A funeral director in Germany passed out from shock when an elderly woman, whose funeral he was preparing, opened the lid of her coffin and asked him “Where am I?”
By the time the poor man came back to his senses, he realized the woman was fully awake and was lying in her coffin with both eyes open. He called an ambulance and the woman was rushed to a local hospital, where she died on Monday.
As it appears, the woman was found “dead” on her bed in a nursing home, even the doctor who came to check-in on her declared she wasn’t breathing anymore and didn’t have a pulse. Perhaps the diagnosis was completely wrong or it was really a miracle.
Over the years, there have been many other inexplicable incidents where people who were pronounced dead came back to life – often scaring others in the process.
Walter Williams, Mississippi
In March 2014, a Mississippi man Walter Williams was pronounced dead by his hospice nurse, family members and even the coroner who checked the deceased’s non-existent pulse before placing the body in a bag and taking it to the funeral home.
However, when they opened the body bag, something strange happened. The body began twitching.
The 78-year-old was immediately rushed to the hospital, though it was believed that the pacemaker jump-started his heart when he was placed in the body bag.
Ebola Patient, Liberia
In October 2014, an unnamed Ebola patient thought to be dead came back to life after the burial team already doused him with chemicals and bleach and wrapped the body in a plastic bag.
The 37-year-old, who was in a really bad condition, woke up and began to stir just as the team in hazmat suits prepared to put his body into a van for cremation.
Brighton Zanthe, Zimbabwe
Friends and family of Brighton Zanthe were shocked – to say the least – when his dead body began stirring in the coffin during the funeral services. The mourners were filling in to see the deceased one last time when one of them noticed Zanthe’s leg twitching.
The 34-year-old had been unwell for some time and was laid to rest inside a coffin after "dying" at home the day before.
Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, Egypt
In May 2012, an Egyptian waiter Hamdi Hafez suffered a heart attack at work and was declared dead.
As per the Islamic customs, his body was washed and the family was preparing to bury him when the doctor, who was sent to sign his death certificate, found his body to be warm. Upon checking his vital signs, the medic discovered that the 28-year-old was indeed alive and rushed him to the hospital where he was soon revived.
Overjoyed with Al-Nubdi’s miraculous return, the mourners turned the funeral into a party to celebrate his “resurrection.”
Carlos Camejo, Venezuela
In September 2007, a Venezuelan man, Carlos Camejo, woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy.
The 33-year-old was declared dead after a highway accident. The examiners took him to the morgue, but as soon as they began an autopsy and made an incision on the “deceased’s” face, the wound started to ooze blood. The cut was quickly stitched up and Camejo was taken to the hospital.
Bart the cat, Florida
It’s not only humans who have come back from the dead.
Earlier this year, a family cat named Bart was found lying on the road, soaked in blood. A car had hit the cat, and it was unnaturally stiff, which led the owner to believe that it was dead. Devastated with his loss, the man couldn’t bring himself to bury the pet so he asked his friend to dig a grave and bury Bart.
However, just a few days later, the feline showed up in the neighborhood. Even though it was severally injured, suffering from multiple fractures and injuries along with a damaged eye, the cat was very much alive and had dug its way out of the grave.