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Mississippi man thought to be dead wakes up inside of a body bag

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Fortunately, most people will never wake up inside a body bag, but an elderly Mississippi man knows otherwise. ABC News reported a remarkable story about a man who had died and woke up inside a body bag on Thursday. On Wednesday, the coroner’s office pronounced Walter Williams, 78, a Mississippi man, dead at 9 p.m.

After his inaccurate death report, Williams was transported to the Porter and Sons Funeral Home inside a body bag.

As mortuary staff members prepared Williams for embalming, he began kicking inside the body bag. Williams was then rushed to the hospital after mortuary staff realized he wasn’t dead. The coroner’s office says that Williams’ pacemaker may have stopped working, which created the impression that Williams had died.

Williams’ nephew, Eddie Hester, told WAPT News:

“I stood there and watched them put him in a body bag and zipped it up.”

Family members were relieved to learn that Williams’ was still alive. Read more about this story at the WAPT News site.

Marc Hoover is a freelance writer and author of two books “You Need a Cellmate, Not a Soulmate” and “21 Things you Gotta Know About the NFL.” Click on the links to buy his books or contact him about this story or anything else at Marc also has a website for family members to write messages to their deceased loved ones. Visit Letters Beyond Heaven to either share or read personal letters to beloved family members and friends.


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