Homeless man lives with dead people for 15 years
Grave-squatting Serbian survives on foraged candles, garbage scraps and cigarette butts.
The next time you find yourself complaining about the high cost of living consider this: You could always live in a cemetery. For free. That’s what a 43-year-old homeless man from Serbia has been doing for the past 15 years, reports the International Business Times.
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Former construction worker, Bratislav Stojanovic, has been sleeping in a garbage-filled concrete space, spanning only two square yards in Nis, south Serbia. After getting robbed by other homeless people on several occasions, he moved to the cemetery, a place with minimal (live) human interference.
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Stojanovic spends much of his time foraging for candles to keep his modest space warm and survives on a diet of food scraps he finds in the garbage.
From the outside, living a life six feet under looks like a lonely existence.
"I had a friend who also lived at the cemetery, but he left as his grave was damp,” he told the International Business Times. "I had a girlfriend, also homeless, but she's gone. She died, but it is nicer to say that she's gone," he was quoted.
Living underground seems like a major lifestyle adjustment.
"I was afraid in the beginning, but I got used to it in time. Now I am more afraid of the living than of the dead," he told Reuters.
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What do you think of this unusual living situation?
Photos: Marko Djurica/Reuters
Who cares? If he wants to be a dirtbag scum of the earth sack of crap, let him, We all make our own choices in this world.
Some people really have it rough, but I have lived it first hand and most all homeless people are there by choice and just expect pitty and free hand outs from the rest of us who are actual contributing members of society.
He's not bothering anyone and he himself was robbed. If it's a way to survive and he seems to clearly not be bothering anyone, he does what he has too. Now if people say he is bothering anyone, i would find that very hard to believe. Where now the media has gotten into things.
People do what they have to in hard times. If you never had a place to stay, then you would make due with what you had too. People fail to realize that things happen to everyone. Nothing in this world is easy and for some people themselves make it hard on others. Sad as that maybe, it's what humans do to each other. Some make it harder, others don't try to get involved, then there are those who make it a game to have people suffer. Unfortunatly this is how things have become. Right, wrong or indifferent. People can't make others change, they have to want to for themselves. The more you push, the more they will come back at you in a way you don't want.
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