The Weekly Doubt | Issue 12

The Weekly Doubt | Issue 12


Is there a black covering of sexual thoughts in your environment? If there is, somebody close to you may be possessed by a demon.

Demonic possession is the spiritual possession of an individual by a malevolent being, commonly known as a demon.

From the website I learned the “warning signs” of demonic possession. These include: a person who has changes in sleeping patterns, self harming, someone swearing a lot, a sudden aversion to religious objects and places (as, for example, our news editor Joe Higham has), a person becoming abusive or violent for no obvious reason, excessive masturbation or increased sexual desire, a sudden change in dietary habits (for example, Joe Higham’s sudden switch to a vegan diet), and an affable person who suddenly becomes extremely quiet (Joe Higham is, by the way, both affable and quiet). The person may have nightmares or night terrors, or go for long periods of time without blinking. I tried to watch Joe’s blinking habits at work but he kept sneakily hiding behind his computer screen. He may have been hiding his eyeballs becoming completely black “as if infected like a shark’s eye.” 

“Unusual movements” can also be a sign of demonic possession. They may seem to glide rather than walk, or their bodies may twist in seemingly impossible ways (for example, their head may turn 180 degrees to be facing backwards). Levitation is also a potential sign that “points strongly to demonic possession”. I would have thought levitation would be described with stronger words than “unusual movement,” seeing it is defying the laws of physics. 

I asked Joe if he had ever done of these things, and he said “have never done any of those no! I wish I had but I don’t think I have!” But is it a ruse to keep me off the scent?

Unfortunately many of the “signs” of possession are identical to those of mental illness. Many of them can be applied to anybody, if you try hard enough to make them fit. If a possessed person is tied up and screaming for help, how are you to know if it is the person talking, or the demon trying to trick you into letting it free?

According to the Huffington Post over one half of young Americans 18-29 years old now believe in demonic possession.  An October 2012 Public Policy Polling survey also showed this belief isn’t declining among the American population generally; it’s growing.

This article first appeared in Issue 12, 2016.
Posted 12:20pm Sunday 22nd May 2016 by Wee Doubt.