written by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais & Mark Victor

Tangina: [motions to Diane to join her] Come here honey, and give me your hand. I'm not gonna bitecha. Come on down here, you're gonna give me whiplash lookin' up at you. [Diane kneels beside her] Your daughter is alive and in this house. Where was the last incident of bilocation? I get my strongest feelings, the point of origin is in the child's closet.
Diane: Yes, I believe that.
Tangina: Now, honey are you gonna be strong for me and for your daughter? I can do absolutely nothing without your faith in this world and your love for the children.
Diane: I will. Believe me, I will.
Tangina: Now will you do everything I ask, even if it runs contrary to your beliefs as a human being and a Christian?
Diane: Yes, I promise, please... Tangina: Will you all come on in? Gather round. [Everyone gathers around Tangina] There is no death. There is only a transition to a different sphere of consciousness. Carol Anne is not like those she's with. She is a living presence in their spiritual earthbound plain. They are attracted to the one thing about her that is different from themselves - her lifeforce. It is very strong. It gives off its own illumination. It is a light that implies life and memory of love and home and earthly pleasures, something they desperately desire but can't have anymore. Right now, she's the closest thing to that, and that is a terrible distraction from the real LIGHT that has finally come for them. You understand me? These souls, who for whatever reason are not at rest, are also not aware that they have passed on. They're not part of consciousness as we know it. They linger in a perpetual dreamstate, a nightmare from which they can not awake. Inside the spectral light is salvation, a window to the next plain. They must pass through this membrane where friends are waiting to guide them to new destinies. Carol Anne must help them cross over, and she will only hear her mother's voice. Now hold on to yourselves. [Tangina's tone becomes more cautious] There's one more thing. A terrible presence is in there with her. So much rage, so much betrayal, I've never sensed anything like it. I don't know what hovers over this house, but it was strong enough to punch a hole into this world and take your daughter away from you. It keeps Carol Anne very close to it and away from the spectral light. It LIES to her, it tells her things only a child could understand. It has been using her to restrain the others. To her, it simply IS another child. To us, it is the BEAST. Now, let's go get your daughter.
[And everyone's eyes turn upstairs toward the children's room]

Kudos and much thanks go to Kevin for the donation of this monologue, it is very much appreciated. Thanks to Christopher for a correction.

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