The strange series of events saw 18 schoolgirls end up in hospital after experiencing trouble breathing.
In a classic case of mass hysteria, troubles at the all-girls Kamigōri High school in Japan started when one girl complained of a "bad feeling" and started to hyperventilate. The mysterious symptoms soon began to spread as word got around that the girls were actually under "psychic attack", leading to several hospitalizations and calls from some of the students to bring in an exorcist.
The incident is the latest in a number of high profile mass hysteria cases that seem to predominantly involve all-girl schools in Japan and other countries where tales of ghosts, spirits and demons are commonplace.
"In a fantastically strange bit of news from the Land of the Rising Sun, a “psychic attack” straight out of a Stephen King novel was reported at an all-girls school, sending over a dozen to the hospital and shaking up the student body."
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