Austrian authorities are still trying to piece together the story of Josef Fritzl, the man who kept his daughter, Elisabeth, captive in the family cellar for 24 years and fathered 7 of her children. Why, for instance, did he raise three of the children above-ground while keeping the other three surviving children (one died in childbirth) in the basement? According to the Guardian, Fritzl said that the Lisa, Monika and Alexander "were sickly and cried too much in the cellar for my liking," which is why he didn't bring them out in daylight. The Guardian points out that Fritzl's logic is completely flawed, as "one would expect that Kerstin, Stefan and Felix [the children raised outside the basement] would also have cried a lot as babies."
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