posted on May, 30 2005 @ 12:45 AM
I had a high school english teacher who told me about a really interesting experience she had in Haiti while there on vacation. I'm going to relate
it as best I remember; I'm just throwing it out here to see what people think of it; dunno why I suddenly thought of it, but it sounds like something
that visitors to this forum would enjoy. My teacher's name will be indicated by Mrs. X, for anonymity.
Mrs. X was with her husband at some sort of voodoo ceremony in Haiti. These voodoo shamans were doing a bunch of dances and other traditional stuff.
Mrs. X had a glass of water with her that she was sipping from as she watched this stuff happen. At one point during the event, the people said they
were going to call a spirit to possess one of the voodoo guys, and they did some sort of ritual that was to accomplish this.
After the ritual, the possessed guy went around the audience. I'm not sure what else he did, but at Mrs. X's table, he picked up the now empty
glass (by glass i mean a glass actually made of glass) and proceeded to take bites out of it, until he had finished eating the whole thing;
then he moved on to other tables, leaving Mr and Mrs. X in a state of total bewilderment at what had just happened.
The voodoo's explanation to Mrs. X afterwards was that the spirit possessing the voodoo guy was a water spirit. In the bottom of the glass there had
been a few drops of liquid leftover. The water spirit was so eager to get at those drops that it devoured the glass as well as the liquid.
The glass was real; Mrs. X swore to that, since she had been drinking from it earlier. She wondered if it was maybe some sort of hypnotism that
tricked her into believing that the glass had been eaten, but from what little I know about hypnotism, I don't think that is possible.
What do you think? I'm not really sure.