In Japan, there are many spooky and strange places, creepy urban legends and inexplicable supernatural phenomena. Sometimes, these stories also become pieces of news appearing in the media. Many records of spiritual phenomena are widely circulated in Japan, even appearing in newspapers such as The Japan Times, leaving unsolved mysteries..
First, we must mention the strange story happened in 2014 in Fukuoka area, at first it was just a strange phenomenon, but it quickly became news that confused and scared people.
At Yanagawa High School, Fukuoka, on June 30, classes were still operating normally. But at about 10 noon that day, a female student suddenly burst into laughter, restlessly in the middle of the class, who turned pale, then fell to the floor and twitched. Strange things happened in front of other students and the teachers.
A few minutes later, as the other students were in an uproar and rushed to their fainted friend, the other two students showed similar signs, then gradually the number increased. Even students from other classes who ran to see them were “contagious”. The students screamed, convulsed, delirious, and then fell into a coma, their bodies paralyzed. In the end, a total of 27 students – all girls – were affected.
The school was temporarily closed that day, and the school was completely unaware of what had happened. Other students started telling about this on the internet, the story became “viral” and “trending” on social networks for a while. Many people believe that this is a mass demon case, the girls have the same expression as screaming, uncontrolled laughter, convulsions, saying things like “Die!” or “Kill me!”.
This is not the first time this phenomenon of “collective haunting” has been recorded. A small school in the town of Palomino, Colombia, had a similar incident, including video. The six students unconsciously collapsed, then began to cry or scream and groan. In an out of control state, a female student also shouted things like “I will kill them!”
In Peru, the school Elssa Perea Flores also happened, but the number of students reached more than 80. Older and more mysterious than the witch trials in Salem, or the case in Tanganyika in 1962 The students fell into a strange state, laughing nonstop for 16 days. This situation spread to other schools and eventually to nearby villages. Thousands of children were affected by the epidemic, 14 schools were forced to shut down. 18 months after appearing, the laughter of the madness gradually subsided.
Exorcists and spiritual researchers call this the phenomenon of collective evil. However, many people have a more scientific explanation, which is the phenomenon of collective hysteria. These students may be stressed or panicked because of their studies, leading to the “outbreak” of the above phenomenon.
Mass hysteria, now known as dissociative disorder, is the term for many people who exhibit the same physical and mental hysteria symptoms. Symptoms quickly spread throughout the community, in the town or to other cities.
However, not everyone believes this explanation. Is collective hysteria the real answer? It is difficult to be sure, however, that this seems to be the most satisfactory explanation besides the “haunted” reason.
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