Ralph Sarchie

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Ralph Sarchie is a retired NYPD Sergeant who now refers to himself as a demonologist. He has written a book, Beware the Night, which details many of his paranormal investigations.[1]

Beware the Night[edit]

In 2001, St. Martin's Press published Sarchie's book, Beware the Night (also titled Deliver Us from Evil), co-written by Lisa Collier Cool, about his experience as a NYPD cop and demonologist.

Beware the Night synopsis:

"A seventeen-year NYPD veteran, Ralph Sarchie works out of the 46th Precinct in New York's south Bronx. But it is his other job that he calls "the Work": investigating cases of demonic possession and assisting in the exorcisms of humanity's most ancient--and most dangerous--foes. Now he discloses for the first time his investigation into incredible true crimes an inhuman evil that were never explained, solved, or understood except by Sarchie and his partner. Schooled in the rituals of exorcism, and an eyewitness to the reality of demonic possession, Ralph Sarchie has documented a riveting chronicle of the inexplicable that gives a new shape to the shadows in the dark.

In 'Beware the Night,' he takes readers into the very hierarchy of a hell on earth to expose the grisly rituals of a Palo Mayombe priest; a young girl whose innocence is violated by an incubus; a home invaded by the malevolent spirit of a supposedly murdered nineteenth-century bride; the dark side of a couple who were, literally, the neighbors from hell; and more. Ralph Sarchie's NYPD revelations are a powerful and disturbing documented link between the true-crime realities of life and the blood-chilling ice-grip of a supernatural terror."[2]

Deliver Us from Evil[edit]

On July 2, 2014, Screen Gems/Sony Pictures released a full-length motion picture, Deliver Us from Evil, inspired by Sarchie's accounts. The film followed Sarchie (Eric Bana) into the paranormal investigations he immersed himself in, all the while taking care of his family and working the midnight-to-8:00 A.M. shift as a cop. However, not much of the events recounted in the book actually remain in the film, as most have been changed and re-imagined by the scriptwriters/producers of the script/film. The film drew mixed reviews and was a success at the box office. The film grossed $30.5 million domestically in the United States and $87.9 million worldwide.[3]

The Demon Files[edit]

Sarchie hosted Destination America series The Demon Files which started airing from November 1, 2015.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Who you gonna call? Not 911 | Amarillo.com | Amarillo Globe-News". amarillo.com. Retrieved 2014-10-05. 
  2. ^ Sarchie, R.; Cool, L.C. (2001). Beware the Night. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9780312977375. Retrieved 2014-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Deliver Us From Evil (2014)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb.