Fact Check: Video Is NOT Footage Of An 'ACTUAL Demonic Possession In 1896'

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Video Is NOT Footage Of An 'ACTUAL Demonic Possession In 1896' Special FX

Does this video document a demonic possession in 1896? No, that's not true: The video was created with CGI digital effects as the account that published it in 2019 noted.

The claim appeared in a post published on Instagram on May 14, 2023. It opened:

This is so scary...
This is footage of an ACTUAL Demonic Possession in 1896

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(Image source: Instagram screenshot taken on Mon Jul 17 15:13:12 2023 UTC)

The caption on the post read:

Is this real? #scary #omg #creepy #clips #scared #scared #omgpage #insane

The short video of digital effects was originally published by the account MBGCORE on August 30, 2019 on YouTube without the caption about a demonic possession in 1896.

The MBGCORE Instagram account state they are "🇫🇷 CGI 🕊 3D Generalist" and they posted the video on April 18, 2023, with the caption, "Remember this ? Wallcrawler 👀🕸️"

Other videos by the same account posted on YouTube show similar Ringu-style footage, which is based on the Japanese horror film The Ring, and is a creepy black-and-white style.

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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