On September 8, 1871, 11-year-old girl Ellen went to bed as usual.
However, the next time she woke up was 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 her mother nor the specialist could wake her up.
Rumors spread about The Sleeping Beauty in the village. They quickly spread to almost all of England.
Dozens of people came to see Ellen 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 they carefully pour liquid food into her: soups, water and milk, occasionally giving her oatmeal.
The girl looked like a perfectly healthy child, she just slept all the time.
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 did not remember anything about the past nine years.
Such a long sleep did not leave any consequences. Ellen quickly recovered psychologically and lived a normal life.