A three-year-old Filipino girl pronounced dead last week did a strange thing at her funeral ceremony yesterday: she woke up.

The Philippine Star reports on the incident, which was publicized after a video of the funeral went viral and confirmed by the local police department:

[Police inspector Heidi] Teelan said while they were not the proper authority to confirm the medical case, but based on the accounts of the child's parents, the 3-year old girl experienced severe fever for days and was brought to the clinic in the town for medical attention last Friday.

"During that time, the attending clinic personnel and physician confirmed that the young patient had no more pulse and was clinically dead last Saturday morning about 9 a.m.," Teelan said.

An attendee saw the unnamed girl's head move while arranging the coffin. Someone then checked the girl's pulse and found that she was alive. The girl was given water, taken back to a medical clinic for evaluation, and returned to her family home.


According to Teelan, the police "can not make confirmation on the status" of the girl, but believe she remains "in a state of comatose" at the house.


[h/t Daily Mirror]