Devil Possession Really Happening?
In the last few months, there has been an increase of a specific type of phenomena: crazy people attacking those around them. Not just any crazy people, either: more than once the headlines have resorted to using phrases describing "zombies" and "apocalypse". Why is this?
It seems to have started in earnest back in May when the "Miami Cannibal" (otherwise known as Rudy Eugene) ate a portion of Ronald Poppo's face. The vicious attack ended when a police office injected a few rounds of lead into Mr. Eugene - but not before he put up a good fight, growling the entire time.
Some people blamed the bizarre and disturbing incident on "bath salts". The drug explanation seemed plausible (and was accepted) but later, less-notable, news reports revealed that Mr. Eugene was not on any such drugs before the vicious attack. The Miami Cannibal ate a lot of things, but drugs weren't one of them.
So what other explanations can be offered? While the drug theory would make sense, it's not reasonable in this case. Additionally, many other cases have been popping up in the news since this one - some cannibal-related, and some not. A major international manhunt nabbed a Canadian cannibal (who uploaded a video of him eating his gay lover online) and a few other US-based cannibal cases made the news in the weeks following.
One question that hasn't been seriously asked is whether or not demonic forces could be at work. While not a popular explanation among most "scientifically minded" people, it no doubt warrants looking at if all possibilities are to be examined. Could evil spirits be invading people's minds? Is modern society too secular for our own benefit - blinding us to a realm of spirits that we should be aware of? When beast-like behavior can't be explained by drug use, what else can we logically consider?
All these and more questions should be given thought. Until we do, we may end up seeking answers where there are none.