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IN OMG! ON 17 Jul, 2015
Sleepwalking is a disorder and some times some people walk so far, they end up in some bizarre situation while still asleep. And then there are always some others who do things that go too far. Here are the 10 such people who did the craziest, thrilling things you can't even imagine - while they were asleep!
An Australian woman who's name isn't disclosed for security reasons had a strange habit of getting up in her in the middle of a sound sleep and have sex with total strangers. This went on for several months until one day her partner woke up and found her missing. She was later seen having sleep with someone else in her sleep. She has been cured of her habits now, though.
Kenneth Park, a 20-something Canadian person who suffered from insomnia after losing all his money and his job, has been the protagonist of perhaps one of the most fucked up incidents of sleepwalking (because when you are insomniac, you are never really asleep and never really awake). Park walked in his sleep, even drove a distance of 14-miles to reach his in-laws house and murdered his mother-in-law with whom he had good, healthy relations. The following year, he was found not guilty.
Yeah this might sound funny, but Timothy Brueggeman, a guy from Northern Wisconsin suffered from insomnia for several years. He once rammed his truck in a tree when he fell asleep while driving but was saved. On another incident in 2009, he was not so lucky when he walked out in blistering cold in his underwear and froze to death.
James Currens, who had been a sleepwalker for all his life, had an incident of his life when he was 77. He walked out of his house with a cane in his hand and walked right in the middle of a pond. Okay the pond wasn't a problem. Problem was when he saw that he was stuck in quicksand. The problem was added to, when he saw that he was surrounded by alligators. He used his cane to 'shoo' them away and cried for help. James was fortunately heard and kept from being torn to pieces.
Okay I get it that you don't like your bed, but climbing a damn crane is not how you protest against it. A man walking home at 2 a.m in England saw this girl curled up on the top of an inactive crane. He informed the emergency services and firemen rushed to the place to rescue her but were scared to wake her up fearing that the sudden realization after waking up would shock her and she may actually fall. The girl's parents were contacted and they called her. The ring of her mobile phone woke her up and she was then rescued.
Yes, that happened. In 2003, Edward Lowe, 83, was found dead in his garden. A neighbor saw Edward's body and informed the police about it. The police arrested Edward's son, Jules. Jules and Edward had been heavily drunk the previous night. Coupled with heavy drinking was a family history of sleepwalking which messed things up real bad and culminated in Jules killing his father while sleepwalking. Edward was found not guilty of murder.
Jan Luedecke was a sleepwalker for a long time. One day, after a session heavy drinking, he was asleep when a woman woke him up by pushing him on the floor from the sofa. This woman accused him of rape and Jan confessed that he didn't even know he was having sex with her until he saw himself wearing a condom in the bathroom later. The court was reluctant on accepting this fact and it took the testimonies of four of his ex-girlfriends who all said he had sex with them in sleep.
Lesley Cusack has been troubled with eating during her sleep. It may sound fine, but her food includes everything from washing powder to paint, apart from edible food. More dangerous is the fact that Lesley cooks while she is asleep. This is even a greater threat for the whole of her family because if she leaves the gas on or something, there are chances that she might blow up the house. Lesley is taking medical help to get rid of this habit of hers.
In September 1993, a 8-year-old Stuart Miller sleep-walked right outside the window of his flat on the fourth floor of a building and left him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The court argued that the fall was due to the mistake of the building's owner who didn't install childproof windows. After 7 years in the courts, Stuart was awarded $2m in damages.
Robert Ledru was a fine detective in the French police. While investigating the local beach for one particular murder of a person named Andre Monet, Ledru came to the conclusion that the murderer was missing the big toe on his right foot. This was shocking because Ledru himself had lost the big toe on his right foot. Ledru also recalled that his socks were wet that morning. He turned himself in the police who were not ready to accept that Ledru was the killer. An experiment was then conducted in the jail cell where Ledru was allowed to sleep with a gun in his vicinity while others watched on. Ledru sure did shoot the guards of the prison. It was then decided that Ledru was still not guilty because he did not do it on a purpose, however, to keep him from being a threat to the society, he was sent to live in exile on a farm for the rest of his life.
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