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Real Life “Carrie”? Student’s “Psychic Attack” at Japanese All-Girls School Sends 18 to Hospital


In a fantastically strange bit of news from the Land of the Rising Sun, a “psychic attack” straight out of a Stephen King novel was reported at an all-girls school, sending over a dozen to the hospital and shaking up the student body.

Last Wednesday at the well-known prep school Kamigōri High in Hyogo, Japan, emergency services were called out and a reported 18 girls were taken to two separate hospitals after what was described as a bizarre, hour long “state of panic” during which dozens of teen girls began hyperventilating.

The initial incident began around 11:45am when a first year student began complaining of a “bad feeling”. Her hyperventilating sparked a chain of similar events that affected 17 first years, and one third year student.


Things got even stranger when rumors began spreading that the incident was actually the work of a psychic attack dealt from the first girl to exhibit the bizarre symptoms.

According to the Aioi police department, it was well known amongst the other students that the girl displayed “supernatural senses” and they believed she was to blame for the hospitalizations.

Some of the girls at Kamigori High took to Facebook and Twitter to air their concerns following the event.

“This doesn’t seem like simple hyperventilation,”fellow student Kaisei Yoshimura said. “There are a lot of suspicious rumors spreading around the internet. Wonder if they’re better off calling in an exorcist?”

The victims have since been released from the hospital and have shown no long term after effects. The girl accused of psychically attacking her fellow students has not responded to rumors about her alleged psychic abilities and authorities have not released her name to the public, although I suspect it might be Carrie.

What do you think happened at the prep-school? Did a Japanese “Carrie” show a display of psychic powers? Or was this simply a case of mass hysteria? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, tweet us @WeirdHQ, or leave a comment below!


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This sounds like something straight out of a japanese horror comic. Like the Ring or something.

Dana I think this sort of thing happens in schools far more than people let on but of course teachers don’t dare go public about such things for fear of being sectioned. If y’think about it poltergeist phenomena supposedly manifest in the presence of emotionally troubled adolescents an’ schools’re positively ripped to the tits with such individuals making ’em practically the psychic equivalent of nuclear reactors. Add to that right hand path fakirs deny themselves sex as a way of building up kundalini while left hand path fakirs build up kundalini by pursuing forbidden sex then suddenly you have the… Read more »

Whatever it is that you are smoking, I want some too!

This is, actually, not the first report of this sort of thing coming out of Japanese schools. What I know of Japanese student sociology that it’s very insular, extremely cliquish, highly-strung, and prone to gossip affirmation. Combining all of these and you get a body of people that are one unconfirmed rumor away from mass hysteria.

It is a simple case of Conversion Disorder. This is well documented all over the world. It tends to happen in females more then males. Think of it as flock or swarm syndrome in humans. One displays or in the case of a swarm changes direction, the rest follow. Salem trials, and the New Jersey Highschool case a couple of years ago were perfect examples. Some thought is thousands of years ago it was a safety feature for females. One organic side effect is the interesting aspect of females that are in close quarters ” cycle up” and are on… Read more »

There’s nothing simple about it. Just because they put a name to something doesn’t mean it’s understood.

Come on now. Japanese girls love to do this, they’re all far too addicted to Anime and Manga and follow a lot of what goes on in that sub-culture. The Japanese youth are a strange breed, with all the technology and this sick passion they have for cartoons and films it’s no wonder they’re all too weirded out.

My first thought was a planned day off from school. The worst thing that can happen in hyper-ventilation is that you faint. And it’s something that anyone who breathes can accomplish. From what I’ve learned, students in Japanese schools are under a great deal more pressure than any school in the States, so in revolt, why not stage an easy diversion? It only takes one or two to start and the rest of the copy-cat sheep will follow. Wouldn’t happen in grades lower than 6th because they’re too busy licking each other eyeballs.

Don’t forget that Japan had 3 nuclear meltdowns in March 2011, and the damaged plants are still spewing radiation.

Plus Japan is burning radioactive waste all over the country.

Maybe these girls were exposed to radiation or radioactive dust, etc.

Learn more about Japan’s nuclear crisis at

My thought is that maybe someone drugged them. Our own government has done things like that before so why not japan?

It could be something like mass hysteria but I saw kids acting strange all the time in high school and no one ever freaked out because of it.


Does her name happen to be AKIRA?

Superstitious people,,, find them and tag them. Follow their every movement, because one will eventually use their superstitions to kill another.

Take for example, the girl that started the hyperventilating could become their next victim as they call her a witch.

I think it’s a case of mass hysteria, plain and simple. The other students who exhibited the same condition the first student had was reacting out of their own fears and causing their own condition to occur. A clear cut case of monkey-see-monkey-do brought on by fear and fixation.

The story demonstrates that no matter how advanced a society becomes the Dark Age is always lurking in the wings.


[…] on some sort of supernatural occurence (remember the story from the last blog from Bangledesh). ‘Psychic Attack’ At Japanese All Girls School This is being called mass hysteria, but then again, isn’t that always what they […]

This just sounds like a case of Japan.

Perhaps they all took magic mushrooms together and had a bad trip?

Vosloo Neighbours using voodoo on you I started hearing voices in my head and I started to think I was getting sick or nerves break down you know. I told my wife and friends but they all just said, that you needed I break you over worked and shit like that and I keep telling them its people that doing this and they insisted that I should go to a doctor for a check-up. I went to hospitals private doctors in and out of hospitals, they keep saying there is nothing wrong with you, did all kinds of test and… Read more »

We are talking about highly excitable and imaginative Japanese teen girls that find Hello Kitty amusing! They are worse than American teenage girls!