‘Dead’ man wakes up in funeral home body bag just as workers prepare to embalm him

'Dead' man wakes up in funeral home body bag
Walter Williams woke up in a body bag in a funeral home (Picture: YouTube/ABRAXAS TETRAGRAMMATON)

The last thing you expect to find within a body bag in a funeral home is a living person.

But that’s exactly what happened at the Porter and Sons Funeral Home in Lexington, Mississippi, when Walter Williams woke up – hours after being declared dead.

In fact, funeral workers were getting ready to embalm him when he began to move.

The coroner had checked his pulse at roughly 9pm on Wednesday, declaring him deceased, but at 2.30am embarrassed workers had to tell his nephew that his uncle was still alive.

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

The coroner said the ‘miracle’ may have been down to Williams’ pacemaker stopping and then starting up again.

‘I asked the coroner what happened, and the only thing he could say is that it’s a miracle,’ Holmes County Sheriff Willie March said.

Williams is now recuperating in hospital where he told his family that he’s happy to be alive.