Reports of Demonic Encounters Skyrocket on Social Media

A man with black eyes.

If you came into contact with someone with a face that looked like a demon and eyes that were completely black as night, what would you do?

Encounters of this nature are popping up on social media at the exact same time that the mainstream media is trying really hard to convince all of us that anyone that is seeing black-eyed demon faces has a disorder.

In fact, if you type “demon face” into Google News, you will literally get hundreds of articles about a disorder known as prosopometamorphopsia. But this is a very, very rare disorder. At this point, fewer than 100 cases of PMO have ever been documented.

So why are they making such a big deal out of this disorder all of a sudden?

All of the news stories about this disorder focus on one 59-year-old man from Clarksville, Tennessee, named Victor Sharrah. The following comes from NBC News:

Victor Sharrah had always had sharp vision. But one life-altering day in November 2020, he noticed out of the blue that people’s faces around him looked demonic.

Their ears, noses and mouths were stretched back, and there were deep grooves in their foreheads, cheeks and chins.

“My first thought was I woke up in a demon world,” said Sharrah, 59, of Clarksville, Tennessee. “You can’t imagine how scary it was.”

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I completely believe him. What Victor Sharrah is experiencing definitely sounds like a very real disorder. After he was tested, he was formally diagnosed with prosopometamorphopsia.

Someone he knew taught visually impaired people and suggested he might have prosopometamorphopsia, or PMO. The extremely rare neurological disorder of perception causes faces to appear distorted in shape, size, texture or color. Sharrah felt the symptoms were a match, and he was formally diagnosed last year.

I have no doubts that he has PMO. But this is supposed to be a very, very rare disorder. According to People Magazine, only 81 cases have ever been confirmed.

You are far more likely to be struck by lightning than you are to have a case of PMO.

So why are they making such a big deal out of this?

It is almost as if some outlets are trying to suggest that many of their readers could have this condition too.

For example, the following comes from a ScienceDaily article entitled “If faces look like demons, you could have this extraordinary condition”:

“We’ve heard from multiple people with PMO that they have been diagnosed by psychiatrists as having schizophrenia and put on anti-psychotics, when their condition is a problem with the visual system,” says senior author Brad Duchaine, a professor of psychological and brain sciences and principal investigator of the Social Perception Lab at Dartmouth.

“And it’s not uncommon for people who have PMO to not tell others about their problem with face perception because they fear others will think the distortions are a sign of a psychiatric disorder,” says Duchaine.

“It’s a problem that people often don’t understand.”

For those that really do have prosopometamorphopsia, faces all around them look distorted. So if the vast majority of the faces you see look completely normal and then you encounter someone with a “demon face,” that is not prosopometamorphopsia.

Recently, videos from people that have had very strange encounters with individuals that have completely black eyes have been getting a lot of attention on social media. Here is the link to a video from a Christian delivery driver, and it appears that he is very honestly trying to share what he experienced.

Needless to say, I cannot confirm any of this. I wasn’t there, and there is no video footage of what he witnessed. But others are reporting similar experiences.

This next link is from a woman that encountered someone with completely black eyes at the grocery store.

Maybe the people that are seeing these things are just crazy. Or maybe they just have wild imaginations.

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I don’t know. But this isn’t something that just started happening. For many years, people have reported very creepy encounters with “black-eyed children.” In fact, this phenomenon has been so widespread that even Wikipedia has an entry about it:

Black-eyed children or black-eyed kids, in American contemporary legend, are paranormal creatures that resemble children between ages 6 and 16, with pale skin and black eyes, who are reportedly seen hitchhiking or begging, or are encountered on doorsteps of residential homes.

I am sure that many of you have heard of such incidents as well. Now all of a sudden supposed encounters with individuals that have “black-eyed demon faces” are suddenly popping up all over social media.


I wish that I had some solid answers for you. For now, I will certainly keep my eyes open for any more reports of people with “black-eyed demon faces.”

Before I end this article, there is one more thing that I wanted to share with you.

Earlier today, I was extremely alarmed to read that a monkeypox strain with “pandemic potential” has been spreading in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A mutant strain of monkeypox with ‘pandemic potential’ has been found in a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The virus is a descendent of the deadlier clade 1 mpox strain, but has evolved to become even more infectious and better at evading tests than its predecessor.

The concerning discovery was made in Kamituga—a poor, densely populated gold mining town that is feared to be ripe for an explosive outbreak. So far there have been 108 cases.

Researchers who detailed the virus in a pre-print have called for ‘urgent measures’ to contain the virus and avoid a global outbreak.

This particular strain supposedly has a fairly high death rate, and it causes such extreme pain that many of those that survive feel like they were brought right to the brink of death.

The good news is that it appears that this mutant strain is spread primarily through sexual activity just like previous strains. So if you avoid improper sexual activity you are not likely to be at risk.

Of course the bird flu and other very dangerous pestilences are also percolating in various areas around the globe right now, and so we will want to keep a close eye on them as well.

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