'Dead' toddler awakens at her own funeral


'Dead' toddler awakens at her own funeral

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jul 14, 2014

A toddler in the Philippines thought to be deceased reportedly awoke during her own funeral.

The unidentified 3-year-old had been taken to a local hospital after suffering days of a high fever. “During that time, the attending clinic personnel and physician confirmed that the young patient had no more pulse and was clinically dead last Saturday morning about 9 a.m.,” Police Senior Inspector Heidil Teelan explains to the local Philippine Star.

She was brought home while her parents prepared for her funeral service the following day. During the funeral, however, a friend of the family opened the small casket to adjust the remains before burial. Those in attendance witnessed the child's head move.

Watch above as the shocking moments after that unfold, and the toddler is brought out of her own coffin and cradled in the church.

It has been reported that the parents immediately gave their child water, took her to a clinic and then returned to their home.

“We really can not make confirmation on the status of the girl, but based on the observation of the police personnel I deployed, it appeared the girl remained in a state of comatose in their house,” Teelan further tells the Philippine Star.

The family is reportedly seeking a "more well-equipped hospital" for continued help for the girl.


Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.