Bizarre Things In Austria

This has absolutely nothing to do with politics, but I found this fascinating and very weird.  Here’s the story…

An Austrian woman says she was kept prisoner and abused by her own father for 24 years in a basement dungeon in eastern Austria, where she bore him six children, Austrian police said on Sunday…..

She told police her father Joseph lured her into the basement of their house in the town of Amstetten in 1984, and drugged and handcuffed her before locking her up……

The woman said Joseph provided her and three of her children, who were locked up with her, with clothing and food.

Ok.  Plausible.  Stranger and more perverse things have happened in this twisted world.  BUT HERE’S THE KICKER….

His wife Rosemarie had not been aware of what was going on.

WHAT????  How the hell do you not know that your daughter and her kids fathered by your own husband  were locked in the basement for decades????  I nearly choked on that one.

I have to be missing something here.  It’ll be interesting to see all the facts.  I’m really intrigued by the fact that this lady was kept in the basement for 24 years.  And what about the other 3 kids?  The article only mentions 3 in the basement, but said she had 6 kids.  And who delivered these kids????

The wife of this perv must be a vegetable or something.  Or maybe this basement was detached from the house.  Or maybe this is all made up to cover an incestuous relationship.  I have no clue. This is one of the most bizarre things I have ever heard. 

Update:  More of the story is starting to come out now.  I figured it would.  But there are a whole lot of questions still unanswered.  There is some speculation that the old man didn’t act alone.  I tend to wonder how he could have acted alone without suspicion.  Regardless, I still don’t understand how his wife could not have known something.  She’s receiving psychiatric attention now.  Everyone in this case needs it.  This is the most bizarre thing I think I have ever seen or heard.  And I guarantee that there is more to come.  We don’t know everything yet.


2 thoughts on “Bizarre Things In Austria

  1. There is a first time for everything. For this particular matter? Right now I am with you. As Judge Judy says, “If something does not make sense then it usually is not true.”

    Running right along side of that, denial is a very powerful force. Ten million people can tell you the sky is blue. But if you believe the sky is green then you’ll believe that in spite of evidence to the contrary.


    I’m in complete agreement with you Phil- how she couldn’t know is beyond me. I would bet that she was abused by him emotionally to the point that he had control over her (the wife this is). So it’d be easy for her to believe his stories about what was really going on to be plausible.

    But how could she have gone 24 years and not wondered where her daughter is? You’ll totally have to keep us posted.

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