Ever feel as if you’ve been enveloped in a trance for your whole life? Via Russia Today:
A hypnotism show at a private girls’ high school went strangely awry after a young hypnotist put several teenage students in a “mass hypnosis” trance and had to call in his mentor for help to bring them out.
At College du Sacre-Coeur in Quebec, school administrators decided to celebrate the end of the year’s studies with the hypnotism show and invited a 20-year-old hypnotist to entertain a group of 12- and 13-year-old girls. Maxime Nadeau worked on a small group while others watched the show. When it came time to end the event, several girls in the audience remained under hypnosis and could not snap out of it, no matter what Nadeau did.
The hypnotist had to call in his mentor and trainer, Richard Whitbread to help him out. Whitbread arrived in an hour. “There were a couple of students who had their heads lying on the table and there were [others] who, you could tell, were in a trance,” Whitbread later described what he saw to CBC Montreal. “The eyes were open and there was nobody home.”
“I don’t know how to explain it. It’s like you’re no longer there,” one of the girls, Émilie Bertrand explained. “You’re spaced out.”