By Ray Gano
“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.” C.S. Lewis
We have seen it on TV, movies and read about it in books.
Spooks, ghosts, demons (which are all one in the same) attaching themselves to inanimate objects.
- Figurines / Statues
- Occult items like – Ouija boards, Tarrot Cards, Crystal Balls, etc
And the list goes on.
I have had a large number of emails asking me if demons can possess / inhabit / haunt inanimate objects.
In my research I have not been able to find any biblical support to the idea that demons can attach themselves to physical objects, except for one instance, that is the “Statue of the Beast” that is mentioned in Revelation 13:15
Revelation 13:15 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
What we see here in this verse is that the statue will be made to look “alive.” Scripture is not clear if this is demonic or is it some sort of Audio-Animatronics (the figures that move, talk and such at Disneyland).
There is another issue that is brought up in scripture that we find in Deuteronomy.
Deuteronomy 7: 25 – 26 “ The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold [that is] on them, nor take [it] unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it [is] an abomination to the LORD thy God.
26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: [but] thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it [is] a cursed thing.”
As I have stated in prior articles, it is my experience / belief that having occult items in your home gives the enemy a doorway / portal into your home thus affecting your life and the lives of your family.
Why does God state this unless demons / evil spirits can inhabit / use / or possess such inanimate objects?
NOW… Something that I want to point out here, because there is very little spoken of about the demonic and inanimate objects, just because there is a lack of evidence in scripture does not mean that evidence does not exist.
For example, I had one person tell me that there is no such thing as demons because the word demon is not found in the King James Bible. This is in fact true, but the word devil is used and when you look at the Textus Receptus, which is in Greek, you will see the word “daímonas” which is where we get the word demon.
There is a saying… “Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence!”
In other words just because we cannot find it in the bible, does not mean that it does not exist.
Another example is oxygen. Nope not found in scripture, but we know that it exists.
Do you know that in Ester and Song of Solomon there is no mention of God? If I were to base my opinion solely on those two books could I say that there is no such thing as God? He is not mentioned in those books.
Get the point that I am trying to make here?
There are many people out there that refuse to look at ALL the evidence and have some skewed logic because things do not fit within their preconceived paradigm.
Do Demons Inhabit / Attach / Possess / Haunt Inanimate Objects?
Simply put, I do believe that they do. Although we cannot find examples in scripture, we can find a lot of evidence that this phenomenon does take place.
The reason I say this is because I have had a number of people tell me about their demonic experiences and based on their lives, one would not think that the demonic would have anything to do with them.
When this is the case then I advise the person that they may have brought in some sort of object that might be demonically inhabited / possessed, ect.
I want to share with you a series of examples that I found on another web page.
Haunted dolls – the demonic and spiritual possession of inanimate objects
Can demonic entities or ghostly spirits inhabit inanimate objects? Historical accounts of books, vases, boxes, automobiles and of course, houses, have been reported to become “possessed” with otherworldly spirits but one of the most common inanimate objects subject to demonic or ghostly possession are toys – particularly children’s’ dolls.
The demonic possession of Annabelle the Doll
Most readers are familiar with the case of Annabelle the Doll, the Ed and Lorraine Warren investigation of the demonic entity that dwelt inside a Raggedy Ann Doll (and mentioned in the movie, The Conjuring). The doll had been given to a young nursing student as a birthday present from her mother. Shortly thereafter, the woman (Donna) and her roommate (Angie) noticed that the position and location of the doll would periodically change – even when nobody was present inside the apartment. They then began to notice childlike messages scribbled on paper and on the walls of the apartment. The messages were typically found in locations near Annabelle the Doll. Events culminated one evening when a friend, Lou, awoke with bloody claw-like scratches covering his body. He told Donna that before he had gone to bed, he had investigated a strange noise that he had heard coming from Annabelle the Doll’s room.
In an effort to determine what was causing the mysterious occurrences surrounding Annabelle the Doll, a séance was held during which the medium informed them that the doll was possessed by a young girl named Annabelle. Annabelle had resided on the property before the apartments were built. According to the medium, Annabelle was just seven years old when her lifeless body was found in a field where the apartments now stood. At the recommendation of the Warrens, an exorcism of the apartment was performed, and at Donna’s request, the Warrens took the Annabelle doll into their possession. Once Annabelle the Doll was taken from the apartment, the mysterious noises, writings, and attacks stopped. The doll is now housed in the Warren’s museum – in a sealed glass case.
The New Orleans Zombie Voodoo doll
In October 2004, a Galveston, Texas woman purchased a New Orleans Voodoo doll off of EBay. The doll arrived bound and tied in a metal box with instructions to not remove the doll from the tin box. In what the woman described as a “real big mistake”, she ignored the warnings and removed the doll from the box to display in home. Almost immediately, the woman said, the doll “attacked” her. She placed the doll back in its box but claimed that the doll continued tormenting her in her dreams.
Fearing for her life, the woman attempted to burn the doll but no matter how hard she tried, the doll could not be ignited. She attempted to cut the doll into pieces but the blades of the scissors broke off. Finally, she took the doll to a nearby cemetery and buried it only to arrive home to find the dirt-covered doll sitting on her front doorstep. She decided to rid herself of the doll in the same manner she had acquired it – sell it on EBay.
After a short period of possession, the EBay purchaser wrote to her explaining that the doll had mysteriously disappeared. The woman checked her front doorstep and as feared, there lay the doll. She next sold it to another man on EBay who wrote back that the box had arrived empty. Again the doll was found sitting on her front doorstep. The woman finally sought help from a local paranormal investigation agency who took possession of the doll and are continuing to study it today.
Mandy the haunted porcelain doll
Mandy was created by an English doll maker sometime in the early 1900’s. After claiming to hear the doll cry out at night (the owner kept the doll in his basement), he “donated” it to the Quesnel Museum in British Columbia in 1991. Shortly after taking up her new residence in the museum, employees began reporting strange occurrences to their supervisors. Objects would go missing and turn up later in odd locations – under a table or behind a bookshelf. Footsteps would be heard when nobody else was around. And most disturbing to the employees, the doll’s gaze seemed to follow them when they moved across the room.
Today museum operators say the doll cannot be kept in display cases with other dolls because she “harms them”. The doll is on display in the museum in a separate glass case. Many visitors to the museum report that the doll’s eyes follow them when they move and in some cases, appear to blink.
Robert the Doll
Robert the Doll (known variously as Robert the Haunted Doll, Robert the Evil Doll, Robert the Possessed Doll, or Robert the Enchanted Doll) was first owned by talented Key West artist and book author Robert (Gene) Eugene Otto who was given the doll in 1906, when he was just six years old, by an angry Bahamian servant who was well-versed in black magic and voodoo.
Throughout his youth, Robert the Doll never left Gene’s side. It even had its own place at the family dinner table. Despite the “friendship” and love Gene had for the doll, its powers grew in intensity and devilishness as Gene grew older. The Otto family reported that sometimes the doll would emit a terrifying giggle. They began to catch glimpses of the doll skittering from room to room, staying just out of sight. On more than one occasion, Gene would scream out in the middle of the night and when his parents ran to the room, they would find furniture knocked over and Gene in bed holding Robert the Doll, looking incredibly scared, telling them, “Robert did it!”
People who have purchased haunted dolls
Unbeknownst to many, there is a market for haunted, or possessed, dolls. Retailers of course, pitch the toys as “friendly”, housing the remains of “lovable spirits”. Once purchased and brought home however, owners often report bizarre happenings.
Sally the haunted doll
Brittany Benton of El Dorado, Arkansas, took possession of a haunted doll named “Sally”. Sally was purchased from a dealer who specialized in the sale of haunted or possessed dolls.
Shortly after taking ownership of Sally, Benton began to dream about the doll and sometimes awoke to the scent of flowers in her room. According to Benton, her “special doll” sometimes causes pictures and photos to fall from the walls of her home and often emits an “orb” when captured in photographs.
Peter the doll
Peter is owned by Sky Ryde of Lincolnshire, England. According to Ryde:
“When peter arrived I knew straight away that he was something very special, such a beautiful doll and so soft, one of those dolls that you just want to hold all of the time.”
Those feelings quickly changed however.
“The first night that I had him. I had no sleep at all…. I kept hearing conversations, running water….. my lips and arms kept going numb as I felt rushes of air go over me.”
A skeptic is turned into a believer
Julie McKeith of Glasgow, Scotland came into possession of a “possessed” doll that her husband purchased for her birthday, as a joke, from a haunted dolls dealer. McKeith was a self-proclaimed skeptic when the doll arrived at her home. However, soon after the doll arrived, events in the household made McKeith a believer.
“Since having her here we have heard laughing, crying and singing coming from the doll itself. I have also seen shadows move past me in the hallway and feel a definite presence in the house.”
These are documented cases of just simple dolls that have been inhabited / haunted by demons. I am currently producing a DVD where I show video examples of demons manipulating things like dolls, toys and such.
If you are living a right life and you think that you have demonic activity taking place in your home, then cleanse your home of the demons. I wrote about this in the following article “How To Cleanse Your Home of Demons”
If you are experiencing the demonic returning and you do not know why, there is a good chance that you might have brought in an inanimate object that a demon has attached itself to or the object is acting as a “portal / doorway” into the home.
How you battle this sort of thing is to look at what you may have purchased or maybe someone gave you an object.
What you need to do is identify that object if then get rid of it. Personally I believe in burning said item if it is possible. If you sell it or throw it away, there is a chance that another person will pick up / buy the cursed item and you are letting the demon wreak havoc on that person unawares.
Once you do that, it is a good idea to re-cleanse the home just in case the demon bailed on that object and remained in the home. What you need to remember is that demons are legalistic and they view it that they were “invited” in the home via the inanimate object, so you as the owner and one having “domain” over the home, you need to let the demon know that they are no longer welcome and need to vacate the home.
Utilize the anointing oil and reseal the windows, doors and such all the while praying over the home and for your family.
In a follow-up article I will be discussing houses, cars and other items.
If you have any questions about this, then please feel free to Contact Me