Le Van still sleeps with his dead wife
VietNamNet Bridge – The man who stirred up public opinion for sleeping with his dead wife two years ago has confirmed that he still sleeps with the body.

Over two years since the public was roused up by the story about Le Van, 57, in the central province of Quang Nam, who slept with his dead wife for more than seven years, the man still confirms that he has been sleeping with his wife’s corpse.

Le Van said he and his son have slept with his wife’s body for nearly nine years. Visiting the man’s house, Nguoi Lao Dong Newspaper’s reporter saw the corpse on Le Van’s bed.

He told Nguoi Lao Dong that he sleeps with his dead wife to “train” to return to his previous incarnation.

“I was not a human being in my previous incarnation. I committed a sin in my previous incarnation, so I must be a human being in this incarnation. In this incarnation I have to train myself to return to the previous incarnation,” Le Van told Nguoi Lao Dong.

He also said that bringing his dead wife home is one of “training activities”.

After his wife died in 2003, Le Van slept on top of her grave, but 22 months later he worried about rain, wind and cold; so he decided to dig a tunnel into the grave "to sleep with her". His children found out though, and prevented him from going to the grave. So one night in November 2004, he dug up his wife's remains and took them home. He put the remains inside a gypsum statue.

After the media reported of Le Van’s story, the local government urged him to bury the remains, but he refused.

VietNamNet published a full story about Le Van two years ago, which was re-quoted by many foreign newspapers.