Victims Who Fell In Love With Their Kidnappers

Victims Who Fell In Love With Their Kidnappers

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Do you think you could ever like someone who captured you against your will? We’re pretty sure your answers is no. Most kidnapping victims would probably give the same answer before they got kidnapped. But, as it turns out, it’s not always up to you.
Stockholm Syndrome is a real psychological phenomenon. It’s defined as feelings of trust or affection felt in many cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim towards a captor. This weird psychological phenomenon got its name from a hostage situation that took place during an armed bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden.

Stockholm Syndrome is a real psychological phenomenon. It’s defined as feelings of trust or affection felt in many cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim towards a captor. This weird psychological phenomenon got its name from a hostage situation that took place during an armed bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden.

Here’s what happened:
In 1973 two criminals tried to rob a bank in Stockholm. When they realised that the police had them surrounded, they decided to keep 4 people as hostages. The negotiations with police lasted 6 days, and therefore the 4 hostages were kept in the bank with their criminal captors for 6 days. After the hostages were released, two of them took the side of the criminals. One of the girls even got engaged with one of the criminals. What’s even stranger is that this wasn’t the only case of such unusual and illogical behavior.
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