Sir Alfred

The ridiculous but true story of Merhan Nasseri.

A political refugee expelled from Iran in 1977, various lengths of red tape saw “Sir Alfred” Nasseri stuck at Charles De Gaulle airport in France from 1988-1999. Throughout his stay he relied on donations from travellers to survive.

When he was finally granted French residency in 1999, Merhan liked the airport so much that he couldn’t bring himself to leave. As far as anyone knows, he is still there:

According to the Sept. 27, 1999 New York Times, Nasseri has now been granted permission to leave the Paris airport. But he doesn’t want to go. He was still there as of Dec. 5, 2001, according to a brief report on that date in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Tom Hanks has recently been recruited to star as Merhan in a Spielberg film due out next year. No news on Walken yet.

Advertisements
Explore posts in the same categories: Weird

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: