From time to time, I get e-mails from people who tell me that while they share some of the same ideas I have about what is happening in the world. They wonder why I dance around the issue that everything which is happening can be attributed to some sort of external supernatural evil.

I always answer that I do not ever rule it out.

The reason is because of my Christian upbringing and the fact that as a Fortean researcher, the idea of a cosmic trickster is never ruled out because as far back as time itself the devil has evolved from a harsh teacher to an untamed force that invades our existence and takes its toll on the mind and body.

It is now becoming evident that from the beginning of time this planet has been colonized by demon-haunted things controlled by nonhuman life-forms that try to trick, coerce or scare us into acting against our own best interests. Whatever these shadow life forms are they go to great lengths to hide their workings from us, making them the ideal host organisms for opportunistic psychological infections.

As a computer is often affected my malware, human beings are also subjected to their own form of malware – and it is also been discovered that much like computer malware, influences of familial demons can lay dormant inside all of us.

The familial demon or demonic inheritance is a less talked about idea that sometimes trauma and what can be called external evil can enter into a family member and can be transferred or passed down genetically.

It is an outrageous idea that demon possession can be inherited from a mother or father, but it is not out of the question either.

In these cases the demonic is treated as an internal and psychological reality rather than something supernatural. It does not change how forces that are unexplained or marginalized affect the human soul or spirit.

That department is overseen by the clergy.

However, we should not to assume that any particular situation could be completely condensed into one’s psychiatric analysis. Skeptics seem to deny or “bracket” the reality of demonic inheritance on the basis that it does not conform to the demands of cognitive normalcy.

Going back to biblical history, it has been noted that from the Garden of Eden to the times of Nephilim, the objective of the adversaries were to corrupt the bloodline of God.

From the biblical fall of man, we have the doctrine of original sin, meaning the sin of Father Adam to his progeny. Simply put – the demonic conspiracy is a biological attack on humankind that throws mind, body, and soul into a state of despair and dread.

Every human has its designated “other” meaning the darker self or the external darker entity or disease that has been there to destroy us from birth.

There is something that has been known as the “dweller” on the threshold theory “where it is said that there is an invisible malevolent entity that attaches to a human being. It is a creation that has been manifested by humans that is waiting to come down and reveal itself.”

In theosophical literature, Helena P. Blavatsky affirms that the Dweller is not a fictitious entity. It is the discarded astral double of an individual in a previous life that may not have fully disintegrated yet when that individual is reborn. Thus the dweller will be drawn to the new incarnated personality due to their affinity. Sometimes this entity is also called Guardian of the Threshold.

There are some people who claim that they see these beings when they have out of body or near death experiences. There is also the same type of description of hybridized human forms or doppelgangers or even changelings that can actually “walk in” and replace the original pilot soul that we received at birth.

There are many people that claim that either they or a family member or even a spouse has been a victim or recipient of a walk in spirit and that this happened after a traumatic or near death event.

It has been implied that much of the philosophy surrounding the Dwellers on the threshold is pure fiction that was pushed by the Theosophists of the early 20th century. However, isn’t it compelling to note that while these beings are allegedly a product of our wicked thoughts, Carl Jung cites that our collective unconscious is creating a need for a newly formed spiritual hierarchy, where something that is beyond the comprehension of a Satan or Devil is now being inherited by families and is passed on from generation to generation.

We may be in the process of accepting the polytheistic mythos of guardians that are remnants of ourselves waiting outside in the darkness ready attach themselves to our consciousness making us a part of some demonic hive mind.

“The dominating idea of a mediator and god, who became man, after having thrust the old polytheistic beliefs into the background, is now in its turn on the point of evaporating. Untold millions of so called Christians have lost their belief in a real and living mediator.” — Carl Jung

This type of thinking may be why we are hearing about many criminal cases that involve “hearing voices” or even claims of “demonic coercion” where some of the more grisly murders and massacres have taken place.

The Florida school shooter, Nicholas Cruz who killed 17 people told police he heard voices in his head that gave him instructions for the attack. The voices were described as ‘demons’ by law enforcement sources.

Was this a product of synthetic telepathy, meaning electronic gang stalking, or was Cruz possessed by demons that were inherited from his estranged parents. Were these demonic traits triggered after his adopted mother Lynda passed away from pneumonia?

There are two new movies that will arrive in theaters that take on this subject and both films depict demonic inheritance after a mother or father passes away.

In one film, “Tell me Your Name” a young girl moves in with her aunt after her mother passes away. In her new home something feels strange and she wonders if her mother’s presence is still with her. It appears that the presence is something else, namely a dark force that apparently was kept secret from her daughter.

Another film has now been declared by critics as the scariest film to be made in a long time.

The movie, Hereditary, debuted at the Sundance film festival and had people heading for the doors.

The film is about a family wracked by psychological damage in which ghosts and dark entities appear after the death of the protagonist’s mother. They are more than just misty “metaphors.” They’re the conduits through which disturbed impulses pass from one generation to the next.

There has always been speculation that some or most haunting or occult behaviors have been family secrets. Many family members are afraid to speak about such matters because of religious beliefs or fear of ridicule. The family secret can be anything from satanic ritual abuse to exposure to an occult activity at an early age. There has also been the ever-present secret of an entity somehow finding its way into the room of a child.

The family psychodynamic is never truly analyzed. Most families are already written off as dysfunctional and the secrets they keep are sometimes dark and disturbing.

One of the more intriguing pieces of fiction regarding a dark family secret is Stephen King’s novel, Carrie. Carrie White is a misfit trying to fit in at her high school. She is an outcast, bullied by the other girls, and then has to go home to a mother who is an overzealous Christian, convinced that her daughter is a demonic spawn because of how she was conceived. Carrie manifests telekinetic power at the late onset of puberty, which her mother interprets as demonic.

Genealogies of various families and blood lines will show that many have had paranormal or occult skeletons in their closets, and children often perceive the condition as normal until they reach an age at which they recognize the unusual nature of this dark enterprise.

Recently on the Dr. Phil show, a Florida College student appeared to talk about what happened to him after he had a fight with his family. Austin Harrouff said he lost his wits as he walked back to his father’s home after storming out of a restaurant where they had an argument.


Austin was the young man who randomly killed a couple in their garage and chewing on the dead man’s face. Austin was not on any drugs like Flakka or bath salts.

Harrouff went on to describe that he drank some strange substance he found that burned his esophagus. He then explained that a “dark figure” he called Daniel appeared before him.

The demon told Harrouf to kill.

Harrouf was hospitalized and was charged with the murders of John Stevens, a 59-year-old landscaper, and his 53 year old wife, Michelle Mishcon; both had been beaten and stabbed.

Harrouff, a bodybuilder who majored in exercise science at Florida State University, said he stripped off most of his clothes as he tried to run away from this dark demonic entity.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found Harrouff on top of Stevens, chewing his face. It took numerous deputies, jolts from an electric stun gun and bites from a police dog to pull him off. They said they didn’t shoot Harrouff because they feared hitting Stevens.

Harrouff’s family has said he had been acting strange for weeks before the attack.

His mother, Mina Harrouff, told police he claimed to have superpowers and that he had been sent to help people. She said his bed had been moved to the garage because he thought there were demons in the house, and that a few hours before the attack, she stopped him from drinking cooking oil from the bottle, only to find him eating a bowl of cooking oil and cheese.

His attorneys say that Harrouf is clinically insane, in response to the many claims of demonic possession and even appearances of shadowy spirits or even demonic entities.

The Vatican is launching a new international exorcism training course in response to a growing demand for priests skilled in tackling various cases of demonic haunting or appearances.

A week-long course on exorcism will be held in April at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, a Catholic educational institute in Rome.

In 2011, the Catholic Church warned that a surge in Satanism, facilitated by the internet, had led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcism, and a six-day conference on the subject took place at the institute.

The announcement of the training course is likely to be welcomed by Father Pat Collins, an Irish leading exorcist who said recently he is “baffled” why Church leaders are not taking action as more people claim to be victims of demonic activity.

The focus of the course is “to offer a rich reflection and articulation on a topic that is sometimes unspoken and controversial.

Looking back at the family model of hereditary demonic walk ins or possession – Ira Levin’s book, Rosemary’s Baby, deals with the fear of mothering a demon-possessed child from a demonic rape.

A while ago I stumbled upon transcripts of ancient texts that provided information that was written by priests, reformers, and Protestant ministers about Witches vampires and werewolves. All of these entities come from the depths of hell. Their influence and seed is common and hidden amongst families and households.

The darkness is allowed in, welcomes through the doors of the various dwellings and when they pounce on the innocent – their influence permeates and spreads like a plague.

This is the basis for the idea that a man or a woman can be “turned.” There is an old saying that comes from Shakespeare that basically states that even the most docile of creatures when bothered will move or react. That saying is the worm has turned.

It mostly describes a reversal of attitude, or change of heart or quite possibly a change so drastic that we no longer recognize what we first knew.

A fourth century text written by a Christian author named Cyril illustrates the discourse that set the tone for how the demon or devil attacks and how the influence can remain for the generations:

“The unclean devil, when he comes upon the soul of man … comes like a wolf upon a sheep, ravening for blood and ready to devour. His presence is most cruel; the sense of it most oppressive; the mind is darkened; his attack is an injustice also, and usurpation of another’s possession. For he tyrannically uses another’s body, another’s instruments, as his own property; he throws down him who stands upright (for he is akin to him who fell from heaven); he perverts the tongue and distorts his lips. Foam comes instead of words; the man is filled with darkness; his eye is open yet his soul sees not through it; and the miserable man quivers convulsively before his death.”

The contrast between order and chaos is one that is frequently employed in order to decipher demonic imagery. Many creation myths portray the beginning of the universe as a victory over ruling chaos.

The Earth was without form and void and darkness was purged from the earth and out the chaos, order was established and it was considered a victory by God.

The conspiracy form the beginning was that the devil or the opposing force was always there to corrupt the nature of things and bring them into a state of chaos.

The objective was to destroy mankind and his progeny, making sure that the influence of the darker half of man invade him on a physical and spiritual level.

This corruption would be handed down from generation to generation.

All things are considered when you dwell in the supernatural “margins of the unknown” for these are the places where we understand the fragility of our existence and how it is easy to open ourselves to what can be our demonic inheritance.