'Dead' man wakes up in Mississippi funeral home

WASHINGTON —

A 78-year-old American man who was declared dead and taken to a funeral home dramatically woke up as he was about to be embalmed, U.S. media reported Friday.

Walter Williams was registered dead on Wednesday evening after medics failed to find his pulse. He was transported to the Porters and Sons Funeral Home in Lexington, Mississippi.

However, a few hours later when workers were about to prepare his corpse they noticed Williams moving in his body bag.

“He was not dead, long story short,” funeral home manager Byron Porter told local television station WAPT, noting that he had never seen anything like it before.

Williams’s daughter, Martha Lewis, said: “I don’t know how much longer he’s going to grace us and bless us with his presence, but hallelujah, we thank him right now, right now!”

A local coroner said Williams’ pacemaker may have stopped working and then started up again.

(c) 2014 AFP

  • 1

    SenseNotSoCommon

    Hallelujah, a murrkul!

  • 3

    Argus Tuft

    “He was not dead, long story short,”

    Quote of the day !

  • 2

    Harry_Gatto

    Lucky they didn't decide to do an autopsy.

    However, a few hours later when workers were about to prepare his corpse they noticed Williams moving in his body bag.

    I would love to have been a fly on the wall at that point.

  • 1

    Jean ValJean

    He got up groaning "Brains!"

  • 2

    slumdog

    I would love to have been a fly on the wall at that point.

    Me, too! Failing that, video would be nice.

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