A school in Malaysia has been hit by mass hysteria after students and teachers have claimed to have seen paranormal beings, including ghosts.
The school, SMK Pengkalan Chepa 2, was hit by mass hysteria last week, affecting more than 100 students - female and male - and teachers and it was shut down on Thursday, Malaysian media reports.
Students and teachers have claimed to have seen paranormal beings, including ghosts.
The Star/Asia News Network reported that a further eight female students have been struck this week by the described "mass hysteria" despite the work of several Islamic and Chinese spiritual leaders to rid the school of bad spirits.
The girls were suddenly overwhelmed after two hours of reciting Quran verses and special prayers conducted by all the students at its open hall on Sunday, it was reported.
Some students had photographed images of a white spectre resembling a ghostly figure through the school, it was reported, while another student said a schoolmate who was "possessed" the second time jumped off a flight of stairs at the third floor of the school, but her fall was broken by several male students who were at the bottom of the staircase.
Another student told the Malaysian media she had been possessed, “I could not move and fainted until I was revived by an ustaz".
The school's principal said they had to close to enable the spiritual leaders to perform prayers, before the school reopens this weekend.
The principal said her administration was at their wits' end to find a way to rid the school of "bad spirits".