Updated: Jun 15, 2022
Ronald Lee Haskel killed six members of his ex-wife's family and nearly killed a seventh. His trial was in Houston, Texas in 2014. In an Associated Press article, Juan A. Lozano reported the details of the fatal homicide committed by Ronald Lee Haskell, at age 39, who shot seven members of his ex-wife's family execution-style, killing six. The only survivor was a 15-year-old girl who was not immediately identified. She was shot in the head just like the others; however, she played dead until Ronald Lee Haskel left the scene. She later told police that Haskel had all of the family members who were there, lie face down on the floor and told them to remain quiet. He then proceeded to execute them one by one, including four children, with one shot to the back of the head. According to court testimony by psychiatrist Stephen Raffle, the perpetrator, Mr. Haskel, was said to have heard several voices telling him that if he wanted to reunite with his ex-wife, he must kill members of his ex-wife's family. One voice in particular that Haskel heard in his mind was named Joseph. Joseph told Haskel he must kill members of his ex-wife's family if he wanted to be reunited with her.
Ronald Lee Haskel was diagnosed soon after the killings with bipolar disorder. BPD is "a brain condition that causes unusual shifts in mood, and from schizoaffective disorder, a condition characterized by hallucinations or delusions." Schizoaffective disorder is characterized by hallucinations and delusions as well as mood disorder symptoms such as depression or mania. So, if Haskel had hallucinations or delusions how could his brain convince him with all the chaos going on inside his mind, to murder all of these people? The defense stated in open court that Ronald Lee Haskel planned "to meticulously plot a way to carry off his murder spree." How could a brain in a diseased state of disorder actually carry out a meticulous murder of seven intended victims? Delusions and hallucinations do not follow a set pattern. Instead, they are in a chaotic mental state.
Let us assume that the voices Haskel was hearing were demons and not a result of bipolar disorder. Then the voices would have instructed Haskel on how to carry out his act of mass murder. The voices obviously must have spoken to Haskel on multiple occasions to convince him of their rationale for the murders, and then one day the voices convinced Haskel, that the mass murder is what he must do to regain his lost love.
I know from personal experience that demons as well as Satan, do exist. I detail in my book "Satan's World" the story of my encounter with Satan and his demons. You can be sure of one thing, they are not friendly even though they may sound friendly and harmless. On occasion, the demon may entice the recruit by promising to reveal certain secrets that would make him rich. Another time, the demon may entice his recruit by saying that he will tell him anything he may want to know. At first, the voice the intended victim may hear in their mind is hard to differentiate from their own thoughts. It may take some time before they begin to realize that the voice they are hearing is not their own mental voice and, instead, is a mental voice other than their own.
Demons recruit their victims like a spy may recruit someone they surmise fits the profile of an agent who could meld into a fraternity such as the CIA. The demon is on Satan's orders to find someone he can use to wreak death or destruction on a shocking scale. An act that will leave people gasping and stunned wondering, who could do such a horrible thing to all of those innocent people! Once the demon has found its mark, it begins a psychological attack by simply speaking to its intended recruit. In the beginning, it may seem to the victim that he hears his own thoughts, then one day, his "thoughts" begin to talk back. The victim is puzzled at first; however, things begin to get eerie when conversations between the demon and the recruit begin taking place. At first, the victim believes they can simply stop listening and speaking to the demon any time they want and it will simply go away. However, it is not up to the intended recruit. It is up to the demon or demons to decide to end the connection now established between them and their intended recruit unless an exorcism is done which will begin to terminate the communications. If you should hear thoughts that you believe are not your own, do not listen to them. That is one mechanism that demons use to establish a connection between you and them. Try not to even think about the voice. Instead, drop to your knees and ask our Lord God to help you be free of the voice. And, stay with your prayers until you no longer hear the voice. In my own experience with demons, I prayed every day for nearly three years before I could say I was finally free of them. They are that persistent. When I first heard the demonic voice I knew I was in trouble. I immediately dropped to my knees and began praying with all my strength. One of the first thoughts I had after hearing the demonic voice was to not allow myself to become a school shooter. I did not want to be remembered as another mass murderer of schoolchildren.
We need to find a better way to help people deal with these sorts of situations in their lives. If we will, then we will be at a better advantage to stop the mass killings, which are, in most cases, carried out by people who are being tormented by unseen demonic entities. Demons are highly intelligent and cunning. It is to the demons advantage to remain relatively unknow since that places humanity at a distinct disadvantage. As many of you may not know Satan is the creator of demons and they follow his orders. Demons are Satan's demonic army.
Nikolas Cruz, you may recall, was the young man who carried out the mass killing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, that resulted in the death of17 children and the wounding of 17 others. Some victims were staff members of the school district. In a newspaper article, the reporter explains that Nikolas Cruz heard voices and Cruz identified these voices as demons. For instance, moments after his capture Cruz told police officers he heard demons. Body-camera video released by prosecutors Friday begins with Nikolas Cruz handcuffed and on the ground with an officer kneeling beside him. A Coral Springs officer wearing a body camera asks the then 19-year-old suspect, "What's going on today, bro?" Cruz replies, "Demons, man. Voices." Cruz then said, "What happened?" One of the officers then says, "Just be quiet."
Perhaps Nickolas Cruz was thinking of killing himself afterward, like so many other assassins who attack schools, Churches, Synagogues, or musical events like the one held in Las Vegas, Nevada, where 527 were taken to local hospitals and 58 people died in the attack. The perpetrator, Stephen Paddock, age 64, had no prior criminal record, although his father did. What is it that drives a man like Stephen Paddock to want to kill so many people? To just mow them down like so much grass? What kind of evil does it take to do such an act? Stephen Paddock was known to be in torment. His girlfriend said he would lie in bed, moaning and screaming. Why Stephen Paddock was laying in bed moaning and screaming has not been established. Stephen Paddock killed himself before authorities could capture and question him. This is a pattern you will see quite often with mass murderers. The fact that most mass murders kill themselves tells me these people are not out to make a name for themselves. If they wanted to make a name for themselves, they would still be around to enjoy the notoriety
On November 12, 2017, Devin Kelly walked into a Sunday Worship service in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where he killed 26 people assassination style, including one baby still in its mother's womb. Twenty others were wounded. Each victim was shot point-blank to the head, including a 15-year-old girl who witnesses said pleaded with the killer to "please don't shoot me!" This shooting was especially horrific since it took place in a Sanctuary of our Lord God.
How might it seem to an outsider if someone were hearing voices and tried to explain to a friend what was happening to them? Would they not suggest that we go to a psychiatrist and get ourselves examined? Then, after we speak to the psychiatrist they may say, take this medication. This medication should make the voices go away. The psychiatrist might also explain that we are suffering from hallucinations and delusions brought on by a disease known as bipolar disorder, or perhaps schizophrenia rather than taking seriously that we may be under attack by demons. Do you see what many people are facing if they should come forward claiming they are tormented night and day by voices in their minds? The doctors probably do not even ask the patient what the voices are saying to them. If the doctor did ask what the voices are saying to the patient, the doctor will likely not take the words seriously since it is part of the hallucination, according to their theory of human behavior. Here is a quote from "The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist" by Matt Baglio which defines demonic obsession: "Demonic obsession is generally defined as "an intense and persistent attack on the mind of the victim." This is not the same as demonic possession where someone finds themselves physically controllled by a demon or demons. You may remember the case of the man who was possessed by a legion of demons who were cast out of the man by our Lord Christ Jesus. The demons all fled to a nearby herd of swine who all drowned in a nearby lake. This was an extreme case however. Most possessions, which are rare, usually occur by one demon or two. However, to be fair to psychologists Mr. Baglio mentioned a new relationship of respect is developing between exorcists and psychologists. Mr. Baglio wrote in "The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist" that today some psychologists will actually refer their patients to recognized clergy when they suspect demonic possession or obsession, and clergy will usually refer their clients to a psychologist for evaluation before doing an exorcism since great harm can be done to the patients if they are not properly evaluated.
As a society, we need to provide services that will give people suffering from hearing voices a place where they will be taken seriously. I suggest that a facility be staffed by psychologists as well as clergy trained in demonic obsession and perhaps even demonic possession. If such a facility existed then this would be a place that someone hearing voices could go to without fear of being ostracized or ridiculed by those unfamiliar with the spiritual world. It should be staffed with competent and understanding people who have compassion for others. This will be a facility that will provide the specialized training that people hearing voice need. If we have the forsight to do this then it will help to greatly reduce the number of mass murders that take place each year in our nation. We have just gotten out of a world-wide pandemic that left many people without any help or hope and greatly increased the ranks of those with mental illness. This means that more people than ever are having mental ailments that are going untreated. As a nation, we must do more to help these people due to the fact that mental illiness is something that demons often take advantage of since