During an exorcism, a religious person will attempt to draw out the evil spirits that are trying to take control of an human body.
While speaking on a coast to coast podcast, an exorcist known as Stephen Rossetti explained what can happen to participants after a ceremony had taken place.
''one person who woke up in the morning with what looked like a claw mark on their back," He explained.
"It looked like a huge beast took their claws and raked across their back.
"Five claw marks about two feet long and about two inches wide and it looked really ugly."
RELATED POST: THE DRY BONES DEMON GAME SHOULD NOT BE PLAYED
He then tried to reassure listeners that this isn’t a normal consequence of every ceremony and there are different types of possession. Some of these exorcisms can last for up to two hours and they are often conducted in a quiet chapel.
"We work in teams, we also have a group of laypeople, who are prayer warriors, spiritual directors, and restrain the person if needed - for their safety," he said.
"Most of the time the person is seated, but if they’re going to really start thrashing badly, we’ll sometimes start them lying on a mat or they can even be restrained from the beginning."