Singapore, Jan 24 : A Chinese woman, who refused to leave her toilet for two-and-a-half years, says she felt a strong unseen force hold her down.
Mee Yan Leong sat down on the bowl in her bathroom on March 25, 2009 and for the next 902 days, that is where she decided to eat and sleep, reports Daily Mail.
The 58-year-old claimed she 'felt a force holding me down' and said she did not understand why she felt compelled to stay in the tiled bathroom.
She was completely naked throughout the ordeal and only showered a total of 18 times, according to her husband Kian Ann Ong.
He said those were the only times she left the toilet bowl and would imagine that if she left people would throw stones at her or spray her with water.
Ong said he was the only person who had contact with his wife and she even refused to speak with their 27-year-old son Jiing Yih.
Eventually Ong decided to seek help and called the emergency services who took her to hospital near their home in Singapore.
'They had to come into my flat, hold her down, then wrap her in a towel before using a wheelchair to take her to the hospital,' said Ong.
He explained that whenever he tried to remove his wife from the bathroom, she would refuse and tell him that something was holding her back.
Mrs Leone would also get upset or angry if she heard her husband talking on the phone.
The couples son, Jiing Yih, a freelance journalist, defended his actions when he was questioned about why he did not step in to help.
'My mum and I have similar personalities,' he told The New Paper, 'We're both very straightforward and would frequently get into arguments.
'When she got into that state, her emotions became even more unstable, so I tried to avoid possible confrontations which could lead to blow ups,' he said.
Ong said he found it difficult to care for his wife during that time and considered leaving her but decided against it.
During her stay in the bathroom Mrs Leong lived on porridge, bread and biscuits prepared by her husband.