(WHAV) James Madison University apologized for a hypnotist's show that left some new students some feeling uncomfortable.
All last week, first-year students went through an orientation program called "1787." Events were put on throughout the week to welcome students to the university, including a hypnotist show on Saturday in the Convocation Center.
Students who were at the event, like Dausny Cruz, said the event was supposed to be fun — but as it went on, not everybody was laughing.
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"We kind of just went along with it and it was pretty fun, but towards the end, it started getting a little bit anxious," Cruz said. "As a lot of people needed help when they weren't just getting out of the trance."
In a reddit post sent to WHSV, someone said throughout the show, the hypnotist kept having to get an abnormal amount of people out of their “trance” because they were crying or shaking.