Family Lost In Suburbs

The Onion humorously reports on a family of five that was found alive in the Chicago suburbs after eight years.

August 25, 2001, 11:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


"The Holsapple family, long feared missing or spiritually dead, was found alive in the Chicago suburbs Monday, somehow managing to survive in the hostile environment for more than eight years. Rescuers discovered the five-person clan after a survey plane spotted a crude signal fire the family had created in a barbecue grill... Green feared that the family was not ready to rejoin urban life after having received little or no cultural stimuli in the suburbs for nearly a decade."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Saturday, August 25, 2001 in The Onion

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