The following incident also occurred in our old house. It happened in August of 1988. Again it was a weekend I was at home alone. I think the rest of my family was up at our place at lake Eufaula. I don’t remember why I stayed home and did not go with them. I also don’t remember what night of the week it was but I think it was a Thursday night. I believe our dog Bandit was with the rest of my family as well.
This incident occurred early in the morning, approx. 3 or 3:30 a.m. I had been asleep and was once more fully awakened by the presence of evil in the house. This time, unlike the last, the bed sheets were pulled over my head, which is unusual, as I don’t like sleeping with the sheets or comforter over my head. The presence of evil was very overwhelming; it seemed to just drip off this entity. The being was already in my room when I was awakened. To give you an idea my room (according to the lay of the rest of the house) was set north south, east west. The head of my bed sat in the northern corner along the eastern wall. The entity was standing (at least I think it was standing) in the southwest corner of my room. This time I was terrified. I lay there paralyzed with fear and could not move or speak as if something had hold of my tongue and was holding me down at the same time. I felt this thing move out of the corner as my fear increased and as it approach my bed tried to get a voice out to rebuke this thing a couple of times but just could not. Next thing I know this being had grabbed me by both ankles and tried to shake me about. Its grip was very strong like unto vices, dank and ice cold. Well, that got me pissed! Suddenly I had a voice and very angrily with a loud voice I rebuked this thing in Jesus name. It quickly let go of me but still it lingered at the foot of my bed. I raised my voice even more and rebuked it once more. A second or two later it moved off into the corner from which it had come from and slowly left. It took me a while to settle down but eventually I went back to sleep for a few more hours. During this incident I felt the entity was very tall, massive and muscular and for some reason….gooey, like sewage in a way. It also reeked of what I later learned was a sulfur like smell. I feel strongly to this day had I thrown the sheets off of my head I would have this being. But all through the incident the sheets remained over my head. I just did not think to move them and am glad I did not had I thought to.
This event really affected me for I left the house after I woke up and did not want to come back to stay there the next night. I was afraid it might come back. I spent time with a friend and we talked it over. Eventually they helped convince me to go on home. I did and nothing like that happened again.
Another Interesting Encounter:
As you may or may not know I used to paint and pressure wash houses, apartments, mobile homes, driveways, decks and so on. I did this for a few years prior to getting married to my wife and then going to Honolulu for a time to be with her there while she completed her PhD studies at University of Hawaii. (By the way, if you ever get the chance to go to Hawaii…take it!) As a couple we were there for almost two years and our daughter was born while we were over there. Once my wife had finished at UH, jobs for her were scarce for her in the Islands so we returned to Alabama. (I’ve often wondered if that was a good move or not. Hmmmmmm, Hawaii? Alabama? Alabama? Hawaii? Anyways…) Once back in Alabama, after a few weeks I returned to painting and pressure washing. While doing this I joined in with another painter and we worked in conjunction with one another as he had more contacts and connections, painting equipment and such. I had met this buddy before going over to Hawaii and we had worked on some contracts together. My Friend and I got along fine. We had some common interests mostly collecting arrowheads or fossils. However, this friend would have nothing to do with Christianity. He had once been a Christian but for different reasons had turned his back upon it. He never really talked about why. He was and still is a very private person. I do know he had gone through a real bad divorce and though he never mentioned it to me I had heard he and his former wife had their only infant son die for some reason and he blamed God for that. That about their son I was never able to verify and felt I would be intruding by asking him what the deal was for he kept that part of his life tightly shut. Besides, that might have lead to some real unpleasantness between us since we worked together until my wife and I moved to Florida. Among the years my friend had gotten into the New Age. I don’t know how deep or how far but he would sometimes talk about it. Often, yet in what he tried to make seem in a joking sort of manner he’d try to convince me to reject Christianity and also try to convince me the Bible was very inaccurate and that I was wasting my time and life with both. Once he learned I would not reject them and turn to his ideas on religion he laid off and sometimes even asked me questions about scripture or church for example. I remember him talking about having out of body experiences through astral projections couple of times. I don’t remember all the details but I do recall he told me that he thought that was real cool as he could spy on people but he told me it was quite scary too. When he did tell me this stuff it seemed almost as if he was joking. Maybe he was as he did have weird sense of humor and like to give people a rise, if you know what I mean. I give you the background on this friend for it ties into the story here.
My friend and I were painting this particular day on part of an apartment complex in the heart of our town and not too far from my and my wife’s townhouse. It was in 2004 and I remember it being the month of April. It was very nice day and a clear one with few clouds and as usual for where we live, there were helicopters from nearby Ft. Rucker flying around. My buddy and I had been painting on this particular apartment complex for about a week. That morning and shortly after lunch we had been painting on the front of the apartment building. We had finished the front section up and therefore we had decided to work on the back of the apartment building. We were in the process of moving ladders, paint and paint buckets and his paint sprayer from the front to the back. Because of all this moving of stuff around we decided to take a break for a few minutes. It was around 2 p.m. when we finished the break and were getting ready to paint again. As I was started to continue our work my friend took a drink of water and then starts saying in a rather surprised voice, “ Hey Blade, do you see that!?” I looked over where he was and asked, see what? He responded back, “that up there!” I asked him, what up there? He said, “ that UFO!” and started to point up in the sky. I looked up toward where he was pointing and told him that I don’t see any UFO to which he retorted while still pointing up, “ that UFO can’t you see it, it’s plain as day. Get over here and stand closer to me, you’ll see” to which I did. I looked harder but still did not see anything so, I told Chris once again that I did not see anything. He looked at me funny and again responded “what do you mean you can’t see it. It’s big and silver and the sun is reflecting off of it.” I told him I still did not see it but kept looking along with him. After about a minute and noticing two army helicopters come flying by I gave up looking and went back to what I had been doing. Chris stood there looking up for another minute or two until he told me it was gone and then he also went back to working. I never saw anything unusual as you can see in the story. Chance? I doubt it. After what I leaned about the so-called alien UFO phenomenon thus far I believe that the different spiritual conditions between my friend and I made all the difference as to what was seen and not seen.