From a list of adventures offered by Ultime Réalité, a French business that specializes in creating liveaction psychodramas “inspired by your dreams, your nightmares, or merely by a film or book.” A basic four-hour kidnapping costs $1,226. Translated from the French by Elena Ciocoiu.There's one more adventure listed at the source story in the May 2010 issue of Harper's Magazine.
Kidnapped while you leave a restaurant or in the parking lot of your supermarket, then handcuffed and tied up, you will experience the violence and terror of a real kidnapping—a psychological shock you won’t soon forget.
For two days, experience the craziest hunting of your life. As prey, you’ll hear the barking of dogs unleashed to chase after you. You’ll have only your gun, and at night you’ll try to fall asleep scared out of your wits that they might catch you. Or experience a more elaborate scenario: first kidnap your prey, who will escape, and then manage a team of hunters..
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