Residents in the small village of La Chiriza, Nicaragua are in a state of fear and concerned about demonic activity this week after a strange incident involving a young girl.
A thirteen year old was found wandering through the streets in the middle of the night with what were described as "satanic symbols" carved into her upper extremities. The girl could not explain what had happened to her. Disorientated and unstable, the teenager was wearing a blue and white school uniform and residents of the village said she was not a local. She was taken to authorities who were eventually able to locate her parents, Cuban immigrants who had no statement on the matter.
Villagers who found the girl reported her hands and arms were scratched and slashed with pentagrams and other symbols often associated with satanic practices. In an interview with local television station, Canal 10 news, one of the villagers stated:
"We stopped her, but it was very strange. She seemed to have been playing some strange game. I think she's from Cuba, she's not from this village. It's up to parents to pay attention to the children. This is truly the fault of the parents."
Nicaragua, is devoutly Roman Catholic and the Central American country has had a large influx of illegal Cuban immigrants in recent years who have brought their own Afro-Caribbean traditions with them causing some tensions. Catholics in the region believe that there is regular satanic activity occurring in the country.
Previously, a video emerged of an exorcism being conducted in the Nicaraguan town of San Rafael del Sur. The video shows another young girl vomiting and screaming as a demon is purportedly expelled from her.
Numerous other similar incidents have been reported over the past few years.