posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:00 AM
reply to post by SuspendedBelief
My first thought reading the op and title of this thread was identical to the first reply - special effects.
It has been awhile since I have read older accounts of supposed demonic possession, but it seems to me that the idea of eyes blacking out is largely a
Hollywood mechanism for showing possession in a very telling and visual way - though I would not be surprised if they took that cue from older
I have no trouble believing that a person who was feeling bad might well be aware of how their eyes appeared - as making ones way to the bathroom and
to the sink ( and mirror ) is what I think most people would do if they were feeling that way. The bathroom offers solitude ( so we don't have people
fawning over the fact that we appear dizzy, or lost ) and a chance to splash cold water onto our faces... a universal instinct when one feels like
they might pass out.
Given the clues here... potentially highly dilated eyes, being at a party... I would have to say that this is probably less an issue of demonic
possession ( though the person who endured this might subjectively interpret the experience this way for any number of reasons ) - the more likely
explanation for dilation and losing consciousness is extreme intoxication from alcohol or drugs. This is possible even if the person in question does
not drink or use drugs - as some people find it humorous to spike drinks.