Dead Brazilian Boy Comes Back to Life at His Own Funeral
Dead Boy Wakes at His Funeral, Asks for Water
A dead Brazilian boy, who was being laid to rest, sat up in his coffin, asked for water, and then laid down lifeless again.
This account is at once bizarre and heartbreaking.
An hour before the funeral for two-year-old Kelvin Santos, who was declared dead following treatment for pneumonia, the boy sat up in his coffin and spoke.
Certainly, the family must have felt it was a miracle, though he sadly did lay back down dead yet again.
What caused this strange occurrence?
The Daily Mail reports that, according to a Brazilian news website, Santos had been pronounced dead at a northern Brazilian hospital at 7:40 p.m. on Friday and the family were given his body in a plastic bag.
The family held a wake with the boy's body in an open coffin, with the boy sitting up an hour before the Saturday funeral to say, "Daddy, can I have some water?"
His father explained, "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."
He continued, "Then Kelvin just laid back down, the way he was. We couldn't wake him. He was dead again."
The family took him back to the hospital and he was reexamined, as the father explained, "They assured me that he really was dead and gave me no explanation for what we had just seen and heard."
The family delayed his funeral for an hour in hopes that he would wake up again, then proceeded with the funeral at 5 p.m. that day.
Why the family wouldn't wait or have an autopsy performed is unclear, though Mr. Santos believes his son was a victim of medical malpractice and the case is under investigation.
The father explained, "Fifteen minutes after rushing him away for resuscitation, they came and told me he was dead and handed me his body. Perhaps they didn't examine him properly. Dead people don't just wake up and talk. I'm determined to find out the truth."