Informant: My sister’s boyfriend was told by his father who is of latin descent
Original Script: “In latin traditions the believe in spirits, in your home when you have negative spirits, their is a evil witch that comes while your sleeping and she suffocates you while you scream you cant move and she is their because you have allot of evil in your life. The way to get rid of her is through the jesus candles to purify the room”
Background: The story is to explain sleep paralysis
Thoughts: This is an example of the explanation of natural causes and sicknesses in the body that can’t be explaining by non-advanced medical knowledge. Folk beliefs were used to explain these diseases.