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Exorcists Called as Mass Hysteria Takes Over Malaysian School Girls

A school in Malaysia was shut after a dark spectral figure was reported taking over children’s minds in what is being called a case of “mass hysteria”, a psychological phenomenon that has been...
Old engraving depicting a coven.

The Zugarramurdi Witch Trials: Welcome to the Spanish Salem

On the border with France, embraced by a vast green pasture on which the cows calmly graze, lies the village of Zugarramurdi. Located in the Navarre region of Xareta this tiny village currently has...
Engraving of Hendrik Hondius portraying three women affected by the ‘dancing plague.’ Work based on original drawing by Peter Brueghel, who supposedly witnessed an outbreak in 1564 in Flanders.

Strange Cases of Mass Hysteria Through History

By April Holloway | The Epoch Times Mass hysteria is a term used to describe the situation in which physical or psychological symptoms appear en masse, spreading rapidly throughout communities, and...
Salem Witch Trial

Salem Witch Trial hysteria and the courageous stance of Giles Corey

In Spring of 1692, a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts accused others in their village of practicing witchcraft, unleashing a hysteria that caused the deaths of at least 24 people...