with domed ceilings, gleaming solid wood pews and intricate designs and figurines throughout.