Monday, April 28, 2008

Austria's "House of Horrors"...


I heard of this news yesterday, I think. I did not read the story about it till now when I came across it at Yahoo News and it's a story that would probably stay in people's minds for a long time.

It's about a 74-year father abusing his daughter for 24 years in their own house. The mother of the woman who lived in that same house had no idea of what was happening because the father locked his daughter in a cellar in the house. What she was told, which obviously believed, was that their daughter, the abused woman, ran away with a sect. The abuse resulted to 7 children. One of the the children died shortly after birth. The children's age range from 19 to 5 years old. Three of the children stayed with their mother in the cellar while the other 3 were adopted by the abusive father and his wife [their grandmother].

How were they discovered? The 19 year old had some medical emergency and had to be hospitalized. It was when urged for medical history, that the abused woman narrated her ordeal to the authorities.

Everyone has the same question in mind. How did it last this long without anyone knowing about it? Not even the mother of the abused woman who lived in the same house?

I have no words to explain how I feel towards this man. He indeed created a 'house of horrors'. I can only pray for the daughter that he abused and the children she bore because of her father's sickening behavior.


Angel in the Sickroom said...

Oh my God! This is such a sickening story! How could a father do that to his own daughter?

And i don't believe that the father's wife did not know anything about ti. How did the daughter bear her children anyway? By herself just in the cellar?

I think the mother knew all along. I would believe that the mother would have never found out if they lived in an old ancestral castle because then she wouldn't hear her daughter and grandchildren screaming for help.

Very horrific talaga na story...

Gorgeous MUM said...

yeah, i read that one. sad, hey? an extreme case of incest that lasted for sooo long! i feel so sorry for the abused daughter and her kids whose also her siblings! weird!

i just wonder if the wife/mother knew about the dungeon that was built under the house. the guy surely must have acted strange over the years and she didn't notice anything? oh well.

i remember a story not so long ago about a man who kept his hostage for a long period of time in a well-kept room. the girl was i think 6-8 years old and grew up there. if i'm not mistaken, it's also in austria. i'm not sure.

sick world . . .


L-O-S-T. I guess that about sums up how I'm feeling right now...with blogging anyway. I don't even know how to start this post. 😕...