1632, France: a group of nuns contacts a local head of the Catholic Church, claiming to be possessed by a number of demons. These demons are causing the women to behave lustfully and have lurid dreams that cause them to cry out in the night. They claim that the demonic possessions only commenced when a Mr. Urbain Grandier - now to be known as Father Urbain - was given the title of parish priest for a local church. He was said to have summoned the demons using black magic and sorcery to send the foul beings to the nunnery.
Back in a time when accusations like these were taken very seriously and punished using brutal, horrifying measures, Father Urbain was staring his own mortality in the face. But before we examine exactly what transpired, there is a bit of interesting trivia to note: the story of the Loudun nuns is easily one of the grossest and perverse tales to ever come out of a nunnery, so it's no surprise director Ken Russell decided to turn the story into a film in the 1970s, adapting a novel on the events by Aldous Huxley. The film was just as disturbing and extreme as you could possibly imagine, and it was banned in several countries following its release.
Now on to the macabre case of the Loudun possessions.
A Convent In France Was Suddenly Overtaken By Lewd And Lustful Nuns
The Exploits Began When A Handsome Priest Rejected A Position Within The Nunnery
Mother Superior 'Burned' With Desire For The Handsome Parish Priest
The Mother Superior Was A Real-Life Hunchback
The Nuns Began Having Nocturnal Emissions And Provocative Dreams About The Clergy
The New Director Of The Convent Declared Satan Among Them