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Man 'Wakes Up' During Open-Casket Funeral, Leaves Family Terrified

Man 'Wakes Up' During Open-Casket Funeral, Leaves Family Terrified

Watson Doroteo from Tingo Maria 'died' after suffering a fever and chills following a root canal operation

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

A Peruvian man who died during a routine dental operation 'woke up' at his open casket funeral, leaving his family horrified.

Twenty-four-year-old Watson Doroteo from Tingo Maria died after suffering a fever and chills following a root canal operation.

However, when the man's chest began rising and falling during his funeral, his terrified family called doctors, who came out and confirmed that Doroteo was in fact showing vital signs.

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The man was transferred from his coffin and taken to hospital, but was sadly declared dead - for a second time - on arrival.

His family are now suggesting that he may have been the whole time and simply sedated by drugs from the operation, with one relative claiming: "They gave him diazepam."

The case is now being investigated by Peruvian authorities.

dead man
dead man

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In December, last year, a peculiar news story surfaced from Poland, in which another man had a close shave with death, but miraculously survived his ordeal.

The 25-year-old from southwest of Wroclaw, named only as Kamil, had been on a vodka binge in a local pub when he stumbled outside and suffered a heart attack.

Kamil remained unconscious through attempts to revive him and was eventually taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

However, the same day, a guard in the mortuary heard sounds coming from the fridges and upon further investigation, the unfortunate drinker was found inside, alive.

The guard is quoted as saying: "I was sure it was a burglary, young people sometimes break into the morgue, but the sounds came from the refrigerators.

"With shaking hands, I opened one of the doors, and there I found a naked corpse, who asked me for a blanket."

Following his resurrection, Kamil was given a check-up and sent on his way home, which he reportedly went to via the pub.

heart surgery
heart surgery

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Meanwhile, a terrifying new study suggests that patients actually know when they are dead.

Dr Sam Parnia from New York University Langone School of Medicine looked at studies on people who have suffered a cardiac arrest and 'come back to life'.

"They'll describe watching doctors and nurses working and they'll describe having awareness of full conversations, of visual things that were going on, that would otherwise not be known to them," he told Live Science.

"At the same time, we also study the human mind and consciousness in the context of death, to understand whether consciousness becomes annihilated or whether it continues after you've died for some period of time - and how that relates to what's happening inside the brain in real time."

Words: Paddy Maddison

Sources: The Sun, The Mirror

Featured Image Credit: Central de Noticias ATV

Topics: World News