The other night we asked your opinions about negative entities and demons. We asked specifically what you thought the differences were. I want to start out by saying that I am no Demonologist, nor do I claim to be. Small Town Paranormal does not have anybody on the team that is. We do of course have our own opinions and way of dealing with these issues when we are contacted or the need arises. I'll talk about thise later......first off, according to many Pastors and Priests that I have personally spoken to or interviewed over the years, Demons are Fallen Angels. They are minions of Satan himself. Dark Entities, or as I refer to them....."Negative Entities" were once human like you or I, and hang around after death to toy with a person or a family. Now both may have the same objective in mind.....but ultimately Demons are in pursuit of your very soul. Negative Entities tend to be in pursuit of making your life miserable. Negative Entities often accomplish the same outcome, but they cannot in fact take your soul, because they can not do anything with it if they could get it. Demons on the other hand, can bring your soul to Satan. That is the primary function. One fan summed it up in the most awesome way I have ever heard it out..........Negative Entities oppress, and Demons Consume. I think that is the most truthful and best answer I have ever heard. In an interview talking about Demons.....one Priest summed it up this way......A Demon can take years to consume and ruin a soul.......a Dark Entity often strikes quickly, and tries to ruin a body. (Which many of them are in pursuit of because they long for the time when they had a body). Excorcisms are still performed to this day within the Catholic Church. There are certain criteria that must be met for one to be performed, and this process may take many months to complete. Excorcisms are ultimately the last ditch effort to try and save a soul that is in danger of becoming lost forever to the Devil himself. This is why Demons are subtle in their approach, taking time to gain a tighter foothold on the person that they are trying to possess. Demons can manipulate a human body to spasm wildly, speak in tongues and deep growling voices, eyes can roll back into the heads of their victims, and there has even been a documented levatation of one man being excorcised. Negative entites can often times scratch their victims, people have been tossed across rooms by them, and some people have reported constant endless whispers in their ears hour after hour during all times of the day. Like one Priest said, "Dark Entities tend to make themselves known very well, Demons want to remain hidden. It is easier for them to consume a soul that way." I was once told that demons have an eternity to ruin and then rule your soul. Dark Entities do not have that time frame in their minds. Ultimately, the whole concept comes down to an endless battle between good and evil. It boils down to what one chooses to believe. I myself was raised Catholic, and many of my beliefs are based on that Faith. One Priest said in an interview that a person was brought to him that was truly and fully possessed. The person jerked around, and when Holy Water was thrown onto him, he winced in pain and a dark growl came from within him. The Priest said that he appeared weak and just being in the Church made that so. A Demon cannot resist the power of the Lord. The Priest went on to say that he found it disgusting that a demon would have more belief in the power of the Lord than many practicing Catholics today. A pretty interesting observation from a Priest that has performed Excorcisms. So how do these Entities and Demons get a hold on somebody? The thought process on this differs from person to person. It really just matters who you ask. The common denominator is usually somebody practicing a dark ritual, or using an Ouija board, or performing a seance. These things can introduce the individual to a darkness that they may not have thought existed to them. Many of these things I mentioned can open doors that cannot easily be closed once opened. Most times this happens when somebody that is impressionable decides to dabble into the occult or think that a harmless session with an Ouija board cannot harm them. What they do not realize is that when they are opening those doors, and thinking that it is the spirit of a loved one or something just trying to give them answers.....it is really a dark entity or demon introducing themselves, and introducing those children or individuals to what could be years of pain and torture to everybody they ever cared about. I will write more on the subject again sometime.......and I ask all of you that read this to remember......these opinions are mine, and mine alone.......it does not reflect the opinion of the entire team, or anybody else. Thanks for reading.
Ghosthunter Dan Norvell