Night after night I sit in front of my wide screen TV and binge watch Destination America shows. Shows like “A Haunting “ and “Kindred Spirits.”
It’s always some family that has some books start to fly around their house. Their kids are waking up getting mauled by unseen forces. Ethereal voices floating through the hall ways of the home. Doors slamming shut and what not.
The family always seem to have a “friend” who they call and ask them to bring over the tape recorder, “you know the one you use for the EVP recordings?”
WTF? Seriously. None of my friends have tape recorders and definitely don’t record the spirit world in their spare time.
Inevitably, this friend has another friend who is a ”psychic medium” and comes over to do a reading of the home. And after the reading they always tell the family there is a “dark entity”.
This is where shit really goes crazy. As if any family wound have ever stayed with books flying about and kids getting mauled by unseen forces and ethereal voices? Now, you have actual disembodied demon type messages on the EVP threatening to possess the kids and shit. Thing is I can’t tell whether the word said “I’ll possess him” or “”Let’s get tacos”. The bastards really are reaching.
So in comes the sage smudge sticks and the weird shaman dude wearing 1970’s vintage bohemian clothes to do a cleansing.
Kid gets possessed, priest is called, kid gets freed, but the entity still lingers and the family have to move out anyways.
The fucked up part is I watch this crap til 3-4 in the morning full well knowing I need to get up at 7 am. I still can’t seem to can’t get my shit together and always end up oversleeping. Could it be that the donkey-like shadow at the end of the episode they actually caught on the thermal camera was so riveting I couldn’t pull away? Or is it that I’m self-sabotaging to set myself up for failure the next day to reinforce a long-held belief system that I suck?
See all the therapy is paying off after all. Because now I have insight as to why I’m still functioning at such a low level.
I’m not so fucking successful. You can take the girl away from the losers, but can you take the belief system that she is a loser out of the girl?