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First of all, let me get something straight. I am not a psychic, nor do I wish to enhance my abilities to perceive any worlds beyond our own. I have always considered myself to be staunchly rationalist. Specifically, I've never seen any reason to believe in undetectable entities that don't affect that lives of anyone but the fringe groups that do believe in them. But it was a lot easier to convince myself that these invisible entities have nothing to do with me before they started revealing themselves to me. I'm sorry if this offends any readers, but I'm almost embarrassed to say that I need your help. I've decided as my last resort to turn to the psychic community, and this site seemed pretty legitimate, or at least the members seem to truly believe their stories. Disclaimer aside, I should probably explain what happened.

I introduced myself above as a rationalist, but perhaps that's not entirely accurate. I suppose it's debatable whether belief in God is rational, but I digress. The point is, I'm Jewish, but I am of the school of thought that tries to limit the mystical aspects of our religion. Belief in God is pretty necessary for Judaism, but you might be surprised to hear that not all Jews believe in things such as angels (at least in the form of independent spiritual entities). There's one thing, though, that has bothered me for a while. The second-most important text in Judaism is the Talmud, which basically consists of a bunch of pre-Medieval rabbis arguing over how to interpret passages in the Bible, and how that affects Jewish law. But the text is also rife with stories and just generally odd passages. One of the favorite topics of budding mystics is that of demons, called "sheidim" (singular is sheid) in the language of the Talmud. The rabbis of the Talmud warn the faithful to avoid things such as walking in pairs to prevent demons from attacking. For my whole life until now, I could never understand how these superstitions were canonized in our major work of religious law.

And now we finally get to the good part. In one section dealing with demons, the rabbis of the Talmud explain that one can sprinkle ashes around his bed and, after waking up in the morning, will see chicken tracks. These are the footprints of the invisible demons surrounding you while you sleep. Of course, I never believed in this nonsense. Anyhow, one day recently, I was spending the night by a friend. His family has a nice fireplace, and he was tasked with cleaning it that night. I joked that I'd sprinkle it around my bed, just like in the Talmudic passage. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I was going to sleep in a bed surrounded by ash. Not that I expected anything to happen.

The next morning I woke up and, after taking a few moments to remember where I was, I remembered our joke from the previous night. I quickly peeked over the edge of the bed, and saw the ash from the night before, completely undisturbed. And then my vision started to regain its focus, and I saw the chicken prints. I still remember that moment pretty clearly. I remember jumping back, my heart pounding, and squeezing my eyes shut, trying to clear my vision. Cautiously, I reexamined the ash, only to find that nothing had changed. I shook my friend urgently awake and asked him if he had touched the ash during the night. Apparently he hadn't, because he suddenly bolted upright and leaned over to look. The worst part was the look of disappointment that came over him right then.

"You got me," was all he said.

"You mean you don't see anything?" I pressed.

"This joke is already getting old," he replied. "Wait--you're not saying that you see anything, are you?"

I forced a laugh. "No," I said, and then, "we should probably get this cleaned up."

That morning I discovered my hidden talent for freaking out on the inside. They say ignorance is bliss, and they're right. I may have been forced to learn of the existence this invisible world parallel to our own, but that didn't mean I had to pursue it. So demons existed, after all. Big deal. But I could learn not to think about it and get on with normal life, right? Unfortunately, I couldn't. The whole day, I was just imagining demons around every corner. I was passing dozens of demons on the sidewalk without realizing. Maybe walking right through them in the hallway of my school. One of the worst thoughts that popped into my head was while I was driving alone, and I suddenly wondered whether a was chauffeuring a whole family of them. I had to pull over and get out for a breath of air after that one.

But that's hardly the worst of it. I wouldn't bother you over the horrible thoughts that bounce around inside my own head. The real trouble began the very next day when, walking out of my house, I noticed the chicken prints in my yard. They were headed from the street towards a tree in the yard, where they stopped. And suddenly my distress was validated. I bolted to my car, not stopping to think about the demons that might be lurking within, and drove straight to school. But that didn't help. See, my school is in the middle of a construction project, so there's a large sandy lot right next to the building with a large steel building frame as well as other construction materials scattered around it. And the chicken prints were zig-zagging all around this stuff. Needless to say, I wasn't very focused in class that day.

That must have been almost a month ago. Since then, I've seen the tracks pretty much everywhere where there's soft enough ground. I've even seen them in a department store, dancing on top of a memory foam mattress. They climb trees, sneak under porches, take vacations at the beach, play in the mud after it rains. They're everywhere. I haven't had anyone to talk to; I've been too embarrassed to ask anyone about my problem. But I was inspired to start looking after an incident that happened a couple of days ago. I took my little brother to the park, and he was playing in the sandbox. I know that sounds like a recipe for disaster, but what was I supposed to tell him? And besides, it looked clean. At least it was clean until a footprint appeared right at the edge. This was the first, and so far only, time I've seen them actually walking. I froze after seeing the first appear, and watched, rooted to my spot, as the next followed. Step after step, they were walking right to my brother. By the time they were a few paces away, I broke my trance and raced to the sandbox. I grabbed my brother and announced that I was buying him ice cream, and he didn't put up a fight. As we walked away from the spot where he had been sitting, I felt a gentle tug on my sleeve.

I've been searching the web for clues, but no one seems to talk about my kind of demons. I really don't know much about them, but my concern is growing every day. Summer is just beginning here in New Jersey, but I'm already thinking about the middle of the winter. What will happen when my entire world is coated in a thin blanket of snow? What if one morning as my siblings rush to the window to see the snow that has granted them a day off, I look out and see chicken feet parading through the street? What if I see them dancing on top of the tables on my family's patio? Or walking in and out of the woods behind my house? And these are just the thoughts that are running through my head without any snow having fallen yet!

Please, I really do need your help. I'm sorry if I sounded high and mighty in the beginning, but recounting all of these events is just making me more and more frightened. Is there anyone out there who knows about this kind of thing? I don't want to learn how to conjure demons or control them. All I want is to stop seeing them, and for them not to bother me anymore. Please, help me be normal again.

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PsychicJR (8 stories) (541 posts)
10 years ago (2014-04-18)
Okay number one rule with demons have GOD with you if you like it or not look inside that book and ask god for help but I feel rofl
Val3 (12 posts)
11 years ago (2013-06-05)

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Noriko1111 (1 stories) (35 posts)
11 years ago (2013-06-03)
Interesting story. Psychic to me is more of a label. We all have gifts one way or another, sometimes so subtle we ignore it and think its normal. Everyone has something, it just some people don't realize it. The other side consists of both good and bad and yes the unknown is scary. Ignorance is a bliss but its no excuse.

I suggest you to calm down. The more fear you have the more chaotic your thought can be and it will make you more afraid. There are certain things spirits and demons can and cannot do. Everything in this world consists of energy and there are rules that apply between dimensions. Demons can not posses you unless you let it or your mind becomes very frail and frail depends on different people, and a couple of other things. The mind is a powerful place, the more you fear the more it gets at you. It is our human nature to fear for the unknown and it is a major driving factor of the human mind. Research into different religions, myths, legends, etc because sometimes the demon that your looking for can be found in different places.

Things you can do:
1. Calm Down, clear your mind. Every time you think of a scary thought of this chicken demon think of something funny.;) laughter is a great cure to counter fear sometimes. Other times think of the most happiest moment in your life. Or think of the pure endless Love you get from your god. Counter every negative thought with a positive. It can be anything.

2. You can always look into Jewish rituals of purification if you feel its necessary. Sometimes other rituals can help. Native American rituals with Sage with sweet grass burning. Or the getting purified olive oil and smearing it around the doors, windows, etc...Catholic's holy water, but I suggest you not to spray it on the demons... It tends to piss them off and get more riled up. Its how you use it that counts and there are many useful ways to use it.

3. If you ever do want to walk the path of enhancing yourself you will ALWAYS get the good and the bad from what your looking into. From aura training, opening the third mind, putting up your own protection shield using your own energy/aura. Etc... Look into different stories and ask around some people will give you solid LOGICAL advice.

4. Other times if your lucky, you can find a teacher who can help you through these stages. What is best is to find someone you trust to talk about these things. If you want anymore info you can always email me. Other than that good luck. 😁
Zin (guest)
11 years ago (2013-06-01)
Hmm, demons can get attached in a number of ways, one of the most common is asking for something. It can be as simple as wishing for something in terms of self interest or harm upon another, where you simply state that you would give anything for it to happen. The issue occurs when that just happens, this is due to a demon completing the deal you offered at hand. The question remains what does it want in exchange.

As for a demon that leaves tracks like that, to find its name, you will have to drive fairly deep into demonics. Now given my knowledge of bird demons, many seem to deal with aspects of love, lust and the future and past. Love and Lust being the main two, that they are said to origin in.
lilylove (3 stories) (362 posts)
11 years ago (2013-05-31)
I am sorry that this is happening to you.
Unfortunately I have no idea how to help you except that you should pray for protection.
I believe when you were at your friend house joking about the story, you made yourself a target. You must have angered a negative spirit or demon that was nearby and is now following you. It probably wants to teach you a lesson for making fun of demons.
You wrote you see the them, does that mean you have seen more then one?
If you are seeing them then you have tapped into your clairvoyant ability.
Clairvoyance is a psychic ability that allows people to spirits, animal spirits, and other entities.
Have you read the other demon stories on this site? You should read them you may find some useful advice that can help you.
You should also try posting your story on
It's the sister site of this site.
I believe you'll find more help on that site because it's about the spirit world including demons.
Good luck

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