She’s not dead yet. Russian woman regains consciousness in morgue.

The Siberian Times is the Russian equivalent of the U.K.’s Daily Mail so I don’t trust the veracity of the stories but this one is interesting. What do you think happened to her?

A ‘dead’ Siberian woman speaks of ‘miracle’ on coming back to life after three nights in morgue.

On two separate occasions, retired cook Lyudmila Steblitskaya has returned from the dead, once minutes before she was to be cut open for an autopsy.

This is written like a story so it’s difficult to quote but the woman’s daughter tells her story:

‘In the morning, I went first to the chemist’s shop, and bought a bottle of calming medicine, and drank it almost completely, before going to the morgue, which was in the hospital. It was 9 am, and there was already a queue of people by the morgue door. I was standing there with a bag clothes for my mother, waiting my turn. Then the woman opened the morgue doors, and told me ‘Please wait a bit longer’.

‘Some 20 minutes later, she came out again, and said ‘Sorry, we have not performed the autopsy on her yet. If you want to take her without the autopsy, you’ve got to do to the doctor, and get the relevant documents. I went to track down the doctor – he was too busy to speak. I said sorry, but I needed the documents, the funeral is about to start, so I needed the body.

‘Ok, ok!’ – he said, and went back into his office but could not find the documents.

‘He then asked me to wait. Then some new woman came along the corridor, and asked me if I was Lyudmila Steblitskaya’s daughter. I confirmed I was, and said that I needed to pick up her body, rather urgently now. She looked really perplexed, and said: ‘But Lyudmila Steblitskaya is alive. I’ve just seen her’.

We do come across these stories on occasion where people are presumed dead but really not. I’m not clear what happens in other countries because embalming would take place before a funeral and this was not what was happening here. There is also no details on what evidence the hospital used to determine she was dead. She had previously heart problems. An investigation is occurring.

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  1 comment for “She’s not dead yet. Russian woman regains consciousness in morgue.

  1. G
    January 2, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Embalming doesn’t always take place with a human body. Some religions forbid it, and some people refuse it. If she was to be autopsied, would they have embalmed her before that? Or waited until after, if they were going to do it at all?

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