- A bizarre video of the ceremony has been circulating online for days
- It shows individuals gathering in a main square at the physics lab
- The video, at one point, includes a staged ‘stabbing’ of a woman
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has launched an investigation into a video filmed at night on its Geneva campus depicting a mock ritual human sacrifice, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The bizarre video which has circulated online for days shows several individuals in black cloaks gathering in a main square at Europe’s top physics lab, in what appears to be a re-enactment of an occult ceremony.
The video includes the staged ‘stabbing’ of a woman.
These scenes were filmed on our premises, but without official permission or knowledge,’ a CERN spokeswoman told AFP in an email.
‘CERN does not condone this type of spoof, which can give rise to misunderstandings about the scientific nature of our work,’ she added.
The ‘investigation’ under way was an ‘internal matter’, she said.