What I find sad is this bit from The Blaze:
At the time, Cranmer and his family were evangelical Christians. They went to their pastor to report the occurrences, but said that the Baptist faith leader wasn’t quite sure how to help them.
And that’s when Cranmer said the Catholic Church stepped in to assist — involvement that he says resulted in a lengthy two-year process that ultimately rid the house of the demonic force.
The family later converted to Catholicism.
We Evangelicals must do a better job at helping our saints gripped by bondage. But why did it happen? Another Blaze article said that long before the Cranmers lived there the house was once an abortion mill. This reminds me of the story of a demoniac found in Mark and Luke. (Matthew adds there were two demoniacs):
Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. When Jesus had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me." For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert. (Luke 8:26-29 ESV)
It would seem that demons love death.