I have been involved in just two demonic cases in my decade-long career, and that is exactly two more than enough! Although I never felt in danger during these cases (for reasons I’ll explain later) simply put, demonic cases are ... insane. The people experiencing the activity are not insane — the activity itself is insane. And there’s a simple reason why the activity is disturbing, vile and deranged. In the earliest stages of possession, demons will do everything and anything to wear down the will of their victim; and this includes subjecting them to absolutely horrific visions, psychotic thoughts, and physical abuses. But it’s not just the victims of demonic attack that experience these horrifying things — the Exorcist himself is subjected to these things as well during the rite of Exorcism. Demons attack Exorcists to try to prevent them from succeeding.
Here’s are just a few examples of the type of activity reported to me during the two demonic cases I’ve investigated. Imagine looking down your hallway and seeing a black hooded figure walking slowly up the stairs toward you, and then suddenly a HUGE black snake appears out of nowhere, leaps into the air up and over the hooded figure and swallows it whole before vanishing into the floor! Or imagine seeing nymph-like creatures crawling up your curtains, or a huge dark spider shaped-figure wriggling up the wall, then burrowing its way into the wall. What would you do if you woke up to the sight of a creature with a trunk like an elephant, and the rest of its face and body resembling a conglomerate of several different animals? Imagine being shown visions of death; seeing blood dripping down the window shades; seeing the bullet riddled body of a woman slumped in the corner of your bedroom. And imagine this type of activity going on, and on, and on — not just for days, but for months and even for years. This is what I mean by insane visions. They are insane because they are meant to terrorize, and that is exactly what they do.
I know what you think, 'These people must be crazy'. Right? WRONG. I’m not a psychologist, but when more than one person reports the same activity, I start to think there is some truth to the story. When two or more people are telling the story of the activity with all of the same details, and they are actually finishing each others sentences because they experienced the activity at the exact same time, then I believe that they are telling the truth. After all, why wouldn’t they tell the truth? They have absolutely nothing to gain by asking my help. They don’t get publicity from me because I don’t use real names on my website. I’m not a television personality (yet!) or a radio personality, or someone who is writing a book that they might want to be mentioned in. These people are desperate, and in these two demonic cases I did all I could to help them. I got in touch with the Archdiocese of New York looking for an exorcist. By the way, there is just ONE exorcist in New York - a very old priest who does not travel. I got the names and contact information of reputable demonologists, people trained to deal with this type of activity, and I turned the cases over to them.
I said earlier that I never really felt in danger during the demonic investigations. This is because I realized right away that the families were not dealing with a haunting, they were dealing with a possession. Possession is caused by demons targeting individuals and families. As such, demons do not jump from person to person looking for a home. They are ‘hell-bent’ on destroying their victim. They chose that victim for a reason, and they have no intention of giving them up.
What is a demon?
Demons are malevolent beings, sometimes known as fallen angels. In many Christian and non-Christian religions, demons are considered to be a harmful spiritual entities who resides below the heavenly plane. Some believe that demons can be conjured and controlled. Although heavenly angels may show themselves in human form in order to intervene in our lives, demons do not have the ability to assume human form.
What do non-Christian religions have to say about demons?
The Islamic term 'Shaitan' or 'Shayateen' refers to demons in western usage. They are considered to be descendants of fallen angels, and they can be banished with prayers. Amulets engraved with the name of god, or with special prayers are common in folk Islam, and are used to provide protection against demons.
Hindu belief includes numerous varieties of spirits, some of which might be classified as demonic. These include Vetalas, Bhutas, and Pishachas - human spirits who have committed extraordinary wrongs, and who are condemned to roam the earth as lonely, often evil spirits for a length of time before being reborn.
What is the Rite of Exorcism?
The Catholic Dictionary defines the Rite of Exorcism as "A sacramental by which a duly appointed person, generally a priest, is authorized to use the special power he receives to drive out the evil spirit." The ritual of exorcism is a series of prayers and appeals to God asking that the possessed person be freed from the demon. Click HERE to read the full rite of Exorcism.
Is the Catholic Church the only religion that performs rituals to get rid of demons?
No. Many religions have rituals designed to rid people of demonic possession.
Demonology is a fascinating subject, and I have done a LOT of research on demonic activity and possession. But rather than condense everything I know down to a few paragraphs, I'm sure you will get much more from reading some articles on your own. Below are just a few to get you started. In addition, I’ve included links to the two demonic Case Files on my website. One is password protected at the request of the demonologist who took over that case. The password can be found next to the link to that case.
Lastly, if you know of anyone who is in dire need of help, please ask them to seek help at their local church or synagogue. If you have a demonic-type story that you’d like to share with me, I’m all ears! Please use the contact page on my website. And don't forget to leave your comments at the end of this newsletter. I love hearing from my readers.
The book and movie, “The Exorcist” was based loosely on an actual, documented case of demonic possession. In 1949 a fourteen-year-old boy anonymously named Roland Doe (or Robbie Mannheim) went through a series of exorcisms. You can read about that case here:
- A very good documentary about Exorcism can be found HERE.
- In this clip a Catholic priest talks about his work as an exorcist, and explains the four stages of possession -- Obsession, Oppression, Infestation, and Demonic Possession. Click HERE for the clip.
- The 1996 Art Bell interview with exorcist Malachi Martin, Author of the book, Hostage to the Devil. This is an excellent clip that will answer almost any question you might have about demonic possession. Click HERE to listen (audio only).
- Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of five Contemporary Americans by Malachi Martin
- The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed & Lorraine Warren by Gerald Brittle