Just in time for Halloween, the walking supposedly dead stumbled into a funeral wake being held for him at his mother’s home in the town of Alagoinhas, Brazil. The Brazilian man, Gilberto Marcos, was found alive at his own funeral after he heard rumors on the street that he was missing his own funeral.
“The confusion started when news started circulating that a car washer had been shot dead,” said Jose Marcos’ wife, Ana Paula according to the nypost.com. “Police called my husband and told him that his brother had been killed and his body was at the morgue.”
Police inspector Roberto Lima explained to news reporters that another body in the morgue was physically similar to Gilberto Marcos and thus began the confusion.
“The two men closely resembled each other and both worked as car washers,” Lima said. “A friend of Gilberto’s saw him walking down the street and told him that his family was mourning him. So he went to his mother’s home to let everyone know he was very much alive.”
When the dead man walking showed up at his funeral, “some people fainted and others were so scared they ran away. It was a big shock,” family friend Maria Menezes told news reporters.
Gilberto’s mother, Marina Santana, was overwhelmed but said, “I am overjoyed. What mother wouldn’t be after being told that her son is dead and then sees him alive.”
The man whose body was found in the morgue was eventually identified as Genivaldo Santos Gama. Police inspector Roberto Lima said “further information on Gama was not immediately available.”