A family is still recovering after a strange and so far unexplained experience in Brazil. Early this month, Kelvin Santos was pronounced dead by doctors after he stopped breathing during treatment for pneumonia at a hospital in Belem, Brazil. After his body was handed over in a plastic bag, it was taken home by his family and preparations were made for his funeral.
A wake was held, in which little Kelvin’s body was left out in an open coffin, for relatives to grieve and say their goodbyes. However, about an hour before Kelvin’s funeral was to be held, the little boy allegedly sat up, looked at his father and said “Daddy, can I have some water?”
Some family members began screaming, while others were too shocked to move. Many of them thought that they were witnessing a miracle and began to cry uncontrollably. They believed that the boy had come back from the dead. However, the boy casually laid back down, closed his eyes and essentially, died again. Although the family tried to wake him, he never woke up again. He was rushed back to the hospital where doctors examined him again and confirmed that he was in fact dead. Just as he had been when he was sent home in a plastic bag. Antonio Santos (the father) said:
‘They assured me that he really was dead and gave me no explanation for what we had just seen and heard.’
Understandably, the family delayed the funeral in hopes of the young boy waking up again, but eventually buried him that afternoon. Antonio believes that his son could be a victim of malpractice, while others believe that the family could have actually witnessed something paranormal.
Dead people don’t just wake up and talk. I’m determined to find out the truth.’
What was experienced by this family must have been horrific at best. Losing a child once is enough. Watching them wake up, only to lose them again so mysteriously and without explanation would be unbearable. Had it been my child, I would not have been comfortable burying them at all after the events that occurred.
Although there is a possiblity of something paranormal here, this story is most likely due to careless doctors. However, some of the details (like the plastic bag) would have made such an event much less likely. As far as divine intervention, I personally do not see the point of bringing a child back from the dead to simply ask for some water. But then again..Who knows?
Side note: Waking up in my own coffin is probably one of my deepest rooted fears since childhood. Stories like this are the reason that I plan to have an above ground tomb, with phone service, electricity and internet sevice..Just in case.