Here is an excerpt from the article“Joan of Arc”providing an example of miscellaneous paranormal cases that are commonly misunderstood due to sources of disinformation:
Although detailed documentation of the life of Joan of Arc has been preserved, the records cannot be considered to provide verbatim accounts of Joan’s commentary, as Donald Spoto suggested in Joan: The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint (2007):
During Joan’s trial hundreds of questions were put to her by the Church court. The interrogations of ecclesiastical judges and theological inquisitors, along with her replies, were recorded each day in French by the chief notary, Guillaume Manchon, and by his two assistants, Guillaume Colles (also called Boisguillaume) and Nicholas Taquel. Every evening the three men compared, collated, and corrected their notes. The original of this document is lost to us, but notarized copies have been preserved at the Bibliothèque Municipale in Orléans.
The final and official register of the trial, prepared at the order of the chief judge, Bishop Pierre Cauchon, was based on Manchon’s minutes but included much more: in fact, Cauchon ordered the record deliberately falsified at crucial points in order to secure Joan’s condemnation and execution. The trial document was completed in Latin by Thomas Courcelles, who was himself one of Joan’s judges.