Nuggets from Occult Invasion |

Dave Hunt

This new phenomenon became known as holy laughter and spread everywhere Howard-Browne went. He came to Oral Roberts University and Oral testified that “at the end of his message he had the longest sustained applause in the history of ORU…he changed my life and my son’s life.” The laughing revival, however, didn’t catch the attention of the world until mid-January 1994, when it came to the Toronto Vineyard Church, pastored by John Arnott. Here one heard not only uncontrollable laughter, but horrible animal-like sounds—and worse—from those in the throes of the “blessing.”