Paris Attack Survivor Shares Detailed Facebook Post of Pretending to Be Dead

Isobel Bowdery was one of the lucky survivors of the terrorist attacks in Paris that left 82 people dead at the Bataclan music venue on Friday night. On Saturday, the 22-year-old South African woman decided to recount her horrific experience on Facebook.

She began by stating that, at first, people thought the gunman were part of the show "The atmosphere was so happy and everyone was dancing and smiling. And then when the men came through the front entrance and began the shooting, we naively believed it was all part of the show."

Quickly realizing what was happening, she lay on the floor in an attempt to pretend she was dead "Holding my breath, trying to not move, not cry - not giving those men the fear they longed to see. I was incredibly lucky to survive. But so many didn’t...."

She also thanked the heroes of the night "to the woman who opened her doors to the survivors, to the friend who offered me shelter and went out to buy new clothes so I wouldn’t have to wear this blood stained top, to all of you who have sent caring messages of support - you make me believe this world has the potential to be better..."

She added, "To not let those men win. Last night, the lives of many were forever changed and it is up to us to be better people. To live lives that the innocent victims of this tragedy dreamt about but sadly will now never be able to fulfill. RIP angels. You will never be forgotten."

In only 24 hours, her post has been shared almost half a million times.

Photo: Daily Record

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