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UNPLEASANT THINGS seem to happen sometimes in Romania. An 18-year-old girl, declared clinically dead in 1992, regained consciousness while being raped on a slab by a necrophiliac mortuary attendant in Bucharest. Police arrested the shocked rapist, but the parents refused to press charges because their daughter "owed her life to him."

TWO MORGUE ATTENDANTS playing chess on the night shift got the shock of their lives when one of the "corpses" sat up and moved one of the chess pieces. Miguel Garcia had suffered a heart attack and been pronounced dead, but came to on the slab. Disoriented, he grabbed the first thing he saw -- the black bishop. He moved it three squares and dropped it. (How his move affected the chess game isn't known.)

WHEN A TIRE BURST in 1977, the hearse carrying Gerry Allison to his funeral on the outskirts of Los Angeles overturned and crashed tail-first into the front window of a rival undertaker's parlour. The hearse doors burst open and flung the coffin through the window. Bystanders were astonished to see Allison, dressed in white burial robes, step out of the shattered glass. The crash had brought him out of a coma that doctors had mistaken for death.

A SUSPECTED DRUG DEALER fired at the chest of agent Carlos Montalvo of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Westland Shopping Mall, Hialeah, Florida, in 1987. But, incredibly, the bullet was stopped by Montalvo's own gun, lodging in the empty barrel. The agent was treated for facial cuts inflicted by fragments from his 9mm Sig Sauer pistol.

IT LOOKED LIKE DIVINE INTERVENTION when a gunman opened fire at Helen Chavez's car in Los Angeles in 1998. The bullet deflected off a tiny statuette of Christ on the dashboard, and missed her completely.

PATROLMAN TED CARLTON was chasing two escaped convicts in Oklahoma City in 1975 when a bullet smashed through his car windscreen. That reduced the bullet's energy just enough that it was finally stopped by the thin metal frames of his spectacles, and his only injury was a gashed cheek.

A STASH OF CREDIT CARDS rescued 62-year-old Herb Kravitz when a mugger in North Brunswick, New Jersey, blasted him in the chest in April 1993. The bullet ricocheted off his card-crammed wallet, and he escaped without even a bruise.

HER PARENTS didn't like it, but Hayley Chidgey, 15, had a belly-ring put in anyway. Two weeks later, as she walked home in Harefield, Middlesex, in September 1997, she was struck by two lightning bolts, and her passion for body-piercing saved her life. Doctors at the Royal London Hospital told her that she survived because the jewelry diverted the electric charge, and stopped its travelling through her inside her chest.

DECLARED DEAD after falling into a coma in July 1997, Abdel-Sattar Badawi was placed in a coffin and taken to the hospital's refrigerated morgue in Menoufia, Egypt. For 12 hours he lay there, before waking up. Climbing out of the coffin, he began shouting for help, and eventually three hospital employees came along to collect another body. They found him standing there, and one of the three, a paramedic, promptly collapsed with shock and died. His body was placed in the same coffin, and Badawi hurriedly left the premises.

MALE READERS may want to skip this story. Angel Santana, 51, was shot with a .357 caliber Magnum pistol in January 1990, during a struggle with one of the three men holding up the New York store where he worked. The bullet lodged in his trouser zipper and, according to police spokesman Fred Weiner, the robbers were so shocked that they fled, dropping the gun. Santana, unsurprisingly, was treated for trauma in hospital.
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I don't know about the one regarding the hearse carrying Gerry Allison - How can you just get up and walk around - what about embalming fluild or is this someone turning into the "walking dead".
 

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This one is true:
Some friends and I once decided to find out if a .22 caliber bullet would make it through a 5 lb can of refried beans. It did, and after ricocheting off of a fence and an overhead fiberglass awning, it bounced off of the chest of the guy standing next to me. The beans slowed it down enough for me to actually follow it's path and see it bounce off of him. What's more, he reached out and caught the slug before it hit the ground. I know how this sounds, but it really happened.
 

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Damn, he's like Superman!:eek:
 

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We did buy him a Superman shirt, but he refused to wear it. He has the slug in a display case in his house, though. I've gotten phone calls from people visiting him who didn't believe him; I don't know if they believed me either, but it's a helluva story.
 

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Maybe build a bigger casket? If they would have done that to me i would have haunted right down to my basement and borrowed a couple bucky legs.Then i would have hobbled up the stairs in a very frightening manner and started yelling in a spooky voice...I want my legs......I want my legs.....
I would do this every night and teach them all a good lesson.
 

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This isnt a one of a kind thing. I did a field placement in highschool at a funeral home and there were stores about this happening a lot. Im sure it was more real than anyone wants to admit.

Because you know, we are all cookie cutter people in the end..... not
 

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I just read an HP Lovecraft story that was like that.
 

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At least they put the feet back in the casket. If you're going to cut the feet off a corpse to fit it in a casket, I bet you get a few redemption points for keeping them with the body instead of throwing them out.
 

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Or sell them to giant rabbits as good luck charms.
 

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An interesting day for all involved, I'd say. Wonder how many lawyers will hop on this one?
 

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If this were a Monty Python skit, it would be very amusing. In real life, it would suck big time. As if the mourners didn't have enough to upset them already.
 
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