According to exorcist Fr. Francesco Bamonte, “the extraordinary actions of the devil refer to his particular actions on matter. Important: it is far more interesting to demons to keep people enslaved to sin and to bring them ultimately to the greatest misfortune — eternal damnation — than it is to provoke a series of misfortunes.”
Father Pat Collins, one of Ireland’s most renowned exorcists, says an increase in demonic manifestations and even possessions in that country is creating a need for Church leaders to appoint a team of exorcists to handle the demand.
In 2009, Susan Powell, a young Salt Lake City mother of two disappeared from her home, never to be seen or heard from again. When her husband, Josh, came under suspicion for the disappearance and possible murder of his wife, he moved to Washington state. With the children sent off to live with Susan’s parents during the subsequent investigation, the family home was left empty.
KH writes: “I have a friend who is a non church-going Lutheran. Her kids that are living at home, are ages 18, 20, 21. Over the past few years they had talked of seeing shadows, noises etc. My friend and I just thought it was their imagination. But recently in the past year, her boys have said a door that is hard to close in basement has slammed several times, the 21 year old boy has heard voices, and was afraid of schizophrenia. . . .
BK asks: “Strange occurrences have been happening in my home for some time now – objects moving around and sometimes falling off shelves for no reason. I’m beginning to suspect poltergeist activity and am wondering what this is, and if it’s possible for a dead relative to be responsible for it?”