Deliverance minister deals with ‘Monsters and Mysteries’
by Ashley Hodge for the Gazette-Virginian
He dealt with a demonic attachment for years, something he says he picked up while working as a sex offender counselor in his early 20s, and after receiving a calling from God, former pastor Russell Irby is now a deliverance minister.
The county resident speaks of his time as a prison counselor and one of his visits from a succubus, a female demon known for seduction that he refers to as a hag, during an episode of “Monsters and Mysteries” in America. The episode featuring Carolina Reptile Man, Succubus and Napa Rebobs, was the seventh episode in season three of the series.
But, the incident that is portrayed in the show wasn’t the first time Irby had a run-in with a succubus.
When he was 16 years old, Irby recalled a night when he was in his bedroom and started having sleep paralysis.
“You know something’s there. You can see it there, but you can’t move. You can feel it taking your breath. It feels as if it comes a little bit closer, you’re done,” said Irby.
He had an instinctive fear followed by stomach cramps. He wanted to scream, but he couldn’t.Read the rest of the story at the Gazette-Virgian