“Demonic” Activity Reported Outside McDonald’s In Pueblo, Colorado

At 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020, employees of a McDonald’s in Pueblo, Colorado reported hearing a woman screaming along with what they described as “demonic sounds.” Pueblo Police Captain Tom Rummel shared the few available details on Twitter that same day.

“At about 3:30 this morning,” he wrote in his first tweet, “officers responded to a business in the area of Pueblo Blvd. & Northern. Employees reported hearing a woman screaming & making ‘demonic sounds,’ to include speaking in a strange language & barking. They were so unnerved by the sounds that…”

In a follow-up tweet, Captain Rummel continued:

“…they said they wouldn’t be going back outside their building until after the sun came up. Three officers searched the area, but didn’t come up with the source of the disturbance.”

The only other primary report of this incident, which named the location as a McDonald’s fast food restaurant, came courtesy the area’s local newspaper, The Pueblo Chieftain. The story, unfortunately, ends there.

Responses to the unusual report include commenters suggesting the unidentified (and presumably unseen) screaming woman was mentally ill, and that nothing paranormal was involved. However, the reaction of the McDonald’s employees is notable — scared enough to not venture outside again until after sunrise (despite police finding nothing), and disturbed to the point of describing the experience as “demonic.”

Though, paranormal or not, I suppose I can see where they’re coming from.

It’s unclear if any other information may become available, including recordings. A week has passed and nothing has turned up, so that seems unlikely.

What’s also curious is the timing.

The Witching Hour, or Demon’s Hour, is said to occur some time between 2:00 and 4:00 in the morning, with a peak around 3:00 a.m. While there are variations and disagreements, according to some paranormal folklore, it’s at this time that people are most sensitive to supernatural activity, when the boundaries of our world and the other, whatever that may be, are weakened.


Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.


      1. Not everyone is of the same belief system and all have their own opinions. Obviously you also have your own ideas related to the topic as well. I respect whatever someone else chooses to place their faith in and get’s them through the day. My comment is also an opinion related to my beliefs which do not require prayers. It’s just my opinion of what people are choosing to make something out to be. Nothing more that a popular topic found in today’s media.

  1. If ‘God and the devil exists’ (sic), ‘God’ being the ‘supreme deity’ and ‘creator of all things’, then ‘God’ presumably also created ‘the Devil’ and thus by extension, ‘Evil’.

    This seems somewhat strange given that the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ exhorts God to ‘deliver us from Evil’ – something which, somewhat perplexingly, they presumably created in the first place.

    ‘God’ could have saved themselves a whole heap of time and trouble spent dealing with the presumably constant stream of requests to ‘deliver’ us from said ‘Devil’ and ‘Evil’ had they not gone that ‘extra mile’ and made the effort to create them in the first place!

    Bit of a glaring oversight there for a supposedly ‘omniscient’ being.

    Of course if ‘God’ didn’t create ‘The Devil’ and the old horny rogue is in fact a ‘self-made’, er…’entity’ – then he/she/it is a ‘Creator Deity’ themselves and thus, no more or less a ‘God’ than the previous incumbent of the esteemed Office of ‘Omnipotent One’.

    Either way, each scenario suggests the previously unopposed rank, title and status of the ‘Infallible Almighty’ is a little questionable to say the least. 🤔

    And in any case, no supposedly all-powerful ‘Omnipotent Being’ could ever build a wall they couldn’t jump without permanently invalidating their own claim to such a title.

    ‘It’s nonsense, isn’t it Ted?’ 😆