What to Know
On Wednesday, April 5, Brandon Stanton posted the story below on @humansofny
The featured person starts his story saying that he "wouldn’t be here if [his] roommate hadn’t been possessed by a demon"
Most readers were stunned by disturbing turn of events
A man featured in a "Humans of New York" Instagram post moved to New York City to escape a roommate who was a victim of demonic possession, he says.
Brandon Stanton, who runs the popular @humansofny page featuring stories about New Yorkers, posted the interview with the man, which has since been removed from Instagram.
The man featured in the post starts his story saying that he "wouldn’t be here if [his] roommate hadn’t been possessed by a demon."
He ultimately leaves the roommate and their apartment altogether, to go to New York City to pursue his dreams.
Judging by the reactions of readers on Twitter, many seem to have read the post as metaphorical at first.
Most readers were stunned by the disturbing turn of events.
While some found the post thoroughly amusing, others had concerns for the roommate's well-being.
At the very least, most found it shocking and wanted to know more about the roommate, since they felt the story was incomplete.