T H E I N F A M O U S K N Y S N A I N B R E E D S
I took to the public in hopes of gaining more insight into what would eventually point me in the right direction in finding this family. Whether they existed, or whether they were fabrications of imaginative school children, I was to find out soon enough...
I approached some grade 11 school boys and girls at Knysna's private school, Oakhill School, and asked them what they know about the on going rumors concerning the local inbreeds.
This is what one boy had to say; "I haven't seen or heard much. Apparently there's a family of them. I think I may have seen one of the inbreeds in town." . I'm skeptical of whether this 'sighting' of his is real, or if he just wanted to appear in this article.
Another girl said that she "usually sees them at Fruit & Veg on Sundays after church". Bingo - my first lead.
the hunger inside me. In my mind, it was a hunt - and I would not stop until I had gotten indisputable evidence proving the existence of this family. A family in the forest, free from the clutches of society, following rules of their own, and living as close as a family can ever get.
Whilst walking through Woodmill Lane, the centre of Knysna, a friend pointed out to a lady on the opposite street. She was small in stature, almost hunched looking, and wearing a bright blue but dirty jersey. Was this a member of the Inbreed family? I followed her, trailing behind at a distance, not wanting my cover to be blown. I managed to snap some photographs of her from the back, but unfortunately failed to circle around her to get a better shot. She moved quickly, and was gone before I knew it.
Whether this hunched woman was a member of the inbreed family, I do not know for sure. All I can be sure of though, is that the rumors and sightings are most probably true, although some a little more exaggerated than others.
Deep in the Karatara district lies a family that have interbred for decades, choosing not to mix their 'sacred' genes with us impure mongrels...
Tell me, have you spotted the infamous Knysna Inbreds?