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 recorded throughout history.
School authorities shut the premises, SKM Pengkalan Chepa 2, in the city of Kota Bharu in the highly religious state of Kelantan in northern Malaysia claiming spirits caused about 100 children to experience a string of apparently supernatural events. The other worldly occurrences became so intense that the BBC reported school staff calling in “Islamic traditional experts, scholars and even witch doctors in prayer sessions and exorcisms.”
The below video shows a similar event of mass hysteria taking hold of girls at a school in India. Some viewers may find the footage distressing:
Things started to go wrong last week in Malaysia when a girl reported falling from her chair and “looking into the otherworld” where she claimed to see scenes of blood, gore and violence and, a face of pure evil. A long form article published on BBC Asia quotes the girl saying “it was haunting me, I couldn’t escape. I opened my mouth and tried to scream but no sound came out. I passed out.”