A family who spent nine years on a farm “waiting for the end of time” have been discovered by police in the Netherlands after one of them turned up at a local pub, reports say.
A man of 58 and six young adults aged 18 to 25 were living at a farm in the province of Drenthe.
The family were found after the eldest of the children ordered beer at a bar in the nearby village of Ruinerwold.
He then told staff he needed help, broadcaster RTV Drenthe reported.
“We found six people living in a small space in the house which could be locked but wasn’t a basement,” police said in a statement late on Tuesday.
The older man has been arrested. According to the family, he is the father of the six children, say police. It was not clear whether they had been there voluntarily, police added. The eldest son was not there at the time, police told the BBC.
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