Man attends his own funeral
In the town of Santo Antonio da Platina, State of Paraná, Brazil, Ademir Goncalves, aka “Tufao,” a 59 years old construction worker was being watched by his family as they thought he had been killed in a car accident.
On Sunday, while ‘Tufao’ was drinking liquor with his friends at a service station, his relatives mistakenly identified the body of a car accident victim as that of Goncalves.
“He [the crash victim] was stained with blood and had his mouth open. The two had similar teeth. We were in doubt, so we called my aunt, his sister, who said she was sure that it was Ademir,” said Rosa Maria Sampaio, Goncalves’s niece.
When the body was prepared for the funeral, Ademir appeared and started yelling ‘Did you think you could get rid of me?’.
It turned out that a friend had informed Goncalves about his own funeral, which began early on Monday. The man rushed to the cemetery to let his relatives know that he was alive. Luckily, the construction worker had documents to prove his identity.