Several of us are talking about nightmares in the comments (move, spidermonk!), so I thought I’d add something to fuel more nightmares and therefore more awesome stories. And I do love a story when a dead guy comes to life, not in a supernatural way, but because he was only mostly dead.
You know how when you go to the cemetery to pay your respects to a loved one who has passed, and you’re standing there pondering your loss and the meaning of the universe and the point of existence, and then you hear some muffled murmuring sounds, and the earth in a nearby grave starts to move? And suddenly the purpose of life becomes irrelevant because some guy’s hands start to claw their way through the dirt and begin waving around and stuff? And your psyche shifts into a mode that says, “screw the meaning of life, dealing with the zombie apocalypse has just become the top priority here?”
I hate when that happens, and so does this Brazilian woman. While visiting a family tomb in Sao Paolo, she experienced what can only be described as a heart attack-inducing moment when a “dead” man tried to claw his way out a the dirt under which he was buried.
“He had his head and hands out and was moving his arms around, trying to get out.”
Being a normal person, she first wanted to run away as fast as possible, but being a responsible person, she called emergency services. Who laughed at her.
“They kept questioning me, asking, Are you serious? This is a joke, isn’t it?”
It wasn’t until she found the administrators of the cemetery to validate her story that the ambulance was dispatched. They dug him out (exhumed?) and took him to the hospital, where he is recovering. He had been beaten, quickly buried under dirt, and left for dead.