posted on May, 25 2008 @ 01:50 AM
I don't know any details of it, but a homicide investigator once told me of a similar experience. A man was found dead with no obvious signs of
trauma, but an autopsy had to be performed to determine the cause of death and rule out homicide. The guy had been dead for about a day. There were a
few people in the room when this guy actually sat straight up on the table. Of course, they thought it was just the effects of rigor setting in. The
body does some strange things after one has passed on. Including even groaning and such I've heard.
But in this case, the guy sat up, then opened his eyes, screamed out in pain, and passed out again. From what I remember, he had been poisoned and
suffered a heart attack as a result, but wound up surviving in the long run.
I also heard another similar story a long time ago, where a young woman, new to the medical field (possibly a student even?) happened to notice an
eyelid flutter on body. Of course, those in charge tried to explain that this can happen sometimes well after a person has died. But the young woman
remained adamant for some reason, and in the long run, the woman who's eyelid had fluttered, wound up surviving.
EDIT to add: Death is not an absolute science. It's really a judgement call by the doctor, or whoever is administering treatment. That's why we have
people that survive on machines and wake up twenty years later sometimes.
[edit on 5/25/0808 by jackinthebox]