What began as a simple act of kindness turned out to be the beginning of the hardest period of Elizabeth’s life – she spent 24 years as an underground prisoner.
Elizabeth Fritzl was held captive by her father, Josef Fritzl, for 24 years in a subterranean cellar.
According to a report in The Sun, Josef Fritzl asked his daughter’s help in 1984 to build a door in his freshly constructed underground complex.
Elizabeth, the 18-year-old victim, had no idea her father’s ruse was aimed at luring her into the basement. She volunteered to assist, but was then drugged and rendered unconscious as a result.
The start of Elizabeth’s horrific sojourn in the underground basement
He reportedly shackled Elizabeth’s arms to the bed such that she could only move by the edges of it after drugging her.
Josef told his wife, Rosemarie, that Elizabeth had fled to join a cult in order to cover up his malicious deed. He made up a story to police officers searching for the kidnapped teen.
Elizabeth was raped by Josef the next day, and he forced her to perform sex acts on him. Forcing her to act out violent sequences from violent p*rn films was only one of the ways in which he would abuse her.
She gave birth to 7 children while in the underground basement:
It has been reported by True Crime Recaps that Josef repeatedly raped Elizabeth, even more than once in a single day.
This resulted in the birth of seven children, one of whom died.
The clever father would each time package the infants and place them in front of their house with the excuse that his daughter had sent them to be cared for by her parents because she was unable to quit the cult…
Everyone in the town accepted his claim about him having sex with a bull since he was well-known and respected.
When one of the children had a major renal problem, suspicion was aroused.
The 19-year-old had never been to the hospital before.
He is now serving a life sentence in an Austrian prison facility for his horrible deeds that were subsequently discovered and Elizabeth as well as the children were saved.
The underground basement
The basement is located below ground level.
An underground bathroom and a soundproof bunker are said to have been found in the basement.
It resembled a prison more than a building above ground.
Because of the low ceiling, it is said that it is difficult to stand upright in the underground basement