- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2009
Okay, bees. I considered going anon for this post, but I figured since my account isn’t linked to my real name, I’ll be alright. (Also, please don’t flame/judge me for this; it’s a recollection of events that are not my own.)
Another thread actually got the thought process going in my head, and I wanted input from fellow bees.
My mom and dad (both Christians now) used to play with ouija boards and dabble in the occult. Both were atheist/borderline agnostic at the time and didn’t really think about it too much. They did this before meeting one another. My mother has always had self-esteem/depression issues (which she refuses to go to a psychologist about because ‘God can help her more than any medicine’, which angers me, but that’s another story), and well, ‘focused’ her hatred of herself mostly on her hair. Sometime after that, she believes (and will argue) that she was possessed by a demon. Seriously. This went on for 10-ish years, and when she got married to dad, it continued. Then, she had me. My dad got saved shortly thereafter, and dove into Christianity headfirst. During this time, Mom’s depression got worse, and she threatened to kill me and my dad numerous times (I was a baby, don’t remember this of course). She also attempted suicide- which in present day she blames on being possessed. Well, my Mom got saved a few months later, and they told me a story that still haunts me, because 1) if it’s true, holy sh*t, and 2) if it isn’t, wth parents?
They were praying in their bedroom one night (I believe I was at my grandparent’s for the weekend), and they said they began to notice ‘beings’ in the room with them. So, apparently, my dad told the demon that was in my mom to “leave now”, and they both swear that they saw it leave her body and fly out the window. They then say the demon was struck by what they assumed was ‘lightning’ and it dissapeared.
I’ve told DH about this (reluctantly, because to be honest I was embarrassed) and he agrees that it seems a bit odd. Not impossible, and not untrue, but just weird. Here’s why: since then, my mom says her eyes have been opened to the supernatural world, and she can see demonic beings/supernatural things.
Also, I have always felt more ‘in tune’ with the supernatural/paranormal, and will often predict future events, days/weeks before they happen. I can ‘sense’ the…feel..of a place, if that makes sense. I know this is definitely unrelated to my own mother’s story, but it freaks the bejeezus out of me. I stay away from places that make me ‘feel’ bad, I don’t watch movies with any possession/supernatural occurences in it, and I don’t think I ever can. I often wonder if this is a result of growing up around parents that often talked about the supernatural as a reality and as a definite thing that our eyes can be opened to seeing.
Has anyone else had a family member/friend that believes they were possessed by a demon? Or, even, have been exposed to demonic beings/angelic beings and have a real experience from that??
(Also note: my parents are Christians and have been for the better part of 20 years now, and speak about this when asked, without hesitation. Let me just say, it lost me a few visits from friends after that- and caused embarrasment, whether or not it is true.)
(ETA: Sorry about the novel, my gosh!)