Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
  Bizarre

'Dead' woman spends years proving she is alive


Posted on Thursday, 14 January, 2021 | Comment icon 4 comments

Imagine being declared deceased and nobody will believe that you are alive... Image Credit: PD - Joe Gratz
Jeanne Pouchain has spent the last three years trying to prove to French authorities that she isn't dead.
The 58-year-old's troubles began in 2004 when she was ordered by an industrial tribunal to pay damages to a former member of staff at her company who had been let go after a contract fell through.

The ruling ended up never being enforced because it was against the company, not Pouchain herself.

Then in 2016, an appeals court made the false assumption that she was dead, something that her disgruntled former employee also later confirmed, despite the fact that she was very much alive.

As a result, she was removed from the official records, which invalidated all her bank accounts, her driving license and any other documentation that proved her existence.
She has since spent three years in legal limbo attempting to set the record straight, but remains officially 'dead' despite obviously being alive and having this fact confirmed by her doctor.

"I have no identity papers, no health insurance, I cannot prove to the banks that I am alive... I'm nothing," she said. "It's time someone said 'stop'."

"If I don't fight nobody is going to fight for me."

"My husband's grandmother is 102... she has lived through many things, including the war, but she says she's never suffered anything as hard as I've been through."



Source: The Guardian | Comments (4)


Tags: Death


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Dreamer screamer on 14 January, 2021, 19:02
Trying to prove you are alive is an absolute nightmare in a world of DEAD corporations. I feel her pain The courts always make the assumption you are DEAD legal fiction and wanting anyone to claim the DEAD legal fiction to claim liability. I have spent my life trying to work out how to do this. wow!!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Ratbiter on 14 January, 2021, 22:43
Just try and claim a life insurance, they'll prove she is alive.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Nnicolette on 15 January, 2021, 1:04
I know of someone who's birth certificate said male because apparently the doctor was really drunk (it was a long time ago when this was normal) and i guess she spent many years trying to prove that she was in fact female. I guess having kids wasnt enough. Stupid bureaucracy.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Aardvark-DK on 16 January, 2021, 11:50
Sounds a little bit like my X-wife...


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6892389
288086
188624

 
Canadian sets record for lowest female note
4-21-2021
Singer/songwriter Joy Chapman recently set a new world record for the lowest musical note sung by a woman.
Telescope could find alien life 'within 5 years'
4-20-2021
The upcoming James Webb Space Telescope will be able to detect the signatures of life on other worlds.
How many Tyrannosaurus rex walked the Earth?
4-20-2021
It's arguably the world's most famous dinosaur, but just how many of these notorious carnivores were there ?
Mars helicopter makes historic first flight
4-19-2021
NASA has made history today by achieving the first ever powered, controlled flight on another world.
Stories & Experiences
The voice of something not human
11-17-2020 | Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles
 
Shadow figure demon ?
11-14-2020 | USA
 
Ghost following me
9-18-2020 | Iowa
 
Mysterious glowing cube
8-23-2020 | Alabama
 
Black blob in my room/bed
7-23-2020 | Powell,TN U.S.
 
Transparent levitating ball
7-14-2020 | Santa Rosa, California
 
 
 
Grim reaper-like visitation
6-16-2020 | Canada
 
My monster catfish story
6-15-2020 | Dallas texas
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
NASA studies underwater 'white smoker' vents
Posted 4-17-2020 | 3 comments
Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor can teach us about possible habitats on other worlds.
 
10 strange things about our solar system
Posted 3-17-2020 | 0 comments
A look at some of the most mysterious things about our solar system.
 
Lizzie - Scotland's other loch monster
Posted 3-8-2020 | 0 comments
Amelia Dimoldenberg investigates the Loch Ness Monster's neighbor.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2021
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ