My Encounter with Evil (2022) s01e02 Episode Script

Episode 2

[ominous music playing]
The first time I felt
a sense of possession,
I was very dizzy.
the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
burn in the pool
of brimstone and divine fire.
There was an evil being
that had gotten inside of me.
- [wheezing]
- [Concepción grunting]
[eerie music playing]
Open it!
It was a demon.
It thought I was weak prey,
along with my girls.
It saw a path through us.
At first, your vision
is clouded with darkness.
Then, suddenly, nothing.
[eerie opening theme music playing]
[woman screams]
I told the girls
they were having a brother, or a sister.
Ivanna was very happy.
But Emma said,
"Are you sure something's in there?"
- [girl] No, Mommy, no.
- Calm down, Mom.
The girls' reaction was
Well, they didn't take it well.
- They wanted to be the only ones.
- [girl gasps]
They didn't want
to share their toys with anyone.
[Roxana] I didn't like Pablo very much.
So I tried to avoid visiting them,
so as not to interfere
with their relationship.
I was told that the girls' grandmother,
Pablo's mother, slept over one night.
Girls, breakfast!
Guess what I made!
- [Emma] Go away!
- Emma?
- Go away!
- Girls?
Go away!
Are you okay?
- [tense music playing]
- [girls whispering]
Emma, honey.
What's wrong?
[eerie music playing]
[Emma groans]
[Emma panting]
Honey, what's wrong?
[eerie music building]
[music fades]
- [screams]
- [dramatic sting]
Chela is very religious.
She was yelling,
"No, no, not with her! I can't help her!"
It was alarming that someone like her,
who is very religious, very faithful,
calls to tell me this.
She would always come up
to stay there on the weekend.
Three. Four.
Nine. Ten.
Ready or not, here I come.
[girls] Shh.
[girl whispers] She'll hear us!
[in sing-song] Where are you?
[girls] Shh.
[clattering, thudding]
[in sing-song] I'm going to find you.
[thudding in other room]
[girl whispers] Quiet, she'll find us!
I know you're in here!
[eerie music building]
[music fades]
- [footsteps running]
- [slams]
Someone knocked on the floor
three times under her feet.
She said they knocked three times to mock
the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Trinity.
Chela was completely terrified.
- [eerie music playing]
- [three knocks on floor]
[wind whistling]
[three knocks on floor]
[three knocks on floor]
[whispering] Lord Jehovah,
heal us with your infinite
[dramatic sting]
[suspenseful music playing]
Please protect us from harm.
[Florencia] She said she couldn't move.
She was struggling to speak.
She couldn't even breathe!
[straining] Protect us with your infinite
- [music stops]
- [gasps]
[eerie sting]
Finally, she could move again.
Chela spoke to me on the phone.
She said, "Rox, please,
don't let those girls stay
in that house any longer."
"Or something will happen to them."
[ominous music playing]
I couldn't protect the girls
because it happened even in their dreams.
When they were asleep,
even if they slept with me,
it kept happening.
[ominous music playing]
[girl] Mommy.
[footsteps thudding softly]
[Ivanna] Mom.
- [dramatic sting]
- Ivanna!
[dramatic eerie music playing]
Ivanna? Honey?
Wake up, darling.
[Pablo] Florencia tried to shake her
out of it, but she was still asleep.
As soon as she calmed down,
she opened her eyes and said,
"She's hurting me."
We asked who she was talking about.
She said that it was a girl.
I was afraid, you know?
I was worried about her.
I had so many questions
about what exactly was bothering
Emma and Ivanna.
[Florencia] Pablo was also
a target in a way.
He was in a rough patch.
And when life wasn't going his way,
we started having problems,
certain drawbacks.
If I talked about what bothered me,
she'd get mad.
So I wouldn't talk about it at all.
The only person I knew
who had experience with this kind of thing
was Antonio Zamudio,
a man very passionate
about this line of work.
He'd spent many years researching
the kind of thing happening to the girls.
So I called him,
"Please help us, something is going on."
My name is Antonio Zamudio.
I am the Director of the Mexican Agency
for Paranormal Investigation.
Our work, for the most part,
is to properly decipher
and investigate strange occurrences
that may not have rational explanations.
What we call this
is a paranormal phenomenon.
[man muttering in video]
I was informed of this case through
a friend of mine from a long time ago.
She sent me a voice message.
She said, "I need your help."
"Something is happening
to my daughter and my grandchildren."
We told him when it started.
Then, we made a timeline
of everything that happened.
The evidence points to the idea
that we're dealing with
the presence of a little girl.
Or a small being.
Because I know first hand that
it's hard to find a place with low rent.
However it might be easier
without the girls.
My mom told us to stay at her place.
Attacks from the spiritual world
are often classified
from the weakest to the strongest,
with the strongest one being possession.
[distorted voice groaning]
There are three phases,
demonic infestation,
vexation and obsession.
Infestation involves a place,
often a home,
where an entity, a spirit,
takes control of its surroundings.
And it begins to harm those
who live in that place.
It may have been brought over recently,
or it may be
what's known as a "resident" demon.
It brings ruin, misery, disease.
It begins to torment them.
The next step is vexation.
The demon not only stays
in the contaminated place,
but it begins to follow a specific person.
- [eerie music playing]
- [distorted laughter]
- [woman laughing]
- [fire crackling]
[Sully] I was advised by so many people
to take Jessy to a psychiatrist,
a psychologist, a therapist.
Nobody's there.
She was prescribed so many drugs,
she was basically sedated.
I remember very well
that I never stopped praying,
begging Saint Michael the Archangel
to save my daughter.
I can't even imagine the amount of money
I spent on blessed candles.
Jessy, are you okay?
Who are you?
Who are you?
After all this time,
you still don't know my name?
[Sully] Please, just tell me.
What happened?
Is everything okay?
What's going on?
When I went to sleep, I was very calm.
I just laid down and dozed off.
Every two to three hours or so,
my mother would come into my room.
I would hear her praying,
lying there next to me.
[Sully] What do I have to
protect her from?
Can we talk later and let Jessy rest?
- She's fine. She's asleep.
- She's asleep?
She played audio of chants and prayers.
She placed a statue
on my forehead and my chest.
Thankfully, a woman told me
that a priest was coming from Italy,
bearing the gift of liberation.
[Jessica] Momma
Jessica, come on. Let's go, let's go.
He was a healer.
[ominous music playing]
[priest praying in Latin]
Hallelujah. Hallelujah.
[Jessica breathing heavily]
[priest praying in Latin]
He started preaching,
and Jessica started feeling very unwell.
[jarring sting]
[Jessica] I felt terrible.
I started feeling dizzy and angry
for no reason.
- [sinister music playing]
- [Sully] Honey?
[Jessica choking]
Help her, please! Father!
Jessy! Sweetie!
What's happening?
She's possessed, Father. Please, help.
[praying in Latin]
- Take her to the sacristy.
- Help me lift her!
The priest asked us
to take her to the atrium.
- [suspenseful music playing]
- [Jessica] Leave me alone!
[priest praying in Latin]
[breathing frantically]
[dramatic sting]
Get out!
She started screaming horribly.
That's something I could never forget.
[screams] Let me go! Let me go!
Listen to me,
I need you to repeat my prayers.
We pray for you.
[all] We pray for you.
We pray for you. We pray for you.
He tried releasing her,
but Jessica just got worse.
[Jessica screaming]
[praying in Latin]
Please, stop! Stop it!
[praying in Latin]
[all repeating]
She was completely out of control.
[praying in Latin]
- [retches]
- [all praying in Latin]
[sinister music playing]
Thank you, Father, I'll take care of her.
Rest. Rest.
[off-screen] I held
my Saint Michael necklace,
which I always have with me.
I asked for Saint Michael
to help soothe her.
This will pass, ma'am,
so long as you stay strong
and remain close to God.
I do, Father, but it's useless.
In these cases,
it's necessary
to consider all possibilities.
Our devotion can blind us to reality,
the same reality
that should appear before us most clearly.
With all due respect, Father,
you don't know anything.
You haven't seen what I've seen.
It is the Devil
that's possessing my daughter!
She needs help.
Have you ever considered the possibility
that the one who is actually possessed
is you?
And then it became much worse.
Jessy's attacks were more frequent.
She was already attacking me.
She was throwing things at me.
She started treating me
with anger and suspicion.
Then I met with Ismael,
he was our neighbor.
I'm Francisco Ismael Moreno Luna.
I have a degree
in psychoanalytic anthropology.
I wanted to help out my friend, Sully,
so I met with her daughter.
Sully told me that
Jessy had come to fall
under certain influences.
When someone comes to you and says,
"My relative's possessed"
[Sully] Jessy, are you okay? Who are you?
But then I ask, "How do you know?"
"Well, it's just that my niece says
that she has a demon inside her."
And then I'd say,
"Let's go check on your niece."
But then it's the other way around,
and the niece would say
that the aunt is actually possessed,
and she would add,
"Every time she looks at me,
I feel something invading my body."
"Every time she approaches,
I feel a cold wave wash over me."
So, then, we have to figure out
who the real patient is.
The way I work, the person
makes an appointment and comes in.
[on-screen] Holy blessed Trinity,
sovereign and eternal God.
Free us from the prison
and the pain of hell
Most people have passed the biological,
psychological and psychiatric process.
Once those parameters are met,
the treatment starts
and it's a long process.
Within a demonic possession,
there are different levels.
There's in between, when one entity
has more control than the other.
- [man growling]
- [priest chanting in Latin]
Then finally, there's one that is
a total possession or so-called fusion
where that entity, that spirit,
merges with the person.
The individual loses total consciousness
and touch with reality
and is incapable of dominating the spirit.
[woman] Help me!
[radio host] Andrea, I wanted to ask you
Did you see any physical entities?
[Andrea] Yes.
It had a tall, full body.
When I began writing down
the strange things happening to me,
they seemed to get worse.
Once, I did see an entity on my computer
while I was writing.
I don't think my mom
had any idea what was happening.
- [gasps]
- [barking]
What did I tell you?
Then, the next day, things were normal.
She went to work
and came home that afternoon.
The next day, I went home
and put all the dolls in a bag.
[melancholy piano music playing]
I was sad she was taking away my dolls.
And I didn't understand why.
[Concepción] Did the devil want to
separate me from my children? Yes.
My brother told me
I needed to dedicate myself to prayer.
[people] Close to sin.
I would rather die than offend another.
And will avoid anything
that leads me to sin.
Within eight days,
he returned to attack me.
[dog barking in distance]
[ominous music playing]
My mother started acting
very strangely again.
[dog continues barking]
[ominous music building]
[dramatic sting]
[tense string music building]
[glass clatters]
- Then she ran away.
- [car horns honking]
I felt awful.
I was desperate to run away from it.
[in distorted voice] Assholes!
My mom suddenly ran into the road.
- [screams]
- [car horn blaring]
- [panting]
- [tense music building]
- [car horn honking]
- [woman] Look out!
A few streets over
from my grandma's house, she was run over.
I got up like nothing happened.
A boy got out of the car and told me,
"I'll drive you to the doctor, let's go."
I told him, "No."
And ran off to find my brother.
- [all] And, by the grace of God
- [banging on door]
[banging continues]
[Concepción] Óscar! Óscar!
- Concepción?
- Can you help me?
[unsettling music playing]
[voice distorts] Help me!
My brother told his roommates
to take me to the doctor.
He said he didn't want
to see his sister like this.
[Concepción screaming]
My mom had been injured.
- Was your sister under the influence?
- No.
Are you sure?
My sister
[eerie music playing]
My sister is possessed.
No, no, no.
No, no, no. No, no.
[grunting in guttural voice]
[dramatic eerie music playing]
[music fades]
The doctors calmed me down by injection
because I couldn't do it myself.
They conducted laboratory tests
to see if I was
under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Then, the doctor told my brother,
"Your sister is in
a deep state of possession."
[Andrea] There are three major reasons
I believe the demon stalked my mother.
The first is that
she has a sister involved in witchcraft.
- [sinister choral music playing]
- [indistinct whispering]
Her practice involves calling upon demons,
summoning demons,
naming demons, casting spells.
Casting spells on people of importance
in Mexican politics.
[indistinct whispering]
Second, my mother was
very emotionally vulnerable at that time.
She was going through a divorce,
and separated herself
from my siblings' father.
And finally, the last factor,
I believe, was Gregorio Cárdenas
and the gruesome murders
he carried out against women.
[high-pitched ringing]
[man yells]
[Andrea] The house where he committed
the murder of those women
was very close to the house where my mom
experienced these paranormal activities.
I don't think this is a coincidence.
That man was
a chemistry student at school.
[woman whimpering]
He kidnapped them
and took them to his house.
[woman choking]
Then, he would rape the girls
and kill them.
My mom knew she had to look for help.
She had to find someone
who could tell her what was going on.
My uncle eventually realized
that this was not something
that could be explained scientifically.
At that point,
he got in touch with a priest,
who was a friend of the family,
who practiced exorcism.
[man] The need
for a warrior of light is a call.
A call from God to fulfill His mission.
The purpose of the evil,
the demons, is destruction.
It's like a kind of revenge
against everything that God created.
[ethereal choral music playing]
I am Bishop Cristian Piedrahita.
I specialize in deliverance,
healing, and exorcism.
[music fades]
The international classification
of diseases created by the WHO
describes a diagnosis
known as trance and possession disorder.
It's a form
of dissociative identity disorder,
in which a person loses awareness
of their own identity,
of the environment they are in
and their relationship
with that environment.
Within this loss of identity,
an alternate personality is created,
one that lives
unconnected to the original person.
Help me!
It's believed that this can occur
through a demon or a spirit.
I break the types of possession
into two types.
Type A are disembodied spirits,
people who lived like us.
When they left our world,
they didn't find the kingdom of heaven,
so they're stuck in a world in between.
Most possession cases
fall under this category.
Type B are fallen angels
angels that God created for his service,
but at one point,
they rebelled against Him.
They attempted to overthrow Him,
so God banished and cursed them.
They live in a parallel world,
a dimension where the spiritual world
and the material world interact.
This is where the strongest
and most dangerous possession cases occur.
People who dedicate themselves
to the ministry of exorcism
are no ordinary people.
They must be strong-willed and brave,
and Father Basilio is like that.
[Cristian] The devil can deceive us all.
He draws his strength
from deceit and lies.
That is why these processes
are so important
in the fight against evil.
[doorbell rings]
[suspenseful music playing]
[door opens, closes]
[Cristian] The devil is not as scandalous
as we sometimes think.
He can be quite subtle,
invading spaces abundant with light.
I arrived at Sully's house
because she had asked for my help.
She told me
she had a problem with her daughter.
So, would you like coffee?
Of course. Thank you.
[tense music playing]
[dishes clinking softly]
- How are you?
- [Sully clears throat]
[Jessica typing on phone]
Who are you texting?
- Your boyfriend?
- Ismael!
[screams in distorted voice]
Stop it! Jessy!
- Jessica, stop it!
- No!
[Sully] Please! Stop!
- Stop it!
- Hey, Jessy, Jessy, Jessy, Jessy, Jessy!
[gasps, shudders]
[Jessica yells]
[Sully exclaims] Hold her! Hold her!
Even though Zamudio says
demons don't linger after being exorcised,
I think they do.
About a month
after the demon should've left the house,
it was still there,
all the way until Halloween.
[sinister music playing]
Emma, honey.
What are you doing?
- Do you like my hair?
- [gasps softly]
What nice long hair you have!
Like my friend's.
Which friend?
Her name's Baku.
[sinister sting]
That name stuck in my head, Baku.
Emma started telling me
that she played a lot with Baku.
Why don't you tell me a little more
about this friend of yours?
She doesn't want me to.
She says if I do
- Shh.
- [wood creaking]
[eerie music playing]
And if you do?
[eerie music building]
Jessy was completely possessed.
[Jessica grunting]
- What are you doing?
- This is real!
It's real, it's real!
This is for the priests to see!
Our Father, who art in heaven,
your kingdom come, your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven!
How dare you! Why?
This is real! This is real!
[Ismael] I was surprised
because the demon's energy
that we normally can't see,
that we normally can't even perceive,
was present in that moment.
[Jessica sobbing]
[Sully] Listen to me!
This is the last time
I'll speak to you again.
Let her go right now.
She doesn't belong to you.
Release her!
[Jessica groaning]
[Sully] I bind, gag and chain you,
and place you at the feet of Jesus Christ.
Go and burn
in the pool of brimstone and divine fire,
in the name of the Father,
of the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Do not rebel before the divine presence.
[Jessica sobs]
Go away from here.
I will not repeat myself.
[sinister music playing]
Is your friend good or bad?
I tell her not to kill.
"I ask her not to kill people."
It was something to be afraid of.
I was terrified.
I said, "Who are you?"
[Sully] Let her go!
- What is your name? What is your name?
- [laughing]
[Jessica gasps]
[Sully] What is your name?
Tell me your name!
[suspenseful music plays]
When I asked them who they were,
the name revealed a lot of implications.
Demons usually form a legion
where one dominates over the others.
[music stops]
And that demon was
It was
[Jessica gasping]
[Sully] Honey! Honey! Honey!
It said, "I will not leave."
It said,
"You're not going to take me out of her."
"You have no power over me."
Father Basilio was immensely meticulous
in documenting the process.
He was confident he knew what had happened
to my mom and could explain it to me.
To find a solution.
[tense music playing]
[Basilio praying in Latin]
[continues praying]
[Andrea] I had to make him understand
that what I was telling him,
what my mother had told me, was not a lie.
It was not some figment of her imagination
or taken from a movie.
[growling softly]
[ropes straining]
[Andrea] And he verified what he had seen,
what he had witnessed,
and what he had done to help her.
Deliverance is sometimes seen
as a means to destroy evil.
However, we seek to expel and illuminate.
That's different.
[suspenseful music building]
We all have darkness in us.
We are all prone to evil.
[unsettling closing theme music playing]
[music fades]
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