CAT GOT THE NUN’S TONGUE

FRENCH NUNS START ME­OW­ING

History Revealed - - TOP TEN… MASS HYSTERIA EVENTS -

Ev­ery­day life for a me­dieval nun was all about rou­tine and rit­ual, with lit­tle op­por­tu­nity for ex­cite­ment. But not in one French con­vent. It be­gan when a nun sud­denly started me­ow­ing like a cat. Soon, the moggy mad­ness had spread un­til ev­ery­one would meet for reg­u­lar ses­sions of cat­er­waul­ing. The noise made su­per­sti­tious lo­cal vil­lagers ner­vous, so sol­diers had to be called in and threaten to whip the nuns to get them to stop the fe­line fool­ish­ness.

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