Taken For Life

My name is lewys and about a year ago i was kidnapped in Aspen while on Holiday. It was the christmas period and i think i was the 27th of December. We had had a long and hard day of skying and had come back to the cabin at about 9pm. We all had a quick snack and then went up to bed. I was tired so i went to bed. I climbed into bed and finally dosed a bit. Then a hand clamped over my mouth and i quickly opened my eyes. I saw a shortish white man dressed all in black. He told me if i screamed he would murder my brother. My parents were fast asleep on the 3rd level so they never would have heared me. He released his hand. Just then my brother who is 4 woke up. The man quickly pulled a cloth from a bag. He held it over my brothers mouth. He was knocked out. Then the man told me to get dressed. After i did he tied me up and also gagged me using tape. He then put a bag over my head. He then threw me over his shoulder and took me downstairs and put me in the trunk of his car. We drove for hours and into day light as i could see slight light from the sun through the bag. After what seems like a day it stopped. I felt the man pick me up. He then took the bag off of my head. As i looked around i was in a small damp room with a bed in the corner. There was also 2 other men in the room. One of the other two came over and hit me on the head very hard. I felt blood pouring from my skull. Then the other came over and tried to get him to stop. The two men left and the man who kidnapped me ripped some cloth and tried the blood off my head. He then bandgaed it up. Then he left. When the came back the man who kidnapped me had a camera. He put it in record and he recorded himself beating me. He then left. When he came back he told me he had sent it to my mothers phone. He then told me that he was holding me ransom for 10 million dollars. My parents would never get that sort of money. My mom worked as a nurse and my dad was a pilot for British Airways. I was starting to panic. He then left. Later that day i heared a lot of traffic apear outside. I heared people entering upstairs. They were shouting hit the ground. Then the door was kicked open and about 9 or 10 swat team appeared. A tall black man untied me and asked if i was ok. I faited. I woke up in a hospital bed. I asked where i was and i was told i was in a hospital in new milford, connecticuit. I was told after i faited i had a heart attack. I was in hospital. I had 3 broken ribs, a cracked skull and two broken wrists. I under 2 operations. One to fix my skull the other to rebuild my wrists. All in all i had travled 1700 miles. I had been held hostage for 23 days.
lewlew1999 lewlew1999
13-15, M
6 Responses May 6, 2012

Jeeeezzzzz are you okay

omg..that was insane..

I don't understand.You were kidnapped for 10mill. Why'd they choose you if you're family wasn't any ritcher than a normal one?

My God! Some people really sicken me! You were fortunate you weren't raped and that they found you when they did.<br />
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I was also kidnapped when I was four. I have no memory but I was sexually abused by two men for about three days before the police rescued me.<br />
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I suffered most of my life with horrible nightmares! Even though that was a horrible thing to happen I am a survivor! Sounds like you are too because you can open up and talk about it. It wasn't allowed to be mentioned in our house so I didn't find out until I was in my 20's! I was mad about that.<br />
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You hang in there, you hear? You'll make it through this and you'll be a stronger person for it.<br />
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You could use this to help other kids who survive kidnapping, abuse and many other horrific things. And you know what? Everytime you help someone else you continue to help yourself deal with and live with this.<br />
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You're a strong person and even though there may be anger, tears, guilt and ALL kinds of feelings, let them happen (as long as they hurt no one else) let them out! Don't bottle them up inside it will ruin your life. Your better than that!

My God! Some people really sicken me! You were fortunate you weren't raped and that they found you when they did.<br />
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I was also kidnapped when I was four. I have no memory but I was sexually abused by two men for about three days before the police rescued me.<br />
<br />
I suffered most of my life with horrible nightmares! Even though that was a horrible thing to happen I am a survivor! Sounds like you are too because you can open up and talk about it. It wasn't allowed to be mentioned in our house so I didn't find out until I was in my 20's! I was mad about that.<br />
<br />
You hang in there, you hear? You'll make it through this and you'll be a stronger person for it.<br />
<br />
You could use this to help other kids who survive kidnapping, abuse and many other horrific things. And you know what? Everytime you help someone else you continue to help yourself deal with and live with this.<br />
<br />
You're a strong person and even though there may be anger, tears, guilt and ALL kinds of feelings, let them happen (as long as they hurt no one else) let them out! Don't bottle them up inside it will ruin your life. Your better than that!

I hope your okay because those kidnappers had no right to kidnap and beaten you for ransom.