This is either a testament to undying love or just a crazy old woman.
A grieving woman in Belgium was so devastated by her husband’s death that she couldn’t bear to report it to police.
Instead she slept next to his corpse for almost a year!
The mummified remains of Marcel H, 79, lay undiscovered in a Brussels apartment.
The theory is that he died of an asthma attack in around November of last year. But his
beloved 69-year-old wife, who hasn’t been named, continued to sleep next to the remains, despite the smell of rotting flesh.
So how bad would this have been?
Philippe Boxho, pathologist at the Forensic Center of Liege said:
"A body can mummify in a dry, warm environment. It takes at least a week to reach such a state. In this case the body had rotten in the bed and his internal organs had melted and liquefied. This liquid would have spread and the bed would have been swarming with insects as the body rotted, this would have been a real shame.
Even though the smell of human decay is quite specific, many people equate that smell to the smell of garbage and once the body has become rotten the smell does decrease significantly.
This is not the first time I have made a discovery of this kind, I've been faced with two or three other occasions where people have continued to sleep with the corpse of their partner."
So readers? True love or a crazy old woman?
Shout-out to Joseph for submitting this to Mr. Phucked