It was 1966. Hedviga Golik sat down to enjoy some television over a cup of tea in her home in Zagreb, Croatia. Unfortunately, she passed away in her chair and was just found some 42 years later still sitting in front of her black and white TV.

Though reported missing, nobody bothered to check her flat. When asked, her shocked neighbours assumed she moved out and gone to live with relatives. If it wasn’t for the police who broke into her apartment in trying to figure out who own the flat, she wouldn’t have been found at all.

A police spokesperson said:

When officers went there, they said it was like stepping into a place frozen in time. The cup she had been drinking tea from was still on a table next to the chair she had been sitting in and the house was full of things no one had seen for decades. Nothing had been disturbed for decades, even though there were more than a few cobwebs in there.