Veronica True Story: Meet 'real-life' Veronica 'Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro' as shown in the Netflix movie
Veronica is a true story inspired by the infamous case of an 18-year-old girl named Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro who reportedly suffered hallucinations after performing the seance at a school in Madrid.-
American streaming giant Netflix is known for bringing out-of-the-box content that often gets appreciated by fans globally. Netflix is the center of multiple horror classics that have been made till now. One of the movies that gained global appreciation is a Spanish horror movie named Veronica. Veronica was released on Netflix in 2017. While at first, it did not get much traction, however, slowly and steadily Veronica turned out to be a horror classic. Directed by Paco Plaza, Veronica is the story of a teenager who starts getting haunted by an evil entity when she along with her friends tries to summon her deceased father using an Ouija board during a total solar eclipse. Veronica is a true story inspired by the infamous case of an 18-year-old girl named Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro who reportedly suffered hallucinations and seizures after performing the seance at a school in Madrid to try to contact her friend's deceased boyfriend who had died six months earlier. Since you have landed on this page, True Scoop News you have already watched Veronica on Netflix and are wondering about Veronica True Story or keen to know about 'real life' Veronica. Below is everything you need to know about Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro's case-
Is Veronica a true story?
The answer is yes. As mentioned above, Veronica is a true story inspired by the infamous case of an 18-year-old girl named Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro who reportedly suffered hallucinations and seizures after performing the seance at a school in Madrid to try to contact her friend's deceased boyfriend who had died six months earlier. Notably, the storyline of Vernoica is somewhat tweaked by the makers as the Netflix movie showcase the teenage girl tried to contact her deceased father. The official synopsis of the movie says, "During a solar eclipse, a teenage girl and her friends want to summon the spirit of the girl's father using an Ouija board. However, during the session she loses consciousness and soon it becomes clear that evil demons have arrived." Now, the question arises what the infamous case of Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro who was indeed 'real-life' Veronica? To know the answer continue reading-
Who was Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro?
Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro was an 18-year-old girl who used to live in Vallecas, Spain. Like the movie Veronica, Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro had five siblings, a normal life, and friends to hang out with. However, Estefania started taking an interest in occult books and games, but was simply unaware of the harm it might cause her. One day, she along with her two classmates used an Ouija board to contact her friend's deceased boyfriend, who died in a motorcycle accident.
Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro and her friends began playing with the Ouija board, and as per the girls present during the seance, they witnessed unusual occurrences around them. For instance, the glass they used as a pointer on the Ouija board began to fly around the board and shattered into pieces. Even though they weren't able to conjure the spirit of the deceased boyfriend, they saw smoke emerge from the board that was inhaled by Estefania.
Why Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro's case is among the most infamous haunted cases?
It is said that Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro's case is among those rare cases in which even investigators failed to conclude with logoical explanations. In fact, Veronica movie showcased that the investigator applied for transfer after he witnessed Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro's death.
After the Ouija board incident, Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro's life changed as over the next six months she started suffering from seizures and hallucinations. She would sometimes go into a rage, barking at her brothers. As per reports, her parents stated that Estefania used to say that that she saw "evil" shadows walking past her room at night. She was taken to several doctors but none of them could find anything physically wrong with her.
Finally, in 1991, Estefania was found dead in her bedroom. Estefania's case of death remained completely unexplained. Her parents said they thought her death had something to do with the Ouija board, and started to experience strange goings on in their own house afterwards.