Truman Show Dropout
Fascinating book reference, thanks! I read several other summaries of it to get the gist of what happened when those 3 men believing themselves to be Jesus were purposely brought together to see what the effect would be on their delusion.
If I was still in my writing mode, this would be rich material to mine and adapt for a stage play loosely based on that curious event and the subject of delusion.
There was such a brilliant film about delusion and mental illness in the last couple years, "Silver Linings Playbook", adapted from a novel of the same name. One of the beautiful things about the characters that populate that world is that, they all seem normal except the protagonist who is just be released from a mental institution, under heavy medication and questionable guardianship of his parents who are signing him out before the doctors recommend.
But as the story begins to weave, more than just one person has peculiar quirks, superstitions and "delusions". I won't spoil it in case anyone hasn't seen the movie yet. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FILM!
How strange. I live in Ypsilanti. And no, I wasn't one of the three Christs. LOL