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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:45 AM

Dutch family 'waiting for end of time' discovered in basement

A family who spent nine years in a basement "waiting for the end of time" have been discovered by police in the Netherlands after one of them turned up at a local pub, reports say.

A man, 58, and six adults - aged 18 to 25 - were living at a farm in the northern province of Drenthe.

They were found after one of the six ordered beer at a bar in the nearby village of Ruinerwold.
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Officers visited the remote farmhouse and carried out a search. They discovered a hidden staircase behind a cupboard in the living room that led down to a basement room where the family were housed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50054044

Not clear if they'd had 9 years' worth of supplies, or were working the farm.

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muriel_volestrangler Oct 2019 OP
CatMor Oct 2019 #1
PoliticAverse Oct 2019 #2
KT2000 Oct 2019 #4
Drum Oct 2019 #7
NRaleighLiberal Oct 2019 #3
Karadeniz Oct 2019 #5
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2019 #6

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:53 AM

1. "End of Time" is sure a long time coming.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:03 PM

2. "Blast from the Past"...


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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:55 PM

4. fun movie

especially if you lived through the "bomb shelter in the house" times.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 11:06 AM

7. That was such a charming movie! n/t

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:26 PM

3. some day they will be right ... but they won't be here for it!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:03 PM

5. What good might they have done if they hadn't been hamstrung by fear? Poor things.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 01:44 PM

6. Dutch farm mystery: Man suspected of holding family against will

The son, identified locally as Jan, was not at the farm near the village of Ruinerwold at the time of the search. Police found his five grown-up siblings and a man they told officers was their father.

Police have not yet confirmed that man's age or identity and have told the BBC it is a question they are trying to solve.

Another man, reportedly Austrian national Josef B, was also at the farm and arrested. Although he rents the property, police do not know his connection to the family.

Dutch prosecutors said the suspect was believed to have been involved in "illegal deprivation of liberty and harming the health of others".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50071086

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