In a recent interview on BBC Radio 4 podcast, a geneticist, who said he ‘doesn’t believe in ghosts,’ described his encounter with an ‘evil spirit’ while attending Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland during the 1960s.
The Daily Mail reports that ‘Geneticist Ken’, provided the details of his encounter in an interview with Danny Robins.
Ken described this entity as ‘pure evil’ and noted that several students on the floor had similar encounters. He added that the evil presence was intent on hurting him.
The Daily Mail writes:
Ken, now in his 60s, recalled a malicious force that haunted his bedroom at Queen’s University Belfast in the 1980s, sending cutlery flying, stalking empty corridors and trying to ‘bang down the door’.
Over three years, three groups of students staying in room 611 in Alanbrooke Hall reported supernatural happenings, including friends who believed their dreams had been hijacked by the force. […]
Ken later discovered the two students who had stayed in the room the previous year had also experienced unexplained happenings. They told him they had seen books come off the shelf and fly across the room.
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Many like to mock the existence of Satan and demons, but the Bible is very clear that they are real.
When Ken reported that this entity was sending things flying, it reminded me of an incident in the gospels when Jesus cast an evil spirit out of a boy after the Lord’s disciples had failed to do so.
When Jesus asked how long the boy had been plagued by the evil spirit, the desperate father reported ‘from childhood’ and then added that the evil spirit had tried to kill the boy by throwing ‘him into fire or water’:
“From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” (Mark 9:21-22 NIV)
Jesus then cast the evil spirit out of the boy, and he was instantly delivered.
Though these stories can be a bit chilling, as believers, we have authority over the demonic realm, and even the disciples were a bit shocked when they discovered the authority that Jesus had given them:
17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” (Luke 10:17 NIV)