An unknown father and his six kids have lived in a basement under an isolated farm on the Buitenhuizerweg near Ruinerwold, in Drenthe. They were waiting for the ‘end of time’, according to RTV Drenthe. The report reveals that the kids didn’t know that there were more people living on this earth.
Translation by Matthijs van Houten and Thomas Ansell
The eldest son, a 25-year-old man, disappeared from the farm yesterday and reported to a pub in Ruinerwold, a source reports.The man was completely confused, after which the police were called.
Stairs behind the cupboard
At the farm the police discovered a staircase to the basement behind a cupboard in the living room. They found the father and the five other children. The father appeared to have had a cerebral infarction a few years ago and was in bed.
The family, the children of which are between the ages of sixteen and 25, lived fully self-sufficiently. They didn’t have any contact with others in the outside world, and they kept themselves alive with a vegetable garden and a goat. The neighbors did not know the family, and thought that only one man lived on the farm.
Alone in the world
The police took the family out of their home and put them in a recreational park, while the home was checked for fire safety. The children would have no idea that there were other people in the world. It is not known where the mother is, but it is possible that she is ‘buried’ on the site.
The police searched the whole evening on the site and it was closed last night. Police spokesman Ramona Venema confirmed that the family was found in the farm. According to Venema, the police are still full of questions and are continuing to investigate.