There are numerous things no one wants to wake up to – and blood dripping from your ceiling is definitely one of them.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to Ana Cardenas from Texas, who awoke to find bodily fluids leaking into her room.
It turns out the man living in the flat above hers had died but his body hadn’t yet been discovered.
In the meantime it had started to decompose, trickling into her home.
In scenes fresh out of a horror movie, she awoke at 4am to find the gruesome liquids splattered onto her bed, body and even her hair, after after they seeped onto the ceiling fan.
“I was in shock, I thought, ‘This isn’t real, this is a dream, wake up,’” she told news outlet KTSM.
“I called maintenance and they said, ‘Are you sure’ and I said, ‘Blood is falling on me,’” she continued.
The man’s body was lying directly above her ceiling fanAna Cardenas/GoFundMe
The emergency services arrived and confirmed Cardenas’s worst suspicions.
Her upstairs neighbour, aged between 55 and 70, had passed away from natural causes and his body had been lying there for five or six days.
"The firefighters knocked down his door and the body was laying exactly where my fan is underneath. He had carpet but the blood seeped through to my ceiling," Cardenas explained.
Cardenas has spoken of her horror at the discoveryGlobal News
Launching a fundraiser on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe, the traumatised El Paso resident wrote that the incident had forced her to evacuate her home.
“Bodily fluids began leaking from the ceiling contaminating all my personal belongings: bed, furniture, clothes, sheets, and much more are now destroyed and had to be thrown away due to biohazard,’ she said.
“I have no other means of shelter and now all my belongings have been contaminated. This requested GoFundMe assistance will help with temporary shelter, replacement of my clothing and much needed personal belongings.”
The page has since raised almost three times its original target of $5,000 (£3,546), with more than $13,000 donated so far.
We hope that she sets some of the money aside to help her deal with the trauma.