[Link] The unbelievable tale of Ida Mayfield Wood

Just put yourself in the place of whoever was unraveling this story, as unbelievable as unbelievable gets

Ida Wood never had any intention of renewing contact with the outside world, but on March 5, 1931, death made it necessary. At four o’clock that afternoon, the 93-year-old did something she hadn’t done in 24 years of living at the Herald Square Hotel: she voluntarily opened the door, craned her neck down the corridor, and called for help.

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