Cop-turned-demonologist recalls terrifying moment he drove out 'demon' trying to kill Maine man

Cop-turned-demonologist recalls terrifying moment he drove out 'demon' trying to kill Maine man
Chris DeFlorio revealed some of the most terrifying encounters he and his wife Harmony have had (New York Demonic Investigation/Facebook)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: A former cop gave up his law enforcement career to become a religious demonologist, traveling around the country to perform "exorcisms" and rid homes and people of evil spirits.

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Chris DeFlorio served in the NYPD for 19 years but retired when his spiritual career started booming. He has now revealed some of the most terrifying encounters he and his wife Harmony have had, including the time he saved a cardiologist from demonic possession in Maine. DeFlorio said the "possessed" homeowner, who has not been identified, previously bought an antique dresser that had Tarot cards inside. The alleged victim apparently hired a spiritualist who burned the cards in his fireplace, but DeFlorio believed that caused the demon to attach itself to the Victorian-style home.

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Speaking to the Daily Mail, DeFlorio said the evil force attempted to physically hurt the man numerous times, once pushing him down a flight of stairs and causing a bad injury to his hamstring. In another instance, the spirit tried to run him off the road when he was driving.

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A childhood friend of the homeowner -- 43-year-old communications specialist Sean Douce -- told the newspaper of his bone-chilling experience when he went to visit his friend for a weekend getaway. "There were lots of weird things happening in the house. Poltergeist activity," he said. "The security system went on and off, objects flying. My friend was embarrassed by this. It wasn't something he would talk about. He didn't want anyone to think he was crazy." He added, "You know when someone is embellishing a story - well this is real. He just wrote it off like there was something in his house that was trying to kill him."

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Sean recounted a terrifying episode on the road that he would never forget.  "We were on a two-lane highway, and my friend started driving erratic," he remembered. "We were going to either drive into traffic or off the road. I asked him, 'What is happening? What you are doing?' My friend said, 'There is something in me that is trying to kill us.' Then I started yelling, 'Stop the car! Stop the car. I will drive.'" He added, "I don't know if it was a devil but it was some spirit. I saw my friend's personality change that made him want to try to drive us off the road."

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Douce said he went upstairs to the room he was allocated and his friend was behind in the living room. He said he started hearing guitar and singing as he was resting, specifically noting that it wasn't his friend's voice singing but multiple voices combined. He then asked his pal, "'What is happening with you? What is going on?' My friend said, 'I just picked up this guitar and said I know it sounds weird, but I feel like someone is moving my hand when I play the song. I am learning new songs I didn't even know how to play.'" He continued, "I told my friend that we would talk about it in the morning and that I was going to bed. I was freaking out. I didn't sleep the entire night. I had Christian music playing the whole time just to calm me down." Douce added, "I was fearful for him spiritually. I just went in there blind. Everything in my spirit was telling me just to get away. This is not a good place for you to be right now even though he needed so much help."

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Douce said he knew about DeFlorio through a mutual friend and decided to contact him. A week later DeFlorio and Harmony traveled to Maine and performed an exorcism at the home. "He was demonically possessed, the demon inhabited him," DeFlorio told the Daily Mail, adding, "I don't do exorcisms. I call on exorcists when I need them. This turned into a case of demonic possession before our eyes. Unintentionally, he brought the demonic spirit in until someone came in and burned the tarot." The ghostbuster couple stayed for two days investigating the house with equipment and performing exorcism prayers. Things improved soon after and all the demonic activity in the house stopped. "The healing was instantaneous," DeFlorio noted. "He said he felt different like a light was shining on him."

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Douce agreed that it was indeed a miraculous healing. "As a doctor, he cannot even explain himself -  a kind of a medical anomaly - everything stopped and it went away," he remarked, adding, "He had some operations planned and he no longer needed them." DeFlorio explained that a demonic spirit has to be invited in. In this case, he said, the spirit may have entered the home from the antique furniture the man bought at a thrift store that had some negative energy attached to it. "The truth is that you never know what kind of people held ownership of it before you," he insisted. "The victim bought this very old antique-looking desk. That can be very dangerous alone but what was inside was the key and what was done to the items inside was what I believe to be the key."

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The desk reportedly contained a pack of old-looking Tarot cards that appeared to have been used many times. "So the question is why were they left there and what was the purpose of them? Were they owned by a person just playing with them or a witch conjuring up something?" DeFlorio continued. He said the victim initially brought over a spiritualist to get rid of the cards, but burning them in the fireplace was an open invitation to the demonic spirit. "The burning of the cards released what was attached to them and set them free around the house and attached the energy to the victim," he said.

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Douce said his faith was beyond restored after that eerie weekend. "The curse was lifted," he noted, adding that his friend eventually sold the house and moved out of state. "I just spoke to him. He's retired. He is back in church. Things have completely turned around for him," Douce revealed. "Chis and Harmony are first responders - just like firefighters running into a burning house. I was running out of it. They gave me back my faith and we went back in there to make it right," he gushed.

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Meanwhile, DeFlorio told the Daily Mail how he became overwhelmed with requests for his spiritual services that he retired from the police force a year early. "People who call us are people who are in extreme fear and have their life turned upside down by a spirit in their home. It ranges from young people to families to the elderly," he said.

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