Imagine you woke up in the middle of the Night; looked right and then looked left only to discover you were locked up in a hospital morgue filled with corpses. I guess the real thing you have to do is to gently lie down and die the real death or rather the second death. But due to that this is a weird seldom occurrences. We are going to examine some people who have undergone this transition. Some of them died not even once but twice before they wake up right in the middle of dead people in the morgue.
10.Amos Otene;The Man who bounces back to life after three days in morgue.
In August 26, 2015, a 70 year old man might have cheated death when he bounced back to life after spending over 30 hours in a mortuary in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. Doctors at a private hospital in the town had on Saturday, August 26, 2015, certified Amos Otene dead at 4. 30 Am and promptly covered him up and wheeled him into the mortuary, awaiting instructions from members of the family for embalmment. As further proof that Otene was dead, the doctors extracted the requisite body fluid and other substances from the corpse, for post mortem examination which was to ultimately reveal the cause of death.
According to the family, the hospital admitted Otene on Friday August 25 after he complained of severe toothache which had persisted for several days. As the news of Otene’s death spread, family members and other sympathisers continued to throng the hospital. On Sunday, when one of his children, Eche, who lives in Lafia visited, he was taken to the mortuary to confirm that his father had indeed passed on. According to Eche, at about 1.39 pm, “the morticians at the hospital wheeled out the trolley containing my father and unveiled the face for me to see. It was in this process that supposedly he started raising his right hand and all of us fled towards the reception area of the mortuary. From a safe distance we watched as my father lifted himself and sat on the bed and that was about seven minutes later. One of the attendants eventually summoned enough courage and approached my father who fell back on the trolley.”
Eche said that the doctors ordered that the resurrected man be readmitted in the ward where some medication was administered and he was placed on fresh round of drips. He remained in the ward till Tuesday when the doctors carried out series of tests and certified Otene fit for discharge. Encounter with death As at Wednesday at the Otene’s Old GRA residence in Makurdi, well-wishers continued to troupe there to catch a glimpse of the resurrected man. Until his retirement in 2012, Otene worked at the Department of Forestry of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Makurdi. In what may well be an apparent case of near-death experience, Otene said that, “what I remember is that I was in a vehicle and traveled a long distance. When I got there, there were many people and there was a lot of celebration and merriment and the people were happy. But they did not allow me to stay with them. They said I should go back and repeat my work”
9.Walter Williams;The Dead Man who wakes up in a body Bad
In February 27 2014, a 78-year-old pensioner woke up in a body bag as he was mistaken for a corpse. Farmer Walter Williams became an unlikely celebrity after undertakers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home in Mississippi USA were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag– Early on a Thursday.
It turns out he was actually still alive, it is thought his missing pulse could have been due to a broken pacemaker. The grandfather of 15 had been taken to a hospice because of congestive heart failure. He was declared dead at home in Lexington, a community north of Jackson, where family members believed he had died, because neither the Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard nor nurses could detect a pulse. Howard says Williams had no pulse and was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9 p.m. He said he believes Williams’ pacemaker stopped working, and then started again.
After the incident of Kicking in a body bag, paramedics rushed Mr Williams to hospital and doctors theorised that a concoction of medication or a broken pacemaker could have caused his vital signs to disappear.
On March 2014, 78-year-old Walter Williams died the second time for real. The same coroner and the same funeral home director came this time, and when they got there, he said, ‘I thought y’all were going to send somebody else,’ and they laughed about it. Everybody laughed.’
“It was a two-week miracle for me, and I enjoyed every minute of it, and my family did too,” Eddie Hester said.
Williams’s nephew Eddie Hester said again that this time his uncle gone forever. It was a two week miracle for the whole family and they enjoyed every minute being with him. It’s became known that Mr Williams died from natural causes.
8.Carlos Camejo;The Venezuelan man who escaped his own autopsy
A Venezuelan man, Carlos Camejo , 33, who had been declared dead woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy. Camejo was declared dead after a highway accident in 2007. Before his wife could arrive to identify the body, medical examiners began an autopsy. Camejo woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began the autopsy. They cut into his face, and were surprised as fresh blood poured out. They quickly started sewing the incision, and Camejo regained consciousness.
“I woke up because the pain was unbearable,” Camejo said, according to a report in leading local newspaper El Universal. When his wife arrived to identify him, she found Camejo waiting for her in the corridor.
Camejo showed the newspaper his facial scar and a document ordering the autopsy.
7.The Resurrected South African Asthma man;The “ghost” who scared away morgue staff
In July 2011,A South African man in his 60s passed out after an asthma attack last July. Thinking him dead, his grieving family called a private funeral company, instead of paramedics.
After not being able to revive the man, his family had placed a phone call to an undertaker so that they could handle his body. Upon arrival at their home, the trained driver checked the man for a pulse, looked for a heartbeat –I guess he looked for it on the man’s carotid artery on his neck — The driver finished examining the body and took it to the local morgue. There the body stayed locked away in a large refrigerated compartment for the next 21 hours.
During a routine shift at the morgue, a few employees heard screams and banging coming from the locked compartment where the recently deceased lay. It doesn’t take much imagination to visualize the terror the employees must have felt when they heard the screams coming from behind the refrigerated door. If that were me in the situation, I would have bolted right out the door and would not stop running until I reach a gun shop.
“They thought it was a ghost,” said Sizwe Kupelo, spokesman for the local health department, “and they ran for their lives.”
The entire mortuary team returned together later and freed the undead man.
6.The woman who was pronounced dead by doctors during a Caesarean section delivery
A Kuwait woman who was pronounced dead by doctors during a Caesarean section delivery woke up in a locked and frozen morgue surrounded by corpses. She claimed she could have “perished alive of horror.”
She had to endure the horrendous experience of waking up in a locked hospital morgue filled with corpses. Her ordeal lasted for two hours until her screams of panic were heard by a hospital worker who opened the morgue’s deep freezer to release her.
The unnamed Saudi woman was at the Al Jahara Hospital in Kuwait City where she had spent six days prior to giving birth. According to the Arab Times she alleges that during this period the doctors treated her cruelly. During a caesarean operation to deliver the baby, doctors were under the mistaken impression the woman had died.
She went on to recount that her husband was issued with a death certificate whilst she was in the morgue. As he informed relatives of her death the hospital contacted him again, asking him to return the death certificate as she was alive.
5. Janina Kolkiewicz;92-year-old Polish woman who Died Twice.
On March,2015, Janina Kolkiewicz had been declared dead by her physician in an eastern Polish town called Ostrow Lubelski. He found her without a pulse and filled out her death certificate. Her family started making funeral arrangements.
After 11 hours in the morgue, the 91-year-old Polish woman started stirring.
She woke up in “cold storage” and asked for hot tea and pancakes.
“I was sure she was dead, I’m stunned, I don’t understand what happened. Her heart had stopped beating, she was no longer breathing.” Wieslawa Czyz, a physician who examined her, told TV station TVP.
But Kolkiewicz isn’t the first to “return from the dead,” as headlines often say. An anatomical pathology technician told the Guardian the woman likely had a pulse — but a very weak one.
The doctor in Germany has been charged by prosecutors with negligent bodily harm, after the 92-year-old woman he declared dead awaken in a refrigerated room at a funeral home.
However, Kolkiewicz died tragically two days later in hospital from heart disease unrelated to the incident.
4.Hardy Lyudmila Steblitskaya;The woman who died twice and woke up twice.
In November 2013 and October 2014, The 61-year-old Russian woman has been declared dead twice by doctors, but each time has come back to life – and once was minutes away from being cut open for her autopsy.
Hardy Lyudmila Steblitskaya spent 3 days lying in a freezing cold morgue, while her family mourned the retired cook.
She has scared doctors, friends, and family once in November last year and in October this year.
The initial confusion began last year, when Lyudmila was taken to Tomsk Regional Clinical Hospital where she spent days because she felt unwell. When her 29-year-old daughter Anastasia, who has a nine-year-old daughter, Nelli, called on a Friday evening to ask about her mother’s condition, she was informed by doctors that her mother had died. The devastated woman began planning her mother’s funeral and breaking the bad news to friends and family. She spent 60,000 roubles (£1,223) buying flowers, a casket, and arranging for a grave to be dug.
She then went to the hospital to collect her mother’s body, only to be told to wait as doctors had not performed an autopsy. She told the newspaper that a startled doctor then approached her and said that her mother was not dead, but was in her bed, breathing and alive.
A disbelieving Anastasia went into the room to find her mother calling her name.
Her mother cannot remember what happened, only that she was in the hospital on a Friday and then woke up in a morgue the next Monday to discover that her skin was peeling off from the cold. Mostly, she is just grateful to be alive and able to see her friends and family.
In October 2012, Lyudmila – who has a history of heart problems – had another “apparent death” during a hospital stay, but this time doctors brought her back to life after several hours
3.Paul Mutora,a 24-year-old Kenyan man who woke up in a morgue
In January, a 24-year-old Kenyan man named Paul Mutora woke up in a morgue after he had allegedly tried to kill himself by swallowing insecticide. When the technicians heard noises, “the mortuary attendant and a worker took to their heels screaming,” a witness told a local newspaper.
Suicide victim Paul Mutora, 24, had been confirmed dead for between 15 to 20 hours before Naivasha District Hospital workers made the chilling discovery.
KTN Kenya said that several mortuary attendants ‘took to their heels’ when Mr Mutora woke up inside one of the mortuary chambers where he was due to be embalmed and started calling for help.
“This was a mistake from the start and I apologize to my father,” Mutora later said.
2.Rosa Selestrino; The Dead Woman Who Started Breathing Again as Her Daughter was Saying Goodbye in the Morgue.
September 2011-A 60 year old woman who was pronounced dead from Lung Infection in Estadual Adao Pereira NunesHospital, wrapped in plastic, and put in a morgue was found breathing by her daughter when she went to say her last goodbyes. According to reports, the 60-year-old woman had spent two hours inside a plastic bag in a refrigerated drawer after “dying” from a pulmonary infection at Estadual Adao Pereira Nunes Hospital in Brazil.
Her daughter, Rosangela Celestrino, went to give her mom one last hug, and felt that she was breathing. Doctors thought she was joking when she shouted out that her mother was still alive. When the doctor later examined the body, he concluded that the woman was indeed still living.
The woman was immediately taken out of the morgue and placed on life support in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
1. Luz Milagros Veron ; The Baby Who was Found by Her Mother, Crying in the Morgue.
In April 2012,Luz Milagros Veron – a name that means “Miracle Light” in English – is a strong, one-year-old baby with an amazing birth story. Doctors said the baby showed no signs of life when she was born three months premature, and quickly sent her to the morgue. She’s alive today because her parents insisted on seeing her body to say goodbye. After 12 hours inside a sealed coffin, she moved and let out a tiny cry. She was cold as ice, but far from dead. Since then, Luz Milagros has grown and become stronger.
The parents had planned to name the baby Lucia Abigail, but changed it to Luz Milagros after the incident.
Bouter told the TeleNoticias TV channel in an interview Tuesday night that doctors gave her the death certificate moments after the girl was born, and that she still hasn’t received a birth certificate. She said the baby was quickly put in a coffin and taken to the morgue’s refrigeration room. Twelve hours passed before she and her husband were able to open the coffin to say their last goodbyes.
That’s when the baby trembled, she said. Bouter thought it was her imagination – then she realized the little girl was alive and dropped to her knees on the morgue floor in shock.
A morgue worker quickly picked up the girl and confirmed she was alive. Then, Bouter’s brother grabbed the baby and ran to the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, shouting for the doctors. The baby was so cold, Bouter said, that “it was like carrying a bottle of ice.”
A week later, the baby is improving. But Bouter still has many unanswered questions about what happened. She said she had given birth normally to four other children and doesn’t understand why doctors gave her general anesthesia this time. She said she also doesn’t know why she wasn’t allowed to see her baby before it was put into a coffin.
She said she had to insist on going to the morgue’s refrigeration room, where she brought her sister’s cellphone to take a picture of the newborn for the funeral. Her husband struggled to open the lid, and then stepped aside to let her see inside.
“I moved the coverings aside and saw the tiny hand, with all five fingers, and I touched her hand and then uncovered her face,” she said in the TeleNoticias interview. “That’s where I heard a tiny little cry. I told myself I was imagining it – it was my imagination. And then I stepped back and saw her waking up. It was as if she was saying `Mama, you came for me!’
Written By Francis Aneke.
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