Skip to comments.Students Left In ‘Mass Hypnosis’ After Demonstration Goes Awry [Girls Locked in Trance For 5 Hours!]
Posted on 06/19/2012 6:32:32 PM PDT by Steelfish
Students Left In Mass Hypnosis After Demonstration Goes Awry By Eric Pfeiffer ,Jun 18, 2012
A hypnosis demonstration left several students "spaced out" (AP) A group of young students at an all girls school were left in "mass hypnosis" after a demonstration from a fledging hypnotist reportedly left them locked in a trance.
Maxime Nadeau was forced to call on his mentor for assistance after the hypnotist could not reverse the condition of several 12 and 13-year-old girls at the Collège du Sacré-Coeur private school in Quebec. One of the girls was reportedly left in a trance for five hours.
"Being in a trance is a state of well-being," Nadeau told the CBC's French-language service. "I wasn't stressed. I knew they would get out of it."
Still, Nadeau eventually called in his mentor and trainer Richard Whitbread to reverse the effects.
"There were a couple of students who had their heads lying on the table and there were [others] who, you could tell, were in trance," Whitbread said. "The eyes were open and there was nobody home." In order to reverse the effect, Whitbread says he convinced the girls he was "re-hypnotizing" them and them brought them out of the trance "using a stern voice."
"I don't know how to explain it. It's like you're no longer there," student Émilie Bertrand told the CBC about her experience. "You're spaced out." Nonetheless, Bertrand described the experience as "cool" as said she would do it again, even knowing the potential consequences.
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This sounds like the beginning of a Steven Wright joke.
Hypnotism is real, for sure, but I think this article is BS.
Frogs have been in a france for years.
This is nothing new. More than half this nation was hypnotized by an idiot in 2008.
How many of these students were on anti-depressants and/or ADHD meds at the time?
LOL! Good one. ;-)
“These are not les jeunes filles you are looking for ...”
Hey I did that in college.
EEEEWWWWW..That’s worse than being in a swamp!!
Is there such a thing as a Freudian typo?
hypnotism is real? I’m sceptical. I feel I’m the type of person that never fall for hypnotism. Kinda like I never go drunk no matter how much I drink. I may feel a bad headache, but I never lose sense of right or wrong
Weak minds. Fodder for Democrats.
“For my final demonstration,” said the master hypnotist, “I shall place this whole vast audience into a trance.”
Drawing out an ancient valuable pocket watch on a chain, he continued “each of you will now gaze upon this timepiece. As I count down to one, you will grow weary. At the count of one, you will obey whatever command I give you.”
He began to swing the watch upon its long tether.
Mouths agape, the whole audience was entranced.
As the watch swung its final time, the ancient chain broke, the timepiece arced thru the air and crashed upon the floor, shattering and spewing gears and glass everywhere.
“SHIT!” he cried.
Cleaning the theater took a week.
Losing your sense of right and wrong (and going wild) is hardly a test of drunkeness or hypnotism.
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