Problem

Psychic attack

Other Names:
Paranormal assault
Nature:
A form of assault on humans an animals which is alleged to cause physical or mental illness or injury. Such attacks may be as the result of the action of a human sorcerer, or of malevolent spirits, or with the latter acting under the influence of the former. They may also be the result of action by a human during out-of-body experience. Symptoms experienced may include feeling a crushing weight accompanied by paralysis (the "hag syndrome"), feelings of overwhelming dread, the presence of bruises on the body after sleep, and poltergeist phenomena.
Incidence:
It has been estimated that hag syndrome is experienced by approximately 15% of the population worldwide.
Counter Claim:
The symptoms have been variously explained as due to sleep disorders or sexual repression.
Broader Problems:
Superstition
Aggravated By:
Witchcraft
Values:
Assault
Attack
Human Development:
11807340,11834520,12308370,12321820
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
22.04.2000 – 00:00 CEST
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