This 22-Year-Old Pretended To Be Dead To Survive The Paris Attack

Isobel Bowdery, a 22-year-old South African, says she lived through a nightmare few can imagine.

Bowdery says she was in the Bataclan Theater in Paris as terrorists stormed in and began shooting. She was there as over 80 people were shot and killed for no reason at all.

Bowdery is now sharing her harrowing story on Facebook.

In a post, Bowdery writes,

It was just a Friday night at a rock show. The atmosphere was so happy and everyone was dancing and smiling. and then when the men came through the front entrance and began the shooting, we naively believed it was all part of the show. It wasn't just a terrorist attack, it was a massacre.

Bowdery goes on to explain how she waited, for more than an hour, hiding under dead bodies, pretending to be dead and trying to hold her breath for as long as possible.

In her post, Bowdery adds,

The way they meticulously aimed at shot people around the standing area I was in the center of without any consideration for human life. It didn't feel real. I expected any moment for someone to say it was just a nightmare. But being a survivor of this horror lets me able to shed light on the heroes. To the man who reassured me and put his life on line to try and cover my brain whilst i whimpered, to the couple whose last words of love kept me believing the good in the world, to the police who succeeded in rescuing hundreds of people, to the complete strangers who picked me up from the road and consoled me during the 45 minutes I truly believed the boy I loved was dead, to the injured man who I had mistaken for him and then on my recognition that he was not Amaury, held me and told me everything was going to be fine despite being all alone and scared himself, to the woman who opened her doors to the survivors, to the friend who offered me shelter and went out to buy new clothes so I wouldn't have to wear this blood stained top, to all of you who have sent caring messages of support - you make me believe this world has the potential to be better.

Read her entire post in every detail below:

you never think it will happen to you. It was just a friday night at a rock show. the atmosphere was so happy and... Posted by Isobel Bowdery on Saturday, November 14, 2015