Thorn in the
Flesh, Havana Syndrome Demon
Paul described the demon who attacked him as a
"thorn in the flesh" (2 Cor 12:7). That was not the name of
the demon but simply a metaphor for a painful or distressing
problem. A thorn in the flesh could be a briar, cactus, or
some other thorn that sticks into the skin and causes unpleasant
irritation. In the Old Testament the Lord warned Moses and
Israel to drive out the pagan inhabitants of the Promised Land or
else they would become "as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in
your sides, and they will trouble you in the land in which you
live" (Nu 33:55). They would be a curse to the eyes, bad
neighbors, and harassing troublemakers. Pagans, such as the
Canaanites, had demons, who were like Paul's thorn in the flesh
One type of thorn in the flesh demon is the source of what has
been called Havana Syndrome. When United States diplomats
went down to the Communist Socialist State of Cuba in 2016 to
restore diplomatic relations, some of them were suddenly attacked
by demons that disrupted their life and well being. One
awoke at 4:56 AM with a headache that made him nauseous.
Another had loud ringing in the ears, tinnitus. Another had
pain in the ears. Some complained of memory loss, brain fog,
anxiety, stress, depression, and insomnia. Others became
dizzy and off balance and had vertigo as if the room were
spinning. Some lost their mental focus, stalled out
mentally, and wound up losing their jobs.
Most attacks occurred at night, but some also occurred during the
day. When the victims returned home, their symptoms did not
go away. And the attacks did not just originate in
Cuba. They happened all over the world, and even in
Washington, DC, and at the White House.
The medical community was first consulted, but doctors could find
no physical cause of such problems. Psychologists were
consulted, but they, too, failed to find the problem. Brain
scans were done, and in some cases neurological scars and symptoms
of concussions were found, but there were no external signs of
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence
Agency were called to investigate potential enemy attacks.
However, no foreign power was found that could cause such
problems. When queried about possible mind-altering weapons,
the enemies concluded that the Americans were crazy.
On March 1, 2023 the US State Department announced the results of
the investigation of Havana Syndrome by US Government
agencies. The conclusion reached was that Havana Syndrome
was not likely caused by a foreign adversary.
Paul's thorn in the flesh and Havana Syndrome are
caused by demons that God authorizes and Satan sends to attack
people. For the victim of such demonic attacks, the reason
doesn't much matter. The problem has to be handled.
What God does not remove, we must endure. We have to play
the hand we are dealt.
symptoms are generally associated with the head or feet.
Actually, all attacks are likely coming through the head even if
we feel them in the feet. The attack comes in the head and
down the spinal column to connect to some part of the body.
The attacking demon is allowed through the Divine Dynasphere by
God and the Guardian Angel. The Holy Spirit controls the
soul of the believer who is Filled with the Holy Spirit even
though a demon may be allowed to influence the believer.
The head is the symbol of authority. It relates to God's
authority and the person's authority over his body. The head
is also the location of the soul in the Spiritual Body. The
soul can be under God's authority or the power of the Old Sin Nature,
which resides in the body.
Symptoms of Head and Soul:
1. Headaches - caused by God's punishment for being under
demon power; usually from stress; a migraine would be from Satan.
2. Soul problems: Darkness in the mentality, Blackout of
the Soul; Hardness of the Heart (stiff neck); Emotional
Revolt of the Soul.
3. Temperature: Hot (fever) or cold.
4. Nausea - begins in the head but may be felt in the
5. Tinnitus, ear ringing, hearing loss - Ecumenical Babylon.
6. Ear pain - caused from demon pressure.
7. Sounds, chirping, clicking, crickets - demons; the mantis
demon makes a clicking sound; peeping and muttering (necromancy,
Tourette's demons, Isa 8:19).
8. Impaired vision - caused by demon influence that results
in stress and loss of Relaxed Mental Attitude.
9. Memory loss, stalled thinking - caused by demon pressure
that stalls the stream of consciousness.
10. Sinus drainage or congestion - caused by demon spiritual
11. Odors - from demon.
12. Voices - from demon.
13. Dizziness, vertigo, loss of balance (left/right,
front/back) - demon darkness that interferes with the cerebellum.
14. Hallucination - caused by demon..
15. Sudden sleepiness - caused by Satan or demon (Matt
26:40-41; Acts 20:9)
16. Insomnia - anxiety from demon.
17. Tentacles in face - caused by demon.
Symptoms in the Body:
1. Pain in various parts of the body (shoulders, arms,
front, back, belly, legs, knees, feet) - caused by demon.
2. Feet pains, cramps - caused by Satan and demons (Gen
3. Laser stab - demon herald.
4. Unsteady gait, imbalance - caused by demon.
Fatigue - caused by demon, influence of Cosmic System, and
lack of Grace and angelic support.
Attack on a Person.
The problem is Divine Punishment coupled with a
Satanic Attack. God weakens the Light of human life (Life
Line), which opens the door for Satan and his demons to
attack. The victim is at the mercy of the Cosmic System
and soon exhibits signs of stress and anxiety as from a
psychosomatic problem. Demon attacks are prevalent at
night, causing loss of sleep that leads to anxiety, worry, and
Spiritual Fatigue that interfere with health and well being.
Since God ordered the problem, there is a reason
for it. The victim did not cause the problem or bring it
upon himself. Getting rid of the problem is not the
answer. Dealing with the problem and understanding what it
means in the Spiritual life is the issue. If a person does
not learn from punishment, there is nothing more God can do for
him. Among the reasons for the attacks are:
1. Coming into contact with people
like the Evil King or Prostitute of Babylon, who are themselves
under the influence of a demon.
2. Spiritual Warfare in which the believer
is fighting and being tested.
3. An indication of a future or past
historical event associated with the believer's impact on
4. Demons of the Four Generation Curse.
| CBS 60 Minutes Video |
Various videos of Havana Syndrome are first hand
accounts of people with typical problems from demon attacks.4,6,7
The only solution to attacks from the thorn in the
flesh demon or Havana Syndrome is Grace (ref. 2 Cor
12:9). The problem cannot be solved by prayer or casting out
the demon. Getting rid of the demon is not the issue.
God turned the person over to the demon, and God
is the only one who can remedy the situation. Medical
doctors, psychologists, or psychiatrists cannot solve the
doctors cannot solve the problem because it does not have a
physical source, and psychologists cannot solve it because the
source is not in the soul.
What God does not remove, He expects us to endure until He
removes it. The Divine solution is the only solution;
the human solution is no solution. The unbeliever needs to
believe in Jesus Christ for Salvation. The believer needs to be
filled with the Holy Spirit and execute the Spiritual life using
the Problem Solving Devices.
must be used to regain the power of the Filling of the Holy
Spirit in the Divine
Dynasphere. Being overcome by demon pressure drags a
person into the Cosmic System, which amounts to idolatry.
The power of the Filling of the Holy Spirit can defeat a demon
attack (ref. 1 Jn 4:4).
Once the thorn in the flesh demon attacks, it
constitutes a new spiritual crisis in Spiritual Warfare, and
things will never be the same again. The demon may be
around from time to time for months or years. The solution
may require growing out of the problem ("more Grace" (Jas
4:6)). The demon is trying to overpower you to prevent you
from living your New Life in Christ. You must find that
life and live it. The demon knows what your New Life
includes, but you will have to figure it out day-by-day.
Helps for surviving the attack:
- Deal with Satanic or demonic attacks in
Grace,2 which includes Rebound and Resist.
See Dealing with
Demons in Grace.
- Be alert and pay attention to the Spiritual
World and try to understand the Spiritual meaning behind the
events on the Stage of Life.
- Execute the New Spiritual Life in Christ.
Elect angels can help. They will herald the attack to
signal something is coming. They can strengthen and
protect the believer in the Divine Dynasphere, but we should
not pray to them or try to coerce them into deviating from the
will of God for our life. And be careful not to mistake
a demon for an Elect Angel. Both are spirits.
1. Larry Wood. Scar Tissue of
2. Larry Wood. Dealing with Demons in
3. Larry Wood. Babylon the
4. "Havana Syndrome," CBS News, 60 Minutes,
YouTube, Feb. 20, 2022.
5. Larry Wood. Planets
in the Spiritual Body, Nov. 11, 2015.
6. "CIA doctor investigating mysterious injuries
suddenly gets injured," CNN, YouTube, Sept. 25, 2022.
7. "Fmr. CIA Intelligence Officer Details Struggle
With 'Havana Syndrome'," MSNBC, YouTube, June 11, 2021.
Released March 2, 2023
Author: Larry Wood