A Catholic priest recently blessed the Las Vegas hotel room from which shooter Stephen Paddock fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition on Oct. 1, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds of others. The Rev. Clete Kiley of Chicago, Illinois, told Newsweek that he confronted evil when he approached a hallway inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s 32nd floor on Oct. 18 — and that he felt the same presence when he walked into the room. “I felt surrounded by the mystery of evil,” he told The Chicago Sun-Times.

In fact, Kiley told the outlet that he even felt something physically push him back as he made his way toward the room. “I felt like I was being pushed back, like, ‘Don’t come in here,’” he told Newsweek, noting that he started to pray the “St. Michael, the Archangel, to defend us in battle” invocation as he walked toward the room. “On the inside, I’m going, ‘Oh no, you have to go.’” READ MORE