Young Girl Hypnotizes Animals and Awes Audience in Chinese Talent Show
By Amanda Scott
A five-year-old girl, Han Jiaying, amazed crowds of people at a popular Chinese talent show. The young girl has the ability to put animals to sleep with her hands and voice. Han Jiaying hypnotized a series of animals in mere minutes.
Amongst the animals hypnotized were a rabbit, dog, lizard, frog, and even a chicken. Jiaying first discovered her hypnotizing hands after petting a frog at her kindergarten.
She stroked each animal before placing them on their backs. She continued the petting for a few seconds more before removing her hands. The animals remained still as if they were in a trance. The five-year old even remained calm when the dog appeared to waken at one point.
Judges of the talent show, Amazing Chinese, along with audience members were stunned.
Experts claim that the trick to the girl’s successful hypnosis of the animals can be explained by ‘tonic immobility’ or ‘apparent death’. Tonic immobility is a temporary paralysis that occurs in a variety of animals, usually do to fear while being physically restrained. The animal essentially ‘plays dead’ in hopes that the predator will lose interest. People can induce the same type of paralysis by holding the animal on their back or side.
Her performance has gone viral on YouTube, being viewed over 250,000 times since it was uploaded.
You can view the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk4hFUtR3o8