Terrifying video footage shows a woman in restraints laughing, growling, moving oddly and staring vacantly into a camera -- all of which allegedly came after playing with a Ouija board.
Described as being in a "trance-like state," the woman and two others were reportedly rushed to a Mexican hospital recently for emergency medical treatment after a stint with the board caused her to become possessed.
According to the Daily Mail, Alexandra Huerta, 22, was playing with a the board along with her brother Surgio Huerta, 23, and their cousin Fernando Cuevas, 18, in the Mexican village of San Juan Tlacotenco when something apparently went very wrong.
Just minutes into the game, Alexandra Huerta reportedly started acting strangely, growling and slipping into a confused state.
It's being reported that her brother and cousin also began experiencing deafness, blindness and hallucinations, though they are not featured on video.
Watch some of these behaviors below (caution: disturbing):
The three were taken to the hospital and Alexandra Huerta was restrained to prevent her from harming herself or others after a local priest reportedly refused to perform an exorcism.
A mixture of eyedrops, painkillers and drugs were administered to calm the three — an effort that was apparently effective. Victor Demesa, director of public safety, told media that treating them was difficult due to the fact that they were "so erratic."
While Demesa confirmed that the patients reported feeling muscle spasms, difficulty swallowing and blindness, among other symptoms, he added that it was not up to doctors to decide whether possession was a factor — or whether the three were simply convinced that they were under demonic control.
There's not much information about when and where the video was captured — and it certainly sparks a number of questions about the purported incident.
Regardless, possession stories are nothing new, though they continue to drive interest and debate. We've explored these issues through a theological lens before, noting that there are very different ideas about whether these forces exist — and if they do, just how much physical havoc they can actually wreak.
Consider Latoya Ammons’ claims earlier this year that her home was infested and her family possessed. And former Pennsylvania politician Bob Cranmer who has repeatedly claimed that his home was once overtaken by a demonic force.
What do you think? Can playing the Ouija board really lead to possession?
(H/T: Daily Mail)