There’s a reason I don’t watch horror movies – that crap gives me nightmares.
There is nothing fun or pleasant about watching a possessed doll slowly kill-off a suburban family, or a creepy arse clown torment a group of young kids.
Nope, no, never, NO THANK YOU.
But one thing is worse than horror movies – real life horrors.
If I close my eyes and whisper “it’s not real” enough times after watching a movie, I can get some sleep. But you can’t do that with, well, reality.
The latest in real life things that keep me up at night: this story about an adopted 6-year-old girl who turned out to be a 22-year-old with dwarfism.
Kristine Barnett and her ex-husband Michael Barnett adopted Ukrainian-born Natalia Grace and loved her as their own child.
“I always wanted to have a larger family and I had very severe complications in my pregnancies and was unable to have more children,’ Kristine explained to the Daily Mail.
“I also at that time had a very privileged life. I felt that if I had the ability to help another person in the world then I wanted to do it.”
But over the next year, Kristine said Natalia’s behaviour went from odd to straight-up disturbing.
“She would make statements and draw pictures saying she wanted to kill family members, roll them up in a blanket and put them in the backyard,” Kristine told the publication.
Again I say, nope, no, never, NO THANK YOU.
This story has all the elements of a horror movie: an unsuspecting Christian couple adopts a cute little girl from the Ukraine only to discover she is an adult sociopath masquerading as a child.
Actually, it is a horror movie – it follows the exact plot of the 2009 movie Orphan in which a couple adopt a ‘little girl’ who tries to murder her family when it’s revealed she is actually 33.
In 2012, Marion County Superior Court in Indianapolis determined that Natalia (AKA real life Orphan horror movie girl/woman) was born in 1989, rather than 2003 as stated on her Ukrainian birth certificate.
Later that year, Kristine and Michael abandoned their ‘daughter’ and fled to Canada. They have since been arrested on child abandonment charges and released on bail – probably because the police department realised that them fleeing was a perfectly normal thing to do given their circumstance.
If I found out my child was a 20-something-year-old with murderous tendencies I wouldn’t hang around either.