A Yemeni girl who is said to be crying stones instead of tears has shocked doctors, with locals concerned that she may be possessed.
Saadiya Saleh, 12, produces small hard stones under her eyelids, which are then pushed naturally to the front of her eyes, before rolling down her cheeks, the Daily Mail notes.
Emirates247 reported that a YouTube video was uploaded by Yemen’s Azal satellite television channel which shows doctors collecting a small box filled with stones that came from her eyes in just a few hours.
Doctors could not explain her condition because the girl is not suffering from any disease or ailment, according to the Daily Mirror.
But village locals have expressed their fears, claiming that the young girl’s condition could be the result of magic.
“This case in the second strange phenomenon in the region,” the Azal presenter said reporting from the western Yemeni province of Hudaidah.
“The case has triggered panic in the area where this girl lives,” the reporter added.
“Some say the girl could be gripped by a magic spell while others say it might be the devil.
“Others fear it could be the start of a dangerous epidemic.”
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