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Incubus? My Mother's Tormentor

 

I supposed every mother is her children's hero and her teachings will influence many of the decisions they'll take through their lives.

I grew up in a family that accepts the existence of ghosts. I remember listening to stories about dead love ones coming back to visit family members during their last moments, and stories about restless spirits bound to this plane due to their inability to part with their material possessions and haunting the houses where they used to live. Almost any one of my family members has, at least, one paranormal experience to tell.

My family believes that ghosts do not tolerate being told profanity and swear words. That's what I was told by my mother and that's what she was told by her own mother.

My mother's experience began when she was in her late 50's and suffering from a chronic illness. My siblings and I were already married and my parents were the only ones living in the house. My Dad was still working and would leave very early in the morning.

Occasionally, she would wake up to the sound of the main door opening and hearing someone walking toward her bedroom, she always thought it was my Dad coming back for something he had forgotten and would try to ask what had made him come back only to find herself immobilized and unable to talk.

Then, she would feel the weight of a person sitting on the bed, but wouldn't see anyone, and the 'person' would start touching her with evident sexual intentions. At these moments, my Mother would engage on a will power fight against this ominous presence and, remembering her mother's teachings, would start a mental combination of prayers and cussing until the attacks stopped and she was able to move and talk again.

These visitations lasted for several years, they would happen occasionally and in irregular basis and, fortunately, they didn't go further than touches that my Mother was able to stop with her prayers, bad words and her will power.

One day she woke up ready to fight this presence again but, this time, instead of sitting on her bed and staying invisible, it walked to the end of her bed and took the form of a massive dark shadow whose head was touching the ceiling of the room and, for the first time ever, it talked to my Mom saying something like:

"This is the last time I'm here, it's time for me to go. Please light a candle for me. My name is Horacio."

Although she admits experiencing sleep paralysis occasionally, my Mother never feels threatened or touched like before. The house was built by my parents and only my family has lived there, and the only 'Horacio' known to my Mother is still alive.

Being Catholics, there are always blessed images around the house and on her bedroom walls but they didn't seem to have prevented the attacks.

As far as I can tell, this entity wasn't a demon, hence, I'm not sure if it could be considered an incubus and, to this day, it is a mystery if Horacio left by his own volition or if Mom's faith and mistreatment proved too much for him to take. Good riddance!

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Melda (9 stories) (717 posts)
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3 weeks ago (2017-11-19)
lady-glow - Thanks for the link, very interesting. Perhaps now I can swear out loud instead of doing it under my breath.

When I mentioned the dog, I was speaking from experience. We had a dog, Rusty, who loved having visitors. He growled and wagged his tail when they arrived. The wag was a welcome, the growl a warning that they had now joined his pack and were not allowed to leave. We had to lock him up when people wanted to go home otherwise he bit their feet on the way to the gate.

Thanks for the compliment but I have to admit that I'm not always so sweet. I tend to voice opinions which aren't always appreciated by others. 😊

Regards, Melda
lady-glow (8 stories) (1621 posts)
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3 weeks ago (2017-11-19)
Jubeele: my Mom is a very strong soul trapped in a very frail body, in spite of all her aches and pains there's always a smile on her face and a kind word for whoever might need it... Except for Horacio!

Those K-dramas are addictive, aren't they? The high school ones make me laugh when the leading male actor arrives to the school in slow motion and sparkling, and all the girls stop whatever they are doing to gather around the door and worship him! OMG, I wonder if it really is like that in real life! - The worshiping, not the sparkling.
lady-glow (8 stories) (1621 posts)
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3 weeks ago (2017-11-19)
Melda: "... When a dog wags its tail and growls at the same time, which end of it do you take seriously?"
Better safe than sorry...I'd prefer to keep my distance.

I wonder if my foremothers ever had the need/opportunity to put their advice into practice, or if this knowledge was passed down in a theoretical way; funny, I came across the following article:

Http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160303-the-surprising-benefits-of-swearing

And, I think you deserve to get a gold MEDAL for being such a sweet person.❤
Jubeele (5 stories) (330 posts)
 
3 weeks ago (2017-11-19)
I just read your account again and your mother is indeed a rare gem. If only we could all be so blessed with the same faith and strong will...

Thanks for directing me to "The Package". Set in Paris - beautiful city - spent a small fortune at Galeries Lafayette a few years ago. I've added this to my list of "must watch". Have you seen "Black"?
Melda (9 stories) (717 posts)
 
3 weeks ago (2017-11-18)
lady-glow - I apologise for misspelling your name. Um, more words - you can call me Medal next time, if only because at some stage in my life I might deserve one.

Regards, Melda
Melda (9 stories) (717 posts)
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3 weeks ago (2017-11-18)
laldy-glow - This sounds like a very confused spirit to me! It's like people who have to "find themselves" in life, even when they're pushing 40, to avoid making any form of commitment or taking responsibility for their actions, only this guy was still trying to figure out what he was once he shed his earthly shell (assuming he had one).

I get the feeling that Horacio wasn't good or bad when he started visiting your mother. She probably confused him even more by praying for herself and swearing at him. He didn't know which reaction to believe 😆 When a dog wags its tail and growls at the same time, which end of it do you take seriously?

I admire your mother's strength and conviction, which she learnt from her mother and which I gather, through communication with you on this site, you gained from them.

Horacio told your mother his name, that he was leaving and asked her to light a candle. That spells out to me very clearly that he took her seriously on all fronts. She cussed him all the way to a good place 😊

May other confused spirits be so fortunate.

Regards, Melda
lady-glow (8 stories) (1621 posts)
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4 weeks ago (2017-11-16)
Jubeele & roylynx: thanks for reading and commenting.

Jubeele: I, too, have wondered if this Horacio could have been a rejected suitor, but the only man she knows called by such name is still alive and is several years younger than her. Although, since she was movie-star-beautiful in her youth, it wouldn't be a surprise if someone had a secret crush on her and came looking for her after his death (Ha ha! You are not the only one reading paranormal mysteries).
Anyway, I guess Horacio's motives will remain a mystery. I'm glad he stopped tormenting my Mother.
A side note, I'm watching a Kdrama called "The package", it's really funny.

Roylynx: your Grandmother was a wise woman. Yes, I think my Mom fought Horacio with her spirit. It is reassuring to know that we are not completely vulnerable when facing an evil entity.
Jubeele (5 stories) (330 posts)
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4 weeks ago (2017-11-16)
Lady-glow, your mother is a fantastic woman. What a great role model to have in your life!

Just wondering: did your mother have a rejected suitor somewhere in her youthful past? It feels to me that she was specifically targeted by somewhere she knew from years ago, or someone who knew her. Can someone with spiritual training control his OBE and use this ability to cause mischief? (Ok, I've been reading too many paranormal mysteries again!) 😉

SP is such a frightening experience though. I'm glad she's now being left in peace. Lady-glow, best wishes to you and your loved ones. ❤
roylynx (22 stories) (590 posts)
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4 weeks ago (2017-11-16)
Wow! Senhora! Thank you for sharing such a great story again!

Not an incubus, from my knowledge.
My grandmother used to say that a living person's spirit is stronger than a dead one. If a person has a strong thought, but cannot move on to doing action due to like rules and physical problem, the person's spirit could do the action mindlessly during his ore her deep sleep.

There were some more tribal believes like the spirit of a macaw will lead a living soul and so on... Well for me, those are just too religious to be explained as an answer so I will stop here.

Love from São Paulo
E.Lynx
lady-glow (8 stories) (1621 posts)
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4 weeks ago (2017-11-15)
Hello and thanks for reading and commenting on my story.

EmmalineTexas: about the land, well, Mexico City has been through a long history of violence; from the conquistadors, a revolution war, and religious persecution. Though I wouldn't be able to say for sure if any battles were fought on the grounds where my parent's house stands, I wouldn't discard the possibility of something of this nature happening nearby.
As for accidents, several involving someone been ran over by a car, or a bus, and dying on the road, though none close enough to the house.

Perhaps Horacio met my Mom at some point during his life, or perhaps he wasn't ready to leave and was using his (extra) time on this plane to cause mischief, but I bet he never expected to find such a strong adversary in my Mother.

RANDYM: there's a say in Mexico that goes: "El valiente vive hasta que el cobarde quiere". It translates, more or less, like: "The bully lives only as long as the coward one wants him to live". We use it to describe those situations when, even a weak looking person, can stop a "macho" just by shouting louder than him.
I guess this applies not only to the living, but to the dead ones too.
RANDYM (2 stories) (262 posts)
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4 weeks ago (2017-11-15)
Hello Lady-Glow
Very interesting story. Must have been very scary for you Mom.
Glad she was able to exercise some control over it.
Prayer and willpower can go a long way and sometimes these things only have as much power over us as we allow them.
Glad she is no longer bother by him.
As for the SP. That still sucks. I have it too but since I learned
What it was and that most of what I thought I saw wasn't real it doesn't scare me anymore. I just kind of wait it out.
Thanks for the story
Randy
EmmalineTexas (8 stories) (109 posts)
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4 weeks ago (2017-11-15)
Lady-Glow - Your Mom must be a woman of great strength and faith to tell a spirit of that power to leave her alone. I'd never heard of cussing out a ghost, though! I'll have to remember that. Was there any accident near your home? Or do you know any history of the land or any violence nearby? It sounds like (to me only of course) that Horacio was a spirit who was unrested and wandered. What I'm curious about is that he said it was his last visit. Had he made peace with his wrongdoing in life? Thanks for your story. Very interesting but very scary for your Mom!

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