Perhaps this caught my eye because Halloween has just passed, but MSN Now reported today on a Brazilian homeless fellow who has been living in a cemetery tomb for the last 13 years next to the bones of his best friend.
Fabio Beraldo Rigol lives and sleeps in an open crypt in Santa Isabel, Brazil. Rigol, a former real estate broker, said he “asked permission” of his dead friend to stay there when his family disowned him over a decade ago after he turned to a life of severe drug use.
“I’m more afraid of the living than the dead. I’ve never seen a ghost. It gets a bit quiet here sometimes, but I’m not a big talker, so it suits me. I’m not very good around living people,” Rigol admitted.
As to how he ended up in the graveyard, Rigol offered this explanation:
“I had to leave the house, and I ended up wandering the streets. One night it was raining hard. I don’t remember how, but when I woke up I was here in the graveyard,” Rigol said.
The 47-year old homeless man said he doesn’t plan on staying in the graveyard “permanently,” joking that he “wants to get out alive” one day and have his own house.
“I want to get out of here alive,” Rigol said. “I still want to have my own house, even if it’s just a bedroom and a bathroom. I want to go back to work if there’s a chance. My live hasn’t finished yet.”
Rigol leaves the crypt to beg for food in the town center, and lives off the charity of strangers.
“I never want for anything,” Rigol claims. “When I need people there is always someone who gives it to me. God never lets me go hungry.”