A video showing a woman dressed in white, wandering around the roads at night and scaring people has some believing she could be possessed by evil spirits.
The footage was filmed in the Colinas del Rey District in the city of Culiacan, in the north-western Mexican state of Sinaloa where it was widely shared on social networks.
The first part of the clip that was filmed from inside a car shows a woman walking in the middle of the road dressed a ghost-like white outfit.
As the vehicle approaches the woman, she sits next to the hood and then starts making a strange noise, causing the men inside to shriek in terror
The woman, dressed in a white dress, also approaches the car window and shrieks at the men inside
As the vehicle approaches her, she sits next to the hood and then starts making a strange noise, causing the men inside to shriek in terror.
She also gets to the driver’s window and makes a roaring noise.
In the last part of the video, locals and authorities can be seen around the woman, who appears to be kissing a tree.
The footage, which has been widely shared on social media, shows the woman at one point pining next to a tree
She finally lays down on the ground as someone pours water on her face.
Although the authors of the video and many members of online communities believe she is possessed, the woman could be mentally ill, officials investigating the video said.
Ernesto Echverria Aispuro, a local health ministry official, suggested she might have been under the influence of drugs, saying: ‘Bath salts and Krokodil are drugs that alter the consciousness of people.’
He was referring to a number of white powders and crystals sold on the street known as ‘bath salts’ – which are designer drugs – and Krokodil, the street name for a powerful morphine derivative.
The woman was not identified, but locals in the video call her ‘Sofia’.
She is currently under the scrutiny of authorities for a series of psychiatric exams.
In the last part of the video, locals and authorities can be seen around the woman who appears to be kissing the tree
The footage ends with locals and police trying to clam down the woman, while another lady pours water on her head