Teens Party in Fritzl Dungeon

'You can play music down there and no one will hear'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2011 2:24 AM CST
Teens Party in Fritzl Dungeon
"Rat droppings have intermingled with the stubs of cigarettes and food wrappers," one intruder says of the cellar. "There is no electricity but partygoers have used candles."    (AP Photo/Police Niederoesterreich, HO, File)

For the teens of Amstetten, Austria, Josef Fritzl's dungeon of horrors has been the hot place to party over the last couple of months. Authorities have found empty booze bottles and other party detritus in the warren of rooms where Fritzl kept his daughter Elisabeth as a sex slave for 24 years, fathering seven children with her. It's become cool for local young people to say they've been "down in the cellar," one partygoer tells the Daily Mail. "You don’t have to say which one—everyone knows what you mean."

"The walls are very thick. You can play music down there and no one will hear, or see any light," the teen says. "The word went out before Christmas that the garage door was open. You descend down a slope into his garage and then into the cellar. It’s easy. The cops stopped watching the place long ago." Authorities plan to seal the house with a welded steel door, and the entire building will be demolished this spring. (More Elisabeth Fritzl stories.)

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