At this point…why not? Texas has yet again managed to amaze by producing what could possibly be the strangest exorcism in history — because it occurred outside a coffee shop. Redditor Umgar stumbled upon the strange sight at a Starbucks on W. Parmer Lane in Austin, and whipped out his camera to preserve the moment for all to see.
“I live in Austin and this Starbucks close to my house frequently has youth Bible study groups and prayer meetings going on there,” Umgar explained. “This is the first time I’ve seen something like this though. I watched for a while besides what’s on the video because at first I thought it was a joke, prank, or film project – nope!”
In the video, a group of men surround this demon-besotten individual as they prayed for Jesus to deliver him from Satan. The location was interesting, as only Satan would charge $5 for a grande white mocha, but these men seemed to believe they were truly doing the work of God.
“All your legions of poison. All your legions out! Out! All your legions of poison, all your legions of poison out! In Jesus’ mighty name, in Jesus’ mighty name, in Jesus’ mighty name, in Jesus’ mighty name, in Jesus’ mighty name, in Jesus’ mighty name, in Jesus’ mighty name, in Jesus Christ’s mighty name, by the blood of Jesus Christ, by the blood of Jesus Christ,” said the man performing the ritual. “You have no legal ground to be in here. You have no legal ground to be in here. You have to leave. You can’t trespass on the cross. You can’t trespass on the cross.”
One man repeatedly, channeling the power of Beavis, said “Fire, fire, fire, fire,” repeatedly as this was happening.
“I stuck around for a while (actually came back after my initial encounter to shoot the video) and I can tell you that these guys really believed they were exorcising a demon,” Umgar said. “Not a student film project, prank, or social experiment. Just the bible belt.” He explained that “The guy recording was “documenting” it – not making a film or ‘doing a social experiment.'”
“I mean.. if you want to get meta it’s all an act because there are no demons to excise right?… but these guys really believed they were using Jesus to pull evil spirits out of this poor dude,” he continued.
Watch the exorcism in action, below: