My Encounter with Evil (2022) s01e04 Episode Script

Episode 4

Darkness is said to be solely negative.
They say that Satan is the evil one,
when, in actuality, Satan is the creator.
[ominous music playing]
Now listen to me.
I need you to bring me something.
Ask for anything you want.
[Aníbal] We live in the world of Satan.
Your own god tells you
this world belongs to Satan.
You live here, you eat here.
You use Satan's money, Satan's Internet.
You're all ungrateful.
You don't appreciate it.
You're waiting for another god,
a cruel god, to come and set things right.
[tense music playing]
On your knees.
[sinister music playing]
My name is Aníbal José Fajardo Romero.
I am a Theistic Satanist.
[eerie opening theme music plays]
[woman] Holy spirit
[eerie music playing]
[Sully] I have always said
that things find their way.
Everything happens for a reason.
I understand that now.
When I was in direct contact
with Asmodeus,
he revealed to me that Jessica was chosen
by them ever since she was very young.
[eerie music playing]
[Jessica] Let me go! No!
I am Asmodeus.
That they would always protect her.
That I should understand this
and realize that she would be okay.
[Jessica] On your knees.
[mysterious music playing]
Before he could fully enter
and take care of Jessy,
as his mission commanded,
he had to expel many parasites
and also larvae that were there
inside of Jessy's body,
in order for him to take care of her.
[mysterious music continues]
[dramatic sting]
[eerie music playing]
Coincidentally, I met a man,
a new patient of mine,
who practices Satanism,
connected to Aníbal.
[mysterious music playing]
I will say that Christianity
can be both good and bad.
Bad because people use Christianity
to impose it on others.
Imposing one's own morals
despite what others believe.
Jessy was being disturbed by entities,
so I had to look into what was going on.
I had to check on
both mother and daughter,
since they were living in the same house
and being disturbed by the same entity.
Sully had altars in her house
with the Virgin Mary and the archangels.
Throw that all away.
[eerie music playing]
[Sully] Aníbal Fajardo
practices Theistic Satanism.
You can basically say that he was my guide
and he helped me
follow the path of Theistic Satanism.
[eerie music continues]
Then comes the alliance, the pact.
The alliance is a contract.
In order to get protection,
form an alliance with me,
help me, so that way,
I don't have so many
difficulties in the physical realm
and things get easier for me.
Aníbal was my guide for the pact ceremony.
He told us to open ourselves up.
This is a contract, an alliance.
The Devil is going to help you
and make everything easier for you.
[eerie music playing]
[Sully sighs]
You make an invocation.
You ask him what you want,
you write and seal it with blood.
Then, step inside the ring.
[eerie music continues]
[Sully breathing heavily]
- [dramatic sting]
- [gasps]
[dramatic sting]
- [groaning]
- [strikes thudding]
[sinister music playing]
I accept you.
[sinister music building]
[man] Does Asmodeus want to share
anything with us?
[chuckles softly]
He can.
[mysterious music playing]
Someone here has a question.
You can answer and give your opinion.
[man] Should I be afraid?
You should not be afraid.
Because people think
that we force them to do things
that they don't want to do.
But, ultimately, you decide
what you want to do.
We don't punish you, like your god does.
We're only here to bring balance.
If evil didn't exist
and good didn't exist,
what would your world look like?
So, don't be afraid.
The pact with a demon such as Asmodeus
brings only doom,
destruction and vexation.
He is very destructive.
He damages the mind, the body,
the spirit and family relationships.
In my experience, it's devastating.
But if we trust in the power of the Lord,
if we seek a serious process of exorcism
or deliverance from the Lord,
we can succeed.
[jarring music plays]
But he's one of the most difficult
demons to expel.
He gets obsessed with his victim.
[Sully] Respect the pact we made.
You can't touch her.
[Jessica sobbing]
[Sully] Let her go.
Let her go!
[Andrés] You're just his toy.
He satiates his happiness
by overseeing the destruction
of the one who has made a pact with him.
[jarring music plays]
At first, they may see material benefits,
but the retribution is terrible.
[Ruth] Who needs psychiatric help?
When someone in the family
is showing symptoms of living possession,
both the family and the patient need help.
It's difficult to help someone
without a good support network.
When do we begin treatment?
If there's a good support network,
we'll inform the family
so they can provide better care
to the patient before we treat them.
[eerie piano music playing]
[girl] Turn it off!
[fire crackling]
It was a relief when we finally left.
The atmosphere was much lighter,
but I still don't think it fully left us.
- [slams]
- [sinister music playing]
It was still linked to them.
We have to go back
to the evil apartment with Mom.
There was something
that still connected it to us.
[eerie music playing]
[music stops]
The absolute worst episode
that I experienced with my granddaughters
I was going to give them a bath.
I was told to prepare a special bath
with white flowers, holy water,
and a bunch of other different things.
And a prayer to Saint Michael,
the archangel.
He is the one who defeats the Devil,
according to the Catholic tradition.
Send Satan to hell.
In the name of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Ghost. Amen.
The girls were given a bath
with certain types of leaves.
That bath was said to
cleanse them of bad energy.
And, that way, they would be calmer.
What is this for?
It's Granny's recipe
for sweet little girls just like you.
You're going to enjoy it. Come on.
[tense string music playing]
[man on recording] Fight, on this day,
the battle of the Lord.
Take your bath. I'll bring your sister.
[man on recording] Just like you fought
the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer,
and his apostate host,
who had no power to resist you.
And there was no longer room for them
in heaven either.
That cruel ancient serpent
called the Devil or Satan that seduces.
Emma, let's take a bath.
What are you listening to?
It's just a video.
[Emma] Turn it off! It's annoying.
It's just for a little while.
Now, let's go.
[Emma] No! Go away.
- Why are you talking to me like that?
- Shut up!
Emma, honey.
[Emma] Go away.
Come. Emma.
Emma, let's go.
When I tried to give Emma a bath,
she got hysterical.
Very hysterical.
[man on recording] That cruel ancient
serpent called the Devil or Satan
- that seduced the whole world.
- Shut up.
Shut up.
He was cast down unto the Earth
- [Emma] Shut up!
- and his angels with him.
[Roxana] Emma!
[Emma] Shut up and leave!
I'm not leaving. I'm going to bathe you.
- Let's go.
- Go away!
- Emma!
- Go away!
Turn it off!
[man] Fight, on this day,
the battle of the Lord.
Emma, please take a bath.
[Emma] Emma is not here!
- [screams]
- [man] And on that day
How did I react?
Well, I got hysterical as well.
- Leave her alone! Let her go!
- [screams]
- [Emma growling]
- Let her go!
Let her go!
[Emma growling]
- [screaming]
- [man continues indistinctly on recording]
[Roxana] Let her go!
- [growling, screaming]
- Listen to me!
[eerie music playing]
[Emma] Stop it!
- [music stops]
- [both panting]
[Roxana] I got hysterical, but
hysterical as
It was related
to what Antonio Zamudio had told me.
I didn't ask,
I demanded that it leave my house
and leave my granddaughters alone.
I didn't want it in my house.
It was not allowed to stay there
or touch my granddaughters.
[somber string music playing]
[man] Now have come
the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Messiah.
I got so hysterical
that when everything finally calmed down,
Emma started comforting me.
Emma hugged me and said,
"Grandma, calm down. It's over."
"I promise to let you give me a bath."
[sad piano music playing]
[Florencia] Two days later,
I went to get an ultrasound
to see if the baby was a boy or a girl.
They couldn't hear any heartbeats.
When I told Pablo
he couldn't even speak.
She called me on the phone
and told me she got an ultrasound.
And when they tried
to listen to the heart, they
They didn't hear anything.
My mom went with me
to get the operation done,
because it can't stay
inside you, obviously.
[inhales sharply]
I cried
all the time.
Before, during, after.
And then, I realized there was
something else I had to do.
I had to tell the girls that they were
no longer going to have a new sibling.
That was something Pablo and I
didn't know how to handle.
And we drifted apart.
That was when we asked
Alejandrina for help.
She is my cousin.
[sinister choral music playing]
[Alejandrina] This is something
I've been involved with for some time,
but I never thought
it would affect my family.
I've been a Wiccan since 2012.
We believe in duality,
in a god and a goddess.
We don't believe in good versus evil.
One cannot exist without the other.
In the apartment where they were living,
some strange things were happening.
The girls couldn't sleep,
they woke up crying, they were distressed.
There was a very strange energy.
So I decided to intervene
and do a little more
and use what I know to protect the girls.
[wood clattering]
I gave Florencia something
so she could protect herself
and isolate whatever
was lurking around that place.
[sinister percussive music playing]
I gave her some cleansing salt,
some cleansing vinegar.
I gave her these ingredients
because they were powerfully consecrated
and made for one, specific purpose
to eradicate the energy
that did not belong in that place.
[music fades]
Just because I decided to do
a little ritual to protect the girls,
that doesn't mean
the girls have to become pagan
or have to start practicing pagan rituals.
It will never let us go.
Listen to me.
Your mom isn't going to let
anything bad happen to you.
Neither am I.
What are you gonna do?
You just smiled.
Don't you feel better?
[off-screen] We consecrated
some quartz crystals for the girls.
So that they knew there was
something else protecting them.
Don't ever take this off your neck,
for no reason whatsoever.
As long as you have it,
you'll feel like someone's protecting you.
Those crystals,
the girls still wear them today.
I think they'll continue
to wear those collars forever.
[ominous music playing]
Think of every good thing
you wish to happen
in this house and to your daughters.
We felt the strongest energy
coming from places where I put sigils.
They were there for protection.
They're traced with a marker,
but I also traced them with my blood.
It's my way of offering something.
To show I'm willing to do anything
to protect them.
[Florencia] That went on
for a couple of days.
But it was completely comforting for me.
[gentle music playing]
The girls hugged me
and stayed with me.
I think I'm lucky.
[chuckles softly]
They are such wonderful girls.
[Alejandrina] It's a relief to know
they're not being attacked.
And I hope it stays that way.
The devil, in scientific terms,
is seen as a religious,
cultural and social interpretation
of the evil that people
have the capacity of expressing.
We consider evil to be
a destructive instinct,
natural in all living beings.
Specifically, in human beings,
we can't consider it as something natural,
but instead as an outside force.
This is where the idea
of the Devil comes from,
a being responsible
for the emotions, fantasies and desires
that are considered to be negative,
depending on the education,
on the culture, and the religion
each person is brought up with.
Evil is real,
though it differs from point of view.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Across philosophy,
anthropology, psychology,
there is an evil force in this world.
This general evil is all-encompassing.
Upon the holy cross
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Though there is also
the oppression of the evil one.
But possessions are always caused,
not only by these evil forces,
but a decision of our own.
[eerie music playing]
[man] Now tell us, Andrea.
What does it take to win
the battle against the Devil?
What is that special power,
that magic tool, needed to defeat him?
[Andrea] I want to clarify that
neither crucifixes nor salt
have the power on their own.
You give them power through faith.
Your faith is what defeats him.
[unsettling music playing]
It was decided that the exorcism
would be performed
in Father Basilio's church.
- [footsteps approaching]
- [ominous music playing]
There was still no immediate permission
from the bishop,
but they couldn't wait any longer.
[Concepción sobbing]
[groans loudly]
[men straining]
Let's go!
[Concepción continues groaning]
The Father was prepared
with what exorcist priests need
to fight the Devil.
Exorcised oil, exorcised salt,
exorcised holy water,
his stole, his habit.
As well as a small bell
and an ancient relic of a saint.
- [Concepción growling]
- [tense music playing]
[man groans]
[tires squealing]
[all grunting]
[Concepción] They told me
I had amazing strength.
They couldn't restrain me.
- [Concepción growling]
- [men grunting]
They just couldn't restrain her.
She was just so strong. Too strong.
[tense music continues]
[Concepción breathing rapidly]
My uncle laid his hands on her.
And he told me
that she was indeed possessed by a demon.
[suspenseful music playing]
[tires squealing]
[Basilio praying in Latin]
[praying in Latin]
[Concepción breathing rapidly]
[guttural scream]
[Concepción breathing rapidly]
[guttural screaming]
[breathing rapidly]
[Concepción snarls loudly]
[eerie music playing]
[breathing rapidly]
[sinister music playing]
[door closes]
Father Basilio allowed my uncle
to go inside.
Because he believed that love
would help overcome the mental barriers.
[sinister music continues]
[breathing rapidly]
Please, please don't.
Please. Don't.
Please don't. Don't do it.
Help me.
Take me to my children.
Get me out of here. Get me out of here.
Take me to my children.
They need their mother.
Please don't.
You took them away!
Do you want my children without a mother?
[shouting in Latin]
[Andrea] Suddenly,
Mom started speaking Latin.
She was speaking it so fluently
the priest was dumbfounded
by what he was hearing.
So, the process began.
I'm sorry.
hard to think back to.
What I can remember is what I read
directly from the Father's journal,
as well as what he told me.
I'm sorry.
I didn't even cry when I wrote the book.
It's complicated.
[dramatic sinister music playing]
- [growling]
- [Basilio praying in Latin]
[music fades]
[Basilio continues praying]
Liberation, or exorcism,
is a spiritual ritual
called "sacramental,"
by which we seek to expel
a spiritual oppressor.
- [growling]
- [Basilio praying in Latin]
[Cristian] A liberation is made
when there is a spiritual influence.
An exorcism is done
when the negative spiritual influence
is extreme.
When there's a possession,
the ritual involves different elements
to make the liberation possible.
Prayers, sacraments, symbols,
they seek to expel the negative influence.
[priests chanting in Latin]
[speaking in Latin]
[priests chanting]
[tense music playing]
It wasn't vomited-up food
or anything like that.
It was bile.
- [snarling]
- [choking]
[speaking in Latin]
You are dead.
Your family and all your descendants.
[priest strains]
[Basilio speaks in Latin]
I'm Beelzebub.
Leader of the demons. We are coming.
[speaking in Latin]
[eerie music playing]
Halfway through the Latin prayer,
she passed out
and completely lost consciousness.
[tense music playing]
You defeated this ancient enemy.
Santa María.
May she receive God's grace,
and free her from evil.
Father laid his hands on my mother,
praying above her head.
The way to expel the Devil
is through prayer, praying.
That's how he's weakened.
[breathing heavily]
[eerie string music playing]
[faint growling]
[dramatic sting]
[Andrea] The large crucifix fell.
My mom had begun showing a great deal
of aversion to religious symbols.
[sinister music playing]
[speaking in Latin]
[Andrea] The father continued praying
and giving the orders
through the Roman liberation ritual,
giving commands for the demon to leave.
[eerie music playing]
[Basilio shouting in Latin]
[rope straining]
[Basilio continues shouting in Latin]
[sinister whooshing, growling]
The only consistent way to expel a demon
is through its name.
Say your name.
[Andrea] And at that climactic moment,
the demon was prepared to come out.
This had been
my mother's strongest episode.
[tense music playing]
I command you to say your name!
Once the demon was weakened,
he said his name.
When demons become weakened,
they will say their names.
You have no power over this woman!
She does not want you
inside of her anymore!
Concepción expels you!
- [gasps]
- [music fades]
- [fire crackling]
- [people screaming in distance]
[girl] Mama.
Are you okay?
[Óscar] Conce.
- [girl] What happened?
- [Óscar] Conce.
- [shudders]
- [girl] Mama. What happened?
- [Óscar] Concepción. Concepción.
- [girl] Are you okay? What happened?
Then, my mom began throwing up.
- [retching]
- [dramatic choral music playing]
[metal rattling]
[gasps softly]
The vomit came out
in the shape of a chain.
[ethereal choral music playing]
[Concepción shudders]
God appeared before me in that moment.
Just like Father said.
My child.
"In the way Satan took possession of you,
of your body."
"God does not need to possess you."
"With the simple fact that you saw Him,
your faith will grow much stronger
and you will become a stronger person."
[music fades]
[melancholy string music playing]
[dialogue imperceptible]
Throughout the writing process
for this book,
I've continued to experience
paranormal activity.
I felt, heard, and saw
the presence of the entity.
[eerie music playing]
I think this entity didn't want
this book to come out
and bring its actions to light.
[suspenseful music playing]
[dramatic sting]
[music building]
[Ruth] Some things can be forces of good,
others not so good.
Nothing can be perfectly good.
Nor can anything be entirely evil.
[jarring music plays]
Not everything in life will be positive.
And it's our job as people
to figure out a way
to achieve the right balance
between the good and the bad.
How can we tolerate
when things aren't right
and when things take a turn for the worst?
[jarring music plays]
So we can't always be
on one side of the spectrum.
Otherwise, we can't function properly.
When it comes to possession,
anyone can be possessed,
as we are preyed on for our weaknesses
by some outside force.
[on-screen] Most holy blessed Trinity,
sovereign and eternal God,
deliver us from the prisons
and sentences of hell.
These forces include
rituals, shamans, witches.
[jarring music plays]
Those who toy with or summon spirits
using spiritism,
the Ouija board, invocation,
or have experienced places
that are not safe, spiritually.
An entity attaches itself to a person
by whatever means necessary,
and a person becomes possessed.
[on-screen] Father, I call upon you
to return this creature,
and you will bear all the evil
that it was sent to conduct.
[off-screen] It's ultimately
a personal decision.
"The forces of evil exist."
"We have to live together," as Jesus says.
But Jesus also gives us the tools
and the strength to maintain balance.
I'm not afraid to say it.
I'm open to say
that I'm afraid of being attacked.
We made a pact, my mom and I.
We agreed to be a part of them.
But it's still a feeling of peace.
After feeling so distant,
after feeling so lost,
I finally found myself
and realized who I was.
[Sully] We're very happy.
And, well, now we're in this situation,
we are Theistic Satanists.
And we understand what that demon is,
their mission, their view of us.
And now, it's up to us to get to know them
and see the other side of the coin,
what Satanism truly is,
that we love Lucifer.
I'm married to a demon named Seth.
[dramatic sting]
[ominous music playing]
She made a pact, an alliance,
and married a demon.
The demon will help her
for the rest of her life.
Or for five to ten years,
depending on the contract.
And she will prosper.
Things will get better for her.
- [Emma] Ten.
- You. One, two, three, four, five, six
[off-screen] This situation
made me feel weak.
And sad.
As if everything was dark.
And, soon after,
with everyone's help, we found the light.
[gentle music playing]
In the end, we won.
In the end, it didn't get us.
And it still can't
because I know it's still trying.
[Concepción] This was a fight
between the Devil and God.
And my decision was to follow God.
I will follow Him
until it is my time to meet Him again.
And until then,
I will never stop following Him.
[gentle music continues]
[Esther] What saved my mom?
Her faith, her faith in God.
In fact, my mom is a catechist.
She gives the Word of God to children.
She remembers
how she could've lost or died,
and yet here she is, stronger than ever.
My mother is a warrior.
But she wasn't always this way.
It wasn't easy for her
to get to where she is now.
[dramatic music playing]
[Jessica] I don't have any intentions
of hurting anyone. Not at all.
No one can do anything to me.
But, even the slightest bit of harm
someone tries to inflict on me,
well, there'd be consequences. [chuckles]
[eerie closing theme music playing]
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