The Older Brother is a creepy riddle about a girl whose parents were murdered by her elder sibling. Read the following story carefully and see if you can discern what is really going on.
The Older Brother
A girl told her friend that she had a dark secret she had been hiding for years. Her parents had been murdered when she was 15 years old. She said that her older brother had gone insane and stabbed her mother and father to death.
The friend was shocked at the terrible story she was hearing.
“I’m so sorry,” she said, comforting the girl. “What happened to your older brother after that?”
“He was arrested by the police”, said the girl. “There was a trial. I sat in the courtroom for weeks, listening to the lawyers argue their case. Eventually, my brother was convicted of murder and sentenced to be executed.”
“That’s horrible!” said the friend.
“Yes, it was,” the girl replied. “He was on death row for a long time. Then he was executed by lethal injection.”
“It must have been so difficult for you,” said the friend.
“You wouldn’t believe how hard it was”, said the girl. “I went through life in a daze. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep. I tried to block out the terrible memories. I suffered from depression, anxiety, even amnesia. It took me years and years to recover.”
“Have you ever talked to anyone about this before?” asked her friend.
“No, never,” replied the girl. “I have so many questions, but they’ll never be answered now. I was present at my older brother’s execution, but he never said a word. He never explained why he killed our parents. He just stared silently at me as they gave him the lethal injection.”
“There’s still a way you could get some answers,” said her friend. “I don’t know if you would be interested, but I know a woman who is a psychic. She can communicate with the dead. She’s very good. Maybe she could help you find the answers you are looking for.”
A few days later, the girl arranged to meet the psychic and consulted her about her past. The psychic turned down the lights, lit some candles and sat down in her chair. Then, she tossed back her head and went into a deep trance.
A few minutes passed and the girl sat in silence.
“Now, you may ask me any question you wish,” whispered the psychic.
“What caused my older brother to lose his mind?” asked the girl, nervously.
“Your brother was never crazy”, replied the psychic quietly. “He was always perfectly sane.”
“Then Why did my older brother kill my parents?” asked the girl.
“Your brother was only responsible for the death of one person,” said the psychic.
Suddenly, the girl understood everything. She buried her face in her hands and began crying uncontrollably.
Do you understand what really happened?