Photos of a rental unit left in disarray are currently attracting a lot of attention on the internet.
A post on Reddit’s ‘Mildly Infuriating’ forum has been upvoted over 22,000 times and includes more than 2,000 comments after a woman posted that her ex-boyfriend destroyed her house.
“Certainly not like I saw it last time,” she said in the title of the thread, which was accompanied by 17 photos of strewn trash, empty bottles and cans, broken light fixtures, packages cigarettes on the ground and many mysterious notes. .
The majority of the notes, written in pen on paper, alluded to the man – whose identity or background has never been revealed – calling himself a supernatural.
“The truth is I am a matrix god who is life, the world and planet Earth,” read a note taped to a wall.
Another note contained multiple references to the supernatural, with the man writing, “Everyone on Earth is an electric god. You all have the power.” He also warned not to believe “bold gods” and that “the god on Earth is not on your side”.
The person, who owned or paid for the rental and created the thread, uses the username Echoplexical and said the last time she checked the unit was ‘about a month before’ her ex’s arrest . A friend of the man, who had visited, “didn’t see anything close to the damage that unfolded”.
“I left in November but had friends he didn’t associate with me, the last was about a month before he was arrested for the 2nd degree felony burglary,” the poster wrote. “Friend was worried about my pet still in the apartment and was let in. A friend said the apartment didn’t look tidy but definitely not near the apartment. state in which I had found it.”
She added that her Rankin dragon was alive, “but had been sprayed with some kind of cologne.” Her pet would be OK and is now being taken care of.
One user called the scene a “full blown psychosis” while others hinted at potential addiction or schizophrenia issues. Some have described having similar conditions or knowing those who suffer from them, and how medication – or lack thereof – could potentially lead to such situations.
The Mayo Clinic defines schizophrenia as “a severe mental disorder in which people interpret reality in abnormal ways.” It occurs in a combination of hallucinations, delusions, and “extremely disordered thoughts and behaviors that impair daily functioning” and usually requires lifelong treatment.
“The ‘Electronic God’ is a telltale sign of schizophrenia,” one user commented. “I saw a girl go into schizophrenia in her late twenties. It was terrifying to watch. She was the graduation speaker and an amazing, really nice student. Then she just broke down. It’s At that time I learned that it is very common for them to believe that their thoughts are electronic and broadcast around the world.”
The original poster admitted she realized something was wrong with her ex when ‘he tried to convince me the rent wasn’t real and it was just a matrix’, claiming even that she had begun to doubt her own sanity.
The Pew Research Center, according to the most recent data compiled in 2019 before the pandemic, reported that about 36% of the country’s 122.8 million households in 2019 were rented and tended to favor groups with certain demographics, including youth, racial and ethnic minorities, and low-income individuals and families. This data was almost identical to a report published by Pew in 2017.
While there are no current annual studies of how much landlords spend to repair damage caused by tenants, the Dream Home Inspection website imagines the number to be “high”.
“Given the number of tenants in the United States, even just 13% of broken or damaged kitchen items translates to 5,590,000 rental properties that someone will need to repair,” the website states.
When asked if she was okay, the poster said a police officer escorted her to the property so she could serve her ex with a protective order. However, it did not happen that way.
“Instead, I received a call that my ofp (protective order) had been served on him when he was arrested the morning before, where he was found breaking into a mansion in proximity and destroy property/things,” she said. “So I ended up having to break my lease early because of the domestic violence and the threats he left behind. I just couldn’t be there.”
Now she’s just trying to get on with her life and wrote: ‘I fled my own apartment before her mental health issues deteriorated common sense, I’m just trying to navigate having to completely reboot.’
Newsweek has contacted the poster for comment.