Thursday, January 31, 2008

It's a Pandemic of Paranormal Paranoia!

Perhaps Malaysian school girls watch The Ring too many times. Perhaps the stress of school work leads to hallucinations. Or perhaps, a campus has suddenly become the target of wildly frantic ghosts.

Yes, it's true. At Sekolah Menengah Sains Dungun in (obviously) Dungun, Malaysia, classes have been canceled and the school closed for four days.

A bomb scare? Dangerous lead levels? No. Girls screaming about ghosts chasing them.

Several students have reported a female apparition at various locations around campus. There has been such a frenzied panic among the students involved that it spread like wildfire. To avoid further incidents, the school closed its doors, sending local students home and forcing others to remain in their dorms.

To my knowledge, there has never been something quite like this on record. It began during an assembly when one girl started screaming that a ghost was in the room and seemed to be after her. From there, it was a chain reaction.

That makes me very suspicious. Mass hysteria goes happen. From my experience, ghosts suddenly appearing and terrorizing students like a scene from the movie Ghostbusters doesn't actually happen in real life. My vote is for fear and not spirits of the dead.

Perhaps someone didn't study for that exam in World History II and wanted an excuse to get out of class. If so, they found more than they bargained for...

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