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'Evil spirits' prompt curfew in Colombian town


Posted on Sunday, 25 November, 2018 | Comment icon 18 comments

Mobile phones have been blamed for the phenomenon. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 simonwai / Flickr
The bizarre move reportedly aims to protect youngsters from 'evil spirits' being spread through WhatsApp.
According to reports, the mayor of the Colombian town of Parajito put the curfew in place after more than a dozen teenagers became afflicted with unexplained health problems and behavioral changes.

Some became so agitated that they threatened to jump off a bridge, while others suffered from convulsions, bouts of fainting and unusual voice changes.

Perhaps the strangest thing of all however is the fact that the phenomenon seems to have been blamed on 'evil spirits' that have been spread through the mobile messaging application WhatsApp.

With the curfew in effect, minors are no longer permitted to visit 17 public places between 7 in the evening and 5 in the morning unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

"I made this decision based on the red alert cases that had been presented," the mayor said. "Some children were saying that they were going to commit suicide, that 'because their time had come', they were going to jump off a bridge, they spoke incoherently."

"There are parents who have thanked me, but some kids are currently in a bad mood."

Source: myjoyonline.com | Comments (18)

Tags: Ghosts, Spirits, WhatsApp

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by XenoFish on 26 November, 2018, 1:34
No it doesn't andyou know it. You didn't even pay attention to the link. You and your knee jerk reactions.
Comment icon #10 Posted by papageorge1 on 26 November, 2018, 2:47
Well a Ouija board can be called cardboard and plastic but the key is the openness and intent. I think teenagers are more prone to drawing in activity too. I am good with that too.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Nnicolette on 26 November, 2018, 4:16
Its hard to know much when we arent even told what it has to do with whatsap or those locations, but have we even ruled out drugs here?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Nnicolette on 26 November, 2018, 4:38
Its hard to know much when we arent even told what it has to do with whatsap or those locations, but have we even ruled out drugs here?
Comment icon #13 Posted by third_eye on 26 November, 2018, 4:42
Most likely ... ~ Don't quote me on this but there is widespread suspicion that this is the real reason why many countries are rethinking the harm and danger associated with Cannabis ~
Comment icon #14 Posted by Nnicolette on 26 November, 2018, 5:21
Wait your saying its cannabisor fentanyl? Definitely not weed.
Comment icon #15 Posted by SecretSanta on 26 November, 2018, 5:27
Momo Game? https://nextshark.com/momo-messages-craze-argentina-suicide/
Comment icon #16 Posted by third_eye on 26 November, 2018, 6:45
No , definitely not weed.of course ~
Comment icon #17 Posted by TripGun on 26 November, 2018, 16:57
Knock and the door shall be opened
Comment icon #18 Posted by Not A Rockstar on 26 November, 2018, 17:21
this could be it, it offers WhatsApp, a demon, a suicide and more internet lore. For God's sake, people, raise your kids, talk to them, teach them.


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