• Msgr. Stephen Rossetti

Exorcist Diary #22: Snake Eyes

Updated: Mar 15, 2020

Sometimes it is difficult to determine if a person is possessed or the problems are psychological only. But other times, it is obvious. The attached is a real photo taken of a man who was possessed and the demons were manifesting. In this case, even the appearance of his eyes changed. When the demons came forward, his eyes changed: they became yellow with small black pupils, looking like the eyes of a snake.

In the Book of Genesis, Satan is portrayed as a serpent that tricks Eve into eating of the forbidden fruit, i.e., sinning. In the past, some have thought of a snake as merely a metaphor for Satan. But the serpentine eyes of this possessed man suggests that a snake is more than a distant image of the demonic. During one exorcism when Satan himself was present, he came forward with a deep hiss and actually sounded like a snake. I will never forget his voice.

Today this man is freed and his eyes are human again. But the photo is a reminder to him and to us that demons are very real and they are akin to evil, cunning, slithering creatures. At times, demons even look and sound like snakes, especially Satan himself.


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