A Brazilian father claims his two-year-old son, who had been pronounced dead, sat up during his funeral and asked for water.
Kelvin Santos stopped breathing while being treated for pneumonia at the Aberlardo Santos Hospital in Belem, northern Brazil on June 1, OPOVO reports.
He was declared dead at 7.40pm on Friday and his body was handed over to his family who held a wake throughout the night with Kelvin’s body displayed in an open casket.
On Saturday, an hour before he was due to be buried, witnesses claim the boy sat up in his coffin and said to his father Antonio, “Daddy, can I have some water?”
“Then Kelvin just laid back down, the way he was. We couldn’t wake him. He was dead again,” Mr Santos said.
Source: Daily Mail
I’m not sure what to think of this story. It’s pretty horrible and sad. Could this happen? I suppose. There have been other stories but they are from a time gone by where medical science was not so advanced or from countries where health care and customs are different than modern countries. There seems to be no evidence beyond the eyewitness reports that may have been only a few people (can’t tell) so, we can’t know more on this case.