Paris terror attack survivor recounts near-death experience on Facebook post

Paris terror attack survivor recounts near-death experience on Facebook post

Terrorists picked a date to remember when they attacked Paris last Friday, the 13th of November.

An unfortunate incident took place Friday night in the City of Love but something good still came out from the barbaric act. Almost all nations from all over the world showed their support for France.

Facebook, a popular social networking site has their fair share by having an option to recreate your profile photo with colors from the national flag of France dominating the image.

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Also on the social networking site, 22-year-old Isobel Bowdery shared her horrifying experience at a rock show in Paris.

Paris attack survivor Isabel Bowdery.
Paris attack survivor Isabel Bowdery’s Facebook profile photo.

Here is the full text of her post, as is, that has gathered 1.1million likes as of Sunday, recounting that fateful night at the Bataclan:

“You never think it will happen to you. It was just a friday night at a rock 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 naiively believed it was all part of the show. It wasn’t just a terrorist atta ck, it was a massacre. Dozens of people were shot right infront of me. Pools of blood filled the floor. Cries of grown men who held their girlfriends dead bodies pierced the small music venue. Future demolished, families heartbroken. in an instant. Shocked and alone, I pretended to be dead for over an hour, lying among people who could see their loved ones motionless..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. The people who had been there for the exact same reasons as I – to have fun friday night were innocent. This world is cruel. And acts like this are suppose to highlight the depravity of humans and the images of those men circuling us like vultures will haunt me for the rest of my life. The way they meticously aimed at shot people around the standing area i was in the centre of wihout any consideration for human life. It didn’t feel real. i expected any moment for someone tosay it was just a nightmare. But being a survivor of this horror lets me able to shed light on the heroes. To the man who reassured me and put his life on line to try and cover my brain whilst i whimpered, to the couple whose last words of love kept me believing the good in the world, to the police who succeded in rescuing hundreds of people, to the complete strangers who picked me up from the road and consoled me during the 45 minutes I truly believed the boy imloved was dead, to the injured man who i had mistaken for him and then on my recognition that he was not Amaury, held me and told me everything was going to be fine despite being all alone and scared himself, 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. to ner let this happen again. but most of this is to the 80 people who were murdered inside that venue, who weren’t as lucky, who didn’t get to wake up today and to all the pain that their friends and families are going through. I am so sorry. There’s nothing that will fix thr pain. I feel priviledged to be there for their last breaths. And truly believing that I would join them, I promise that their last thoughts were not on the animals who caused all this. I was thinking of the people they loved. As i lay down in the blood of strangers and waitig for my bullet to end my mere 22 years, I envisioned every face that I have ever loved and whispered I love you. over and over again. reflecting on the highlights of my life. Wishing that those i live knew just how much, wishing that they knew that no matter what happened to me, to keep believing in the good in people. 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.”

The bloodstained shirt Isabel Bowdery posted on her Facebook account moments after surviving the deadly terror attacks in Paris last November 13.
The bloodstained shirt Isabel Bowdery posted on her Facebook account moments after surviving the deadly terror attacks in Paris last November 13.

Aside from having the national colors of France on their profile photos, a number of Facebook users also uploaded their photos with the famous Eiffel Tower as their background, alongside the hashtag #PrayforParis.