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Demons exist in almost every culture that has ever existed. Mankind has always been aware that there is a malevolent, and dangerous, force far beyond our understanding that means to do us harm. Why they wish it, some never knew, others fabricated stories that made sense at the time, and still others received what they considered to be "divine knowledge" which taught them why these "demons" existed, how they came into being, and what drives them. In this article we will examine what the Holy Bible has to say about demons, their history, and why they act so violently towards humans.

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The first, and often most accepted, impression most people have when they hear the word "demon" is a nasty, vile looking creature with sharp teeth, poisonous drops of liquid oozing from their elongated claws. This could very well be how they look in real life, but ask yourself this. Would you follow such a creature? Think about it, if something came at you, and looked like that, are you going to instantly run to it asking for a hug? Of course not! You're going to run as hard as you can in the opposite direction. Granted, you aren't likely to get too far like that, but still this makes the demon work much harder than he has too. No, no, far from it. It is common knowledge that demons love to lie and be deceitful, therefore you cannot trust anything they say or do.

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Instead, consider this picture of a demon. An Angel, which has fallen from Heaven never to return. It has been disgraced, it is angry because of this, and soon it discovers God has created a new race, the Human race, which he has placed higher than the Angels, but are made of flesh! They are frail, and weak, and yet God considers them to be better, and indeed gives them authority over the spirits! This is ludicrous, and is what spurns them to such hatred towards humans. How would you feel, if you were at the top of the Angelic order, then for one mistake (creating a rebellion and attempting to overthrow God's throne), you get sent down to a formless void of rock, which we now call Earth, and then learn not long afterward that God creates a new race of beings, who seem weaker, yet God places higher importance on. This would probably anger you too. However, we must be careful about understanding where the demons come from. We must never forget who they are or what they did.

"How you have fallen from heaven, o star of the morning, son fo the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north."
Isaiah 14:12-14

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Satan, the great leader of the Rebel Angels, was the most powerful Angel when God first created the host. God gave him many powers and skills, and Satan, also called Lucifer, loved every single one. He loved them so much that he craved more. He quickly began convincing other Angels that he was better than God. Using his closest friend, Beelzebub, he quickly gathered enough support to give him the foolish idea that he could go up against the Lord. This, naturally, became a mistake, and God quickly vanquished the enemies of his realm. In retaliation for their rebellion, God sent over 1/3 of the Angelic host to the unformed Earth below.

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The book of Revelation is the last prophecy that this age will receive from the Lord. It mostly talks about events that have yet to transpire, but there is a small portion of chapter 12 which speaks of the great and everlasting conflict between Satan and God.
Then another sign appeared in heaven; and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his head were seven diadems. And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth.
Revelation 12:3-4
These two verses describes what happened when Satan first rebelled. The battle was lost, and Satan "swept" a third of the stars of heaven (Angels) to the Earth with him when he lost. These became known as "demons" and are the malevolent spirits that we, as paranormal investigators, deal with occasionally. Thankfully they do not appear very often. They are, however, a very real threat and must be treated with caution.

"Evil takes many forms, none of which is more dangerous than that of Virtue" --Sleepy Hollow.

Remember, demons have trained themselves to lie constantly. Looks can, and often are, deceiving...

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Despite your religious affiliation, several important key concepts are necessary for you to understand that all Paranormal Investigators agree on. A demons' favorite form of attack is deception and lies. It will sew strife in your family and destroy your unity, and then begin striking at you individually. This is called the "breaking down process." Once it gets your will broken, it will invade your body, push your conscience to one corner of your mind, and begin to act through you. Like in the movie Dreamcatcher you will be able to see what is happening, but you will have no control over the situation.

If you find yourself in such a situation, you must know how to fend off the attack. The first thing you need to understand is that demons rarely attack solo.
"Now when the unclean spirit goest out of a man, it passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came'; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation."
Matthew 12:43-45

Waterless places could be anything, but it may well be the Astral Plane (also called the Spirit Realm) where spirits are generally believed to reside. This must be how they are able to "teleport" objects, and where they go after exorcisms. So, as you can see, demons often "scout" out a home first to see what will be necessary to inhabit it. If it seems easy enough, they get a bunch of their buddies and "move in." Battling demons is not something to be taken lightly, but it also does not require special tools or secret techniques. Our bodies require food, and convert that into energy that allows us to live. Demons use negative energy (anger, resentment, hatred, jealousy, contempt, confusion, and disorientation) as energy. If you become angry, or jealous of your sister, they will become stronger and will increase their attacks. The secret is to stay strong. Do not be afraid, and keep your family unit together. Only united can you overcome a demon infestation. Second, you MUST CONTACT A PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR. Only with sufficient evidence can a local Priest be convinced of the possibility of a demonic presence. Nobody currently on the Paranormal Investigators of the Carolinas team is Catholic, but like it or not they are the most experienced and actually have a set way of dealing with this phenomenon, so until one of us gets some sort of training (Andrew Foster is actively pursuing that possibility), this team, and more often thatn not any other team you have come check out your case, will take evidence and turn everything over to a Catholic Priest when sufficient evidence is attained. This usually only takes a few days. Just remember, be strong and brave, and know that all is not lost. There is light at the end of the tunnel if you know who to ask for directions