Carrying a pair of coconuts, a magical walking stick and some Zamzam water, a popular Malaysian shaman performed a ceremony that he hoped would help locate the missing Boeing 777. Ibrahim Mat Zin conducted the symbolic rituals alongside several assistants Wednesday at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. According to the Malaysia Star newspaper, Ibrahim told reporters that the purpose of the rituals is to, “weaken the bad spirits so that the rescuers can find the plane if it indeed has crashed,” Ibrahim’s attempt to locate the Malaysia Airlines jet using bamboo binoculars and a fish-trap hook was unsuccessful on Monday.

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