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Man Featured in 'Humans of New York' Moves to NYC to Escape Demonic Roommate

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"

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    Man Featured in 'Humans of New York' Moves to NYC to Escape Demonic Roommate
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    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.

     
     
     
     
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    “I wouldn’t be here if my roommate hadn’t been possessed by a demon. It all started one night when our upstairs neighbor tried to commit suicide by cutting open his chest. I knew then something dark was going on. But my roommate seemed fine. He was a volunteer firefighter. I lived with him for six years. No problems. Then one night he comes home with a new tattoo. It was a picture of the devil having sex with a gagged girl. He’s like: ‘Isn’t this cool?’ And I’m like: ‘No, man. That’s not cool.’ Then at 4:30 the next morning I woke up to screaming. I ran out of my bedroom and found him thrashing around in the kitchen. He was slamming into cupboards and knocking over dishes. The whole time he’s screaming: ‘He’s mine! He’s mine!’ I knew he owned a gun so I locked myself in the bedroom. The next morning he didn't remember a thing, but I wasn’t taking any chances. I moved out that day. It felt like a good time to finally move to New York and follow my dreams.”

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    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.

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