After playing with a Ouija board in south-west Mexico, three American teenagers — Alexandra Huerta, 22; Sergio Huerta, 23; Fernando Cuevas, 18 — showed signs of demonic possession and had to be hospitalized. They were refused treatment by a local priest because they were not “local churchgoers.”
Alexandra Huerta, shortly after playing the game, allegedly entered into a trance-like state, and started growling and “thrashed around.” The two boys, Sergio and Fernando, reportedly experienced hallucinations, deafness, and blindness.
The three were subdued by paramedics who tended to them at the scene.
They restrained Alexandra to prevent her from hurting herself, before treating the three with painkillers, anti-stress medication and eye drops, which seemingly worked.
Victor Demesa, 46, the director of public safety in the nearby town of Tepoztlan, said: “The medical rescue of these three young people was very complicated. They had involuntary movements and it was difficult to transfer them to the nearest hospital because they were so erratic. 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 whether the trio were really possessed, or had simply convinced themselves that they were, was not for doctors to comment on.
Possession or not, it seems that even demons are susceptible to the power of opiates. Let’s hope these three don’t mess around with a Ouija board ever again. If you do, remember to say goodbye.