On September 8, 1871, the 11-year-old girl Ellen went to bed as usual.
However, the next time she woke up not at all in the morning, but after 9 long years, when she was already 20.
Ellen Sadler fell asleep peacefully in her room on the top floor of her parents’ cottage in a small village on the outskirts of Buckinghamshire.
In the morning the girl did not come out for breakfast; neither the mother nor the specialist could wake her up.
Rumors about Sleeping Beauty spread throughout the village. They quickly spread throughout almost all of England.
Dozens of people came to Elena every day. The girl still remained in her bed, although many suspected deception.
Ellen was examined by both journalists and doctors. The girl’s parents said that they carefully pour liquid food into her: soups, water and milk, occasionally giving oatmeal.
In May 1880, Ellen’s parents were forced to leave. After another 5 months, the girl suddenly opened her eyes.
The sisters, who went up to her room, found the girl in front of a mirror, staring in amazement at her reflection.
Ellen’s surprise is understandable. After all, she went to bed as a little girl, and woke up as an adult.
Unfortunately, Ellen had no memory of the past nine years.
Such a long sleep did not leave any consequences. Helen quickly recovered psychologically and began to live a normal life.