Strange footage has emerged showing an apparent exorcism being performed on a girl at the side of the road, after it was claimed she was possessed by ‘evil spirits’.
The creepy video shows the young ‘possessed’ girl snarling at the man, who’s been identified as an imam, as he performs the ceremony which is supposed to drive out evil spirits, the Mirror reports.
During the ritual we see the man chanting over the girl as he sits cross-legged, dressed in white. The veiled girl reacts violently to his words, which are a mixture of French and other languages, rocking back and forth and fighting his grasp on her arms, as she snarls behind her veil.
At one point she dramatically stands up and tries to fight him, tossing her head and looking up, while in the background some casually dressed young men watch the drama unfold, before the video suddenly ends.
Reportedly the girl in the video was just one of 20 schoolgirls from Jean Lafosse College in St Louis on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion who’d been suffering from fits and screaming episodes.
The exorcism was allegedly performed by someone named Imam Raquy in February 2016 on the island.
Several parents were concerned by the behaviour of the girls, but their college said it was unable to find anything wrong with them.
The mother of a student said:
They are spirits…We often see spirits come on people, but it’s always in specific locations, in a temple for example, but not outside. Here it’s not normal.
However, college principal Gervais Fontaine said: “Without anything tangible, there is nothing that can be done medically.”
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