Re: Are the Belgians even stranger than us?
I was in various cities around Flanders in 1997 on a study visit.
The posters for the missing children were still everywhere. When I spoke about it with the local people in the group, they were furious that Dutroux had slipped through the system before his arrest.
His wife is a different case though.
There is a theory, and I think I've posted on it here before called folie a deux, where the insanity, or psychosis of one person is temporarily transferred to another. When the pair are seperated, the secondary sufferer's behaviour dissipates.
There was a suggestion that Myra Hindley suffered this syndrome.
"This isn't working,
My middle-brow f**ker"