Tag Archive for mass hysteria

Malaysian school disrupted when girls claim to have seen a phantom

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News snippet: A school in Malaysia had a bout with “mass hysteria” last week. The learning session at a secondary school in Pokok Sena, Kedah was interrupted Wednesday when about 30 girls went into hysteria. Source: Pandemonium broke out in Pokok Sena school as pupils are hit by hysteria | Astro Awani It was reported…

Want to get off of school? Pretend to be possessed.

A case of possession in the Philippines or something more cerebral? School officials suspend classes over ‘evil spirits’ – Inquirer News. Classes were suspended Thursday at Isaac Lopez Integrated School in Mandaluyong City after around 20 students aged between 12 and 16 started acting strangely—screaming, crying, fainting and convulsing—prompting claims that they were possessed by evil spirits.…

Hiccups probe: Massachusetts psychogenic disorder

This looks to be a huge probe into some cases of hiccups in Massachusetts . Call in the psychogenic disorder experts. Wide net cast in hiccups probe » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA. State health officials continue to quietly investigate what may have caused one to two dozen students to exhibit unexplained vocal tics…

Bangladesh factory haunted, with fear

This fits the pattern of mass psychogenic illness. Prayers to drive out ghost at Bangladesh garment plant. Some 3,500 workers stopped work at the plant in Gazipur, north of Dhaka on Tuesday, and smashed furniture to demand action to remove the ghost, which some workers claimed had attacked them in the ladies’ washroom. “The agitating…

Teacher, teacher, there’s a hairy creature!

A textbook case of mass hysteria/mass psychogenic illness. HAIRY CREATURE SIGHTING DISTURBS CLASSES | The Voice. Teachers at Mathiba Primary School in Maun had to abruptly end classes last week Friday after students reported seeing a hairy little creature. Regional Director for North West District in the Ministry of Education and Skills Development, Acro Maseko…

Employees and customers succumb to mystery illness

Mystery illness follows what appears to be the typical pattern for mass psychogenic illness. No physical cause is found. 16 employees, shoppers say they felt nausea, dizziness at Fort Worth baby goods store. Sixteen people say they felt sick Saturday while at a baby goods store in southwest Fort Worth, and 13 were taken by…

Mass illness episode in Jamaica caused by fumes or contagion?

This might be another case of mass hysteria. Chaos! – Mystery fumes cause panic in Kingston. THE island’s environmental management agency was last night still trying to determine the source of noxious fumes that resulted in more than 50 persons, some of whom collapsed, being rushed to hospital in Kingston. Several businesses in the area…

Three stories of mass psychogenic illness from around the world

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Found a bunch of articles that share a theme… Is it something physical or sociological going on here? In this case from Zambia, one girl in a school prompted several other students to react. ‘Pupils’ fainting incidents spiritual’. The Lusaka District Education Board (DEBs) has confirmed receiving a report on bizarre fainting incidents at Northmead…

School mass was boring, so evil spirits come by to liven things up

Bad spirits ‘possess’ students in Valencia, Negros Oriental | Sun.Star. At least 10 students from San Pedro Academy in Valencia, Negros Oriental were reportedly possessed by bad spirits early this week. Mark Mapili, a student of San Pedro Academy, told Sun.Star that he witnessed when the students were possessed by evil spirits during a church’s…

A second study in Le Roy shows no toxins to explain mystery illness

New study finds no toxins in Le Roy. A second study has again found that the twitches, involuntary sounds and seizures that beset a group of Le Roy students and attracted international media attention earlier this year had no environmental cause. The study, released by the school district Wednesday, comes as no surprise to treating…

Grease Devil panic was mass hysteria

Last summer, panic over the Grease Devil sparked riots in Sri Lanka Similarly the “oily man” phenomena of Malaysia made people guarded and nervous. A new study by doctors who examined supposed victims of Grease Devils report that it really was mass hysteria, not a real creature. Grease yakas a big hoax conclude forensic experts…

‘Nature’ provides FAQ on New York high school mystery illness

Nature has an update on the mystery illness in New York state. Mystery US outbreak prompts further tests Last week, officials with the LeRoy Central School District in northwestern New York state approved a plan for further environmental testing at the town’s high school, where 19 people — 18 girls and one boy — have…

Brockovich gets involved in the New York mystery illness case

Mystery illness: More girls develop Tourette’s-like tics Erin Brockovich is on the case! The environmental activist, made famous by the 2000 movie starring Julia Roberts as the crusading single mom, tells USA TODAY she is investigating the case of more than a dozen teens from one upstate New York school plagued by mysterious, Tourette’s-like symptoms.…

Creepy mass hysteria of ‘mourning’ in North Korea

Watch the Unnerving Mass Hysteria of ‘Mourning’ North Koreans. Obviously: who knows how “authentic” this footage is—the show of mourning could be entirely staged, or done for fear of reprisal, or maybe the cameraman stumbled across the only Vaclav Havel fans in all of North Korea—but there’s no real explanation for it that makes the…

TheTwilight pregnancy scene – does it cause seizures or just gross you out?

Twilight ‘Breaking Dawn’ Scene Allegedly Causing Seizures …a scene in the latest installment has reportedly been causing viewers across the country to have seizures. Several instances of people saying they have developed seizures during the tense birthing scene in “Breaking Dawn: Part One” have been reported. The in-theater seizures, also known as photosensitive epilepsy, are…