Kashyap abhishek Jhumri Telaiya , 38 Questions 20 Answers 4 Best Answers 262 Points View Profile 3 Kashyap abhishekCompetent Asked: October 28, 20202020-10-28T06:14:59+00:00 2020-10-28T06:14:59+00:00In: Others What do you think about dancing plague: a myth or a real fact? 3 What do you think about dancing plague: a myth or a real fact? dancing plague Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Best Answer [Deleted User] 2020-10-29T05:38:18+00:00Added an answer on October 29, 2020 at 5:38 am It was a real fact What Happened During The Dancing Plague Of 1518 Though the historical record of the dancing plague (also known as “dancing mania”) is often spotty, surviving reports give us a window into this unusual epidemic. After the dancing plague commenced with Frau Troffea’s fervent-yet-joyless marathon of movement, her body eventually succumbed to severe exhaustion that left her in a deep sleep. But this cycle, much to the bewilderment of her husband and onlookers, repeated every day no matter how bloody and bruised her feet became. Unable to summon any rational explanation, the crowds of people who witnessed Troffea’s dancing suspected it was the handiwork of the devil. She had sinned, they said, and was therefore unable to resist the powers of the devil who had gained control over her body. But as quickly as some had condemned her, many townspeople began to believe that Troffea’s uncontrollable movements were divine intervention. Locals in the area believed in the lore of St. Vitus, a Sicilian saint martyred in 303 A.D. who was said to curse sinners with uncontrollable dancing mania if angered. After suffering several days of non-stop dancing and with no explanation for her uncontrollable urge, Troffea was brought to a shrine high up in the Vosges Mountains, possibly as an act of atonement for her purported sins. But it didn’t put a stop to the mania. The dancing plague swiftly took over the city. It was said that about 30 people quickly took her place and began dancing with “mindless intensity” in both public halls and private homes, unable to stop themselves just like Troffea. Eventually, reports say that as many as 400 people began dancing in the streets at the dancing plague’s peak. The chaos continued for some two months, causing people to keel over and sometimes even perish from heart attacks, strokes, and exhaustion. 16 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Prashantkumar 8 Questions 244 Answers 0 Best Answers 21 Points View Profile Prashantkumar Newbie 2020-11-05T07:16:24+00:00Added an answer on November 5, 2020 at 7:16 am In July 1518, residents of the city of Strasbourg (then part of the Holy Roman Empire) were struck by a sudden and seemingly uncontrollable urge to dance. The hysteria kicked off when a woman known as Frau Troffea stepped into the street and began to silently twist, twirl and shake 1 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp You must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Remember Me! Forgot Password?