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Police in Greece are investigating reports suggesting a woman woke up in a coffin after being buried, only to suffocate to death before rescuers could reach her.
People visiting a cemetery in the town of Peraia, near Thessaloniki, on Thursday morning reported hearing banging sounds and muffled shouting from inside the woman’s grave, an hour after she had been buried.
They called the police who began digging up the grave to try and save her. However, she was found dead when they reached the coffin.
A California family who claims a loved one was prematurely declared dead, and then "frozen alive" while trying to escape a morgue freezer, has filed a lawsuit against the hospital.
According to the lawsuit, Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, suffered a heart attack on July 26, 2010, and was pronounced dead by a doctor at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights, Calif. Arroyo's body was laid out so that her family could pay their respects before it was taken to the hospital’s morgue, where it was placed inside a refrigerated compartment, pending pickup by a mortician.
It was during Arroyo's time in the refrigerated compartment, the lawsuit alleges, that something -- which under different circumstances might have been viewed as a miracle -- turned into a nightmare.
"She was put into that body bag while she was alive," the family's attorney, Scott Schutzman, alleged to The Huffington Post. "The cold from the hospital morgue woke her up, and she was fighting her way out when she died."
When morticians later received Arroyo's body from the morgue, the lawsuit claims, they found her facedown rather than faceup. Her nose was broken, and she had cuts and bruises to her face, according to the court papers.
Woman Mistakenly Declared Dead Died Trying To Escape Morgue Freezer
Williams had woken up inside at a funeral home two weeks ago. A 78-year-old Mississippi man has died two weeks after he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being mistakenly pronounced deceased, a coroner said. Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard said Walter Williams died at his home in Lexington around 1 a.m. Thursday. The cause was not released. Williams' story went viral after he was pronounced dead Feb. 26. Workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were getting ready to embalm him when Williams started to move.
Declared Dead, Mississippi Man Wakes Up Inside Body Bag
"George Rodonaia underwent one of the most extended cases of a near-death experience ever recorded. Pronounced dead immediately after he was hit by a car in 1976, he was left for three days in the morgue. He did not "return to life" until a doctor began to make an incision in his abdomen as part of an autopsy procedure.
95-year-old Li Xiufeng climbed out of her unsealed coffin six days after she'd been found "dead" in her bedroom. The day before the funeral, friends and relatives arrived at her house to find the coffin empty and the corpse gone. After searching for the missing body, the villagers were stunned to find Mrs. Xiufeng sitting on a stool in her kitchen, cooking.
A grandmother has been brought back from the dead twice - and has even survived spending three days in a morgue. The 61-year-old Russian woman has been declared dead twice by doctors, but each time has come back to life - and once was minutes away from being cut open for her autopsy. Hardy Lyudmila Steblitskaya spent 3 days lying in a freezing cold morgue, while her family mourned the retired cook.
The Man Who Woke Up Screaming for Help in a Morgue Fridge After Having an Asthma Attack. A South African man awoke to find himself in a morgue fridge—nearly a day after his family thought he had died. Health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said that the man awoke 21 hours after his family called in an undertaker, who sent him to the morgue after an asthma attack. Morgue owner Ayanda Maqolo said he sent his driver to collect the body shortly after the family reported the death.
The Dead Woman Who Started Breathing Again as Her Daughter was Saying Goodbye in the Morgue. A woman who was pronounced dead, wrapped in plastic, and put in a morgue was found breathing by her daughter when she went to say her last goodbyes. According to reports, the 60-year-old woman had spent two hours inside a plastic bag in a refrigerated drawer after "dying" from a pulmonary infection at Estadual Adao Pereira Nunes Hospital in Brazil.
Dead Brazilian Boy Who Sat Up in the Coffin at His Own Funeral and Asked for Water before lying back down lifeless. A two-year-old boy sat up in his coffin and asked for water before laying back down again lifeless, according to a Brazilian news website. In a case that seems almost too incredible to be true, ORM claimed that Kelvin Santos stopped breathing during treatment for pneumonia at a hospital in Belem, northern Brazil.
But an hour before his funeral was due to take place, the boy apparently sat up in his coffin and said, "Daddy, can I have some water?". The boy's father, Antonio Santos, said, "Everybody started to scream, we couldn't believe our eyes. Then we thought a miracle had taken place and our boy had come back to life. Then Kelvin just laid back down, the way he was. We couldn't wake him. He was dead again."
The Woman Who Died of a Heart Attack After the Shock of Waking Up at Her Own Funeral. A Russian woman recently died, incredibly and tragically, after suffering a heart attack brought on by the utter shock of waking up at her own funeral. Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov, 49, had been mistakenly declared dead by doctors. She later woke up in a coffin surrounded by sobbing relatives, at which point she began screaming at the realization that she was about to be buried alive.
Mourners got the fright of their lives as they filed past their loved one in a coffin… when he started moving! Brighton Dama Zanthe, 34, “died” after a long illness at home in Zimbabwe. However, the deceased's boss noticed him moving as he filed past while paying his last respects at the funeral. Mourners “jumped out of their skins” and ran in horror, imagining that Mr. Zanthe had come back from the dead to haunt them. But when they realized the truth, he was taken to the hospital at Gweru, where he was put on life support for two days before going back home.
10 People Who Woke Up After Being Pronounced Dead
originally posted by: eisegesis
a reply to: EnigmaAgent
They really don't confirm if she was actually buried alive or not. All they have to go by were the claims of those who were mourning. We all know how emotional people can become.