Angels and Demons

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 If you believe in God, surely you must believe in Angels and Demons. The question is though; are they here on earth? Can we see them? Will they help or harm us? The following is a story from a nursing student working in an old hospital.

Night duty, has been the the fear of most new nurses. Training hospitals are old, creaky and pretty much scary at night. Worst of all, is the one hour break that the 'in-charge nurse' takes, and then you're alone. Alone with the sleeping patients and the sounds of the night. The night-shift for this young nurse was pretty ordinary, buzzers to answer and the usual rounds. A cat came into that night, which was always a bad sign. There have been legends, of cats being 'The Guardians of the Gates of the Underworld'. They apparently send the creatures of the night back to where they come from.

The young nurse, chased the cat out of the ward .After her shift, she did not go to bed, as she was off that night. The day proved uneventful, and being tired by afternoon, went to bed early.

She was awoken during the early hours of the morning, by a winged creature trying to strangle her in her sleep. It was white, thin and incredibly strong. It resembled descriptions of a harpie.  It sat on her chest, whilst its bony hands grabbed at her throat and tried to strangle her. She tried to scream as fear filled her, but no words came out. Her voice was gone. She tried to move but was pinned down. As her fear mounted, all she could remember was a friend saying that swearing helped chase away supernatural beings. She started swearing at the creature, and it finally vanished. Getting off the bed, she realised her clothing was saturated. Being wide awake, she knew this was not a dream. After that incident, she always wore a blessed medallion to work, and was not so fast to chase a cat away.
So, it seems such creatures live amongst us. However it maybe better, that we don't see the proof of such things.



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