This might just be the craziest story you will read this week. A woman named Sharolyn Jackson died and was buried in a Philadelphia cemetery. At least that's what everyone -- her family and the police -- thought. Turns out the wrong woman was buried! Sharolyn Jackson is alive!
Good news! Well, sort of.
According to police, Jackson's family reported the 50-year-old missing on July 18. Then on July 20, a body of a woman around her age was found, dead of natural causes.
Jackson's son and a social worker who knows her were both called in to identify the body, and they said it was her. So things proceeded. An obituary was issued. A funeral was held.
Her family mourned.
And then, suddenly, nearly two weeks after the funeral services, a miracle! Sharolyn Jackson was found in a mental facility ... very much alive!
The Jacksons have to be over the moon, but can you imagine? You identify a body as Mom and, um, well, it's not Mom.
How do you wrap your hand around that?
And what about the family of the woman who has been lying underground for two weeks? Right now the authorities have no clue who she is, but it's kind of hard to celebrate when your gain is someone else's loss.
Sure, your mom is OK, but who knows who this other woman has left behind ... and they haven't even had the comfort of being able to say goodbye to their loved one.
Talk about a mixed blessing!
What do you make of this crazy story?
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