A Canadian private school for teenage girls recently exposed youth to the occult during a year-end event.
College du Sacre-Coer in Quebec had scheduled 20-year-old hypnotist Maxime Nadeur to perform for the student body, which is comprised of 450 youth. During the event, Nadeur performed hypnotic techniques on the girls, which ranged from ages 13 to 17.
As time went on, Nadeur noticed that some of the girls became so hypnotized that they could not snap back out of it. One girl remained in a trance for four hours. Others complained of headaches and nausea.
Nadeur then called for back-up, and his hypnosis trainer, Richard Whitbread, drove an hour to the school to survey the result of the occult performance.
“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,” he said. “The eyes were open and there was nobody home.”
While school officials are taking measures to ensure that a situation like this does not happen again, they are not necessarily apologetic for introducing and exposing young girls to the occult. They state that they thought the hypnotic show would be a “humorous entertainment event.”
“In recent days, our administrators have contacted the parents of all the students who were affected to make sure everything is well and to reassure them,” stated Lynda Beauregard, the chairman of the board of directors.
“We feel that we were treated to a good show despite some minor discomfort felt by some people,” said one of the student council leaders.
Others around the community, however, are horrified that such an event ever took place.