March 2008, i was invited by a friend to what i understood was some kind of cultural performance. I never skip a chance and i pack my cam.
We arrived there after dark, i still had no idea what the event was about, but i could feel one of my friend tensing up. It turns out it was some kind of paranormal ceremony were younger people are giving the possibility to communicate with their ancestors or members of the family who are passed away.
Being sceptical by nature i felt only curiosity and went on trying to capture what was happening the best i could. I had gave my still camera to a friend but he did not dare come in the room!
So it works like this, a group of guys play some music wich helps people go into trance with the help of strong smelling incense. Once into trance they are inhabited by different spirits. In this particular case, this women called the spirit of her dead husband. I was told by my friends that her reaction once supposedly inhabited by the new spirit were very credible. The way she was tallking, the way she was holding the pipes. He called the younger family members and gave them advice, tell them how he missed them. Thats were the video ends.
After that they went to more extreme experiences were one men was habited by a lizard and another one by a monkey. I saw someone eat a burning cigar and drink boiling water. If any body is interested i could post those images as well.
Anyway i hope you can enjoy this video! I plan on doing a full documentary on the subject eventually.
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