July 23, 2016 | Updated at 10:37 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Man Alive At Own Funeral; Walks in Alive After Being Mistakenly Identified as Dead

A funeral in Brazil ended up having the supposed dead man actually be alive.

By Dexter Keyton, EnStars on Oct 24, 2012 01:11 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Flag of Brazil
(Photo : Brazil)

A family in Brazil had the surprise of their lives when a dead man walked into his own funeral.

A man known as Gilberto was reportedly shot dead while working at a car wash, according to Brazilian authorities in the north eastern town of Alagoinhas.

The 41-year-old's body was identified on Sunday by his brother Jose Marcos Araujo who said the dead man was indeed Gilberto.

However, when the funeral was held at Gilberto's mother's house on Monday, everyone received a shock when the man they were mourning walked in both alive and looking well.

Police inspector Roberto Lima said that just a few hours before the wake "a friend of Gilberto's saw him walking down the street and told him that his family was mourning him".

Apparently Gilberto was on his way to tell his family that he wasn't dead.

"So he went to his mother's home to let everyone know he was very much alive," said Inspector Lima.

The family was immediately shocked and confused seeing the what they thought was the living dead. But once everyone calmed down they were immediately relieved, especially Gilberto's mother.

"I am overjoyed," said Gilberto's mother, Marina Santana. "What mother wouldn't be after being told that her son is dead and then sees him alive?"

So what was the identity of the man who actually died and was identified at the morgue?

Apparently it was Genivaldo Santos Gama, one of Gilberto's coworkers at the car wash who looked very similar to the man first thought dead. So similar in fact that Gilberto's own brother mistook the face when he saw the body in the morgue for identification.

No information has been released on Gama or the reaction of his family.

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo Shows Off Pregnant Belly In Breathtaking New Snapshot

Behati Prinsloo is continuing to look flawless during her pregnancy.

Cameron Dallas

Check Out Cameron Dallas's Latest Body Shot

Cameron Dallas is flashing those hard muscles for the world to see.

Brand Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Did Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie's Kids Just Save Their Marriage?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have apparently called off their divorce.

Mike Shouhed

'Shahs of Sunset' Mike Shouhed is Staying Positive, Despite his Wife's Potential New Relationship

Mike Shouhed is telling fans he's blessed amid news of Jessica Parido's possible new boyfriend.

Leah Messer

Did 'Teen Mom 2' Leah Messer Just Split From Someone?

Leah Messer just hinted that she may have recently been involved in a breakup.

Real Time Analytics