Something dark haunts a slow, quiet street in the small town of Folkston, Ga. Most people don’t realize this evil is in their midst, but gunsmith Eric London does. He’s seen the creatures of this street … and he’s felt their touch.
“They are demons,” Eric said. “They are demons who have not found a human host.”
Eric has seen them out of the corner of his eye; black, human figures or, “shadow people,” lurking in his home.
“My former wife, a year before the divorce, was possessed by one of these,” he said. “I was awakened by her jabbing me in the back while she was screaming at me, ‘There is someone in the room.’ I looked up and one of these solid black things was making its way quickly around the foot of our bed in the dim of the night.”
As Eric jumped out of bed he yelled for his wife to turn on the light.
“I thought, at the time, it was a human breaking in. I was going for my handgun,” Eric said. “She turns the light on by her bed, and has a real smart assed tone in her voice I had never heard before, ‘whatca doin’?’”
With the light on, the figure Eric and his wife had seen was gone.
“I looked everywhere,” he said. “I am really creeped out. She even says, ‘He is not in there,’ referring to a closet I was looking in.”
Then Eric’s life changed; the wife he knew no longer existed. Eric is convinced she was possessed by a demon that night.
“We ended up divorced due to her buying an insurance policy, trying to kill me, telling me she never loved me, etc.,” Eric said. “Do you think these ‘shadow people’ are harmless?”
Eric’s ex-wife stopped communicating with him until she came to his house unannounced about a year later.
“‘They’ entered unwelcome in to my home and told me she was coming back,” Eric said, ‘they’ referring to his ex-wife and what Eric calls her demon. “When I said no, ‘it’ came part the way out of her face in a ‘ghost like’ manner. It made one hell of an ugly face and went back into her and she gathered up her purse and left.”
“They” have not been back to Eric’s house, but he has received a few telephone calls from his ex-wife and knows the demon is with her.
“It still has her,” he said. ”I suffer grave guilt that I could not stop it. But I am told by many I could not have anyway, but feelings are hard to deal with.”
Even though his ex-wife is now gone from his life, he’s still seen these demonic “shadow people.”
“I have seen them inside my home,” he said, once while working at his computer. “I slowly moved my eyes to the side, and yes, it was a human shaped solid black figure. It was totally startled to figure out I noticed. It faded away quickly.”
But more horrifying, he’s felt the ones he hasn’t seen.
“I have actually been grabbed on three occasions so far, all within a month,” Eric said. “I feel them move up from behind me, and on the first try I had one grab my bare calves.”
He felt icy fingers and a thumb grip each calf, spreading cold through his legs.
“This angered me that they would rudely touch me,” he said. “I told it to ‘go away’ and it did.”
Other occurrences ended the same; Eric told the entity to leave, and it did. He doesn’t know why these entities have targeted him, but he knows how to make them leave.
“Tell them to leave you alone,” Eric said. “They are not aliens, not time travelers, not pleasant Disney characters. They are (expletive) demons.”
Copyright 2007 by Jason Offutt
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