I’ve read about some pretty eerie things that have happened when people pass away, but this one may just take the cake. A man woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being pronounced legally dead in what the coroner is now describing as a ‘miracle’. Walter Williams from Lexington, Mississippi, was zipped up in a body bag while funeral home workers prepared to embalm him, but instead they soon found him kicking to get out, according to WAPT.
Walter Williams from Lexington, Mississippi is pictured above after being pronounced dead and waking up at a funeral home inside a body bag.
This is the body bag that contained Williams for the duration of his ‘death’ which lasted a few short hours. He shortly woke up in a shocked state. The coroner said that he had checked Williams’ pulse at 9pm that night, pronouncing him dead shortly after.
Williams was resting on the small trolley, inside the bag, and was found struggling to find his way out of the bag.
This is the funeral home where Williams was being prepared for embalming by funeral workers.
Williams was rushed to Holmes County Hospital, and was treated by paramedics and doctors until he was in a stable condition.
A map broadcast by WAPT, showing the town in Mississippi where Williams’ miraculous recovery happened.
WAPT’s coverage of where the event happened, in the Yazoo Street Porter and Sons Funeral Home.
Eddie Hester, nephew of Williams, originally saw Williams get zipped up in the body bag following a coroner’s announcement that he had died.
Brian Porter, the manager of the funeral home in Lexington claims that he had never seen anything like this happen, and described it as a ‘miracle’.
Sheriff Willie March of Holmes County said the coroner described the event as a ‘miracle’ and that everyone is in absolute shock over the situation.
The coroner said that he had checked Williams’ pulse at 9pm that night, pronouncing him dead shortly after. The coroner suspected that Williams’ pacemaker had likely stopped for a brief period and then started up again. Holmes County Sheriff Willie March said, “I asked the coroner what happened, and the only thing he could say is that it’s a miracle.” Williams had been a long time farmer and had worked for the local school board. He was described by his family as a ‘fighter’. And that stood true even until his false death as this man who came back to life.