Imagine waking up surrounded by family and friends — as they plan to bury you alive.
That’s what happened to Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov, a 49 year-old woman from Kazan, Russia. She had collapsed in her home after suffering from chest pains, and doctors told her husband, 51 year-old Fagili, that she was dead.
But she was very much alive. And she got the surprise of her life when she woke up.
Fagilyu woke up in a coffin, as mourning relatives paid their last respects. She started screaming when she realized that she was at her own funeral. And 12 minutes later, she was dead for real of a heart attack, presumably from the shock.
“Her eyes fluttered and we immediately rushed her back to the hospital but she only lived for another 12 minutes in intensive care before she died again, this time for good … I am very angry and want answers,” her husband told the Daily Mail.
“She wasn’t dead when they said she was and they could have saved her,” he continued. He plans to sue.
Meanwhile, the hospital that mistakenly pronounced Fagilyu dead the first time around would only say it was “carrying out an investigation.”
Apparently, this kind of thing isn’t so rare. The Huffington Post mentions two other instances. One where a man in Brazil came to his funeral alive, and another where a premature baby in Paraguay woke up before his funeral, only to die shortly after.