Weirdness in the News

I’m not altogether sure the story I’m about to relate isn’t a complete fraud, so consider yourselves warned–in fact I’m hoping it is, as a child was reported to have died.  Allegedly, somewhere west of Paris eleven people jumped from their apartment window in an attempt to escape what they believed to be the Devil.  The incident apparently took place in a small town west of Paris, according to the U.K.’s SKY news network.

Of course, it’s not weird enough that eleven people would leap from a second-story window, but they apparently mistook a naked man who lived in the apartment with them for the devil and stabbed him prior to leaping.  To quote directly from the story:

“Thirteen people were in an apartment on the second floor when, at around 3am, one of the occupants heard his child crying,” said Odile Faivre, the deputy prosecutor in Versailles.

The man in question, of African origin, who was completely naked, got up to feed his child, at which point the other occupants took him for the devil.

‘He was seriously wounded in the hand after being stabbed with a knife before he was thrown out of the apartment, via the door.’

The 30-year-old man then tried to force his way back into the room.”

I have a whole slew of questions for the participants that will probably never be answered.  They include, “How much druggage were ya’ll runnin’ up in there?” and “Why were thirteen of you living in an apartment together?”.

Just guess this goes to prove that reality is stranger than fiction.


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