Have you ever experienced a moment when you regretted saying something because it actually ended up being true? It feels like we gave that idea to the devil to ruin our day, right?
Well, this is what precisely happened with this 66-year-old Russain man. Seems like Alexander Korneyev jokingly spelt out the idea of his death. Well, lo and behold, it occurred sooner than expected.
Korneyev was eaten by a brown bear hours after jokingly telling his wife he would be consumed by one.
According to reports, the retired railway construction worker had earlier called his wife, who was staying at the couple’s other home in a nearby town.
He told her,” I’m going to pick mushrooms. If I don’t call you again by 10 am, it means I’ve been eaten by a bear.”
The news of his death hit hours after he jokingly warned his wife about his death.
Korneyev tried to put up a desperate fight against the animal with his penknife but his efforts went in vain. His mauled body was found by local railway workers on a dirt track near the village.
Furthermore, villagers, who later tracked and killed the bear, even found Korneyev’s flesh inside the animal’s stomach as well.
Head of the local village council Sergey Ryabov said, “It was a joke but he evoked evil with his words. There was blood everywhere. His penknife was broken in half, and there were signs of a fight. His body was lying face down. There was no single untouched spot. The bear ate the man.” Ryabov added that Alexander loved picking mushrooms. He also had a favourite spot just a short distance from the village.
Reportedly, people in Siberia and the Far East of Russia have noticed a surge in numbers of migratory bears who have migrated to nearby areas due to raging wildfires and a shortage of natural food for the animals.
The unfortunate incident can be a coincidence, but it definitely tells us that we must think before we speak.
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