A police captain in Indiana has said he believes the story of a woman who claimed her children were being attacked and possessed by hundreds of demons. Latoya Ammons, who is a mother of three, told authorities that demonic spirits caused her 9-year-old son to walk backwards on a hospital ceiling and her 12-year-old daughter to levitate above her bed.
The unbelievable story, which emerged in the Indianapolis Star newspaper, and is detailed in social work reports, was supported by Gary Police Captain Charles Austin.
Documents obtained by the local newspaper from the social services department detail Ammons claims that there are demons in the house that are attacking the children. The claims of demonic possession gained further attention after a photograph of the property was distributed showing what some have suggested is a “figure” visible on the enclosed porch. According to the Indy Star “officials say the home was unoccupied at the time the photograph was taken.”
The family’s claims have been supported by priests, police captain Austin and family service caseworkers - all of whom have stated they believe a supernatural evil resides in the house.
Ammons consulted with local churches and clairvoyants, saying she had poured olive oil on her children’s hands and feet at the recommendation of one church.
In most cases, a doctor would likely diagnose this as “hallucinations” and “delusions,” and that’s exactly what Onyeukwu did – at first.
According to a Department of Child Services report, however, medical staff at the physician’s office said they witnessed one of the children being lifted and thrown against the wall without anyone touching him.
The report also includes many accounts from both mother and children stating they had been attacked by ghosts and visited by spirits in the night. Ammons’ two sons exhibited violent behavior, as well, that involved “growling,” choking one another and head-butting their grandmother. The report noted that the boys had acted out violently in public, “but especially with the mother present.”