Sleeping Killer

A man gets ready for bed at 9:45 pm. He makes himself a drink, then turns off the TV and the lights. The night was windy and there was a major storm. The next day he discovers he was the cause of seven deaths. How is this possible?

He lived in a lighthouse as lighthouse keeper. He turned off all the lights by accident, so a ship with 7 passengers couldn’t negotiate the rocky shores. One would think the light switches in a lighthouse would be more clearly marked.

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4 Comments on "Sleeping Killer"

Jessica says
May 15, 2015 @ 11:32

The man is the owner and lives in a lighthouse.

Joe says
September 9, 2018 @ 18:24

This is just stupid, you could come up with any number of imaginable explanations for this. There could have been seven people trying to rescue him who died since it was a storm.

Cuross says
December 6, 2018 @ 02:41

So, does the man go to bed first and then make his drink and turn the lights off? Should be “a man is preparing for bed” or something of the like.

Dan says
December 6, 2018 @ 09:40

@Cuross Good point. I updated it.

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