A man who woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being pronounced legally dead in what the coroner described 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, after being pronounced dead and waking up at a funeral home inside a body bag.
The body bag that contained Williams for the duration of his ‘death’ which lasted a few 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.
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, who originally saw Williams get zipped up in the body bag following a coroners announcement that he had died.
Brian Porter, the manager of the funeral home in Lexington. He claims that he had never seen anything like this happen, and described it as a ‘miracle’.
Sheriff Willie March of Holmes County, who said the coroner described the event as a ‘miracle’.
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’.
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