From around 1950 - 1975 the US Government recruited and trained the Hmong (a tribal people from the hill country of Loas) as a guerrilla force to counter the Communist Pathet Lao insurgency. After the war end most of them fled to refugee camps in Thailand & more that 100K of them ended up in the US. Starting in 1977 a large amount of Hmong in the US started to die of what is now called SUNDS. SUNDS has the same features as the "old hag" phenom. which is when a spirit being comes in to the bedroom, pins and suffocates the victim to death. Normally only 25% of people in the US experience this. However these people reported between 50 and 60% of them were expierenceing this. Of those that converted to Christianity the number jumps to 72%. In their native religion the tradition is to practice ancestor worship in order to obtain protection from the "dah"
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That is fascinating. Mind over body is always interesting to me.
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