Chris DeFlorio, a retired New York cop turned demonologist, performed an exorcism on a family who claimed to be plagued by evil spirits.
DeFlorio operates the non-profit organization New York Demonic Investigation, which relies on his Catholic faith, medical training, and police experience.
A concerned couple contacted him after several family members encountered dark supernatural entities in their home.
One family member, Ashley White, reported feeling a mysterious hand grab her leg when she was 11, and a shadowy figure dragging her out of the room and pointing towards the attic, calling itself “Max.”
A priest had previously attempted to cleanse the home, but Max continued to appear randomly throughout Ashley’s life, often communicating non-verbally.
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Ashley and her husband later discovered they were pregnant with their first child, but Max returned and pointed towards her stomach before she suffered a miscarriage.
As Ashley grew older, she felt like Max was a kind of guide and warned her of things that were about to happen.
Recently, Ashley responded to a casting call for a film project about sleep paralysis and demonic encounters, and during filming, she discovered that her children were also experiencing strange occurrences.
The family enlisted the help of DeFlorio and his wife, Harmony, after experiencing strange, paranormal activity in their home.
DeFlorio and Harmony began reading scripture and Catholic prayers, and the entity began to target the couple’s seven-year-old son, attempting to become friends at first before escalating.
The exorcism caused physical attacks on DeFlorio and nausea in Harmony, but they persisted until the Rite was complete.
The White family was overjoyed with the outcome, and DeFlorio doesn’t charge people for his services, taking part in the documentary for free to help the family.
The story will be featured in Shannon Alexander’s upcoming documentary, ‘It’s Coming,’ which premieres at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival next week.
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