Jerusalem Syndrome is a dangerous thing


American Tourist was arrested after having gone treasure hunting in Old City Cave

According to Live Science, around the time of Easter and Passover, a small percentage of visitors to Israel develop a reverence to Jerusalem and may become pathological — in other words, a visit to the city may trigger obsessive ideas, delusions or other psychotic experiences.

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He stayed in the Zedekiah’s Cave past closing and hid inside to evade security checks from this major tourist attraction. Even after being arrested, the 19-year-old American traveler could not explain why he was there, however, police suspect he was searching for mythical “treasures.” What seemed to be a awesome sleepover, turned into a legal issue.

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