Mystery Illness Leaves Upstate N.Y. Teens With Twitches, Spasms And No Answers

Doctors Unsure Why The Lives Of Young People Have Changed For The Worse

LE ROY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — More than a dozen teens at a high school in upstate New York are suffering from a mystery illness that is leaving them susceptible to twitches and spasms.

Thera Sanchez started showing symptoms when she woke up from a nap.

“It’s very heartbreaking to me to be honest, knowing that right now I can’t do what I love,” she said.

Chelsey Dumars was stricken suddenly while in school.

“I couldn’t stop stuttering,” she said. “And then throughout the day, I got worse, and I started twitching and everything.”

The debilitating condition has completely changed the lives of many young people in the Genesee County town, reports CBS 2’s Maurice Dubois. Once vital, active teens have been left exhausted and in pain.

“I hate when it happens because my body is sore. Sometimes it gets me to the point where I want to cry from twitching so much,” Dumars said.

What’s worse for these teens is some of their diagnoses haven’t been clear.

“Last time I went to the neurologist, they said they’re not sure and they’ll keep looking into it, but besides that they haven’t told anyone anything,” Lydia Parker said.

Twelve of the cases have been confirmed as conversion disorder. Three new cases are suspected.

“Traditionally it’s some kind of stress or multiple stressors that provoke a physical reaction within the body. This is unconscious. It is not done purposefully,” Dr. Jennifer McVige said.

However, those who are suffering with the condition said it goes well beyond that.

“I don’t think this is in my head. I don’t think I can wake up from a nap and this can happen,” Sanchez said.

And their parents fear they may be running out of time.

“She does not have time for ‘I feel’ or guesswork or anything like that. She’s deteriorating,” said Melisa Phillips, Sanchez’ mother.

Health officials have ruled out several possible causes, including drugs, head trauma and environmental factors, but activist Erin Brockovich thinks the state was too quick to rule out environmental problems.

Some questions surround natural gas wells near the Le Roy Jr./Sr. High School, and possible toxic remnants from a 1970 train derailment.

“Whether it’s environmental or whatever’s going on, we have to find the answer,” said Dave Watson, Dumars’ father.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is also researching the disorder.

Please leave a comment below…

  • Michelle

    I think the likely hood that this has been caused by environmental factors should not be so easily dismissed. This malady has struck a group of young people in the same neighborhood and school. Since the symptoms are clustered further environmental investigation should take place.

  • Walter

    These cases have been showing up in different areas around the nation (Ohio, New York). At this time they appear to be all female. I wonder if all these young ladies have been given the GARDASIL “vaccines”.

  • Michelle

    Vic, the others are just jealous because the voices don’t talk to them.

  • David

    Barking mad nutters

  • Ragnar

    OK, pick any cell tower you want. Show me the equipment.

    • Vic Livingston

      Delta T phased array antenna form factor: Triangular base with multiple vertical antenna stanchions. That’s not to say that cellphone antennae do not, in some cases, share the same masts as this weapon system. This weapon system is the reason why so many “cell towers” are spaced so close together. The weapon system is indeed “cellular,” using multiple antennae to triangulate on targets in a manner similar to cellphone /GPS triangulation, but the equipment is separate and distinct from cellphone service equipment.

      • Russ

        Vic, it is obvious that you know little, or nothing about anternnas, or the rtadiation from them. Cell towerrs are spaced close because the powwer level of cell phones is so low and the distance they can cover is limited.

  • Jimmy da V

    They have been smoking “Spice” .

  • Billh

    could be demonic as we are in the last days we are seeing more and more strange things and it will get worse.

    • Jim

      Yes, the professionals do these girls a great disservice by not considering the spiritual angle. Demonic activity is on the rise — the devil knows his time is short!

  • Philip B Kirschner

    You can’t target specific individuals witj directed energy weapons. If this was the case, this would be everyone in the vicinity of the towers. The Military does use weapons like sound cannons, and microwaves to heat up skin, or to break up protestors and protect ships, as shown in whale wars when the sea sheapard took on Japanese whaling ships. Vic, beleive in what you are saying but directed energy towards an individuals is an engineering impossibility.

    • Vic Livingston

      My reply to this commenter, who is incorrect, will not post here, despite multiple attempts. It is apparent that a censorship regime has intercepted and blocked my comment, which repeats previously published information available at this link: Also be sure to see the latest COMMENTS to that article to read the material that’s been blocked from posting here.

  • 5kiddos

    Did they all have the Gardasil shot? Something to look into.

  • Beloved of YHWH

    They all need to look seriously at when their last immunization was in relation to their illness. Guardisil/HPV vaccine has been pulled in Australia due to these and other neurological side effects, as well as death.
    Please, Families, educate yourselves about the vaccines and work on detoxing your kids from toxic overload. The vaccines are full of toxins which can cause ugly neurological side effects! Parents and teens not yet vaccinated, please, Educate yourselves before you vaccinate!!!

  • Ronald F. Sharp

    Of course Erin Brockovich thinks they ruled out environmental factors too soon. Her legal goons were not in place yet.

  • Ziggy Supers

    Bet it’s Gardacil but we’ll never know unless there’s an open forum with the parents of all these poor kids. Please do this for the sake of all our children and their concerned parents.

    • Ziggy Supers

      Oops, “GardaSil”…darn

  • onemad

    Are they all girls? Have they all been vaccinated recently? Guardasil?

  • Mic

    How about the Gardasil vaccine? Anyone check to see if the girls all got the shot?
    Notice no boys are affected?

  • Steven Moshlak

    Sounds like a case of hormones, lack of sex anf the lack of consuming “mass quantities,” for Friday and Satuirday night parties.

  • Ben Fuct

    Environmental factors such as the chemtrails that are constantly being sprayed on us. It’s time to wake up and realize that we are under attack.

  • Kevin Stowell

    Just look like typical, knee-jerk Dems to me.

  • davec

    Sanchez face and body posture are what epilepsy looks like..

    I should know..

  • Eric P Turner

    sounds like they watched to much kk, jersy shore and teen mom to me.

  • davec

    I write Patents, Vic

    I reaqd the Patent, “high power” means MEGAWATTS.

    NO antenna on a cell tower can handle that much energy

    YOU, again , are a LIAR.

  • davec

    I reaqd the Patent, “high power” means MEGAWATTS.

    NO antenna on a cell tower can handle that much energy

    YOU, again , are a LIAR.

  • WilliamPenn

    It’s a plot by Reynolds Wrap to make everyone wear aluminum foil helmets. Got mine on, just in case; advise you do the same, Vic.

  • Bah


    Notice only women are affected. Notice they’re all the heavily painted, highly vain variety.

    You know the same thing happens when a girl gets raped. Other girls see the attention and sympathy they get, and get jealous, so they make up their own rape story.

  • Elsewhere

    It is all a Southern conspiricy to eliminate the brains of Northern females.

  • John Moser

    Clearly a witch cast a spell on them. Maybe it was Brockovich.

  • Jessy S.

    No. these symptoms are from eating too much Equal/Splenda and drinking too much diet soda.

  • joaomariogafanha

    Massive genocide worldwide and almost nobody notices it

  • Just Sayin

    Did they get a flu vaccine recently? Maybe they’re testing out the new H5N1 Super Virus they created.

  • Concerned

    I know a man who got similar symptoms from CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING from a defective furnace. He is severely debilitated, and it took forever to get a correct diagnosis. He made a video on youtube you can watch:

  • wildbill6996

    check and see if you have a SOUL fool….

  • Renee

    Get the girls to Cornelius, NC to The Center for Advanced Medicine and Clinical Research. They helped not only my niece who had the same sort type of symptoms but also my entire family. One family member with breast cancer is now cancer free after only 4 months of treatments that didn’t include chemo and radiation. Another was told to “get your affairs in order” and given a few months to live but is now walking around healthy where before they were confined to a wheelchair.

  • Dr. Axydent

    It appears to be the symptom of a nerve agent.

  • bo

    Ah! Sounds like an Alex Jones zombie! Prepare to tune your tinfoil hats! *Bleep Bloop Boo Bop*

  • starykozel

    Is Vic Livingston still with us or did they got him already? Vic – you should get some aluminum foil and wrap your head in it. This would be acting like a Faraday cage and prevent your brain from the electromagnetic waves. It is very effective. I would also recommend that you also wrap your testicles in that stuff as long as you working on your prevention. Let us know tomorrow if you feel better.Good luck.

  • John Proctor

    In Salem Village in 1692, Betty Parris, age 9, and her cousin Abigail Williams, age 11, the daughter and niece (respectively) of the Reverend Samuel Parris, began to have fits described as “beyond the power of Epileptic Fits or natural disease to effect” by John Hale, minister in nearby Beverly.[24] The girls screamed, threw things about the room, uttered strange sounds, crawled under furniture, and contorted themselves into peculiar positions, according to the eyewitness account of Rev. Deodat Lawson, a former minister in the town. The girls complained of being pinched and pricked with pins. A doctor, historically assumed to be William Griggs, could find no physical evidence of any ailment. Other young women in the village began to exhibit similar behaviors. When Lawson preached in the Salem Village meetinghouse, he was interrupted several times by outbursts of the afflicted.[25]
    The first three people accused and arrested for allegedly afflicting Betty Parris, Abigail Williams, 12-year-old Ann Putnam, Jr., and Elizabeth Hubbard were Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba. The accusation by Ann Putnam Jr. is seen by historians as evidence that a family feud may have been a major cause of the Witch Trials. Salem was the home of a vicious rivalry between the Putnam and Porter families. The people of Salem were all engaged in this rivalry. Salem citizens would often engage in heated debates that would escalate into full fledged fighting, based solely on their opinion regarding this feud.[26

    • starykozel

      The Salem incident was assigned to problems with grain stored in village bread baking house. The bread flour and grains were stored in cupboards that were analyzed in the late 1980s or so. Scientists found traces of ergot fungi that attacks rye grains. The females got infected when they were working in the storage room. The neurotropic activities of the ergot alkaloids may cause hallucinations and attendant irrational behaviour, convulsions, and even death. Other symptoms include strong uterine contractions, nausea, seizures, and unconsciousness. UTERINE CONTRACTIONS – maybe the Le Roy kids use something like this for sexual stimulation?

  • starykozel

    Vic Livingston I want to make sure my message reaches you – for your safety sake you should get some aluminum foil and wrap your head in it. This would be acting like a Faraday cage and prevent your brain from the electromagnetic waves. It is very effective. I would also recommend that you also wrap your testicles in that stuff as long as you working on your prevention. Let us know tomorrow if you feel better. Good luck.

    • daveca

      he should put a tight sealing plastic bad over his head, those waves can get in through the airway

      • FredT

        That’s an ignorant comment if I’ve ever read one. I don’t see how telling someone to put a plastic bag over his head is very fricking funny. If you don’t agree with someone go ahead and dispute what they say. You don’t have to be a jerk.

        • Geosota

          That’s right, Fred. Not funny leaving out underpants, with waistband knotted, over the plastic bag. The aluminum foil may protect Vic against electromags, but the chemtrails will still get him if the bag isn’t sealed.

  • Diogenes

    Is there a test to confirm “conversion disorder”? Is there a test to rule out “conversion disorder”?

    If the answer to both is “no”, then it seems as though “conversion disorder” is a label for “We have no idea, but our egos would never allow us to admit it.”

  • Andrew

    Time to call in an exorcist?

  • jamesa46

    Why don’t they check into the obvious first? There is a synthetic form of marijuana running rampant among teenagers in school and college called “K-2”, “Spice”, “Incense” etc. There are known side effects of extended use of this drug and this is one of them. It’s what Demi Moore flipped on a few days ago. Since it imitates the same kind of high one gets off of pot everyone assumes it’s harmless. It’s a hundred times more dangerous than pot.

    • Just Sayin

      Except pot isn’t dangerous. But we get what you’re sayin.

      • John Galt

        Not dangerous? How about when driving a car or operating machinery? How about the lung damage from tar and countless other substances when the smoke is inhaled? How about the paranoia that can sometimes occur in users. What about it affecting one’s decision making processes? It may not be the most dangerous substance but it is far from harmless.

  • mirreldo

    Fascism has arrived in America?

  • john
  • mirreldo

    North American Zionist institution….NAZI. Is there a Zionist, Socialist, Fascist movement taking place in the USA?

  • JerzeyBoy

    No doubt Vic is a Ron Paul voter.

    • Johnny

      I’m a Ron Paul voter, and I don’t think it is a government conspiracy. Socialism doesn’t need a conspiracy because most Americans like some socialism. That’s why we keep getting bailouts and more government programs. People get sick. There are not always good answers. We try to find out why. Sometimes answers are found. Sometimes not. That’s life. But blaming Ron Paul supporters? How about the Santorum supporters or the Newt supporters that see an Iranian plot to destroy the world at every airport in America? THAT’S a conspiracy theory, why not bash those guys?

      • FredT

        I agree…let’s leave Ron Paul out of this.

  • mirreldo

    North American Zionist institution….NAZI

  • Fidlin1

    It’s called METH, quit the conspiracies and take care of your community.

  • mirreldo

    Could she have gotten vaccinated by the illuminati doctors?

    • Jim Greaves

      May be one of those sub-cutaneous implants to track her whereabouts so her parents can keep attending cocaine and sex parties away from their duties.

  • Jim Greaves

    More likely the side effects of Ritalin and school-induced masturbation.

    • Jim Greaves

      They’ll all go blind next, with itchy palms and hairy knuckles.

  • Alain

    Sounds like side effects from vaccination. I am willing to bet my life savings that this high school was vaccinated for something recently……

  • Sue

    Reactions to some type of strep bacteria. St. Vitus chorea is nearly identical.

  • Maverick

    Dr. House would say the patients are lying. Perhaps they ingested the same drug and are afraid to admit it. I saw a program once that warned that certain Designer Drugs can cause neurological symptoms. Another possibility: Locally, here in my area a student put some LSD in her teacher’s coffee. Could this be some bullied student or someone with a grudge getting even by sneaking something into the girls’ food or drink? They need to do a timeline for each girl to see what they did in common prior to symptions appearing and log in everything they ate or drank.

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