To briefly discuss the background of this case, Sandy is a fairly wealthy 80-year-old widow who lives in a small house situated on a very large lot of land in an old town in central Connecticut. She was raised and avid Catholic and through the years has become an extremely religious woman who has lived by the ways of the bible. Her husband, Harold, died on a hospital bed inside the house in early 1994 and since then, Sandy has lived by herself and occasionally goes to visit her sisters in a nearby town. What started the events that changed her life is still a mystery. There are rumors concerning her being prompted to attempt a psychomanthium after her husband’s death but these rumors cannot be confirmed. Regardless of how events started, they escalated quite quickly, to the point where she was being physically, mentally, and sexually attacked. Before investigators actually got involved, she had been in contact with Ed Warren, who assessed her situation and decided to send in investigative teams to document the activity that was occurring. Over the course of a year and a half, two dozen or so investigators had repeatedly spent many overnight investigations at Sandy’s house and as far as I am aware, the problem has still not been satisfactorily resolved.
The first overnight investigation I spent in this house, with a fellow researcher, would not be my last. Aside from the standard ghost lights, there were many forms of shadow ghosts moving throughout the house, but worse yet was the intense feeling of dread that filled the air of the house. When we first entered Sandy’s home, the air was so heavy, it seemed hard to move. Sandy had gone to stay at her sister’s house during this investigation, relieved to be away from the house. We decided to hold up in Sandy’s bedroom, where much of the negative activity takes place. She had been sexually attacked in her bed after feeling the bed indent next to her as if someone had just lain down next to her, she looked over, no one was there, and then the attack began. My counterpart lay on her bed and I came to rest on her husband’s hospital bed, tape recorder and camera in hand. Almost immediately we began to see ghost lights near the ceiling above his head and after about twenty minutes I was “punched” in the stomach hard enough to cause my tape recorder, which was on it, to jump. Besides the physical touches and jabs, the overwhelming feeling of terror was very thick. That night, very little activity occurred other than the ghost lights, shadow ghosts and few physical jabs.
This evil spirit that occupied the house was not alone, Sandy’s husband was also there, in spirit form, but seemed confined to one room (possibly because of the incubus that was there). There was also another man who, the sensitives believed, remained in the cellar. We believe he had committed some kind of sin in the cellar, such as adultery, and for some unknown reason, remained in the house ever since. The main, harmful entity in the house was the incubus. It did not like men being present in the house but even worse was that previous female investigators that had stayed in the house were subjected to much more serious physical attacks. On several occasions prior to our becoming involved, these women, who also took turns laying on the hospital bed, found their legs being shaken beyond their control or sometimes their whole lower body being shaken as if something were bouncing up and down on their thighs. This spirit was playing hardball with both Sandy and any investigator that walked through the door. It didn’t stop there either. On a few occasions, on my drive back home, I’ve had my legs attacked (pinched, grabbed, squeezed etc.) all the way back.
As time went on, more and more investigations began to take place, becoming almost a weekly event. Many investigators had taken pictures, video and audio recordings covering several hundred hours and numerous photos revealed psychic events and many unexplained audible sounds. My partner and I, along with three other female investigators returned to Sandy’s house several weeks after our initial visit. That’s when all hell broke loose. Everyone, by this point, was being physically attacked. The women were getting their hair pulled, legs pinched and private areas touched as if to challenge us. Stress levels were beginning to grow and we all could feel a growing sensation of evil as people started throwing more energy into the air. All five of us were now sitting in Sandy’s bedroom when all of a sudden one of the researchers just lurched from the bed, startling everyone in the room, he had been grabbed from around the waist by unseen arms.
In the course of the chaos, someone snapped a picture and caught the researcher in midair (Very amusing picture, after the fact of course). He ran into the hallway to turn the light on and as he did so, the light lit up three times the normal brightness then went dark. It had blown out. After a brief break outside, we all returned to various locations of the house. Two of the female investigators and myself decided to spend some time in one of the unused upstairs bedrooms. Within minutes, we all began seeing red ghost light start manifesting in the open closet.
As these ghost lights got brighter and more densely grouped, a clear devilish face began to appear. The three of us saw this face, which now encompassed the entire closet doorway, then while sprinkling holy water, we commanded it to leave. It did, closely followed by the ruckus sounds from the remaining investigators in Sandy’s bedroom. It had moved downstairs. After an hour or so of fighting to temporarily rid us of its presence, it left. As did we, by this time it was five in the morning and knowing it would be dawn soon and therefore the spirit would be gone until dusk, we agreed to call it a night.
After the course of that night, and now realizing this evil spirit was getting very dangerous, it was decided to attempt to rid Sandy of its presence. About one month after the last overnight investigation ended, a local priest was called into the house to perform a blessing of both the dwelling and Sandy. Father Bishop did perform the blessing and all was quiet in the house… until after everyone left. Then the incubus came back with a vengeance. It did not like what was attempted in the house and certainly made its disapproval known to Sandy. She spent the next several nights sleeping in the bath tub, the only place where the spirit would not attack her. A week or so later it was decided to again try to get rid of the spirit. This time, in the presence of a Japanese camera crew and Sandy, Ed and Lorraine Warren, Tony Spera and Mike Roberge performed a suffimunigation in her house. Suffimunigation is a religious cleansing process using Holy incense, beeswax candles, and prayers. This took about an hour and after completing the rites, Sandy had no further attacks occur.
A month after the suffimunigation and there was still no sign of the evil spirit, until one night when Sandy was awakened at three in the morning by unseen hands under her shirt. Once again it had returned. This was proving to be a very strong and defiant spirit. Shortly after the unsuccessful suffimunigation, I left the group. I have not been to Sandy’s house since that last event but had received reports of her status from the Warrens on occasions. As far as I have been able to determine, Sandy is still experiencing phenomena though not as severe as she had previously.
One of the many things I learned while investigating this case is that in Incubus is NOT a male evil spirit, there is no gender among inhuman spirits. One minute an evil spirit can sexually attack a female (incubus) then turn around minutes later and sexually attack a male (succubus). I found this out first hand. While on the Incubus Attack case, I was attacked in bed one night, after being put into a spell of phantomania. It was one of the scariest moments of my life, one I will never forget. It was only then that I fully realized the danger a ghost hunter or psychic investigator could face dealing with any paranormal case.
One final word, to Sandy, I know you will never see this but we wish you all God’s love and strength. Love from all of those who have had the pleasure of meeting you.