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14 students 'possessed' in the Philippines


Posted on Sunday, 23 November, 2014 | Comment icon 22 comments

Panic soon spread among the students at the school. Image Credit: sxc.hu
A case of mass hysteria is thought to be responsible for rendering several students unconscious.
The incident, which was initially blamed on possession by evil spirits, happened at a school in the Toong area of Cebu City. The phenomenon was believed to have started when one of the students panicked and fainted, prompting others to do the same.

Several of the students afflicted by the condition were taken to Msgr. Frederick Kriekenbeek, who is well known for performing exorcisms, on the advice of a local parish priest.

"For those directly concerned in supernatural phenomenon that suggests diabolical possessions, it is important to bring them to priests for blessing and prayer," said Msgr. Joseph Tan.
Councilor Dave Tumulak of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council however maintains that the incident wasn't quite what it was being made out to be.

"In my personal assessment after going to the site, this is mass hysteria," he said. "One student claimed to have seen a little child, panicked and fainted. Those who helped said they saw the same and likewise fainted.... it became mass hysteria."

The incident emphasizes the level to which beliefs in the supernatural are deeply ingrained in to the culture and everyday lives of the people of the Philippines.

Source: Philstar.com | Comments (22)


Tags: Mass Hysteria, Philippines


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by pallidin on 23 November, 2014, 23:40
I read a book, a long time ago(sorry, I don't remember the title) that had Jung, Freud, and a couple of others(a Buddhist I think and one other) Anyway, it was fascinating! The chapters presented certain questions, and they responded in the book. I was most impressed by Jung's take of things. Just my opinion.
Comment icon #14 Posted by jamesjr191 on 24 November, 2014, 1:51
“As a traditional practice, holy water is used in defense from the devil. This is to bless themselves and protect from sorts of evil. This is not implying something magical but more of calling upon God’s protection,” Tan continued. I could pee on them and get the same or better results.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Misanthropic on 24 November, 2014, 4:22
Ya' know, there's easier ways to get out of school. Pfft. Kids, always trying to be creative and unique.
Comment icon #16 Posted by legadema on 24 November, 2014, 6:10
i remember the time when i was still in elementary, when our neighboring school has the same case of having mass hysteria it sound horrible......i wonder if this is true? hhhmmmmmmmmmm?...........
Comment icon #17 Posted by XenoFish on 24 November, 2014, 11:22
Ideas and action spread like a mind virus in those gullible enough to accept them. Powered by like minded people you get theses things. As for "holy" water, I use tap water with a big black cross painted on the bottle. No one know the difference.
Comment icon #18 Posted by cookemeister on 24 November, 2014, 12:24
possessed ? or Obsessed that is the question
Comment icon #19 Posted by back to earth on 24 November, 2014, 22:18
Ideas and action spread like a mind virus in those gullible enough to accept them. Powered by like minded people you get theses things. As for "holy" water, I use tap water with a big black cross painted on the bottle. No one know the difference. But you made it 'holy' by putting it in a bottle and painting a big black cross on it. A priest makes a cross with his fingers and declares it so in the name of the 3 in 1. The only diff IMO is in the self perceived 'authority' . (Especially moreso nowadays, when trials have shown placebos work even when the person knows themselves it is a placebo. )
Comment icon #20 Posted by Jackscolon on 25 November, 2014, 17:10
One reader "baffled" in Denmark....(!)
Comment icon #21 Posted by SolarPlexus on 30 November, 2014, 1:42
lol xD good movie synopsis?
Comment icon #22 Posted by Mark56 on 31 January, 2015, 3:44
mass hysteria.


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