Man in flight disturbance case was hallucinating butterfly
A Turkish man pleaded guilty Tuesday to interfering with a flight crew and blamed his inflight behavior that prompted fighter jets to escort the plane to its Honolulu destination on hallucinating that he was chasing a butterfly. A butterfly suddenly came out of the pocket of the seat in front of him, Anil Uskanli said in a Honolulu federal court Tuesday in describing what he did during the May 19 American Airlines flight from Los Angeles. "The butterfly went crazy ... flew into the toilet," he said. "I followed it. I tried to kill it by punching it." Uskanli, 25, said he now realizes that he was ill and hallucinating. To flight crew and passengers, Uskanli's behavior was concerning, including when he walked to the front of the plane with a blanket wrapped around his head and carrying a laptop crew members feared contained explosives, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Brady said. Source
Flying over 29,050ft in the habitat of demons you're gonna get harassed by demons. Here read from St Thomas on demons harassing men:
The wicked angels assail men in two ways:
Firstly by instigating them to sin; and thus they are not sent by God to assail us, but are sometimes permitted to do so according to God's just judgments. But sometimes their assault is a punishment to man: and thus they are sent by God; as the lying spirit was sent to punish Achab, King of Israel, as is related in 1 Kings 22:20. For punishment is referred to God as its first author. Nevertheless the demons who are sent to punish, do so with an intention other than that for which they are sent; for they punish from hatred or envy; whereas they are sent by God on account of His justice.
Article 4. Whether demons can lead men astray:
Firstly, from within; in this way a demon can work on man's imagination and even on his corporeal senses, so that something seems otherwise that it is, as explained above (I:111:4). It is said indeed that this can be done sometimes by the power of certain bodies.
Secondly, from without: for just as he can from the air form a body of any form and shape, and assume it so as to appear in it visibly: so, in the same way he can clothe any corporeal thing with any corporeal form, so as to appear therein. This is what Augustine says (De Civ. Dei xviii, 18): "Man's imagination, which whether thinking or dreaming, takes the forms of an innumerable number of things, appears to other men's senses, as it were embodied in the semblance of some animal." This not to be understood as though the imagination itself or the images formed therein were identified with that which appears embodied to the senses of another man: but that the demon, who forms an image in a man's imagination, can offer the same picture to another man's senses.
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