Spine-chilling footage from a funeral shows a corpse in Indonesia appear to wave from the coffin to mourners, sparking fears the person was mistakenly buried alive
The eerie moment was caught on camera May 5 as the family gathered to bid farewell to their loved one in the city of Manado, according to The Sun.
Footage shows what appears to be a hand moving under the coffin’s glass panel as a priest reads prayers during the service.
“God has said in the Book of John, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, he will live even though he is dead,’” the priest said.
It was then believed to be the deceased person’s hand appears to wave, or touch the lid of the coffin, no one noticed the incident at the time, but others pointed it out when the clip was shared on social media.
“Yes, he waved, maybe he was still alive and try to dig his way out,” one person reportedly wrote.
While another added: “Maybe it’s a mouse.”
However, despite the supernatural claims, scientists say the corpse was most likely moving around due to rigor mortis – the stiffening of the body classified as the third stage of death.
Is this the hand of a dead corpse really moving or is it a trick of light or perhaps worse – did they bury this person ALIVE? This video was taken on 5th May in the city of Manado in Indonesia.#funeral #buried #strange pic.twitter.com/Udiza02ZHs
— Beyond Strange (@BeyoStrange) May 12, 2020
One study from Medical News Today in 2019 found that human bodies are able to move on their own after death.
Researchers from Central Queensland University in Rockhampton, Australia, who were studying the process of decomposition found that, without any external “assistance,” human remains can change their position.
Source : The Sun