Three months pregnant, 16-year-old Neysi Perez collapsed just outside her home in what appears to be a panic attack after hearing gunshots nearby but her parents believe that she was possessed by an evil spirit because she started foaming at the mouth after she collapsed to the ground.
The incident happened in La Entrada, Western Honduras last year but details of her death had recently been revealed and had, understandably, gone viral.
According to AOL News, Perez’s family had called a priest to exorcise the evil spirit but while the priest did his best, she died three hours later. Netizens would later argue that the girl should have been brought to the hospital as she was probably having an epileptic attack or something yet the family firmly believed that she was possessed.
They buried her in a wedding dress.
That night, cemetery worker Jesus Villanueva heard screams from the teen’s grave and tried to convince himself he didn’t hear anything. It would be the following day when the girl’s boyfriend visited the tomb that he would ask for help after also hearing screams from inside the tomb!
The cemetery worker narrated, “I convinced myself that the screams were coming from somewhere else. I never imagined that there was someone alive in there. That afternoon the girl’s [would-be] husband came to me begging me to get her out because she was alive. He was hysterical. The family were soon here and started breaking through the tomb, shouting her name.”
Perez’s would-be husband Rudy Gonzales revealed, “As I put my hand on her grave I could hear noises inside. I heard banging, then I heard her voice. She was screaming for help. It had already been a day since we buried her. I couldn’t believe it. I was ecstatic, full of hope.” He quickly called for help.
The family hurried to the cemetery, bringing a sledgehammer to open up the grave but after the family breaks open the tomb, the girl was no longer moving.
“Once we had taken her out of the tomb I put my hand on her body. She was still warm, and I felt a faint heartbeat. She had scratches on her forehead and bruises on her fingers. It looked like she had tried desperately to get out of the casket and hurt herself,” her cousin Carolina Perez said.
The family rushed her to the hospital this time but tests performed confirmed that she was clinically dead.
Doctors believe that the panic attack slowed her heart down or temporarily stopped her heart activity; afterwards, she regained her heart function but was already accidentally buried by then. Inside the coffin, she eventually died from lack of oxygen. This time, though, the death was for real.
If only the family had taken her to the hospital the first time it happened…