Right from the start of their six-year campaign of seemingly unending torture by violence (and other means), Demons have targeted my fingers [see Nerves, fingernails damaged from fighting sucker and eye spider demons]. They are not only trying to induce pain, but also loss of functionality (sensation, flexibility) and, eventually, the loss of my fingers.
In the past, their efforts were a little less deliberate than they are now. Before, the damage came from removing, fighting and otherwise touching any of the demonic entities sent for attack—entities that one simply cannot ignore due to their well-known and -honed ability to continuously compel removal until they are, in fact, either removed manually by their target (which is usually done with the target's hands, of course) or removed naturally by the cessation of the period of high demonic activity that brought them into contact with the target. Now, they have transitioned to a more direct approach, specifically, adhering themselves to your fingertips while cloaked. Just like the cloaks of the demonic entities formerly used, the shadow-cloaked demons (so named because their cloaks look like shadows) are harmful to human tissue. Not only that, but their cloaks can be modulated to cause even more damage than they would under normal conditions.
NOTE | I'm not sure whether a demon cloaks its molecules in closer relation to their native state or to ours to accomplish this; but, it's one way or the other, as the only variances in a demon's cloak lie between fully tangible to us and fully tangible to their original environment.
Although I could feel the pain inflicted on my fingertips as demons burned them and could also see the resulting damage, I've never actually seen the demons until I inadvertently captured them in a video made during this latest period of high demonic activity.
At first glance, I noticed unusually shaped, positioned and colored shadows cast by my fingers by the camera torch in this portion of the video:
After skimming the video frame-by-frame, though, I discovered that those shadows were actually cloaked demons. They were easy to spot, in that, unlike real shadows:
they overlapped my fingertips, and, in some still frames, are positioned between the torch light and my fingers, instead of my fingers and the door;
instead of fuzzy borders that trail off into nothing along a shadow's border, these shadows have razor-sharp edges; and,
they were also pitch-black (versus semi-translucent).
Two other give-aways were (1) the actual faces of the demons, shown in frames in which they are decloaked (i.e., a state of molecular naturalization, which causes them to exhibit characteristics of molecules native to our environment—in this case, visibility); and, (2) the absence of any shadows in still frames where they should appear by nature (I don't know how that works; but, I know if something appears to deny or lack its usual nature, demons probably did the deny or caused the lack).
NOTE | Because all of the demons whose faces are shown always appear between two fingers in the still frame, it is likely that the proximity of the fingers contributed to their visibility as much as the demon's partial decloaking (light concentrates as it passes close to surfaces; a demon near my grip would never fully decloak, as that would make them tangible and therefore squishable).
Following are a few still frames taken from the aforementioned video that show shadow-cloaked demons on and over my fingertips as they burn them:
Instead of fuzzy borders that trail off into nothing along a shadow's border, these shadows have razor-sharp edges
Shadows appear to overlap my fingertips, and, in some still frames, are positioned between the torch light and my fingers, instead of my fingers and the door
Similar to the above, in which the shadows overlap my fingertips (i.e., are situated between the camera and my fingers vs. my fingers and the door like a real shadow should)
The face of one of the demonic culprits, shown between two my pinkie and ring fingers; the proximity of the fingers contributed to its visibility as much as the demon's partial decloaking (light concentrates as it passes close to surfaces)
The inexplicable absence of any shadow cast by my thumb appears in about half-a-dozen consecutive still frames
The fingertip-burning demons are not the only demons whose cloaks resemble shadows [google Shadow Demons].