Find the latest breaking news and information on the top stories, science, business, entertainment, politics, and more.

Dozens of girls collapse at Colombian school ‘after playing with Ouija boards’

Dozens of girls collapse at Colombian school ‘after playing with Ouija boards’

  • 28 Schoolgirls Were Taken To Hospital With Anxiety After Using Ouija Boards
  • Parents warn each other to investigate what is going on at school

Dozens of girls have been hospitalized after collapsing while playing with Ouija boards at a school in Colombia.

The students were rushed to hospital after losing consciousness from “anxiety” after using the tablets, also known as spirit tablets, which are used to “contact the dead.”

Concerned school principals and teachers accompanied the students to the hospital, where they await an update on their status.

A mother, who worked at the hospital, urged parents to act and investigate what was happening at the school after the news broke.

The image shows one of the students who reportedly fell ill after using a Ouija board.

Hugo Torres, director of the Galeras Educational Institution in Pasto, southern Colombia, said: ‘There were 28 possible cases of anxiety in schoolchildren.

‘Given the reported cases, a series of comments were unleashed in the community that, more than helping to resolve the situation, generated confusion and an adverse environment for our work.

‘For this reason, INEGA is allowed to report that the students were referred to the local municipal hospital in accordance with current protocols.

‘Directors and teachers accompanied the students during the evaluation process.

“The respective parents and/or guardians were informed of the situation at that time.”

The school is awaiting medical reports before providing an update on the incident.

Torres also noted that the first two hospitalized students have underlying medical conditions.

He clarified: ‘The school is waiting for the medical diagnoses to give more reliable information.

“The educational institute also respectfully asks citizens to refrain from making advance judgments and diagnoses on their own.”

Many parents believe that the children have been using Ouija boards in class.

One mother complained: ‘I work here in a hospital kiosk and every day I see three or four children arrive after fainting.

‘Parents, you have to move, investigate what is happening at school, because our children cannot continue in this situation.

“Our children always have a good breakfast and it cannot be said that what is happening is due to a lack of food.”

It’s unclear when the school plans to give an update on the students’ medical diagnoses.

Meanwhile, local authorities have yet to confirm if a police investigation is underway.

Ouija boards were invented by spiritualists in the United States in 1886.

Commercial versions followed in 1890 and have remained popular ever since.

Some believe that they are a way of communicating with the dead.

Numbers and letters are arranged on the boards, allowing a “spirit” to spell out a message for the living by moving a sliding “planchette” over the engravings.

The Galeras Educational Institution in Colombia where 28 students were rushed to the hospital

The Galeras Educational Institution in Colombia where 28 students were rushed to the hospital

In November 2022, 11 teenagers were found collapsed after using a Ouija board at another school in Colombia.

Five, between the ages of 13 and 17, were taken to the hospital with vomiting, abdominal pain and muscle spasms.

It was later reported that they had suffered from food poisoning.

The mayor of the town of Hato said: ‘It is not ruled out that it was the Ouija board, that is part of the investigation.

‘Others say that they drank water from a container, others that it came from a pond and they had been fed.’

It was later reported that all the students had been drinking water from the same glass.