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Man suffering from very rare condition sees 'demon' faces everywhere

By T.K. Randall
March 26, 2024 · Comment icon 4 comments
Demon face.
Imagine if everyone you saw looked like this... Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Diablorex
'Demon face syndrome' is a very real, but rare, condition that causes sufferers to see demonic faces on ordinary people.
Imagine going for a walk on the street and instead of seeing ordinary people going about their daily business you find yourself among crowds of creatures with demonic, distorted faces.

This disturbing scenario is everyday life for Victor Sharrah and around 75 other people worldwide who suffer from an extremely rare condition known as demon face syndrome.

Sharrah had been 56 years old when he first realized that something was wrong.

One day he had been in his apartment when he was shocked to witness a bizarre looking demonic entity walking around, complete with pointed ears, an abnormally wide mouth and slanted eyes.

It turned out that the visitor was simply his roommate and when he later ventured outside, he quickly realized that everyone he saw - whoever they might be - exhibited the same distortions.
"I was really freaking out at that point. I was going to go have myself committed," he recalled.

Doctors now believe that he may have developed the condition as a consequence of hitting his head on the door of his truck, but it is possible that a bout of carbon monoxide poisoning a few months earlier might have also been responsible.

Interestingly, Sharrah only sees demonic faces when looking at people in person - the same phenomenon does not occur when looking at photographs or pictures on a TV screen.

His case is now helping medical experts to find potential ways to treat the condition.

Sharrah also hopes that the research will help others who might have been misdiagnosed.

Source: Mail Online | Comments (4)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Cho Jinn 27 days ago
Very common condition, actually, it's just attente desperatis.  It afflicts many, many people.
Comment icon #2 Posted by simplybill 27 days ago
To be honest, I see a face like that every morning in my bathroom mirror.  ?
Comment icon #3 Posted by TomBarnes 26 days ago
To see demon faces everywhere you look, all that you need to do is attend one of my family reunions, weddings, funerals or social events. Trust me, Hell has nothing on a gathering like that.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Salmonskinroll 24 days ago
Time to rewatch they look like people

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