A two year-old Brazillian toddler, Kelvin Santoz, who was pronounced dead, sat up on his coffin during his funeral on Thursday and asked his father for a drink of water before laying lifeless in the coffin once again.
Kelvin Santos was declared dead after he stopped breathing due to complications with pneumonia at Aberlardo Santos Hospital in the northern Brazilian city of Belem. The family held an open-casket wake later that day.
An hour before his funeral, the boy apparently sat back up and asked his father for a drink of water.
The entire family thought they had witnessed a miracle and that Kelvin had in fact come back to life. But a few seconds later
, the little boy’s body fell back in the casket and the family couldn’t wake him up again.
The boy was rushed back to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a second time.
“Dead people don’t just wake up and talk,” said Antonio Santos, the boy’s father according to The Daily Mail. “I’m determined to find out the truth.”
A similar case occurred in Argentina earlier this year. Except this one had a happy ending.
Analia Bouter fell to her knees in shock after finding her baby alive in a coffin in the morgue nearly 12 hours after the girl had been declared dead. Her baby daughter, born three months premature, was pronounced a stillborn on April 3rd in a hospital in the city of Resistencia.