No matter how many episodes of the various hoarding shows they air, it's still tough to believe that anyone really lives that way. And yet there are thousands of people in America nearly trapped inside homes that are overflowing with trash.
It's disturbing, sad and frightening. And when things get really out of control, the end result is devastating. People literally die in these homes, crushed or hidden beneath their stuff and sometimes found only weeks later when the stench of their decomposing bodies alerts authorities that something horrifying has happened.