History Main / SharedMassHallucination

11th Jun '16 12:00:05 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Anime}} [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Anime
and {{Manga}}]]Manga ]]



[[AC:ComicBooks]]

to:

[[AC:ComicBooks]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Comic Books ]]



[[AC:{{Film}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Film}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Film ]]



[[AC:{{Literature}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Literature}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Literature ]]



[[AC:LiveActionTV]]

to:

[[AC:LiveActionTV]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]



[[AC:RealLife]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penis_panic A penis panic]] is a form of mass hysteria where groups of people suddenly become convinced that their genitals are shrinking or disappearing. Many other strange mass hysterias and hallucinations have also occurred in history, such as those documented in the book [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_Popular_Delusions_and_the_Madness_of_Crowds Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds]].

[[AC:Religion]]

to:

[[AC:RealLife]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Real Life ]]

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penis_panic A penis panic]] is a form of mass hysteria where groups of people suddenly become convinced that their genitals are shrinking or disappearing. Many other strange mass hysterias and hallucinations have also occurred in history, such as those documented in the book [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_Popular_Delusions_and_the_Madness_of_Crowds Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds]].

[[AC:Religion]]
Crowds]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Religion ]]



[[AC:VideoGames]]

to:

[[AC:VideoGames]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games ]]



[[AC:VisualNovels]]

to:

[[AC:VisualNovels]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Visual Novels ]]



[[AC:WebComics]]

to:

[[AC:WebComics]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Comics ]]



[[AC:WesternAnimation]]

to:

[[AC:WesternAnimation]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation ]]


Added DiffLines:

[[/folder]]
11th Jun '16 10:25:28 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Dead Beat'' witnesses to the climax involving Harry [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome reanimating a zombie T-rex and riding it into battle through the streets of Chicago]]]] apparently let themselves be convinced that it was an example of this trope caused by a hallucinogenic reaction to the spores from a batch of mouldy bread. Harry is fully aware how ridiculous this explanation is, but chalks it up to another case of humans swallowing ''anything'' rather than face up to the implications of what they've seen. To be fair, though, this particular incident is ''so'' ridiculous that even people who might normally be open to the idea of the supernatural would probably find the bread explanation less absurd.

to:

* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Dead Beat'' witnesses to the climax involving Harry [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome reanimating a zombie T-rex and riding it into battle through the streets of Chicago]]]] Chicago]] apparently let themselves be convinced that it was an example of this trope caused by a hallucinogenic reaction to the spores from a batch of mouldy bread. Harry is fully aware how ridiculous this explanation is, but chalks it up to another case of humans swallowing ''anything'' rather than face up to the implications of what they've seen. To be fair, though, this particular incident is ''so'' ridiculous that even people who might normally be open to the idea of the supernatural would probably find the bread explanation less absurd.
11th Jun '16 10:25:11 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheMasterAndMargarita, everything the Devil did is later explained as hypnosis, mass hypnosis, or, in one case, long distance hypnosis.

to:

* TheMasterAndMargarita, ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'', everything the Devil did is later explained as hypnosis, mass hypnosis, or, in one case, long distance hypnosis.



* ''GraveyardSchool'' namedrops this in one book, then immediately has it subverted. It's never made quite clear ''how'' TheMasquerade remained intact after [[spoiler:a supposedly hallucinated dinosaur ate a teacher]].

to:

* ''GraveyardSchool'' ''Literature/GraveyardSchool'' namedrops this in one book, then immediately has it subverted. It's never made quite clear ''how'' TheMasquerade remained intact after [[spoiler:a supposedly hallucinated dinosaur ate a teacher]].



* In TheDresdenFiles book ''Dead Beat'' witnesses to the climax involving Harry [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome reanimating a zombie T-rex and riding it into battle through the streets of Chicago]]]] apparently let themselves be convinced that it was an example of this trope caused by a hallucinogenic reaction to the spores from a batch of mouldy bread. Harry is fully aware how ridiculous this explanation is, but chalks it up to another case of humans swallowing ''anything'' rather than face up to the implications of what they've seen. To be fair, though, this particular incident is ''so'' ridiculous that even people who might normally be open to the idea of the supernatural would probably find the bread explanation less absurd.

to:

* In TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Dead Beat'' witnesses to the climax involving Harry [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome reanimating a zombie T-rex and riding it into battle through the streets of Chicago]]]] apparently let themselves be convinced that it was an example of this trope caused by a hallucinogenic reaction to the spores from a batch of mouldy bread. Harry is fully aware how ridiculous this explanation is, but chalks it up to another case of humans swallowing ''anything'' rather than face up to the implications of what they've seen. To be fair, though, this particular incident is ''so'' ridiculous that even people who might normally be open to the idea of the supernatural would probably find the bread explanation less absurd.
28th May '16 7:42:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The mages of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' use something like this maintain their {{Masquerade}}. A villain attempting to reveal said Masquerade used just the opposite: remove people's logical reaction to disbelieve the mystic, then spread over the planet to make sure no skeptic is left unbelieving (magically powered suggestion on a massive scale).

to:

* The mages of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' use something like this maintain their {{Masquerade}}. A villain attempting to reveal said Masquerade used just the opposite: remove people's logical reaction to disbelieve the mystic, then spread over the planet to make sure no skeptic is left unbelieving (magically powered suggestion on a massive scale).
20th May '16 6:57:48 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->--'''Dr. Tom Nesbitt''', ''Film/TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms''

to:

-->--'''Dr.-->-- '''Dr. Tom Nesbitt''', ''Film/TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms''



* EPA official Walter Peck's explanation for the ghosts in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'':

to:

* EPA official Walter Peck's explanation for the ghosts in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'':''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'':
12th Mar '16 8:10:23 AM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* One of the central ideas in ''ChaosHead'', but it runs on the idea in reverse: if you can get more than one person to see the same thing (real or not), it becomes real. Whether it's explained as magic or science depends on the character given the explanation, although the story focuses more on the scientific one.

to:

* One of the central ideas in ''ChaosHead'', ''VisualNovel/ChaosHead'', but it runs on the idea in reverse: if you can get more than one person to see the same thing (real or not), it becomes real. Whether it's explained as magic or science depends on the character given the explanation, although the story focuses more on the scientific one.
13th Jul '15 6:19:03 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A minor version in ''TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms'', where the hero, Dr. Nesbitt, lost in an Arctic wasteland, finds his colleague, George, raving about seeing a monster. Soon afterward, Nesbitt sees the monster himself, but George freezes to death. When he gets back to base, Nesbitt is told by his superiors that the cold can cause hallucinations, but since George saw the exact same thing, Nesbitt is not convinced.

to:

* A minor version in ''TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms'', ''Film/TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms'', where the hero, Dr. Nesbitt, lost in an Arctic wasteland, finds his colleague, George, raving about seeing a monster. Soon afterward, Nesbitt sees the monster himself, but George freezes to death. When he gets back to base, Nesbitt is told by his superiors that the cold can cause hallucinations, but since George saw the exact same thing, Nesbitt is not convinced.
17th May '15 4:54:04 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In a SuzumiyaHaruhi short story, ''Snow Mountain Syndrome'', the plot of the entire story (almost a day long) was explained to Haruhi as shared '''Highway Hypnosis'''. From wandering in a blizzard.

to:

* In a SuzumiyaHaruhi LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya short story, ''Snow Mountain Syndrome'', the plot of the entire story (almost a day long) was explained to Haruhi as shared '''Highway Hypnosis'''. From wandering in a blizzard.
14th Apr '15 2:01:44 PM mzytryck01
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* In TheDresdenFiles book ''Dead Beat'' witnesses to the climax involving Harry [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome reanimating a zombie T-rex and riding it into battle through the streets of Chicago]]]] apparently let themselves be convinced that it was an example of this trope caused by a hallucinogenic reaction to the spores from a batch of mouldy bread. Harry is fully aware how ridiculous this explanation is, but chalks it up to another case of humans swallowing ''anything'' rather than face up to the implications of what they've seen. To be fair, though, this particular incident is ''so'' ridiculous that even people who might normally be open to the idea of the supernatural would probably find the bread explanation less absurd.
10th Apr '15 6:11:53 AM Gowan
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Literature/DragonBlood'', the heroes plan to explain the appearance with a dragon that way. They come from a culture that likes dragons, so it would be believable. One of them even makes up songs about stupid people who believe in dragons, so that no one will believe they have actually seen a dragon.
This list shows the last 10 events of 68. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SharedMassHallucination