Dozens of children from Mocoa (number unconfirmed, Univision reports 75, and Hispanically Speaking News reported 41,) Columbia were rushed to the hospital after being hypnotized by a magician, Univision reported.
The magician and his two assistants have been taken into custody.
One witness described the "bizarre" scene to Univision:
“I don’t know, they were touching their chests and they started to roll around shouting strange things. They all began fainting, crying and one girl was screaming things, nasty things. She said that she saw the devil.”
Hispanically Speaking reported that Doctor William Orlando Galarza said the hospitalized children all presented symptoms of collective hypnosis.
The article went on to say that Zambrano was "mortified," and that this was the first time something like this has ever happened.