To be honest with you, I try not to give demons much thought.

    Yes, I have seen demons and I have felt them.  I’ve had to remove them from my house and antiques.

    I thought with the movies and some YouTube videos, people put too much emphasis on demons. They could be ghosts or poltergeists.  Now, those are evil.  The more research I’ve done, the more I’m believing there could be something to demons and I shouldn’t dismiss them.

    Linda is an old friend who confided in me one day that there was a demon in her house.

    “It’s the strangest thing,” she said.  “I was in bed, about to go to sleep when I heard deep breathing at the foot of my bed.  Without warning I felt a weight on top of me and it felt like a vacuum cleaner hose was stuck in my mouth sucking all the air out of me.”

    She paused, watching my reaction.

    “I heard that the name of Jesus chases demons away, so I chanted Jesus, Jesus, Jesus in my mind.  The sucking stopped and the weight was off of me.  I then heard footsteps in the hallway outside my bedroom door.  I whispered ‘Jesus help me’ and the pacing stopped.”

    Thinking it was over, Linda did drift off to sleep only to be awakened by a non-human growl at the side of her bed.  She froze. Then screamed, “Jesus help me!”

    She jumped out of bed and turned on the light.  Within a second of it turning on, the light bulb blew.

    “In the name of Jesus get out of my house!” Linda exclaimed as calmly and forcefully as she could.

    She grabbed a pillow and a blanket and went to sleep on the couch in the living room.  She’d change the light bulb in the morning.  She had enough of whatever it was in her bedroom.

    Linda knew it was evil.  She wasn’t prepared for what she saw next.

    “I have a mirror behind the couch,” she explained. “I expected to see my disheveled reflection, but instead, I saw a small child wearing an old fashioned school uniform.  I looked behind me, but there was nothing there.  I looked back in the mirror and there she was.  It was almost like she was waiting for me to invite her to sit down.”

    Linda knew demons can appear innocent and even act so in order to gain your trust. She was torn. Was it a ghost of a child or a demon?

    “As I observed this young child in her school uniform, I kept thinking about that old scary story of the girl in the red cape.”

    For those of you not familiar with the story, there was a girl babysitting a five or six year old little girl.  Her mother told the babysitter that if her daughter wanted ice cream a little later on, it was in the freezer down in the basement.

    The little girl did ask for ice cream and the babysitter went down in the basement for it.  She saw out the basement window a little girl in a red cape. It was still light out, but the babysitter thought it strange for a young child to be outside. She got the ice cream and went in the kitchen to scoop it into a bowl.

    The little girl wanted some chocolate sprinkles on it.  Those were also down in the basement in a cupboard above the freezer.  The babysitter went back in the basement, looked out the window and saw the same little girl in the red cape.  She was wondering if it was a friend of the girl she was babysitting.

    While the little girl was eating her ice cream, the babysitter asked the little girl about school and if she had any friends in the neighborhood.  It seemed there were no other children her age who lived nearby, but she was very eager to tell her about her ballet lessons and all the wonderful girls that were in her class.

    By 8:00 the babysitter helped the little girl into her pajamas and into bed.  She read her a story and the little girl fell asleep before the end.

    The babysitter turned out the light in the little girl’s room and went into the living room to wait for the parents to return.

    When the parents arrived, the mother went to check on her daughter and found her dead.  The police were called and the babysitter was the prime suspect.  She remembered the little girl outside the basement window in the red cape.

    The mother said, “There are no windows in the basement, just mirrors.”

    I agreed with Linda it was a creepy story, but did she really believe the child she saw in the mirror would be the evil she felt in her bedroom?

    Yes, she did.  No angelic face was going to fool her.

    She did tell the entity in the mirror to leave her alone, to get out of her house.  She did get a priest to bless her house and she regularly burns sage to cleanse it.  She also got rid of the mirror above her couch and sold her bedroom furniture and bought new.

    Some people go to extremes, but they do what they believe is necessary.

    I guess the moral of this story is to realize that demons are real and whether you believe in them or not, don’t trust anything that makes you feel uncomfortable.

    Well, I gave you two Real Ghost/Demon Stories rolled into one!! I seriously get creeped out about the girl in the red cape — that’s one of those stories that has stuck with me for a very long time. And, it is one I tell others . . . I don’t want to be the only one with creepy stuff bouncing around in my mind.

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    Sharon