Last Supper at the Hilton Hotel
One summer afternoon
in 1992, as the chefs of the Hilton Hotel were preparing dinner as usual,
a guest suddenly walked into the kitchen.
At first they took no notice, as it was not unusual for curious tourists
to wander in to watch them work. Then something strange happened: the
man, a member of a German touring party, asked all of the staff to leave
The chef politely but firmly asked the man to go back to his room, which
provoked an unexpected reaction: the man flew into a rage and began to
throw pots and pans across the kitchen, while shouting that he had to
prepare the last supper for his group.
The chef was unable to restrain the bizarre guest and he had to call for
help. Eight police officers had a most difficult time controlling the
man and taking him away . They later discovered that the man had announced
to his group his intention to prepare a dinner.
No one had understood
he meant the Last Supper, in the true sense of the word, because he was
expecting the Second Coming of the Messiah.
The German tourist was yet another victim of the Jerusalem Syndrome. The
man was hospitalized for a short time and then sent home.