A man claiming to be a psychic in Thailand died after accidentally stabbing himself in the chest with a sword while trying to prove to onlookers his supposed ‘superhuman ability’ on Monday.
Clairvoyant Theprit Palee, 25, was demonstrating before a group of spectators, mostly belonging to rural villages in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, that the sword would not be able to pierce his body.
The ritual was part of a ceremony in honor of their ancestors, according to local folks. Every year Palee performs the ritual and the sword would always break before it could enter his body.
However, it went horrifically wrong this time.
In the short clip uploaded on You Tube, the victim can be seen dancing around with a sword in hand. He was showing to the crowd that he will pierce his rib cage with the blade.
But the sword failed to snap and directly went into his heart. The crowd tried to revive him but he was eventually pronounced dead at the hospital.
“We were informed that a man armed with a knife had stabbed himself. We are coordinating with the hospital while an autopsy is performed,” said Police Inspector Chaiwat Phan.
“There were people at the scene helping Mr. Palee but he died in hospital. He had a stab wound to the chest,” the official explained.
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