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Students Left In ‘Mass Hypnosis’ After Demonstration Goes Awry [Girls Locked in Trance For 5 Hours!]
YahooNews ^ | June 18, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer

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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1 posted on 06/19/2012 6:32:37 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

This sounds like the beginning of a Steven Wright joke.


2 posted on 06/19/2012 6:34:55 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Steelfish

Hypnotism is real, for sure, but I think this article is BS.


3 posted on 06/19/2012 6:35:13 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Steelfish

Frogs have been in a france for years.


4 posted on 06/19/2012 6:36:24 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: Steelfish

This is nothing new. More than half this nation was hypnotized by an idiot in 2008.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 6:36:24 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: Steelfish
Students Left In ‘Mass Hypnosis’ After Demonstration Goes Awry [Girls Locked in Trance For 5 Hours!]

How many of these students were on anti-depressants and/or ADHD meds at the time?

6 posted on 06/19/2012 6:36:42 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

LOL! Good one. ;-)


7 posted on 06/19/2012 6:39:34 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Steelfish

Sacre Bleu!


8 posted on 06/19/2012 6:40:39 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Steelfish

“These are not les jeunes filles you are looking for ...”


9 posted on 06/19/2012 6:41:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Steelfish

Hey I did that in college.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 6:44:53 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Past Your Eyes

EEEEWWWWW..That’s worse than being in a swamp!!


11 posted on 06/19/2012 6:45:01 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Past Your Eyes
Frogs have been in a france for years.

Is there such a thing as a Freudian typo?

12 posted on 06/19/2012 6:45:22 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: jdsteel

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


13 posted on 06/19/2012 6:46:05 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Steelfish

Weak minds. Fodder for Democrats.


14 posted on 06/19/2012 6:48:25 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Steelfish

“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.
“Four.”
Swing.
“Three.”
Silence.
“Two.”
Glazed stares.
“One.”
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.


15 posted on 06/19/2012 6:50:51 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: 4rcane

Losing your sense of right and wrong (and going wild) is hardly a test of drunkeness or hypnotism.


16 posted on 06/19/2012 6:50:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Rio

17 posted on 06/19/2012 6:50:55 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesnÂ’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

18 posted on 06/19/2012 6:51:13 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Steelfish


19 posted on 06/19/2012 6:55:03 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: zot; SeraphimApprentice

hypnotism ping


20 posted on 06/19/2012 6:55:55 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: mardi59

I believe there were theories or suggestions that O was using Neuro Linguistic Program on his audiences during the campaign.

Having said that, the would-be hypnotist in the article may have a fine future ahead of him if he limits his demonstrations to a single female subject at a time.


21 posted on 06/19/2012 6:57:40 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: muawiyah

You know when people go drunk, they do silly things. Break things, rape etc. I never do those things. Being drunk should never be an excuse in court of law. I’m constantly aware of my action. Those who say, I was drunk as an excuse, are lying about not in control imho


22 posted on 06/19/2012 6:58:33 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: mardi59

“More than half this nation was hypnotized by an idiot in 2008.”

Too true. And some are still “locked in”.

Hopefully November will be like a big bucket of cold water.


23 posted on 06/19/2012 6:59:47 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: 4rcane
I was sceptical too until I was in college and attended a hypnotism thing like is described in this article while in college; Jim Mapes was the hypnotist's name.

There were hundreds in attendance. Mapes had several dozen including 2 of my close friends up on stage doing very weird things.

I didn't have a twinge of urge to go under...but I do believe many did. Very, very strange experience.

24 posted on 06/19/2012 7:00:48 PM PDT by what's up
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To: 4rcane
I was sceptical too until I was in college and attended a hypnotism thing like is described in this article while in college; Jim Mapes was the hypnotist's name.

There were hundreds in attendance. Mapes had several dozen including 2 of my close friends up on stage doing very weird things.

I didn't have a twinge of urge to go under...but I do believe many did. Very, very strange experience.

25 posted on 06/19/2012 7:01:05 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Steelfish

Good luck with your layoffs, all right?

26 posted on 06/19/2012 7:02:11 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: 4rcane

“I feel I’m the type of person that never fall for hypnotism.”

I got hypnotized once to stop smoking. It didn’t work at all. My mother tried it once too, in a group setting. The hypnotist basically sent her away before he even started (iirc).

I honestly don’t know if these fellows were phoneys or if some people are immune to it.

I have no clue if hypnotism is real or not. For me, so far, it’s not real.


27 posted on 06/19/2012 7:03:43 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Steelfish

Stupid beyond belief - but that seems to be the norm among the student population in so many places these days...


28 posted on 06/19/2012 7:03:53 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Steelfish

Sounds like the girls pranked him, to me.


29 posted on 06/19/2012 7:05:44 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: gorush

Sounds like an 2008 Obama rally.


30 posted on 06/19/2012 7:06:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Steelfish

I was reading one of the comments that said it was probably more of mass hysteria.


31 posted on 06/19/2012 7:13:34 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: Steelfish

Blondes ?


32 posted on 06/19/2012 7:17:08 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Steelfish

Trances in their pants, methinks a repeat of brats in the witch hunts of yore.


33 posted on 06/19/2012 7:17:25 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (A man with his feet hacked off tends not to scurry far. - Norse proverb)
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To: BenLurkin

or an Obama 2012 rally


34 posted on 06/19/2012 7:23:57 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Steelfish
the hypnotist could not reverse the condition of several 12 and 13-year-old girls

Did the trance make them quiet? This could be a boon for parents.

35 posted on 06/19/2012 7:26:20 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (<a href="http://originalvelvetrevolution.com" title="Velvet Revolution">Velvet Revolution</a>)
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To: what's up
I was sceptical too until I was in college and attended a hypnotism thing like is described in this article while in college; Jim Mapes was the hypnotist's name.
There were hundreds in attendance. Mapes had several dozen including 2 of my close friends up on stage doing very weird things.

I'm a believer. I went through a similar experience back in the '50s. I was in a movie house on base when they had this guy come out and say that he would hypnotize people in the audience. He has us clasp our hands together and press hard as he intoned that our hands were locking up and for us to believe that.

Jesu, I could feel my fingers tighten, got scared, and popped them apart. However, about six (out of maybe 100) didn't. He asked them to come up on stage and a few did. He told the rest that their hands wouldn't come apart unless they all came up on stage, so the rest, looking pretty sheepish, came forward.

He then proceeded to put each one under and have them do funny things, like make believe they were soaping up in a shower and suddenly the water went ice cold. The subjects yelled and shivered. One guy, a Coast Guardsman, was completely under but had his eyes wide open and people thought he was faking it, but the hypnotist said that some people were like that.

It was one Helluva scary experience, and I never went near one of those guys again.

36 posted on 06/19/2012 7:30:56 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: mardi59
This is nothing new. More than half this nation was hypnotized by an idiot in 2008.

Not so much an idiot when he won. The people may have been idiots, but, the person using them, not so much.


37 posted on 06/19/2012 7:38:52 PM PDT by adorno
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Sounds like the girls pranked him, to me.

That's exactly what happened. Hypnotism is a fraud. Not unlike a Benny Hinn or Oral Roberts healing service.

38 posted on 06/19/2012 7:44:24 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Steelfish

“The eyes were open and there was nobody home.”

another product of our mediate culture


39 posted on 06/19/2012 7:46:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: adorno

His handlers were not the idiots, but the last three and a half yrs of his presidency is proof that he was and is an idiot. He was not presidential material.

Whoever groomes him is a master manipulator.


40 posted on 06/19/2012 7:55:44 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. This can happen.


41 posted on 06/19/2012 8:04:39 PM PDT by zot
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To: Steelfish

I’ve never been able to be hypnotized. Never wanted to be, I don’t give up control.


42 posted on 06/19/2012 8:36:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Oatka
However, about six (out of maybe 100) didn't. He asked them to come up on stage and a few did. He told the rest that their hands wouldn't come apart unless they all came up on stage, so the rest, looking pretty sheepish, came forward.

This is exactly how our experience was. My recollection is that the hypnotist started by telling people to imagine they were squeezing something between their palms and then suggested they couldn't get their hands apart. In our case there were several dozen who really couldn't get their hands apart and ended up on stage. Throughout the show these people then ended up being convinced of all kinds of things...they were in a rocket ship, they had regressed in age, they were sitting on hot seats...all kinds of stuff.

I personally never felt any kind of inclination toward feeling my hands stuck but another friend said she was like you...she pulled her hands apart because she felt something and was scared. But 2 of my other friends couldn't get their hands apart and went up front.

Everyone else in the audience was laughing hysterically throughout the show as they watched what was happening to people on stage. It was very, very weird stuff.

43 posted on 06/19/2012 8:40:07 PM PDT by what's up
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“Sounds like an 2008 Obama rally.”

I saw them walking by my downtown office; headed to the Obama rally in 2008. A delirious; but glazed look on their faces. Vacant, baked on smiles. Scary looking.
They looked like extras in a zombie movie; or attendees heading to a political rally in late 1930’s Germany

44 posted on 06/19/2012 8:41:54 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27"\)
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To: 4rcane

You just haven’t been drunk enough to judge, I suspect. I’ve been blacked out drunk on a few occasions, when I was up, walking (or rather stumbling) around, holding conversations, etc. Didn’t remember a thing the next day. Was I in control at the time? Maybe, but I can’t say I was, looking back, since I have no recollection.


45 posted on 06/19/2012 9:27:46 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Oatka

That’s how the stage hypnotists do it. They can never hypnotize just anyone, they have to take a large group, and then select out only the most suggestible.

I was up on stage for one, and the guy sent me back to the audience with a bunch of others, because he must have had some way to detect those who were really getting into it and those who were not.


46 posted on 06/19/2012 9:30:50 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: mardi59
This is nothing new. More than half this nation was hypnotized by an idiot in 2008.

And a large percentage of those hypnotized by Obozo in 2008 are still under that trance.

47 posted on 06/19/2012 9:52:38 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Steelfish

Several 12 and 13-year-old girls in a trance?

This sounds like some 12 or 13 year old boy’s day dream.


48 posted on 06/19/2012 10:59:12 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Come quickly Lord Jesus.)
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To: gorush

I went to a hypnosis class

When I got home I was wearing women’s clothes.


49 posted on 06/20/2012 4:15:40 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Graybeard58

5 hours?


50 posted on 06/20/2012 8:06:41 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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