If you went to see The Conjuring 2 in theaters this weekend and survived, you should count yourself lucky. Viewers of James Wan’s horror sequel aren’t just reporting ghosts following them home from the theater, some of them are dying during the film’s climax.
On Tuesday, a 65-year-old man collapsed during the climax of The Conjuring 2, during which famed demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren battle the demonic nun Valak. The man had complained of chest pains during the climactic scene, only to lose consciousness in his seat. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Sure, it could be a coincidence, but here’s the weird part: hospital employees claim they have no idea what happened to the man’s body.
Hospital staff told the man’s theater companion to escort the body to a local medical college hospital for postmortem, only for him to disappear with the corpse.
The odd death is just the latest in a string of strange events surrounding the release of The Conjuring 2, the most common of which are claims that viewers have left the theater only to return to haunted homes.
On Jun 10, one man claimed that he’d returned from a screening of the film only to discover that a fresh cross had manifested across his hotel bathroom’s mirror.
Mysterious cross manifests on hotel bathroom mirror | Via Facebook
“We came back to the hotel room at about 2:30am,” he posted to Facebook. “As we were too beat, we decided to nap first. At about 2:45am, Legacy Voronia decided to brush her teeth before continuing her sleep. After brushing her teeth, she came out of the toilet asking me if I pranked her with a cross drawn on the mirror in the toilet. I was puzzled, as I was resting on the bed all the while and I thought she was trying to prank me. We then realized that we were not pulling pranks at each other. I then went to the toilet to check out the cross… It was freshly drawn, as I could see water creeping down on one side of the cross, and the stain is still fresh. I then asked her how that could be me when she was the one standing in front of the mirror all the time. Furthermore, if I were to do that, she would not have miss my presence.”
The couple claim that they fled the room and immediately requested a change with the front desk. When they returned for their things the following morning, the smudged cross had disappeared.
Warner Bros. employed priests to bless The Conjuring screenings | Via Twitter
When the first film premiered in theaters back in 2013, Warner Bros. made news for employing real-life priests to bless freaked-out audiences during the screenings. Sounds like a few exorcisms might have been a good idea this time around as well.
If you’re planning on catching The Conjuring 2 in theaters this weekend, you might want to bring a crucifix with you just in case.