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WYALUSING, Pa. — The 91-year-old widow lived by herself in a tumbledown house on a desolate country road. But she wasn't alone, not really, not as long as she could visit her husband and twin sister. No matter they were already dead. Jean Stevens simply had their embalmed corpses dug up and stored them at her house — in the case of her late husband, for more than a decade — tending to the remains as best she could until police were finally tipped off last month. Much to her dismay. "Death is very hard for me to take," Stevens told an interviewer.
As state police finish their investigation into a singularly macabre case — no charges have been filed — Stevens wishes she could be reunited with James Stevens, her husband of nearly 60 years who died in 1999, and June Stevens, the twin who died last October. But their bodies are with the Bradford County coroner now, off-limits to the woman who loved them best.
Stevens, she said, "came up with a very extreme expression of it. She got her bodies back, and she felt fulfilled by having them at home. She's beating death by bringing them back." There was another reason that Stevens wanted them above ground. She is severely claustrophobic and so was her sister; she was horrified that the bodies of her loved ones would spend eternity in a casket in the ground. "That's suffocation to me, even though you aren't breathing," she said. So she said she had them dug up, both within days of burial.
Originally posted by anon72
What would you do?
Can you blame her? Should she be blamed?
Should we take another look at death and the afterlife-in our world!
2: Then I came to think how selfish of this person, to deny those loved ones peace in death.
Where do we fall on this one? Easy to say she is crazy/touched/mental etc but is she?
Isn't she just trying to preserve her life? (as she knows it).
What's wrong with that?
Was anyone really hurt in this ordeal?
Maybe a life was saved/prolonged by her actions?
So, what do you think you would/will do when all your loved ones have passed?