You can pay to be kidnapped.
Here’s the thing about being forcibly abducted: it’s thrilling. Of course, there’s always the off-chance that you’ll be martyred, accidentally killed, or perhaps made an example of. But, hey, this isn’t some pre-paid Sandals vacation. This is a thrill-a-minute, edge-of-your-seat rollercoaster ride. And, it’s real (which is even better than IMAX 3D).
A French (of course) company called Ultime Réalité, specializes in conceiving and executing fake kidnappings, fake drug smugglings, and all sorts of other fake dubiousness. It’s extremely shady.
But not really. It’s all quite legal, or, it is in France, at least. You contact the firm with your requests, you sign the mother of all waivers and basically give them the right to do whatever they want to you, and then…you wait.
A team of kidnapping specialists will then observe you as you go about your day-to-day for as long as they need to. They’ll learn your habits and your routine, and then, one day, when you’re not expecting it, they’ll be there. They’ll appear from nowhere, abduct you (or give you a package of fake drugs, or deliver a ransom note, or whatever you’ve conceived of) and your adventure will begin.
Their adventures are largely up to you in terms of their exact nature, duration, and location. Their company maxim is to make you “merge with your character” so that you can “inhabit the skin of the drug dealer” or “experience the kidnapping from within.” Terrifying? Yes. But, it’s certainly more exciting than a trip to another boring tourist attraction.
If you’re down for this level of mayhem, you can contact them through their website here, or by calling them at +33 6 50 54 34 90.