(LiveScience) Hallucinogenic berries, not religious experience, likely caused the strange behavior of a scraped-up monk who was discovered stumbling naked through a German forest last Thursday (Sept. 6), according to NBC.
A concerned hiker who spotted the naked man and tried unsuccessfully to assist him notified police in the Bavarian town of Unterwössen, according to news reports. Police found the man cold and disoriented and took him to the hospital.
Apparently the monk, who is from a town nearby Unterwössen, had eaten poisonous berries while camping. The berries reportedly gave him hallucinations and partial paralysis, preventing him from finding his way back to his tent.
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