woman dies at own funeral - not resurrected

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    Baileybearposted 7 years ago

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/queensland/a/- … n-funeral/

    Woman declared dead wakes up in coffin screaming then dies. Wasn't dead in the first place.

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      aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Investigations are continuing...

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      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      we rescued a little bird that was very cold. It actually rolled over with feet in air like died.  Then warmth of hubby's hands must have revived it because it 'came back to life'.  Continued to keep it warm & give it fluids  & some ground up fish (was a young kingfisher) until could get it to a wildlife carer.  She was surprised we managed to keep it alive for over 24 hours

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        Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well done. Kingfishers are precious smile

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          Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5196588_f248.jpg
          Here he was when we found him.  He was very cold and not moving.  It is likely he collided with the window.  Just left the nest.  Azure kingfisher.

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            Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Nice smile
            We did a similar rescue with a fledgling chaffinch (we called him halfinch!) which also turned out well.

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    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Until reading your OP and just from the title, I was going to say, I hoped that she was dead, considering it was her funeral. lol

    However, in light of reading your OP, I guess I am not surprised. lol

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      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I recall a news item about a funeral director that couldn't work anymore after killing a woman that wasn't actually dead.  He knew as soon as he cut to drain. 

      There was a thread not long ago about some chap 'brought back to life' (and still looked half dead)

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    Diane Insideposted 7 years ago

    I actually heard of this happening in a morgue once the man woke up while he was being bloodlet.

    The coroner quickly covered him up with a sheet and wheeled him out of there post haste, so he would not realize where he was waking up.

    He was immediately taken to the hospital and survived.

    Something to do with blood pressure and when he was relieved of some of the blood in his body he woke up. Very weird.

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    Valemanposted 7 years ago

    I watched a TV programme about the subject of people declared dead but weren't.  It said that this is more common than thought.  It mentioned an old graveyard, which was being dug up, and it was discovered that a quarter of the coffins showed signs that the person had been buried alive.  Apparently there is a fine line between life and death, and doctors don't always get it right.  I don't know which would be worse - to wake up under 6 feet of earth or in the flames of cremation.

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      sassyk73posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Now that gives you something to think about.

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        Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        yep, that they weren't really dead in the first place - no resurrection

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      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm really pleased to have missed that one! smile

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    mariasialposted 7 years ago

    i can only say its so tragic

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      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      apparently the husband is angry because perhaps she could have been helped

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    Emile Rposted 7 years ago

    She probably died from embarassment of the outfit they had put on her for the burial.

    You guys down under do know to check for a pulse when someone is unconscious? That's a good indicator of life, I hear.

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      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Australian and New Zealand men need a tattoo that reads.

      "Please double check, I may be dead drunk!"

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        Emile Rposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol

        That's a sad truth though. There was a man here who laid on his porch dead for a day or two. His family left him there because they thought he was drunk.

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          earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, that is very sad. A friend of mine who was still quite young, got drunk and died of exposure in the street of a small town. Found in the morning about 8am, too late to save him.

          The thing about humour is we often laugh at the truth we find in it. I dunno how valid that is. smile

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            Emile Rposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I think it's very valid. But, it's healthy emotionally I think. It keeps things in a balanced perspective. No good ever comes from taking life too seriously.

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              earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I enjoy humour too, it is a great way to say some things that would be harder to say in other ways.

              I am enjoying a lot of female humorists who seem to have taken hold in my city.
              They take on some very interesting subjects. smile

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              Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              my sister used to have a warped sense of humour before she went all pious.  I remember telling her about an article I read about how people get skewered by the drive shaft of American cars & she said 'then they catch fire, and you've got kebabs!'

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      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      apparently that one was in Russia.  If I recall correctly, the other one I read about was in NZ. 
      Often it's hard to tell - no detectable pulse etc

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        Emile Rposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I read a story about a woman declared dead in a hospital, they were waiting for the funeral home to pick up the body, and she came back to life. She'd been dead for about five hours. The doctors were adamant that she had been dead.

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          Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          many years ago I heard the testimony of a man that woke up in a morgue.  He had a near-death-experience and converted to christianity.  Quite an interesting story.  I've since learned that NDEs are surprisingly common, and most people report pleasant recollections.

          There have also been cases where people have been chilled very quickly by falling in iced water or similar then come 'back to life' when warmed up

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            Emile Rposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I've never been interested enough to read about near death experiences. You just couldn't know if they were dreaming or it was real. I'm afraid I've always accepted the medical explanation; but I suppose if it happened to me I'd change my tune. Personal experience is a powerful motivator.

            I do know that every older person I know who has died slowly has spent a percentage of their final days talking to long dead relatives who they saw in the room. It makes me sometimes wonder.

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              Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I researched some for my hub about death (a christian requested I write one).  They think the 'white light/tunnel' phenomenon is the optic nerve shutting down. 
              The majority of people had pleasant experiences, often with deities of the religion of their culture.

 
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