Wow, I found this article online and thought everyone should read it.
This is scarey stuff.
August 26, 2005
Getting tree roots in a sewer pipe is not uncommon, but in this case
it was tragic. James Fuller had recently noticed his toilet and sinks
were backing up in his home, and planned to call a plumber as soon as
he got his paycheck. On Thursday. Fuller came home from work, and saw
a note from his wife telling him the toilet had backed up again, and
there was something that looked like roots in the toilet. His wife
had gone to work at her third shift job. Apparently Fuller grabbed a
beer and the newspaper and sat down on the toilet. Little did he know
his name would soon be in that newspaper, listed in the obituaries.
When his wife returned from work early in the morning she was shocked
at what she found. She found Fuller sitting on the toilet with the
newspaper on his lap, and a half can of beer in his hand. She also
found tree roots growing out of her husbands mouth, ears, and eye
sockets. When the paramedics arrived, they were shocked to find the
tree roots had come up from the bottom of the toilet, entered Fuller's
rectum, and had grown up through his body and were hanging out of his
bodily orfices. There was even a small root entering his penis. The
paramedics had to use a chainsaw to remove Fuller's body from the
toilet. Fuller was pronounced dead when he arrived at the hospital
emergency room. The cause of death was internal bleeding due to the
tree roots penetrating and puncturing his internal organs.
The paramedics said they have never seen anything like this. The
coroner, when questioned, said the roots entered Fuller's rectum to
get a fresh source of nourishment, and stated that they had grown at
least six feet in a few hours. He further stated that the beer
further attracted the roots, causing a chemical reaction from the
alcohol, and inducing rapid growth.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of
The Galesburg Gazette
By John R. Pullman