Howard and Byron Porter from Porter & Sons Funeral Home in Lexington, Mississippi, drove to Walter Williams’s residence to get his body in preparation for funeral services.
This unbelievable mistake happened in Holmes County, Mississippi where 78-year-old Walter Williams was mistakenly sent to his death preparation; inside a body bag, getting ready to have all the blood drained from his body if time passed by a bit longer. The embalmer was suddenly surprised when the body bag began moving and squirming around.
Coroner Dexter Howard said: “There was no pulse. He was lifeless” “It could’ve kicked in, started his heart back,” Howard said. “The bottom line is it’s a miracle.”
This is almost like a zombie movie moment, but the man apparently had a pacemaker which wasn’t functioning correctly. As a side effect, it was believed that he was dead. The resurgence of the man was sudden; as if the batteries went out in the pacemaker then suddenly started again.
“I asked the coroner what happened and the only thing he could say is that it’s a miracle,” said Sheriff Willie March who was on the scene.
After further investigation with Howard he said: “We got him into the embalming room and we noticed his legs beginning to move, like kicking,” “He also began to do a little breathing.”
As it turns out, Howard is an elected official and not actually a doctor. There are more than 1,500 counties in the United States that elect coroners. Nearly all of them don’t require any medical degree. Walter is now recovering in a hospital and as you can imagine, his family and friends are quite thankful he is still alive.