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    Well now the plot thickens. Seems like there are major lies here. How can an able-bodied 25-yr-old man have a social media profile like that and then claim they're being held against their will? I'll still buy brain-washing being involved. Maybe developmental delays? Now I'm riveted.

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    Smells fishy to me rescued a father and his five adult children living at remote Dutch houseSeventh person, 58-year-old Austrian Josef B, who rented the house, arrested
    Police were alerted to the family after a 25-year-old man, revealed as Jan Zon van Dorsten, walked to a local bar and asked for help
    Jan has a Facebook profile that went silent in 2010 when it is thought his family moved to the house, and suddenly came back online in June this year
    Investigators say it is unclear whether family were being kept against their will

    PUBLISHED: 08:55 BST, 16 October 2019 | UPDATED: 15:57 BST, 16 October 2019

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    The first pictures have emerged of a 25-year-old man who saved his family from a life in isolation at a remote Dutch house while waiting 'for the end of times' after he walked to a nearby bar and asked for help.

    Police say Jan Zon van Dorsten had been living in a 'small, enclosed space' at a house in Ruinerwold, 60 miles north of Amsterdam, for the last nine years until he appeared at a bar in the town on Sunday, ordered five beers, and said he couldn't go home.

    That led officers to the remote homestead where they found Jan's four brothers and sisters, aged between 18 and 25, along with their father. The family has been taken to a safe location while a seventh person - Austrian Josef B, 58 - has been arrested.

    Investigators admit they are deeply puzzled by the case and are still working to answer key questions - such as whether the family were held against their will, and what exactly their relationship was with Josef B.

    The mystery is deepened further by the fact that Jan, the eldest son, had access to social media and had been active on Facebook since June this year.

    Jan Zon van Dorsten, 25, is the son who alerted Dutch police to the plight of his four brothers and sisters and their father, who were living in isolation at a remote house while apparently waiting 'for the end of times'
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    "apparently waiting 'for the end of times'"

    Given the world's current situation, perhaps they should have stayed down there.

    In a cellar. In a country where a large portion of the land is below sea level.
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