There are no independently documented cases. What's always been observed tends to be mental, bacterial or viral illnesses. Demons only exist in the figurative sense. They are not real, along with angels, fairies, pixies, unicorns, Noah and Santa - all just legend.Anthony Edgar wrote:What about reports of miracles, visions and demonic possession? These are events that have been observed.
When I was little I was sure that aliens in spandex body suits like Athena in Lost in Space were hiding in my parents' bedroom, just waiting for the chance to run out and attack me. Once, after a nightmare, I was sure I saw a six foot high dachshund walk through the kitchen. When I was especially young I thought there was a huge sentient golliwog named Ajax who lived down the dark side of my bed, which forced me to sleep on my right side
It's more or less the same phenomenon; people see things and sometimes have odd interpretations. Mind you, I suspect that there's something more interesting going on than the usual materialist narrative but I would rather try to explore it with an open mind rather that looking through the "faulty lenses" of ancient creeds. It's difficult to speak about any such issues without the old Abrahamic narratives hijacking the conversation.
I find Abrahamic religions interminably dull in the same way as I'm bored to tears by Hey Jude and Stairway to Heaven. Yes, great songs, but let's give it a rest, eh? Similarly "the greatest story ever told" is one helluva narrative but it's been done to death, with countless mistakes and recycling of ancient myths: Jesus = Osiris and/or Horace. Noah's flood myth was borrowed from the Sumerians or Gilgamesh of Babylon.
Mythology can be interesting and instructive, but it should almost never be taken literally (as per modern language), nor too seriously.