Wayne Weinsider (Demon)

A vele demon.

A demon is a generally evil creature often personifying human torments. The term demon is often used synonymously with said torments. (TXF: "Fire") The study of demons is referred to as Demonology. (TXF: "Sanguinarium")

According to the Bible, demons are Satan's angels. They were originally God's angels, but have joined Satan (formerly Lucifer) in his rebellion against God and have been cast out of Heaven. They are actively working against God, his angels.

Demons could be responsible for a number of paranormal phenomena such as unexplained noises, apparitions and objects moving on their own. Demons could remain in places where Witchcraft, transcendental meditation, séances and other occult activities have been practiced and trouble the inhabitants (see “Blumhardt’s Battle: A Conflict with Satan” by Johann Christoph Blumhardt). They could also be responsible for manifestations attributed to ghosts. Possession is essentially linked to demonic activity.

Many demons take on the form of human beings in their pursuit of tempting people. In the Middle Ages, demons often would appear in demonic form prior to tempting souls. However, by the 20th century and the advent of psychology, their demon forms did not have the desired effect, and appearing as demons would often create a condition where the person being tempted believed themself to be insane. (MM: "Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me")

The French image of the gargoyle is based upon images of devils, demons, and the mythological dragon, Gargoeui. (TXF: "Grotesque")

Popular culture based on demons include the video game Demon Space Drifter (TXF: "First Person Shooter"), and the song "Little Demon." (MM: "The Curse of Frank Black")

In 1994, FBI Agent Melvin Beatty stated that "fire" was a sort of "demon poetry." (TXF: "Fire")

In 1996, both John Mostow and FBI Agent Bill Patterson believed themselves to be possessed by a demonic gargoyle and as such murdered several men. (TXF: "Grotesque")

In 1997, FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder briefly believed that Dr. Harrison Lloyd was possessed by a demon. (TXF: "Sanguinarium")

Later that year, FBI Special Agent Dana Scully referred to cancer as a scientific form of demon possession. (TXF: "Memento Mori")

In 1998, a group of demons believed that Frank Black was able to perceive them in their demonic states. (MM: "Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me")

In 2001, FBI Special Agents John Doggett and Monica Reyes investigated what was believed to be ritual demon possession in West Virginia. (TXF: "Daemonicus")

Types of Demons

List of Demons

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