Brandon Gephart (pictured, left) was watching 'Breaking Dawn: Part One' in a theater when he started “convulsing, snorting, trying to breathe,” according to his girlfriend, Kelly Bauman.
The Sacramento, California man is just one of several moviegoers around the country who have reported seizures during a particularly graphic birthing scene which includes flashes of red, black and white.
A Salt Lake City man began shaking and eventually passed out in the theater, according to ABC News. “I didn’t really remember what happened after that I think I blacked out,” the man said. “According to (my wife), I was shaking and mumbling different noises.”
“He started mumbling and he was blinking on and off with his eyes at that point,” his wife added. “I was kneeling in front of him slapping his face.”
Doctors say that strobing lights are known to trigger epileptic seizures.
“It’s like a light switch going off, because it hits your brain all at once,” Sutter Sacramento’s Dr. Michael G. Chez explained.
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