The werewolf demon of London
Posted on Wednesday, 1 January, 2014 | 3 comments
Columnist: Ritoban Mukherjee
The only reason stories of werewolves don't seem credible to me is that they tend to be very ancient ones, dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. These cases can be denied considering the superstitious nature of the people in those days and the backwardness of science. But today I have, after a lot of tireless research, found a very convincing account of a true werewolf, as recent as 1983, that was investigated by famous demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Moreover, this isn't just a case of lycanthropy, but of demonic possession as well. Curious? Here I present you the hair-raising account of the true Werewolf Demon of London, one of the most intriguing investigations of the Warrens.
The subject of this case was Bill Ramsey, who was first possessed by a demonic entity when he was only nine, and then again in adulthood in a strange and horrifying series of events.
Bill Ramsey as a Child
As a very imaginative 9-year-old boy, Bill would often spend hours playing in the backyard of their house in London, amidst the refreshing fragrance of the washed clothes that his mother would hang along lines spanning the entire length of their backyard. In the ever-so-happening world of his wild imagination, Bill would always play the role of the young gallant hero, saving pretty lasses and defeating deadly villains. On a sunny weekday as he arrived home from a Saturday Matinee Show, thoughts of the brave soldiers of the Royal Air Force battling German aircrafts in the movies were spinning in his head. He played tirelessly for about an hour, until he was suddenly caught by a sensation of coldness running down his entire body, and the foul nauseating odor. And then everything was normal again, except... something was different. Now all his amusing games seemed so childish, as if he didn't feel like a 9-year-old any more. The people around seemed awfully freaked out. Mothers were calling their children away from him into their houses. But Bill Ramsey stood motionless, wondering what was happening around. His body temperature dropped again. Pictures of himself as a wolf flashed in his mind. Then this overpowering rage- he fell to the ground, then rose again, then directed all his anger towards the fence post as he violently uprooted it from its position. His concerned parents ran towards him, he hurled the fence post upon the ground, then tore brutally at the wired fence with his hands and teeth, battling every moment against the rage that overpowered him, he growled like an angry wolf, his parents fled to their house in horror. Then slowly the rage faded away. He was once again a little boy of nine. He knocked at the door to be let in the house. His parents opened it reluctantly. Everyone avoided conversation about the incident and it was eventually forgotten. A fatal mistake?
Never Say Never
Bill reverted to a normal life. He married, had a daughter, and earned his living as a carpenter. But... on the fateful night of Monday, 5th December, 1983, Bill was driving towards the cab company when suddenly a tremendous pain broke out in the middle of his chest. His entire body was covered in cold sweat, his breaths were irregular. He rushed towards the nearby Southend Hospital. He felt his pain searing down his chest and right arm as he staggered towards the Emergency Room Entrance. He pushed the door open, two nurses scurried towards him, they helped him onto a gurney, then as they pushed the gurney through the long hospital corridors, Bill suddenly gave out a shuddersome roar, then another, the nurses jumped back with fear. On the spur of the moment, Bill got hold of a nurse's arm and bit her near the elbow. Blood dripped from her hands, the other nurse yelled for help. A young policeman who was on his regular rounds near the Emergency Room rushed in to help. He was perturbed to find a beastly man, violence projecting from his face, gripping the two nurses firmly with his hands. An intern stepped in. Together, the policeman and the intern forced Bill into the gurney and attached the restraining straps to him to bar movement.
Bill regained consciousness inside an ambulance taking him to the Runwell Mental Hospital. Of course, he remembered nothing about his behavior back in the hospital.
Demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal researcher John Zaffis and Bill's wife Nina gathered at the church to witness Bill's exorcism. The Warrens had come across Bill Ramsey's case from an episode of a TV show by the name of 'Incredible Sunday'. They had tracked him down with the help of the police. Also present were David Alford and John Cleve from the newspaper The People. Bishop Robert Mckenna had performed many exorcisms before. He had hired four off-duty police officers in case Bill went violent. The Bishop touched his stole to Bill's forehead, and then gripped his head firmly, ordering the demon to leave him forever. Bill trembled uncontrollably, and felt an urge to maul at the Bishop. The Bishop pressed a crucifix against Bill's face, Bill snarled and growled and pounced upon the Bishop. The Bishop retreated, and then holding the crucifix high, he spoke in pure Latin. Bill felt his body becoming weak and warmer. A last faint roar came out of his mouth and then faded. His rage slowly normalized. The demon had left. Bill felt purified and unburdened.
The Warrens haven't been able to produce any photos or material evidences. But the very presence of the famous demonologist couple, paranormal collector John Zaffis, and famous exorcist Bishop Mckenner greatly increases the credibility. Also, Ramsey has never been reported to actually shapeshift, only wolf-like behaviors are noted. This is when the theories of demonopathy (a psychiatric disease when one is convinced that he is possessed by a demon) and clinical lycanthropy (a psychiatric disorder causing the victim to form an impression that he sometimes truly shapeshifts into a werewolf) come forth. But the superhuman strength demonstrated by Ramsey in his childhood while he uprooted the fence post and as an adult at the Southend Hospital speak in favor of the paranormal theories.
Article Copyrightę Ritoban Mukherjee - reproduced with permission.
My name is Ritoban Mukherjee. The paranormal and morbid are my hobbies. I am a student and the author of a spooktacular paranormal and occult blog named All About Occult. Do visit my blog for bloodcurdling articles on morbid mysteries, dark religions, urban legends, aliens, afterlife, haunted locations and parapsychology.