A Catholic child saint that was stabbed to death by her father 300 years ago appears to blink at a tourist in a terrifying video.
The corpse of Santa Inocencia bares her eyes for the first time in centuries during a film made by a visitor to the Cathedral of Guadalajara in Mexico, where she is kept.
The corpse, which has been preserved in wax, looks straight into the camera during the eerie moment.
Video of the corpse, who is dressed in a white ceremonial gown, has since been viewed over 600,000 times on YouTube – with viewers divided on whether paranormal activity is at work or the incident is a hoax.
Poster ireneam1 wrote: ‘Requirements to record a paranormal event: to get the cheapest possible camera, set it to have the lowest quality, remove any lighting that can help to look good and of course, while recording is important not to move the camera.’
PP Baltierra said: ‘What a coincidence that when you open and close your eyes it becomes a fuzzy video…haha.’
While Sara Johana Bravo Toro, wrote simply: ‘The devil wants to impress.’
The legend of Santa Inocencia, whose name translates to St Innocent, includes a tale of a young girl who is killed by her father after taking Holy Communion.
The story suggests that her father banned her from becoming Catholic, but the girl ran away and joined the religion after befriending a nun.
The girl’s body was later taken to the Cathedral where it remained as a sign of her love for the Eucharist.