Mysterious Tourettes-Like Tics Strike Teen Population Of New York Town

800px-Downtown_Le_Roy,_NYCan this really be a case of youthful “mass hysteria”? Feel bad for the left-out teens who have not acquired the exciting mystery illness. Via MSNBC:

The mystery illness now producing Tourette’s-like symptoms in a more than a dozen girls from upstate New York is also affecting a 36-year-old who is experiencing the same tics as the teens. Some neurologists have suggested the illness could be “conversion disorder,” or mass hysteria.

High school student Thera Sanchez, 17, and 14 others started experiencing the odd symptoms last fall: stammering, verbal outbursts and limb spasms.

The teens’ plight captured the attention of environmental activist Erin Brockovich, who began speaking out about a 1970 train accident that spilled cyanide and industrial solvent four miles from the teens’ school, LeRoy Junior-Senior High School. According to a 1999 Environmental Protection Agency report, approximately 35,000 gallons of TCE (trichloroethene) contaminated the area near the derailment.

25 Comments on "Mysterious Tourettes-Like Tics Strike Teen Population Of New York Town"

  1. I hope someone remembers to collect back the tax payers dollars spent to clean this toxic site up, with interest.Then, the company responsible for cleanup should be audited for other sites that might also have issues. Follow it through to its logical conclusion, Fed Gov, in all directions. Lead, follow or get out of the way. Many villains here.  

  2. Liquidself | Feb 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm |

    If you can’t understand it:   Aliens.   Alternatively;  if you are a neurologist,  mass hysteria.  

    • and if you’re a microbiologist, a rare strain of streptococcus

      • Calypso_1 | Feb 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm |

        and if you know the Truth of the Lord, the work of demons feeding on the delectable sin of these hellbound whoresses.

        • Anarchy Pony | Feb 6, 2012 at 6:02 pm |

          Whoresses=New favorite word.

          • Calypso_1 | Feb 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm |

            glad to be of service –  try useing it as a phrase “whores and whoresses”  I heard it from a fire and brimstone preacher in rural georgia in my youth and have no idea regarding the difference between the two…but have have oft wondered what the distiction was…imagining perhaps a scarlet and her madame.  Another fine word to bandy in similar company is ‘whoremonger’.

          • Anarchy Pony | Feb 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm |

            Really any kind of monger.

          • Calypso_1 | Feb 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm |

            : ) indeed

          •  Whoress is female, whore is male.

          • Calypso_1 | Feb 7, 2012 at 8:01 am |

            makes sense, though I’ve never seen an attribution as such in any source.

          • HorribleButTrue | Feb 8, 2012 at 1:05 am |

            “whoresses” Use it in a sentence: What are you doing with Horus’s hairbrush? 

          • Calypso_1 | Feb 8, 2012 at 1:48 am |

            : ) Played with that tongue twister myself –  got to be a limmerick in there somewhere.

        • Another witch outbreak. They’ve been occurring, largely unreported in America for years. Most famous cases in New England in the 1700s.

  3. Myjohnsonis12incheslong | Feb 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm |

    Really? No name of the town? Great reporting.

    • Did you not read the damn article?  It starts off with the name of the town and then repeats it in the second sentance, and then twice more in the article. 

      For fucks sake people are bloody dumb.

      • Nous1533 | Feb 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm |

         Town is Le Roy. It’s not far from Buffalo, NY.

        • gwen jackson | Feb 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm |

          you shouldn’t coddle stupid people. you should bitchslap them. and i bet the idiot’s johnson is nowhere near twelve inches.

  4. Gardasil vaccine for HPV.

  5. Sheesh…typically when teens are grunting, cursing and physically restless…it just means they’re teens.

    Still…thousands of gallons of toxic waste…that would make me wanna yell F*CK! every few minutes…just on general principle.

  6. Anarchy Pony | Feb 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm |

    Hmm, exotic chemicals causing bizarre side effects? Preposterous!

  7. Conversion Disorder..IE: Hysteria, Distance from Salem, MA approximately 427 miles.. 🙂

    Funny how there is zero mention of a fracking site just outside the property line of the school. However in this case I’m not intentional going that route as a cause. Please refer to the latter..

    • gwen jackson | Feb 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm |

      yes, i’m sure those little attention whores are having no reaction at all to the fracking chemicals seeping into their water supply, just as i’m sure the psychiatrists who are saying it’s all in their mind also saw no financial benefit when the frackers came to town. just a stupid bunch of hysterical bitches.

      i think the fact that, as you mention, they are somehow able to keep any mention of the fracking well out of most media reports speaks for itself. If there were nothing to see, they probably wouldn’t be trying so hard to hide it…

  8. CantStopCussing | Feb 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm |

    This is an outrage. The psychologist “FUCK!” trying to pass this off as a conversion disorder are probably bought and paid “BITCH!” by the secret government organizations that are using these people as human guinea “COCKSUCKER!” pigs with their chemtrials and experiemental chemicals in the “BASTARD!” water!

  9. gwen jackson | Feb 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm |

    the funny thing that is almost never reported with this story?

    and i’m not trolling this time, there really is.

  10. they are krumping

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