Theprit Palee, 25, was a psychic in Thailand putting on an impressive show for locals and tourists alike. While performing a traditional dance for the audience, Palee ended up stabbing himself with a sword while trying to prove that he was immortal.
The folk dance was supposed to honor the ancestors, and usually involved a plastic or an altered sword that would bend and “snap” as the sword hits the performers chest, making them look impressive during the dance.
He was actually one of the country’s most respected mediums, and the townspeople seriously believe in his power. He had been doing readings for a number of years, and had done this act to impress spectators more than once.