Many motorist driving on the 401 at night have reported the sighting of an dark figure. According to some, the man, as the build suggest a man, seems to be 6 feet tall, wear a ragged black oily trenchcoat and a large brim hat.
Most motoris have witness this man in isolated stretch of the 401 highway between Montreal and Hamilton. Those who stopped to offer assistance to the man or a lift, claim the vagabon looked at them and all they could see in the night was a twisted smile and gleaming red eyes as the man laughed maniacally.
One motoris testimony is even more troublesome. Indeed, John Diefenbacher was driving back home late saturday from a convention trip with his kids in Montreal when he saw 401 Stranger. M. Diefenbacher slow down to see if the man needed assistant when his children suddenly woke up in panic and started to talk in an odd gibberish language. He said his younger daughter seemed to be speaking in hebrew, and was repeatedly yelling the same words, “rua tesassit , schedim”, over and over while pointing at the dark figure. Concerned and a bit spooked, the father accelerated and drove past the man before contacting the provincial police.
Concerned the SQ (Quebec provincial police) sent a patrol cruiser but didn’t found the man. Quebec and Ontario’s police officers have since augmented their presence on the 401 but haven’t found the man despite a growing number of witness report.
According to Leeroy McAlister, a concordia linguistic and theology expert, ru’ah tezazit is likely the name the girl was yelling. According to the Talmud, a jew religion core document, this name refers to “demons of madness” while Shedim refers “devils” or “demons”. Questioned about the reason why the little girl yelled such words, Professor McAllister said that these words were by no means “secret” were sometimes used in gaming environnement by enthusiast storytellers. Moreover, he suggested that the kid likely heard these words during the Comic convention they attended earlier during the day.
This thesis was also the plausible explanation that Jared Finklestein, McMaster University Psychology and Neuroscience professor, suggested.
“Kids are very sensitive to stimulus and languages. These words might have simply been mentioned earlier and registered in their subconcious. They were likely dreaming, or having a nightmare when they woke up and the strangers presence fueled their imagination. Nothing abnormal here” said Finklestein.
This was Harold Calver,
for CBC news.