A Haunting

Season 2 Episode 3

Demon Child

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jul 06, 2006 on Discovery Channel
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Jan is unconcerned that her seven-year-old son Cody talks with an imaginary friend. It becomes clear the "friend" is quite real when the child's behavior becomes belligerent and hateful. Jan is frightened into action when Cody tells her he lives in a box in the cemetery. She calls upon a Native American shaman to help rid her son of this demonic spirit.

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  • 5-year old Cody brings home an "imaginary friend" named Man, who is not what he seems to be.

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    Jan Foster lives in Kentucky with her family. One day, her youngest son, 5-year old Cody, brings home an "imaginary friend." Cody tells the family that his new friend's name is Man. Jan and her husband intially do not think anything of it, but take interest when Cody tells them that Man is a ghost of a little boy. As the year progresses, Cody becomes more and more addicted to Man, and his personality changes for the worst. One night, Cody comes into his parents' bedroom and tells Jan that his bed is shaking. Jan waits for him to fall asleep, and then goes into Cody's bedroom to confront Man. After a while, a boy comes in and she thinks that it is Cody and hugs him, but then he turns into a demon. A few days later, Jan performs a cleansing ritual on the house, thus expelling Man.



    This is the creepiest episode of this series by a wide margin. For me, the scariest part was when Man's true form is revealed. I would have been out of that house in a heartbeat. My overriding question is: After Jan saw what Man really was, why did she cleanse the house by herself? If something like that was in my house, I'd take all the help I could get. I could not help but feel sorry for Cody throughout this episode as well. Poor kid- no one should have to go through something like that, least of all a kid. Overall, a really creepy episode, and one that makes me glad that I always wear a cross around my neck- even when I sleep.moreless
  • Man says it would be fun to give this episode a 10.

    10
    This episode was hilarious. They try way to hard to scare people, unfortunately, it does not work for me. I find all of this stuff on the Haunting 100% fake and extremely cheezy. I now have a ongoing joke about "Man" the five year old kid that befriends a "ghost". "Man thought it would be fun to kill the cat". Okay seriously, like a kids going to do this stuff. This stuff is so fake, there has been no actual proof or anything. I think it's a waste of time to make up this crap, but it gives me a great laugh.moreless
  • I need a word or two that goes beyond scary, petrified, crazed.

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    Cody brings home a friend from the cemetery. He does a lot of talking about his new friend to him Mom. Mom asks what the name of the friend is and Cody says "Man". Mom doesn't think too much about Man or Cody's imaginary friend until Cody starts to change. He becomes mean and not loveable as he once was. Mom gets her glimpse of Man in Cody's room. At that point I would have been out of the house, bankruptcy isn't so bad is it to lose a child to a demon? A demon is exactly what Man is. She seeks help from a Shaman who tells her the ritual to get rid of the demon. She goes to all corners of her house but somehow she does it wrong and Man returns. This epi scared the color out of me.moreless
  • Beware of Man! *Spoilers*

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    A 7-year-old kid named Cody brings home a imignary friend named Man. Soon Cody's parents learn that Man is in fact a demon, which is starting to change Cody, for the worse. When Cody becomes really bad, his parents get a Shamon to help them. Cody's mom does a ritual on the house and sends Man away, for good. But the family still worries Man is trying to get back in. Oh, creepy episode. Prouble my favorite that I've seen so far. This show rules!moreless
  • A child brings home a demon named man and starts acting wierd his mom hires a shaman to rid it but she did it wrong thinking it was just a little spirit when its a full fledged demon.] so she does it again thinking of him as a full fledged demon.moreless

    10
    This is a great episode the best part is when the mom goes into his bed to see if she can experience it a little boy walks in she thinks its her son she picks him up and hugs him then she realizes its man and he groes into a full grown rotting carcass with red eyes she screams and her family comes in and man disappears it was also scary when it showed the boy in the park he sees man and there is a flash back to when he was man first died some guy grabbed him and killed him with a shovel.moreless

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