Exorcism: Psychiatry meets faith
- Alone in her bedroom, the black-dressed woman thumbed through her binder of spells and contemplated her next victim. The baritone voice of Satan rumbled in her mind, enticing her deeper into the dark side.More video from Bakersfield.com: * * * *Photos:Photo by Felix AdamoWorshippers during prayer at Operation Fresh Start Apostolic Church.Photo by Felix AdamoGuest preacher Edward Shotwell, left, and Senior Pastor Eldon Venable of Operation Fresh Start."Satan told me in a deep, demonic voice, 'You belong to me,'" said Samantha Wheeler, who believes she's been possessed since age 12.But recently, Wheeler met a charismatic pastor from Kenya who promised her deliverance."When I first talked with her, I could see the manifestation of demons," said Paul Mbugua, a preacher and exorcist at Operation Fresh Start Apostolic Church in Oildale.