Full audio: We're in Payson, Utah, a small town about an hour south of Salt Lake City. He and his buddies just thought it would be cool to stage a kidnapping. From the time von Cosel first met Elena, he launched into a series of grand gestures, each bigger than the previous, until he went too far. Von Cosel was an x-ray technician, and Elena was 20 years old and sick with tuberculosis. He told me von Cosel's first grand gesture is telling Elena, sure, science hasn't developed a cure for TB, but-- Well, he at first started radiation treatments there at the hospital.
It's me and Miki Meek, one of the producers here at This American Life. Well, today on our program, we have stories of grand gestures, and so many of them are like that. Even when they seem like they're trying so hard to say they're about love, and devotion, and some beloved person. Then, as her illness progressed, he came by and started treating her in her home.
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Transcripts are generated using a combination of speech recognition software and human transcribers, and may contain errors. She and he both told me it was not romantic between them. " I have a pile of newspaper articles about the story I'm going to tell you. The Miami Herald at the time ran their love story across the front page. There's a giant photo of him, where he looks charming and fragile in a white suit. And then this is the thing that made it a news story. He says that von Cosel fell in love with Elena right away. He wrote a memoir, where he said things like he didn't want to disfigure Elena's beauty, and that her voice sounded like a mockingbird's song in spring.
Please check the corresponding audio before quoting in print. They don't even like each other as more than friends. Right next to that is a photo of Elena Hoyos in her wedding dress and a tiara. Von Cosel stole her body from her grave, and then kept her in his house for seven years. He considered himself a scientist/inventor and claimed to have multiple university degrees in subjects like chemistry, philosophy, and physics, although Ben says he never could verify any of that.
He then crossed over to the other side, where old friend Lexi (Arielle Kebbel) waited for him with a laugh and a hug.
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