Dance Me to the End of Love is a song by famous Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen. What the poet means by this song is that he wants his beloved to dance with him till the end of love.
It happened because of the passion of Cohen and his love, but do you know that there was a time in the world that people died while dancing, although was the reason behind their death, was it dancing, some epidemic, any hallucination or something about this, the process of research is going on till date. Yes, in France, which was once known as Strasbourg, something similar happened there. And this is not a matter of today, but about 500 years old in 1518.
Recently, the corona epidemic created panic in the world. In which millions of people of the world were caught in the lap of death. But about 500 years ago there was a similar epidemic, due to which there was devastation. In this disease, people died while dancing.
In fact, in the year 1518, there was an epidemic in Strasbourg in Alsace, which is now France, about which you will be surprised. The epidemic of dance that came 500 years ago made many victims in France. About 400 people died due to this epidemic.
According to the report, this was the year 1518’s July. A young woman suddenly started dancing in France and while dancing she lost her senses. In another incident, a young woman named Frau Troffea suddenly started dancing and became so engrossed in dancing that she came dancing in the street outside the house. At that time neither any music nor any tune was playing nor any song.
Now people were surprised to see Frau Troffea dancing, after which her family reached there. Everyone was shocked to see the sight of people dancing like this. No one had any idea what to do and what was happening.
Frau Troffea’s family members also started dancing in a while. Now a huge crowd of people gathered there. It is said that suddenly many people started dancing and people started dying while dancing. In this way, more than 30 people died. Now after this incident, there was a stir in France, and people were shocked. People were going on dancing and dying.
The chain of dance and death did not stop
By the time it came to know about this, this incident spread like a sensation. There were reports of people dancing in many areas. People were going on dancing and dying. Neither the dance nor the chain of deaths was stopping. Seeing one, the other also started dancing and thus the process of dance and death started.
After this, the victims were admitted to the hospital. Even today many scientists are divided on whether people died due to dancing or not. The incident of this mysterious dance that happened at that time was named by the scientists as ‘Dancing Plague’. However, to date, the mystery of the mystery dance incident has not been revealed. Still, scientists are doing research about that event. Scientists have given different opinions about the dancing plague and deaths.
What does the research say?
According to one opinion, all this happened because of the consumption of mold or psycho-chemical products by those people. Let us tell you that ergotamine is the main psychoactive product of Ergot Fungi; This drug is structurally related to lysergic acid diethylamine (LSD-25) and is the substance to which LSD-25 was originally added. The same fungus has been mixed with another chemical, including in the ‘Salem Witch Trials’. This is also called abnormal behavior or hallucinations. But there is no concrete proof of this. It has also been described as a psychogenic movement disorder in mass hysteria or mass psychiatric illness, in which many people suddenly begin to behave in the same strange way.
Dancing Plague or Black Magic, what was it?
One day this spectacle of death stopped. In the eyes of the administration, it was a kind of plague, which took the lives of about 400 people. Historians named it the ‘Dancing Plague’. Till now no one knows what mystery the dancing plague started, and how did it end? After the incident, a lot of effort was made to find that first woman ‘Frau Troffea’, but no clue about her was found.