Three American Friends Hospitalized After Playing With Ouija Board, Show Signs Of ‘Possession’

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It’s like a headline out of a horror movie. Three American friends were hospitalized after reportedly showing signs of “possession” while playing with a Ouija board this weekend.

Alexandra Huerta, 22, was playing with the Ouija board, also known as a spirit board, with brother Sergio, 23, and cousin Fernando Cuevas, 18, at a house in the village of San Juan Tlacotenco when she suddenly began to act strange, reports The Daily Mail.

Shortly into playing, the girl started “growling” and thrashing about in a “trance-like” state. A video posted by the Daily Mail Online shows graphic and disturbing footage of Huerta moaning, “growling,” and staring off blindly while restrained. A man speaks to her in Spanish, but the girl is unresponsive.

After playing with the Ouija board, Huerta’s brother and cousin also reported odd sensations, like feelings of blindness, deafness and hallucinations — all which were thought to be indicators of being possessed by an evil spirit.

Following the disturbing signs, Huerta’s parents said they called paramedics after a local Catholic priest refused to perform an exorcism on the trio because they were not regular churchgoers.

The American friends were then treated with painkillers, anti-stress medication and eye drops at a local hospital, which seemed to help. Transporting them to get treated in their unwell states, however, was “very complicated.”

They had involuntary movements, and it was difficult to transfer them to the nearest hospital because they were so erratic,” said Victor Demesa, the director of public safety in the nearby town of Tepoztlan. “It appeared as if they were in a trance-like state, apparently after playing with the Ouija board. They spoke of feeling numbness, double vision, blindness, deafness, hallucinations, muscle spasm and difficulty swallowing.”

He added that doctors could not comment on whether they believed the friends were actually possessed or had just convinced themselves they were.