Chicago hoarders buried in their own trash
When an elderly couple hadn't been seen for almost 3 weeks, Chicago Police conducted a well being check. You could imagine their surprise when they couldn't even get past the front door. There was garbage packed from floor to ceiling. The stench was so bad, that they were forced to put on hazmat suits
before forging into the disaster.
Surprisingly, they found a man (76) and a woman (75) alive, but trapped. The Chicago Fire Department took them to Jackson Park Hospital where apparently they're in fair condition.
The hoarding condition fascinates me. I have never ending piles in my own house. Papers I'm not quite sure what to do with, but nothing like what extreme hoarders go through. I think most people are fascinated with this condition. Quite honestly, I think we secretly enjoy seeing it because it makes us feel better about our own little messes. We can say....well at least my house isn't that bad!