Google’s Top Trends is pretty much a great way to figure out what the crazy people in our society are searching… mostly, it’s them looking for other crazies. As I brushed past the political banter at the top of the charts this morning, I picked up on a really odd search term: “The Woman Who Married the Eiffel Tower”. Apparently there’s about 40 people in the world that are both psychologically and physiologically attracted to objects. Yes, that means sexually too
Erika is one of a handful of people around the world called “objectum sexuals” – people who fall in love with inanimate objects. Profiled in a documentary entitled “The Woman Who Married the Eiffel Tower,” she is shown hugging her “husband” and professing love for him, or it.
An ex U.S. Army soldier, she was reportedly sexually abused while growing up and was diagnosed with a chronic post-traumatic stress disorder. Upon “marrying” the iconic structure, Erika actually changed her surname to LaTour Eiffel. In the documentary, she discusses her relationship with the Parisian landmark, and claims to be very much in love.
Yet the Tower isn’t her first love. Previously she was in love with Lance, which was a bow, and during that relationship, she became a world champion in archery.
Pro tip: at about 9:30, we meet a woman that had a relationship with a guillotine, the Berlin wall and currently lives alone with 9 cats. Feel free to make your own judgments.
You know, all judgment aside, this is brilliant. I really don’t want to come off as a complete jerk, but it’s an effective way to keep people that have some obvious issues (which experts have to say is an intense reaction to stress) from making babies. They’re happy because they have their objects, and I’m stoked because I don’t have to see their kids running around making out with their Game Boys. It’s a win/win situation.
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Edit: I got to part 2… um… wow. This really started creeping me out. It’s kind of like the first time I saw Jesus Camp. A little less frightening, but still along the same lines. It’s almost disheartening to see this, considering there’s a definite void in the subjects, but at the same time they’re just beaming about their situations. More power to them, I guess.
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