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Serbian man lives in a tomb for 15 years

By T.K. Randall
February 15, 2013 · Comment icon 33 comments



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A Serbian man who lost his house due to debts has since made a grave in a cemetery his new home.
[!gad]43-year-old former construction worker Bratislav Stojanovic claims that the grave is more comfortable than living homeless on the streets. With only two square yards of space and a one yard high ceiling the tomb isn't exactly spacious, but during the bitter cold of the Siberian winter it does offer shelter and warmth. Inside the grave Stojanovic has his possessions strewn across the floor and uses candles he finds in the cemetery to see what he's doing when it's dark.

While most of us might find spending even one night in a graveyard to be terrifying, Stojanovic maintains that he's used to it. "I was afraid in the beginning, but I got used to it in time," he says. "It doesn't frighten me to sleep in a grave. The dead are dead. I'm more frightened of being hungry."
Bratislav Stojanovic, a homeless man, walks out of a tomb where he lives in southern Serbian town of Nis February 9, 2013. Stojanovic, 43, a Nis-born construction worker never had a regular job.


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (33)


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Comment icon #24 Posted by Mistydawn 10 years ago
You know, its easy to say what you say, but you need to consider something first. When I was a lad, every year but at differing times, would come along a certain, very charming vagabond. Or homeless man as we say nowadays, and he would setup his fire and kettle right under one of my "favorite for climbing" Oak trees. Now my step dad owned several houses to let, as well as a substantial caravan park, which always had a few vacancies. He would tell this old tinker every year, he can stay in a caravan, gratis, but the old tinker declined each and every time. He'd say he was HAPPY to be homeless. ... [More]
Comment icon #25 Posted by seeder 10 years ago
seeder, what your Mother did showed compassion and kindness. This man's choice not to re-join society and behave in a "normal" way only goes to show that he had issues or problems that went unresolved. I am not saying that we, those paying taxes and living life in the "normal" way should bolster and uphold those who don't, only that we should try to show comappsion and understanding and help were it is needed. take a looky at this. HOMELESS MUSTARD! But boys and girls he does say the F word... (its called expressing a point strongly) made my sisters cry that did... BUT read his story, and not... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by woopypooky 10 years ago
he could be mistaken as a living dead and being hacked to pieces
Comment icon #27 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON 10 years ago
I hope he was never awoken by a **********.
Comment icon #28 Posted by ReddWolfe 10 years ago
If i was homeless I would rather live on the street then in a graveyard. I'd feel that i was being jinxed to my own death.
Comment icon #29 Posted by CuriousGreek 10 years ago
If he died of the cold or something, wonder where they will bury him? In his 'home'? Um, not thinking of another place to bury him to!!
Comment icon #30 Posted by OriundusMorimur 10 years ago
Resourceful! Clever man.
Comment icon #31 Posted by Knight Of Shadows 10 years ago
now that's class
Comment icon #32 Posted by The New Richard Nixon 10 years ago
Peaceful and quiet, must be nice in the summer
Comment icon #33 Posted by AliveInDeath7 10 years ago
I would rather sleep next to the dead than many of the living.


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