“Paranormal State” star Ryan Buell has been in remission from pancreatic cancer and is now speaking about his experience, which he believes may have stemmed from a demonic encounter. Buell also noted that he began to turn around and heal once he understood the idea of loss and having faith.
After becoming famous for dealing with the demonic on “Paranormal State,” Buell was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the young age of 29. He became incredibly ill and was, at one point, very close to death. He went through multiple treatments but didn’t begin truly feeling well until March of this year, when he had yet another surgery.
Buell, a devout Christian, believes that the demons can kill him. There is no clarification on exactly what happened in Buell’s “demon” encounter but it was a running theme of the TV show which include appearances by infamous demonologist Lorraine Warren. I found the demonic aspects of Paranormal State VERY irritating and potentially dangerous. There is NO evidence of demons in the world; it is strictly a religious and cultural belief. To suggest to people that their house or their souls are tormented by demons is unethical and pretty damn sick and will undoubtedly make a bad situation worse.
I’m glad Buell is getting better because I am interested to see what he will do with his life as a gay man in the Catholic faith. But I sincerely hope he drops these deep-seated gothic religious ideas and does something more productive with his popularity.