Tag Archive for mass psychogenic illness

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…

Workers in Cambodia suffer mass faintings due to poor conditions

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Last week, nearly 400 workers fainted in four factories across Cambodia. On July 2 alone, 38 workers lost consciousness working at the Quint Major International factory in Phnom Penh. Source: 400 Cambodian Garment Workers Experience Unexplained Mass Faintings Within One Week WWD* reported that in 2014, the Ministry of Labor recorded that more than 1,800…

Skipping school in Bangladesh because of a goat-craving demon

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News from Bangladesh – a demon is visiting a school insisting a tree be chopped down and to give it goat sacrifices. The kids are scared off. Ghost scares school kids off the class!. Six students fall unconscious within a short time one day triggering rumours of a ghost taking up residence in a tree…

Bathroom ghost creates panic in Indian school

Moaning Myrtle haunts the bathroom at Harry Potter's Hogwarts school.

Sounds like the 17th century? Nope, 21st century India. The explanation of mass psychogenic illness hasn’t reached here yet. ‘Havan’ in Tonk school to ward off ‘ghost’ of girl – The Times of India Nearly 170 students of the school have not been attending classes for the past five days after three children fainted here…

Axe takes down eight students at a prep school

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Gagging and headaches I can see but hospitalization!? Now we’re into the mass psychogenic illness territory. Axe Body Spray Causes School to Shut Down, Kids Taken to Hospital | TIME.com. Eight students were hospitalized, and two others were taken to their own doctors, after someone released the especially pungent body spray in a sixth grade…

Examination phobia triggers “demons” in Namibia school

A clear case of mass psychogenic illness… allAfrica.com: Namibia: ‘Demons Invade’ St Theresia Junior Secondary School Hostel. PANIC befell students at St Theresia Junior Secondary School hostel at Tses after 20 pupils on Sunday afternoon suffered from epileptic type of attacks, triggering fears of demons. The Karas education regional director, Awebahe Hoeseb, yesterday confirmed the…

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.…

Mass hysteria sex ed

A case of stress triggered a mass reaction in a school. These things happen. Six kids collapse in sex education class – The Local. There was some distress in the classroom as a number of children collapsed after they were asked to colour in pictures of sexual organs while learning about human reproduction. A biology…

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…

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…

Skin rash outbreak at Florida school is mysterious (or not)

Lauderdale Lakes rashes: Experts can’t explain outbreaks at schools. For the second time this month, a Broward County public school was locked down after students and a faculty member experienced mysterious rashes. Officials say they don’t know what’s causing victims to itch or briefly have red skin or welts said to resemble ant bites. Four…

‘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…

Mystery illness story expands to next county

Girls’ illness still a puzzle Two Corinth girls are afflicted with symptoms similar to those in Genesee County Randy Nicholson said it began last May during the first inning of a high school softball game. His daughter was pitching to a team she pitched a no-hitter against earlier in the season when she suddenly collapsed.…

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.…