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'Dead' Mississippi man wakes up in a body bag

Posted on Saturday, 1 March, 2014 | Comment icon 40 comments

Williams wasn't quite as dead as the coroner had believed. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Funeral home staff were shocked when 78-year-old Walter Williams suddenly started moving around.
Williams had been declared dead by a coroner on Wednesday night before being taken to the Porter and Sons funeral home. Things soon took a turn for the unexpected however when undertakers who had been preparing to embalm his remains discovered him struggling and squirming around inside the body bag, seemingly very much alive.

"I asked the coroner what happened and the only thing he could say is that it's a miracle," said Sheriff Willie March.

It was later determined that Williams' pacemaker had temporarily stopped working, making it seem as though he had died, before later starting back up again on its own while he was at the funeral home.

The 78-year-old is now recovering in hospital and has told his family that he is glad to be alive.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (40)

Tags: Premature Burial

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #31 Posted by thedutchiedutch on 14 March, 2014, 0:14
Comment icon #32 Posted by coldethyl on 14 March, 2014, 0:19
Boy, they better check REALLY WELL this time. I would not want to wake up in a body bag twice.
Comment icon #33 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 14 March, 2014, 12:30
Haha, Pet Rocks. Man, whoever thought of selling rocks to the gullible was a marketing genius.
Comment icon #34 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 14 March, 2014, 12:30
I hope they at least double check this time... in fact they should probably triple check.
Comment icon #35 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 14 March, 2014, 12:35
Never fails, I do search, find nothing post and then the topic I wanted to post on suddenly appears at the top of View New Content. LOL Mods, please delete my Topic . WOW that WAS FAST!!! LOLOLOLOL
Comment icon #36 Posted by Hawkin on 14 March, 2014, 22:20
Yep, and the same applies with Zombies. Somebody's laughing walking to the bank.
Comment icon #37 Posted by JustTerri on 14 March, 2014, 22:43
I hope its for real this time around.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Alliex on 24 March, 2014, 13:55
Poor man. That must have been an awful way to wake up. It's a good thing he woke up when he did though lol
Comment icon #39 Posted by RhiannonB77 on 18 April, 2014, 22:42
I am surprised there was no autopsy before embalming. Lucky him though, imagine waking up right as they were making their incision.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Emin on 22 April, 2014, 1:08

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