My sister and I have always been extremely close growing up. She and I have always had a connection that can only really be described as kindred spirits. At the age of nineteen my sister decided to join the Navy. She spent a total of nine years in the Navy. She has been out for almost two years. In September she decided to divorce her husband of five years and move back home. He agreed that it was time to part ways. We were all very excited to have her back home. My sister and I had talked of her moving in with me until she could find a place of her own and get settled in. I had an extra room. Two weeks before she was to move back home I started having very strange dreams about my mother's house.
In one dream a family member had moved into my mother's back bedroom and ended up going mad. In another, I dreamt that the room was inhabited by a "not so nice" spirit. I would also dream of the back room being engulfed in flames that never spread throughout the rest of the house. I blew it all off as dreams, besides no one ever used the back room and my mother had even gone so far as to pad lock it.
One day, I called my sister to see how the moving plans were going. She informed me that she had decided to live with our mother in order to help her out financially. All the dreams came flooding back but I dismissed them once again.
Things were going great, but I noticed my sister starting to withdraw. I thought that maybe she was overwhelmed with everything. She didn't have children and now she was being visited by five nieces and nephews on an almost daily basis. Plus, she was trying to get an out of state divorce and to top it all off, she was less than excited about being divorced and turning 30 in January. I tried to talk to her a couple of times but she always told me everything was fine.
My sister called me on December the 27th and asked me if she could come over. She then called back and asked if I would please meet her outside in her car. Alarmed, I agreed and asked if everything was ok. She said she needed to speak to me and didn't want my children to hear. I agreed and went outside. When I sat in her car she immediately became hysterical. She was crying and telling me how sorry she was and how she had done something very bad. I will admit I lost my composure to see her in such a state. She informed me that she had slept with my ex-husband. I was relieved. She had me very frightened. My first response to her was "who didn't sleep with him", which, sad to say, is the truth. I tried to calm her down and assure her that all is forgiven and that he was in the past and we needed to move on. He and I had been divorced for more than 6 years and I had moved on. I thought all was well once we had finished our discussion and she had calmed down. Not so...
The next week is almost a complete blur to my family and me. My sister has been in the VA Hospital since January the 3rd. After several tests which include blood, allergy, diabetes and many brain scans. The official diagnosis is paranoid schizophrenia. We have no family history and she has never had an "episode" before. I will try my best to explain our week of hell to you.
She still 100% believes that "we" are trying to kill her. She feels that if we don't do it personally then we will hire someone to do it for us. "We" consists of; my mother, my youngest sister, me, my two children (ages 13 and 11) and my youngest sisters oldest child (age 9). She informed us that my sisters other two children (ages 4 and 3) could not be involved because they are "innocent". For the entire week she explained to us many different ways that "we" were supposed to carry out our plan. She called everyone she knew and apologized to them and asked them to forgive her of her sins. She also has auditory hallucinations. She says she can hear people talking and telling her that "we" are out to get her and that she needs to protect herself. She also can hear two people carrying on a conversation but can't make out what they are saying.
One night while we were "babysitting" her she came running out of the back room screaming that she was being gassed and could smell sulphur. We could not smell anything in her room. She also has memory lapses. We are prepared to handle the diagnosis but a friend came by to visit and told my mother that she may have been possessed by a demon of guilt. He explained all of my sister's actions to a T and even gave the demon a name. I found this site trying to research the possibility.
Ever since she left the spiritual activity in my home has increased profoundly. So much so that my boyfriend refuses to be in my home alone and my children are also experiencing activity. None of the experiences are threatening in any way. (So far) My sister has also had experiences at the VA hospital. She and her roommate have complained of their bathroom and sink taps being turned off and on and their toilet flushing on its own. Their things are being moved around the room and being turned in opposite directions. Are we grasping for straws and just need to accept that she now has a mental illness or could there be something else going on.
I apologize for the long story and would appreciate any feedback.