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Police Called On Yoga Class That Was Mistaken For A ‘Mass Killing’
September 9, 2023
Imagine trying to find your zen during yoga class and police entering because a report was called in of a “mass killing.” That will quickly change the relaxing vibe! That’s exactly what happened to a recent yoga class in England when someone thought everyone lying on the floor was a sign of a mass murder.
The bizarre incident took place at the North Sea Observatory’s Seascape Cafe in Chapel St. Leonards, Lincolnshire on Wednesday night when a group of people were just trying to relax and stretch out any stress.
The Cafe Took To Social Media To Explain The Evening’s Misfortune
The cafe shared information about the incident on their Facebook page on Thursday.
“So last night….If any one heard the mass of police sirens in Chapel St Leonard’s at 9:30pm last night then please be reassured….They were on their way to the Observatory after someone had reported a mass killing in our building. Having seen several people laying on the floor….Which actually turned out to be the Yoga Class in meditation ,” the Facebook caption began.
“Thank you to Lincolnshire Police for their prompt response. I can’t imagine for one moment what would have being going through their minds on the way.”
They concluded their caption to remind the general public that the Observatory often hosts yoga classes in the evening and that they “are not part of any mad cult or crazy clubs.”
Facebook Users Shared Jokes About The Wild Incident Heard Round The World
Unity Yoga, who held the class mistaken for a murder scene, dropped into the comment section to add, “Can confirm everyone is safe and we all enjoyed a wonderful evening of meditation and yoga. My heart goes out to the people who thought I was a murderer but I can assure you I just hold space for deep relaxation.”
Many others took to the comments to leave some jokes about the situation.
“Hilarious! As if… Well done Millie that’s the most original way to make the headlines!” one person wrote. Another added, “Shavasana is after all; corpse pose.’”
Another person explained, “Apparently someone saw bodies on the floor and someone walking amongst them holding a candle .”
Another Facebook user pointed out, “Wow that is good yoga….they must have all looked exceptionally relaxed!”
One person shared that the yoga class made international news and another joked that you “couldn’t make this up.”
Lincolnshire Police confirmed to Sky News that they received a call at 8:56 p.m. “with good intentions.” A spokesperson said, “A call was made following concerns for the occupants of the Nort Sea Observatory at Chapel St. Leonards. Officers attended, we’re happy to report everyone was safe and well.”
The Yoga Instructor Spoke About The Police Storming Her Class
Millie Laws, the 22-year-old yoga instructor, further explained the situation to BBC News. She was teaching seven students inside the building when she saw two people looking into the windows during the Shavasana, or relaxation part of the class.
“They’re (students) laying down with blankets over them, their eyes are closed. It’s very dark in there. I just had candles and little tea lights lit the whole room, and I was just walking around playing my drum. I had a nice floaty top on with large bell sleeves,” she explained. “A couple with some dogs just came up to the window and were having a look in, but they walked off really quickly and I didn’t think anything of it.”
That’s when the evening took a crazy turn for the instructor and her relaxed students.
“I didn’t know until after we left that these people phoned in saying that there was a mass murderer; they were wearing a robe and they were walking over all of the people, and it looked like some kind of ritual, and that the people on the floor were actually dead,” she continued. “I guess from the outside view it could look like that, because they’re all really still, very nice and relaxed. I’m sure their imagination was running wild with what was going on.”
After the situation unfolded, Laws said, “it’s a bit surreal and funny.”
“I feel really bad for whoever the person was who (phoned police) that would, of course, have been terrifying. So I do feel for them,” she said. “But at the same time you’ve got to see the lighter side of it.”