Natascha Kampusch was just ten-years-old when she was abducted and forced into a soundproof cellar where she was kept as a sex slave for over eight years.
Kampusch has now allowed the media into the house -which she owns- for the first time.
As reported by the Daily Star, Kampusch has also explained why she would want to keep the building, which is understandably haunted by dark memories.
She told an interviewer:
It’s important because I don’t want to have false people in this house.
I don’t want to have a kind of theme park in here.
Natascha added that she has become somewhat protective of the house after her story was questioned.
Wasn’t it enough that I was kidnapped? Wasn’t it enough?
They want an ongoing story. They have no conscience.
Kampusch also revealed that red tape has prevented her from having the building demolished, but the local council did require the dungeon to be filled in.
I’m not allowed because there are many bureaucratic hurdles.
The abused woman also spoke of the nature of her kidnapper, describing Priklopil as having multiple personalities.
The secret of my survival was that I forgave the perpetrator and [found the] strength and hope that maybe I can free myself in the future…He had two parts in his personality, I call one part the dark side, and the other part the bright side.
It was like a schizophrenic personality.
Kampusch was imprisoned by Wolfgang Priklopil who was believed to have committed suicide hours following her escape in 2006, however two coroners have since suggested he may have been murdered.
As a result a new investigation has been launched to clarify the nature of Priklopil’s death.
It takes some serious mental strength to go through the ordeal Kampusch was subjected to and then let cameras in, but hopefully it allows her some sense of closure.