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The evil eye, curses and corruption. India

ID #1550146299
Added Thu, 14/02/2019
Author July N.

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Бхимтала Uttarakhand

Just 14 students from the 7th grade public school in the suburbs Bhimtal, Indian state of Uttarakhand, was like possessed by demons. And at first violently and uncontrollably started to behave just one girl, but every day the victims became larger, reaching over a few days 14 people.

The heads of the schools are unable on their own to cope with the unusual phenomenon, then together with the elders of the local village was decided to hold over the girls of the so-called "rite of ancestor worship", to remove the obsession. It was accidentally discovered by one of the officials of education, then reported to their superiors. So the case went to the local newspaper.

It all started with the fact that the unnamed 7th grade student during regular classes on Thursday began to break chairs and scream out loud. The other girls decided that she's hysterical and began to calm her and gave a glass of water. But the behavior of the girls has not changed and moreover, after 3-4 days, five girls began to behave accordingly. They screamed, danced, jumped around aimlessly.

By Tuesday of the following week came under "obsession" there were already 14 girls. No exhortations had no effect on them and the behavior of the girls seemed to be committed by them uncontrolled. Victims girls were very scared and was crying loudly.

No boy in the class fell under obsession and soon the village administration and the authorities of the school came to the conclusion that there's something otherworldly. They decided that they need to perform the ritual of ancestor worship — Jangar (Jagar) and on the same Tuesday at the school profits of the local healers for the ritual. The class captain said that immediately after the ritual all the girls calmed down. She also said that during the ritual in the class covered hanging in the class a picture of the goddess Saraswati. It was also decided to translate all 7 class from sin to practice in another room, and in this room were placed the pupils of the 8th class.

Specified rural school is small and has only 187 students. It was built in 2005 and according to warden probably local spirits became angry with people because of this. The question of why the spirits had waited so many years for revenge, the elder replied that sometimes the spirits begin to nag only after 14-20 years. Including, if you build a building in the cemetery.

According to the local rationalist and scientist bree Mohan Sharma, it likely had a psychological cause. He is confident that girls just fell under the influence of any popular movie or TV series and that modern people should not be so committed to superstition.

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Массовый психоз (Массовая истерия)

Mass psychosis is a mental epidemic, which is based on podrazhaet and suggestibility. He can also meet with names such as "mass hysteria", "collective obsessive behavior" or "collective hysteria".

Deliberate falsification

This version includes any falsifications that imitate unexplained phenomena both from the outside: practical jokes, flash mobs, fake news, witness fraud, staging, etc.

There are many ways to make something similar to a ghost or a flying saucer from improvised materials, without using video and photomontage.

Many homemade things made for the sake of a joke, a practical joke or a direct imitation of a mystical being or event can be taken as unexplained not only in photos and videos, but also in reality.


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