Albatross

The Albatross is a scary riddle about a man and his wife who are shipwrecked on a desert island.

The Albatross

In 1986, a man and his family had won tickets to Fiji in a contest. The family was packed and ready, and couldn’t stop chatting about what they expected to see on their holiday.

About halfway through the flight, the plane had a critical engine failure. The plane plummeted towards the ocean, and the last things the man heard were the terrified cries of his children.

The man awoke on a desert Island. It was late afternoon when he got up and looked around. He heard cries coming from behind him, and when he turned, he saw his wife and the pilot sitting around a campfire. He ran over to them.

The wife explained how they crashed and all of the other passengers had died, including their children. The husband shed a tear. As they discussed what they were going to do, he noticed that his wife was missing a leg. It had been severed at the knee. He tried to tend to her injury, but the wound had become infected. She slipped into a coma and died in a matter of days.

The husband and the pilot buried her body on the other side of the island. The pilot said a few words over the grave, and they returned to the campfire. They sat there, thinking about how they would survive. Finally, the husband fell asleep.

For the next few days, they sat around the fire, waiting for help to arrive. They knew that if they weren’t rescued soon, they would starve to death.

One morning, the husband awoke and smelled something cooking. Looking around, he saw that the pilot was cooking something over the fire. He said he had managed to trap an albatross and was making albatross soup.

They managed to survive by eating the albatross soup until they were rescued.

Many years later, the husband was still grieving the death of his wife and family. He went to a restaurant and ordered albatross soup, just for old times sake. As he put the first spoonful in his mouth, his eyes grew wide and the spoon fell from his hand. It tasted nothing like albatross soup.

At that moment, he realized what had really happened on the island.

Comments

  1. Nebulee says

    Who sang “I’m an albatroaz” while reading this? Also, The pilot cooked the wife. Not wanting to upset the man, he said it was albatross soup. So, when the man ate albatross soup at the restaurant, he realized what had really happened.

  2. Slaughter Daughter says

    I think that after the wife died, the Pilot cooked her into soup. Not wanting to upset the man, he told him it was “Albatross Soup”. When the husband orders it in the restaurant, he tastes it and realizes that Albatross Soup tastes extremely different. Then he realizes that the pilot cooked his wife instead.

  3. Cool_Geek13 says

    @donkeywithagmail my Dad works as the Senior Vice President at McDonalds and I assure you that the workers at their restaurants (or at least the ones in my home country – the UK) are payed sufficient enough!

  4. donkeywithagmail says

    Restaurants make food taste like nothing. The pilot was giving his love to the soup because he was a pilot and not some underpaid crappy Mcdonald cooker who use the soup by his spit. The answer is that the husband realizes how great the soup the pilot made so he’s going to make all pilots to cook so food will taste great again. It’s that or the fact the guy died in the plane crash. (It’s probably the ladder)

  5. Queen Of Dog Meme says

    It wasn’t albatross in the soup, it was the wife’s leg! The pilot chopped it off and, after the wife died, used it for soup!

    EEEEEEWWWWWWW!!!!!!

  6. FAN OF SCARY FOR KIDS says

    So the pilot is really cruel! But they should killed an albatross( if albatross was there) because albatross is a nice helping bird and killing it costs you a lot. From The poem: The rime of ancient mariner!

  7. tealblood22 says

    OMG the pilot had cooked the wife’s leg! I swear to God I shut my eyes as I scrolled to the comment box! This riddle was quite obvious, mind me.

  8. an0ther1 says

    While eating a corpse is kinda disturbing, its not stupid if u are trying to survive and there is no food to eat.

  9. Smile.SatanLovesYou says

    So what you’re telling me is the pilot made soup out of her leg? Or her whole body because it said the managed to go for a couple of days before they were rescued.

    I’ve come to the conclusion they ate her corpse and not just her leg.

  10. xX-Eat Rainbowz-Xx says

    The pilot cooked the wife hey desperate times call for… Desperate measures? Idk the saying 😓

  11. Superpixel24 says

    No, I think that he first made the soup of the wife’s leg because if it was her body, they would have been infected

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