You’ve seen this scene in various movies and TV shows a dozen times before: a person reanimates during their own funeral, sending everyone swooning and screaming. Apparently, this actually happened in Brazil, at a service for 2-year-old Kelvin Santos. Right before Kelvin’s actual funeral, he unexpectedly (obviously) sat up in his open casket and asked his father for some water.
Antonio Santos, Kelvin’s father, explained to a reporter:
“Everybody started to scream. We couldn’t believe our eyes. Then we thought a miracle had taken place and our boy had come back to life.”
But the joy was, unfortunately, short-lived:
“Then Kelvin just laid back down, the way he was. We couldn’t wake him. He was dead again.”
The funeral was delayed in hopes that he might once again return to life, but eventually it was accepted that the poor boy was truly dead.
While it would be tempting to attribute the supernatural to the anomalous event, Kelvin’s dad suspects medical malpractice is the blame:
“Fifteen minutes after rushing him away for resuscitation, they came and told me he was dead and handed me his body. Perhaps they didn’t examine him properly. Dead people don’t just wake up and talk. I’m determined to find out the truth.”