Nuns at Germana’s school weren’t sure if she was possessed or merely acting out. That began to change when she started discussing the embarrassing personal stories of people she couldn’t have known. After she allegedly brought up the private life of someone in the church, people began to realize something was happening with the young woman.
After her psychic abilities appeared, so did her penchant for levitation. One account said Germana floated five feet above her bed. Father Erasmus Hörner, one of the priests who later performed her exorcism, recalled, “Germana floated often three, four, and up to five feet in the air, sometimes vertically… and at other times horizontal.”