Mississippi Man, Declared Dead, Wakes Up in Body Bag at Funeral Home

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And their (Jews of Jesus’ time) saying, ‘We did kill the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah;’ whereas they slew him not, nor crucified him, but he was made to appear to them like one crucified; and those who differ therein are certainly in a state of doubt about it; they have no definite knowledge thereof, but only follow a conjecture; and they did not convert this conjecture into a certainty; On the contrary, Allah exalted him to Himself. And Allah is Mighty, Wise.  (Al Quran 4:158-159)

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A Mississippi man woke up in a body bag as funeral home workers prepared to embalm him, ABC affiliate WAPT reported.

Walter Williams, 78, of Lexington, Miss., appeared to have died at his home Wednesday night. The coroner came to the house and pronounced him dead at 9 p.m.

“I stood there and watched them put him in a body bag and zipped it up,” Williams’ nephew, Eddie Hester, told WAPT.

Williams was taken to Porter and Sons Funeral Home. They were getting ready to embalm him, and that’s when he started kicking inside the body bag.

“He was not dead, long story short,” funeral home manager Byron Porter told WAPT. He said this was the first time he’d ever seen anything like it.

“My cousin called me and said, ‘Not yet,’ and I said, ‘What you mean not yet?’ He said, ‘Daddy still here,'” Hester said.

Williams was rushed to a nearby hospital. Holmes County coroner Dexter Howard said it’s possible that Williams’ pacemaker shut down and then started up again.

“It was a miraculous moment,” said Howard, who is an elected official and not a medical doctor. “Never in my life have I seen anything like it.”

Howard, who has held the post of chief coroner since 2002 and was deputy coroner before that, said he visited Williams in the hospital Thursday night.

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6 replies

  1. Sai Baba of Shirdi, India was reported to be dead but according to his own prediction, came back to life after three days. There was a big fight over his “Dead” body, whether to bury him or wait for three days as he asked them to do. And when for every one’s surprise, he came back to life. Some may differ but the event was well recorded.

  2. Yes true according to present Christian beliefs, Christians should know that now they have one more who shares the (so-called) divinity.

  3. Man, i was just getting in to it why did you have to make the video so short! did they guy ever marry the girl without the dowry?

  4. Don’t laugh folks! It can happen to anybody. In Nigeria one Ahmadi doctor also pronounced one person dead and when they wanted to prepare his body for the funeral (ritual washing) the old gentleman woke up again… (He died really a few months later).

  5. Next time, wait at least three days and three nights before embalming anyone, now hope Christians would not make him 4th God, and this one is not this miraculous person is not olive middle Eastern or white European

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