Nearly 100 Children in Peru are Possessed by Demon and have Contagious Seizures in Haunted School.
1. Dozens of children from Elsa Perea Flores School in Peru suffer the outbreak of contagious demonic possession.
2. Massive Demonic Possession: 100 school children in Peru having seizures, visions of a Man in black.
3. Mass Possession Event! 100 School Children in Peru Possessed By the Devil!
Hoax or Fact:
A mysterious story doing rounds online since May 2016 along with few videos purports to show that Dozens of Children from Elsa Perea Flores School in Peru are Possessed by a Demon as they suffer Contagious Seizures, Hallucinations, Crying and visions of a Man in black. Although the reported incident seen in the videos is a fact, the paranormal association of demonic possession is a hoax.
About the Incident and Claims
As seen in the first video, from 29 April 2016 dozens of children at the Elsa Flores School in Tarapoto (Northern Peru) have shown erratic behaviour including convulsions, hallucinations, vomiting and fainting. The mysterious incident was initially thought as a mass demonic possession. There were rumours that the school was built over a Mafia graveyard, and that during the construction of the school, workers unearthed mass graves harbouring bones of people who had been tortured and killed by the local Mafia. Other locals suggested it as a demonic attack, thinking the school children may have tampered with games like Ouija board that summon demons. There were also the suggestions that the incident could be a result of a gas leak or some food or environment contamination. The second video shows a Spanish news report of the mysterious incident in the School of Peru.
What Doctors Said
Although doctors could not find the reasons behind the initial outbreak, the incident in which the school children in Peru suffered seizures and convulsions was dubbed as a case of Contagious Mass Hysteria. The affected students became normal after treatment. Mental health experts have claimed these incidences are a product of fear and anxiety disseminating within a population, like a student body stressed out during finals week. But unfortunately, some local and international media outlets ran the story associating it with darker possibilities.
Mass Hysteria Incidents Not New
Such incidents of Mass Hysteria, more specifically known as mass psychogenic illnesses, are not new and not uncommon. In mid April 2016 somewhat similar incident occurred in Malaysia as some school students were sent home after they were alleged to be possessed. In this case the students reported to have seen a black figure lurking around their school. Again in June 2016, 22 schoolgirls in Colombia 'suffered mass demonic possession' and foamed at mouth after playing game of 'Charlie Charlie'. Back in 2010 similar incidents of mass hysteria were reported at two all-girls secondary schools in Brunei. Symptoms included screaming, shaking and crying, some claimed to have been possessed by spirits.
So what is dubbed as a mass demonic possession event as dozens of school children in Peru exhibit seizure related scary symptoms is actually an incident of contagious mass hysteria.
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