Thought for the day (disquieting)
What startles me most about these nightmare stories is the sheer length of time that both Garrido and Fritzl were able to keep both their captives and the secret of their captivity. And these things happened in populated areas, not in some remote shack out in the tundra somewhere. In both cases the end came not because of an ongoing investigation (not after so long!) but rather because some unexpected circumstance forced the secret horror into the open where it could be detected.
What if those circumstances hadn't arisen? How would anyone ever have found out what Garrido or Fritzl were doing?
How many other situations like this are there, going on right now, in basements or backyards or other places where no one suspects? Cases we don't know about and will never know about?