On June 2014, Alexandra Huerta with her brother Sergio Huerta, and their cousin Fernando Cuevas were reportedly 'possessed' by evil spirits after playing Ouija board in Mexican village of San Juan Tlacotenco. Apparently they were using a shamanic drug and trying to contact the 'spirit world'. Few minutes later, they started acting in a 'trance-like state' Alexandra began 'growling', while her relatives were suffering hallucinations.
'She started convulsing and screaming of terrible visions', said Maria Camaño, 48, her guardian in the house where the trio tried to make contact with the dead on Sunday June 22. Alexandra's parents said they had called paramedics after a local Catholic priest refused to perform an exorcism on the three because they were not regular churchgoers.
|Alexandra Huerta, 'possessed' after playing with Ouija board|
Paramedics were called to the house and took them to the hospital for medical treatments. It’s being reported that her brother and cousin also began experiencing deafness, blindness and hallucinations just like her sister. 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.
According to the paramedics, she had taken Brugmansia also known as Angel’s Trumpet, which grows in tropical regions of Latin America. It has large poisonous flowers, and induces dark hallucinations, confusion, muscle paralysis and can lead to death in large dose, especially in those who are not yet fully grown. Brugmansia used in many shamanic religions in Mexico to allow adherents to make contact with the spirit world.