Death by WAKING up at the WRONG time

I am participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge again this year. What is this mysterious blogging challenge you ask? Arlee Bird from Tossing it Out came up with this fantastic idea where bloggers post using consecutive letters of the alphabet for 26 days in April. It grew in numbers, and Arlee now has many helpers. To view other participates of the A-Z event click here.

Odd deaths happen, right? It’s sort of like being at the right place at the right wrong time. My A-Z 2016 blogging journey takes us down the road of Death by Oddity. Come join me. 

W= Death by WAKING up at the WRONG time

Now if this doesn't make you want to jump off a cliff for a "normal" death, nothing will. A woman from Kazan, Russia died, then awoke screaming at her own funeral. Devastated by the fact that she was at her own funeral, she died a second time of a heart attack. Reborn for 12 minutes. Her husband has questions. The story is here. 

ONE of my irrational fears is waking up in the grave. Have I been reading and watching too many mysteries? Possibly.


  1. I believe in the olden days they used to put a bell on a stick above a grave with a cord that went inside the coffin below ground in case the person wasn't really dead. They could pull on the cord and alert to be dug back up. I don't know how you could survive and not suffocate though.

  2. Wow, that had to be frightening for everyone. I recently heard of a soldier who had a copy of his death certificate framed on his wall. Seems he died (not sure how), the paperwork filled out and was being readied for a body bag when an officer noticed he was breathing.

  3. I wonder if she scared anyone else to death?

  4. That sounds like an extremely traumatic thing for everyone involved! I would imagine whoever signed off that death certificate is being sued for a very large amount!

  5. I don't think it's irrational to fear waking up in a grave. That idea scares the crap out of me too.

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  6. That would just be weird. "I'm not dead. Wow, I'm buried. I will be dead." No thanks.

  7. Dying once is enough. Doing it twice just isn't fair.

  8. Edgar Allan Poe had a similar fear of being buried alive. At that time, it could easily happen. Brrrr.

  9. !!! That would be shocking, but I can't imagine it killing me... Unless I woke up already buried--now THAT would scare me to death.

  10. I would prefer not to die in Kazan, Russia. What stories you have discovered. Love coming over here because I never know what I'll find.


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