For Carl Tanzler, finding true love was all that mattered to him. Even after getting married and fathering two children, he never let go of the dream that his soulmate was still out there, waiting to be found.
That's when he found it. When Tanzler was working as a radiologist in Florida in 1930, he met Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos, a Cuban-American immigrant. He instantly fell in love with her. Her dark hair and features matched exactly what he was looking for with the woman of his dreams.
He soon found out that Maria had tuberculosis, which was incurable at the time. That didn't stop his from showering her with gifts, and trying everything in his power to find a cure.
When Maria died from the disease, she was buried in Florida in an above-ground mausoleum, which Tanzler paid for.
He visited her grave regularly, and that's where things got creepy.