Brazilian man springs surprise by turning up at own funeral
November 6, 2009 7:48am CST
A 59-year-old Brazilian man has surprised his family by turning up at his own funeral, local media report. Relatives of Ademir Jorge Goncalves, a bricklayer, had identified him as the victim of a car crash in southern Parana state the previous day. Police told O Globo newspaper that relatives had trouble identifying the corpse because it was badly disfigured. It appeared that Mr. Goncalves had spent the night drinking a rum-like drink called "pinga" with his friends. He did not get word about his funeral until it was already happening on Monday morning, his niece Rosa Sampaio said. She said some family members - including herself and the man's mother - had doubts, but an aunt and four friends had positively identified the body. "What were we to do? We went ahead with the funeral," she told O GLobo. A police spokesman welcomed the happy ending: "Before long, the walking dead appeared at the funeral. It was a relief," the unnamed officer told the paper. The body was correctly identified later, he said, and buried in another state. bbc news I've read this and found it funny in a strange way. As much as this shocked the family, I bet the man was quite shocked too. He was just drunk overnight and then the following morning found out about his funeral. It's good things cleared up at the end. What do you guys think of this?