Blood drips from ceiling

News that could be in a horror story: Down in El Paso, Texas, Ana Cardenas was recently woken by something dripping on her face. She turned on her light and discovered it was blood. And blood was also splattered on her walls.

Turned out a man in the apartment above had died (of natural causes) and the blood from his decomposing body had eventually made its way through the floor into Cardenas's bedroom. Her ceiling fan was splattering the blood as it dripped into her room.

     Posted By: Alex - Wed May 19, 2021
     Category: Death | Horror

That's the kind of thing that would make one run screaming into the night. That odor will never go completely away. You got to feel sorry for the girl.
Posted by KDP on 05/20/21 at 11:27 AM
You hear about these sad cases where someone dies alone in their house or apartment and, because they have no friends or family who miss them, their death goes unnoticed for days, weeks or even months. This sounds like one of those unfortunate situations.
Posted by Brian on 05/21/21 at 03:28 PM
The worst I ever heard about was a retired government worker in Romania/Bulgaria/???. He lived alone in a small apartment and had set it up so his pension was automatically deposited into his bank account and his rent and utilities were automatically paid from the account.

When the authorities entered, they found a mummy sitting in a chair in front of the tv. I think it was estimated he'd been dead somewhere between four and six years.

Here's the kicker -- they went there to evict him because there wasn't enough money in his account for the rent. The rent and utilities had gone up so much since he'd retired that although he wasn't spending any money on food, clothes, medicine, etc., his pension couldn't cover the bills.
Posted by Phideaux on 05/21/21 at 08:50 PM
I believe our Revered Founder, Chuck Shepherd, eventually labelled this theme of "people who die and are undiscovered for a while" as "No Longer Weird," since it happened so often.

Here an instance of a three-year gap between death and discovery.

And a 15-year gap!
Posted by Paul on 05/22/21 at 10:15 AM
Dying and just lying there, undiscovered, isn't that weird. A couple of years ago I could've seen that happen to me. But dripping your decomposed fluids through the floor into the apartment below? Definitely weird.
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/22/21 at 11:06 AM
This kind crap happens to me all the time. Why is it 'news'?
Posted by Tim on 06/20/21 at 09:59 PM
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