I'm a bit of a news junkie, so I'm constantly reading the news. One of my biggest observations in the several decades that I've been doing this is that some people are truly messed up. Perhaps this doesn't come as a surprise to you.
I like to think that I'm a fairly well rounded holistic thinker, and that I try to understand the full story, not just the little snippet of the story that the press reports. People's motivations and environment have to be taken into account to gain a fuller understanding of the situation. Sometimes it's not possible to comprehend what goes on inside people's brains even if all the information is laid down in front of you.
I came across this article in the National Post. The photographs are reason enough to check it out. A 45 year old man in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia decided to decorate his apartment with life sized dolls. He had 29 of them inside his apartment. This would be creepy enough for most people, yet there's more to the story. He acquired these dolls from local cemeteries, I suppose he had a preference for ex-human beings. Mummified corpses.
This fellow would dress the dolls meticulously, usually in girl's clothing and place them about his apartment, one was even leaning down from a stack of bookeshelves. "Well hello there doll, hang around here much?". Another one had the head of a stuffed animal in place of the human head. Yikes.
Needless to say, this man has been arrested, but interestingly enough, only faces three months in prison. I'm thinking that this guy should perhaps recieve quite a bit more than three months supervision. When he gets out he also shouldn't be allowed to fraternise with dead folk.
One thing for sure though, if I was his real estate agent, I'd probably have advised him to put the corpses in storage while the apartment was being shown. His decorating style might not be to everybody's taste.