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Saturday, February 18, 2006

The Corpse Bride

A woman has risen from the dead in order to get married. No, not Tim Burton's film, but the unusual case of Maria Antonia Calvo, who had been unable to wed her intended due to having been registered officially dead in 1992. That's 14 years as a zombie. After an 8 year battle with the Civil Registry of Barcelona, however, she has finally been declared alive in court.

How did this happen? It appears that her brother declared her death in order to get his hands on her share of some inheritance that was under dispute. Unsurprisingly she intends to take legal action against said brother, something she had previously been denied as one of the 'undead'.

Now, aside from her bother being a devious git and Maria herself possibly being a bit dopey (it took her 6 years to realise?) you have to ask what the fuck is going on with the Civil Registry of Barcelona. I've only had to register a death once, and it wasn't in Spain so I do not know their procedures, but surely when you register a death you must need to provide some proof? You know, maybe a medical certificate, or at the very least a corpse. You don't expect to just turn up and say "Yeah, my sister's dead" - "Really? So sorry... sign here please". And then when Maria turned up at the court and presented herself to the judge? They still refused to amend their records!

8 years it took.... fucking nuts, I tell you!

Cheers m'dears!



At Sunday, February 19, 2006 12:10:00 am, Blogger Foot Eater said...

Great story. Perhaps the brother did produce a corpse from the local morgue or graveyard or wherever.

At Sunday, February 19, 2006 11:16:00 am, Blogger Binty McShae said...

Never thought of that Footsie..! Nice one...

At Sunday, February 19, 2006 1:06:00 pm, Blogger Monstee said...

Hey! Think me may have just posted about her as well.

She like advertising men?

At Sunday, February 19, 2006 3:11:00 pm, Blogger Sarah said...

you're fucking joking..

At Monday, February 20, 2006 2:08:00 pm, Blogger LindyK said...

Nah, that sounds about right for the legal system in Spain... guess both the sister and the registrar were on siesta for a few years!


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