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This Man’s Wife Died Years Ago, But He Still Spends Every Night With Her Corpse

Everyone has a different way of dealing with the loss of a loved one, but there comes a time when you have to let go. This man, however, missed that time by about five years.

Le Van from the Quang Nam province, Vietnam, lost his wife in 2003. He believes, though, that she is still with him in many ways. (He means that literally.)

He dug up and dragged her corpse back to his house and dressed it up to look like a human-sized doll that shares a bed with him.

Grief turned into obsession when, for 20 months after his wife’s death, Le Van slept upon the ground above her grave.

When he grew tired of the rain, Le Van planned to dig a tunnel from his home to her grave, so he may still lie with her every night but stay dry.

The graveyard tunnel honeymoon turned out to be a bad idea, presumably because of all of the other corpses he would be spending his nights with. In 2004, Le Van just went for it, digging up his wife and returning her to the home she once had with him and their children.

His wife’s body is wrapped in flesh-colored paper. Her skull is covered with a clay mold decorated with a poorly drawn depiction of his beloved’s face. As of now, nobody has told Le Van he should stop doing this, and he remains very, very single.

I believe love can be eternal, but at this point, I wish Le Van had heeded the words, “‘Til death do us part.”