In May 1987, sometime after two o’clock on a Sunday night, 23-year-old Kenneth James Parks left his home in the suburbs of Toronto, started the car and covered 14 miles to the house of his wife’s parents.
He got out of the car, took a tire iron out of the trunk and opened the door with the key given to him. Once inside, he strangled his father-in-law, Dennis Woods, and beat his mother-in-law, Barbara Ann Woods, before stabbing the woman to death with her own kitchen knife.
Parks got back in the car, drove to the nearest police station, and stated, “I think I killed someone.”
All this time the young man was sleeping, and therefore could not be held responsible for his actions. During the trial, held in 1988, the jury reached just such a decision after nine hours of deliberation.
The prosecution considered this ridiculous and appealed the outcome of the case, but in 1992 the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the original decision.
Even the sleep specialist who was brought in as a consultant was initially skeptical about such a case of sleepwalking, because the person performed a whole series of rather complex actions. Imagine passing three traffic lights without incident, passing a stretch of freeway, etc.
Most somnambulists end up hurting themselves or those sleeping next to them, not people tens of miles away. However, upon closer inspection, it turned out that the man was really asleep …
According to the readings of the laboratory instruments, Parks was characterized by an unusually deep sleep.
Even as a child, he often talked in his sleep, sometimes walked, and until the age of 11–12 he constantly woke up in a wet bed. (A 1974 study of 50 adults who indulged in violent behavior while sleeping found that many of them also peed the bed and walked without waking as children.)
One night, one of Parkes’ brothers grabbed him by the leg at the last moment as he was about to exit through the window. Similar symptoms occurred in his relatives in three generations.
Sleepwalking is fairly common in children – about 15% experience somnambulism in one way or another, but this usually does not lead to attacks on others. Typically, children go back to bed without incident and simply outgrow their problem afterwards.
Adults sleepwalk much less often. However, unlike children, they are more prone to hostile and aggressive behavior when others try to wake them up, which has been documented in a number of studies.
True, some details from the life of Parks do not put him in the best light. Almost a year before the attack, he became addicted to gambling, which did not reflect well on his marriage. He ended up stealing $30,000 from his job to cover his debts. Two months before the attack, the wrongdoing came to light and Parks was fired.
He refrained from playing for several weeks, after which he started again and forged his wife’s signature twice to get money.
But three days before the attack, he attended a Gamblers Anonymous meeting for the first time and decided to make amends with his wife’s parents, with whom he was apparently quite close. Parks even lost sleep because he was preparing for the upcoming conversation.
Psychiatrists and other specialists found no evidence of brain disease or psychosis in Parks. He himself was shocked by what he had done.
A brain wave survey showed that he naturally cycles through sleep phases more frequently than most people. He also experienced no physical pain during the attack, despite tearing several tendons that required surgery. Parks came to his senses only at the police station.
The doctors had no choice but to admit that sleepwalking was to blame. Indeed, since then there have been studies that support the hypothesis that the brain does not fall asleep all at once.
In a small number of people, the synchronization of the process of falling asleep between different parts of the brain is so disrupted that there is complete disorganization: people can talk, walk, drive a car, and even cook food, without understanding what is happening.
Apparently, Parks went to his wife’s parents, because the part of the brain that planned this trip was not sleeping. But why did he attack? Even the prosecutor’s office could not answer this question – there was no benefit to Parks from this.
According to experts, at that moment it did not seem to the poor fellow that he was killing someone in his sleep. The kind of sleepwalking that Parks suffered happens during a certain stage of sleep, when dreams are rare and mostly consist of fragmentary images.
Also, the part of the brain that tells us what to do in a given situation (the prefrontal cortex) is inactive during this phase of sleep.
Most likely, Dennis Woods found his son-in-law wandering around the house sleeping and tried to wake Parks. He took it as if his life was in danger. Unfortunately, the part of his brain that could tell him what was really going on had been too exhausted by last night’s insomnia and debt worries.
Hillary Clinton Claims Global Warming Is Killing 500,000 People Per Year
Speaking at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference in the
United Arab Emirates over the weekend, Hillary Clinton engaged in some
more climate change fearmongering.
She said extreme heat, due to global warming, kills 500,000 people
per year and that the majority of the victims are “women and girls.”
Without data to back her allegations, Clinton claimed: “We’re seeing and
beginning to pay attention and to count and record the deaths that are
related to climate and by far the biggest killer is extreme heat”
InfoWars reports: That’s right, she “knows” based on estimates that they “probably could” measure the number of deaths.
Clinton continued, “Even in Europe last summer, which has the ability to count and figure out what happened, they recorded 61,000 deaths because of the heat in Europe. We don’t have that kind of number yet from Africa, Asia, Latin America, but we know and estimate that we probably could measure about 500,000 deaths. And, the majority of those are women and girls, and particularly pregnant women.”
The failed presidential candidate’s comment is debatable at best and more than likely a flat-out lie.
A 2021 peer-reviewed study in the Lancet found deaths during cold weather were much more common than heat-related deaths throughout Australia for nearly two decades.
In 2022, the Lancet published another study finding cold weather deaths in England and Wales from 2000 to 2019 were astronomically higher than hot weather deaths.
“Each year in England and Wales, there were on average nearly 800 excess deaths associated with heat and over 60,500 associated with cold between 2000 and 2019,” The Lancet Planetary Health study stated.
GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy also recently posted about cold weather killing more people than heat, calling the claim, “An inconvenient TRUTH for the Climate Cult.”
More and more people are waking up to the globalist climate scam being used to roll out a dystopian technocracy enslaving humanity while the elite live in luxury.
Private Jets Headed To Global Warming Conference “Literally Frozen On Runway”
world leaders spoke at a ‘global warming’ conference in Dubai, located
in the heart of the Arabian Desert, discussing the usual: banning gas
stoves, cow farts, and petrol-powered vehicles, a powerful snowstorm
grounded all flights at Munich Airport in Germany.
in Munich on the way to Dubai global warming conference are literally
frozen on the runway, which has turned into a glacier,” said Ryan Maue, a
meteorologist and former NOAA chief scientist.
jets in Munich on the way to Dubai global warming conference are
literally frozen on the runway, which has turned into a glacier. https://t.co/Q2s9J5cLkE
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) December 2, 2023
All flights have been canceled at Munich Airport.
Munich Airport traffic usually looks like on a Saturday afternoon
compared to today as the airport has closed due to heavy snowfall. MUC
is expected to reopen tomorrow at 0500 UTC.
Nearly 600 flights at MUC canceled today. pic.twitter.com/1sVaeqSiWr
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 2, 2023
If not in years, Munich might have received the most significant snowfall on record.
With 44 cm left on the ground this morning, Munich, Germany has officially experienced its biggest December snowstorm on record.
— Nahel Belgherze (@WxNB_) December 2, 2023
Another inconvenient truth…
Europe hasn’t seen a snow cover like this since 2010—60% is blanketed in white! ❄️ pic.twitter.com/zuDB1GfkxM
— Xavi Ruiz (@xruiztru) December 1, 2023
world leaders actually believed in global warming, they would’ve not
flown private jets to the desert. Furthermore, having a global warming
conference in an area where it snows is just bad optics for these
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