Some behaviors are just too difficult to comprehend. No matter how many horrible things I witness, something always worst comes along that dwarfs everything else i’ve seen up until that point. I guess that after having seen so much of what human beings are capable of, I shouldn’t be surprised by any of these actions, but I still am.
A man ate his newborn son in front of dozens of people in the province of Tabubil, Papua New Guinea. After the police arrived he claimed he was in a state of shock. No shit.
Now, rumors vary. Some say the man was part of a religious cult, others say he was suffering from depression, and then others, like me, say he was simply nuts. Short of a handful of brain cells. And there are a whole lot of people worldwide with the same, or worst, lack of brain matter as him.
Not surprising for the fact he is from a country where not more than 50 years ago Cannibalism was still widely practiced. It was common in many tribes of New Guinea for the relatives of the diceased to eat the body parts of dead family members in an attempt to preserve their spirit within them. Women had this peculiar practice where they would wear certain body parts, such as feet or hands, of their husbands as a necklace. Many bizarre things happen in New Guinea. Not to mention the infamous shrunken heads.