5 People Who Were Declared Dead Actually Came Back

Published on 26 July 2021 at 11:11

In this modern age you might think that technology and medicine makes it almost impossible to declare someone dead, when they are actually, quite alive. Now you’ll read about 5 people that had literally woken up from the dead.

5. Val Thomas

Val Thomas was suffering from severe chest pains and when she arrived at hospital in Charleston, West Virginia, she experienced two heart attacks. After 17 hours of no brain activity, doctors decided to use a special machine that would lower and then raise her body temperature, but shortly afterwards, her heart had stopped beating once more and rigor mortis had set in.

With no pulse being detetcted, the only thing keeping Val Thomas alive was the breathing machine. After turning off the device, discussions were made about her organs being donated. Almost instantly, Val awoke and began talking. Tests later showed that the blockage had cleared, and Val was given a clean bill of health.

4. Lyudmila Steblitskaya

Lyudmila Steblitskaya spent a day at Tomsk Regional Clinical Hospital because she had been feeling unwell, however, when her daughter Anastasia came to visit a couple of days later, she was told that her 61-year-old mother had sadly passed away.

Anastasia started to arrange her mother’s funeral, buying flowers and arranging for a grave to be dug. When she arrived to collect the body doctors suddenly led her to see her mother who was alive and well, after waking up in the morgue 3 days after her death.

A couple of months later, Lyudmila was once again rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead due to various heart conditions, but the doctors determined to give Lyudmila the benefit of doubt managed to bring her back from the dead after several hours.

3. Li Xiufeng

After suffering from fatal head injury, Li Xiufeng's loved ones began to plan her funeral and in-home wake. They decided to leave coffin open so that friends and family could visit her in order to say their goodbyes, but this made it easy for Li to escape.

When the mourners arrived they discovered that the coffin was empty and the previously dead Li Xiufeng was found in the kitchen. After they had spoke to the 95-year-old she told them that she’d had a good sleep and she'd woken up quite hungry, so she decided to cook something to eat.

2. Kelvin Santos 

This young boy had stopped breathing while receiving treatment for a case of pneumonia at a hospital in northern Brazil. Kelvin had been declared dead on Friday evening, and his parents later received his body and they decided to take their 2-year-old son home.

During his wake that night, loved ones grieved over him with the coffin open, and, just before the funeral, the little boy sat up and said, “Daddy, can I have some water?” and then laid back down and died.

Kelvin's family decided to delay the funeral while doctors re-examined the boy, however, he was declared dead and then he was laid to rest that evening.

1. Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov

In Kazan, Russia, doctors declared that Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov had died, and her family cleaned and prepared her body for a funeral. While friends and family were praying over their beloved friend and relative at the ceremony, Fagilyu suddenly awoke and flung open her casket in a state of shock as she was on the verge of being buried alive.

The trauma of what had just happened was too much, and it was in this moment that she collapsed. As she was on her way to the hospital she sadly lost her life.

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