Guy Watching The Conjuring 2 Dies, Then Disappears

65-year-old man in India suffered chest pains
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2016 2:38 PM CDT
Guy Watching The Conjuring 2 Dies, Then Disappears
This image released by Warner Bros. shows Madison Wolfe in a scene from the New Line Cinema thriller, "The Conjuring 2."   (Warner Bros. via AP)

A man's death at a screening of The Conjuring 2—and the subsequent disappearance of his body—didn't go unnoticed in southern India last week, the Times of India reports. The 65-year-old was watching the film at a movie house in the town of Tiruvannamalai on Thursday night when he suffered chest pains and passed out at the film's climax. The native of Andhra Pradesh was later pronounced dead at a hospital, where staff ordered the body taken to another hospital outside of town for postmortem. The person tasked with transporting the body, and the body itself, then vanished. Now social media is said to be pulsating with a fear of the supernatural, the Telegraph reports. Others sense hoaxes and marketing ploys.

One Twitter-posted video purportedly shows a woman who "got possessed" while watching the film, though it seems the video was actually shot in 2013. And a man from Singapore, Damian Ng Yih Leong, posted on Facebook that after seeing The Conjuring 2 earlier this month he saw a cross drawn on a mirror in his hotel room. He and his companion got a new room, and when they returned to pick up items the next morning, "the funny thing is that the cross that was drawn on the mirror was gone." Some on social media say it's all "a clever viral marketing stunt," per Jakarta Coconuts, and coincidentally the film could use a boost after opening in first place and slipping to the No. 3 spot this weekend, Entertainment Weekly reports. (Elsewhere, Japan's tsunami has spawned ghost stories.)

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