This apparently terrifying note turned out to be something quite different
A 35-year-old woman posted her worrying problem on Reddit, hoping someone could shed light on some mystifying notes written by her boyfriend.
This is a screenshot of her post.
It’s not that easy to read, so here’s a transcript.
“I’m [35F] am scared that my boyfriend of 1 year [M41] is going to do something terrible to my family
I’ve raised my 7 year old son as a single mother. But last year, I started dating and met my current boyfriend.
He’s perfect and is great with kids and we’ve even been flirting with the possibility of marriage recently.
That was until last week, I discovered some disturbing writing by his desk. I don’t know what it means and I’m getting really paranoid. I stole it from his desk. It says:
“Kill the KID
d4 Nf6 g6 Nc3 Bg7 e4 d6 Nf3 0-0 Be2 e5” I have no idea what these numbers/letters mean and I’m really worried about the title that says “Kill the KID”.
I’ve got a really overactive imagination, but I’m wondering if those numbers/letters are co-ordinates ofprevious children he’s killed or something sick like that.
I don’t know. Please just tell me I’m paranoid. I really like him and don’t know why he would write this.
tl;dr boyfriend has weird writing about killing what I assume is my kid”
You can see how worried she was. Luckily, she got an answer that must surely have set her mind at rest.
“Kill the KID is a chess book. KID stands for the kIng’s Indian Defense. The “co-ordinates” are chess notation.
The dude isn’t planning on killing your kids lmao”
Reporter Libby Hill shared the exchange on Twitter.
that de-escalated quickly pic.twitter.com/G6jzYu6bz4
— Libby Hill (@midwestspitfire) August 6, 2018
People couldn’t quite believe what they were reading.
Most amazing thing I’ve ever seen https://t.co/8uK0WUDB0v
— greg shahade (@GregShahade) August 6, 2018
This is amazing. Talk about anti-climactic surprise!
— Sarah hates summer. (@whtabtpineapple) August 6, 2018
Miss, I'm sorry to tell you. Your boyfriend… "plays chess". Based on the evidence we've found, he's a serious "chess player". This isn't a casual thing. We don't know for sure, but odds are he meets with other "players" in a "chess club" where they seek to "check mate". https://t.co/LI7TIAurtt
— Hasufin Heltain (@Hasufin) August 7, 2018
What I want to know is who posts about this on Reddit rather than going to the police?
— Alex Fitzpatrick (@agfitzp) August 7, 2018
Though I like the idea that he’d write out his secret murder plans in a complex code, and than spell out the title in plain text.
— Simplicio (@simplicio823) August 6, 2018
Some suggested it might not be real.
I suspect it’s too good to be true, but with that caveat it’s too good not to repeat… https://t.co/WvmwOm8zno
— David Banks (@DBanksy) August 7, 2018
This is funny, but I can't believe anyone actually could be serious about this. https://t.co/6QhPYTme6c
— Tarjei J. Svensen (@TarjeiJS) August 7, 2018
And someone else made a good point about the relationship.
I kind of want to advise the guy now to reevaluate this relationship. Imagine what else she might come up with in the future.
— Euqinomist (@Euqinomist) August 7, 2018
We’re just wondering why she waited until the following week to make enquiries about the possible murderer.