Tag Archive for mass hysteria

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

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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.…

Teacher, teacher, there’s a hairy creature!

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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…

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

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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…

Grease Devil panic was mass hysteria

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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…

Brockovich gets involved in the New York mystery illness case

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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

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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?

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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…