Ken: Hiding in Plain Sight

Hey everyone, Ken E. here. But I kind of wish I wasn’t. I’ve been having a rough couple of weeks. Honestly, I feel like I’m going crazy. At night, I can hear the walls whispering, and I constantly feel like someone is looking over my shoulder. I’ve also been having this recurring dream where my mother is urging me to go to sleep. That’s strange because I’m obviously already asleep, but it’s also unnerving, because my mother died when I was a child, and I don’t really know what she looks like.

All of this reminds me of the various stories on demon possession I’ve heard over the years. Remember Anneliese Michel? She’s the real life sixteen-year-old German Catholic who was the inspiration for the film The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Well, Michel was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy, but her medication didn’t stop her from seeing the faces of devils or from hearing voices that told her that she would “rot in hell.”

Or what about Pat Reading? This mother from Litchfield, Connecticut began losing her mind in the ‘80s. Reading had never previously been involved in any type of occult practice and had no history of mental illness. However, she began hearing strange banging noises in her home, and these episodes eventually evolved into the overturning of furniture and violent attacks on her own body. A paranormal investigator later revealed that he saw her hair after it had been ripped out of her scalp.

I could go on listing names like Clara Germana Cele, Michael Taylor, or Roland Doe, but these stories aren’t the point, and I’m not a “demon under every bush” kind of guy.

However, I have a friend who works at NASA and he told me that many of these stories have nothing to do with demons, but are the result of an ancient race of shapeshifters that take over people’s bodies. If he’s right, I’m worried they’ve targeted me.

Lock your doors. Tell your parents you love them. And then say a prayer for me. Oh yeah, and keep your chin up and pick up a history book.