Walter WilliamsWell, this doesn't happen every day. A man woke up in a body bag recently at a funeral home in Lexington, Mississippi. A coroner had checked Walter Williams' pulse at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday and pronounced him dead and zipped him up a short while later. Then, at around 2:30, Williams' son got a phone call, telling him that his father was still alive and kicking -- literally.
Just before workers were about to embalm him, Williams started pushing and kicking from inside the bag to get out. Paramedics were called and he was immediately rushed to the hospital. When the County Sheriff asked the coroner what happened, the only thing he could say is that "it's a miracle." It's suspected that perhaps Williams' pacemaker stopped working, and then started up again. Crazy!
I'm not sure what's more terrifying: Being the man who wakes up in a body bag, or being the man who's sitting near a body bag when it starts kicking!
Either position sounds incredibly scary, but the important thing is Walter Williams is alive, and his family has more time with him. "I don't know how long he's going to be here, but I know he's back right now. That's all that matters," Williams' nephew said.
After the initial shock of learning their beloved family member wasn't in fact dead, what a great feeling, huh? Anyone who's ever lost someone close to them has fantasized about getting to see them again -- even if only for an hour. Williams and his family all get to experience that. Truly amazing!
Glad Williams is getting a second chance at life. And glad neither he nor the person who was about to embalm him died from a heart attack after he woke up.
Have you ever fantasized about seeing someone who died again? What would you do with them?
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