Wednesday, June 18, 2008

News of the Wierd

This is some bizzare shizzle, Peeps!!

Woman Who Died While Watching TV Sat Unfound for 42 Years
Hedviga Golik made herself a cup of tea and sat down to watch some television in her home town of Zagreb, Croatia. Sadly, she died in her chair. This was in 1966. She was just found, 42 years later, in her time capsule mausoleum where she's been sitting ever since. She never finished her tea.

What's absurd is that she was in fact reported missing, but somehow no one ever checked her apartment, which leads me to believe no one checked anywhere. I mean, where else do you look for someone when they're missing? I don't understand it. Her neighbors apparently just assumed she moved out of her apartment, and she was finally found when the police broke in to figure out who owned the place.

A police spokesman said: "When officers went there, they said it was like stepping into a place frozen in time. The cup she had been drinking tea from was still on a table next to the chair she had been sitting in and the house was full of things no one had seen for decades. Nothing had been disturbed for decades, even though there were more than a few cobwebs in there."

Well, that's unsettling. [DailyRecord; img]


Cindy said...

Well that's a little more then just unsettling...*Shivers*

Enjoy your friday!

Haphazardkat said...

Cindy: I sent it to my coworkers and said, "If no one ever walked into our computer room for 40 you think this would be us???!!

Peaceful said...

- I hope to go so peacefully
- poor thing, no body noticed
- must have been amazing to see the 'time capsule'

Slick said...

Unsettling? That's freakin' weird!

Laoch of Chicago said...


Aafrica said...

it *is* weird! sadly so.

R U Serious?? said...

Disturbing!! But.... Can I go that way??

beth said...

I don't get it.......didn't anyone notice the odor as decomposition occurred???????? And if it was a rental - didn't the landlord want his/her rent? If an owned home, didn't the tax office come after her? I just don't get it..........
But the saddest thing is - as you said - that no one bothered to look for her in her own home for all those years............
very, very sad.
Hope your weekend is a good one!
hugs n scritches

Haphazardkat said...

Jadey: I was thinking the same thing--I'd have loved to have seen the time capsule (minus the carcass)!!

Haphazardkat said...

Slick: right up your alley!! :D

Laoch: It is sad that no one found her for so long--but not a bad way to go as apparently she went peacefully :)

Aafrica: Did you wonder what show she might have been watching?

Bob-a-roo: I think we'd have hunt you down if you went missing that long :)

DragonladyBeth: As Lord V said,"Go communism!"

catscratch diva said...

I can only hope that if I drop dead somebody will find me sooner than that.