The daughter put Scorpion in her mother’s coffin. Then a shocking thing happened. Two sisters made a devastating realization upon seeing their mother’s casket for the first time. The body it contained did not belong long to their mother. The incident was the result of an unfortunate funeral home mix up, and as rare as these instances may seem, reports of funeral homes accidentally swapping bodies are far from unheard of.
According to Wavy, Mary Archer passed away last month, leaving her daughters Jennifer Taylor and Jeanette Archer in mourning. Eventually, on September 7, the sisters gathered at Hunter’s Funeral Home in Hawski, North Carolina, for their mother’s viewing. Looking in the casket, however, they instantly saw that something was wrong. They saw a stranger’s body and a scary Scorpion dressed in their mother’s clothing. There’s no similarity in the person.
The size was way off, explained Janetta Archer to W-A-V-Y. When the first person had the clothing on, she was swimming in the clothes because she was so small compared to my mother. We just couldn’t understand how this could happen, added Taylor. They recall bringing the issue to the attention of the funeral home staff, and they claim that Hunters initially denied the issue. The funeral home reportedly acknowledged the swap only after checking the embalming room where they found Mary Archer’s body.
For this to play out like that, it’s just embarrassing, Taylor told the station. The funeral home said it has reached out to the family to apologize, but Taylor and Archer said they have not received a call from the funeral home and are awaiting answers to the questions. An official was not immediately available for additional comment Thursday. No one addressed it immediately. It would have been a different situation if they had just come up front and addressed it immediately to show that yes, they did make an error, said Archer.
The bodies were quickly switched back, allowing Mary Archer’s service to continue. However, the sisters told Wavy that they felt dissatisfied with how the business handled the situation. People sit with the dead in their coffin or casket to guard against the possibility that the deceased would awaken. In older days sometimes occurred, but many people have awakened after they were buried. A number of inventions have been patented that would allow a person waking in a grave to signal their consciousness so they could be dug up again.
In fact, there’s a very good reason why people are buried 6ft deep that’s the amount of Earth required to completely muffle screams when a person Awakens in a grave. Very often it takes longer than half an hour to exhume them, and half an hour is about all the oxygen one has in the grave. So the rescuers would often assume only a newly dead corpse who had clawed the coffin gruesomely. Even when the revived person could be exhumed frequently, the experience of being buried alive would make them irreversibly insane. They would never again enjoy their renewed lives and would be a burden on others forever after or the physical consequences of having been buried would be such that they were permanently crippled, requiring constant care.
As a result, it became the custom to bury the dead so deeply that no one would ever know if they were revived, and if they did, they would soon be permanently dead from anoxia. Of course, the custom of embalming, which began in the Abraham Lincoln, was one of the early embalmed deceased. Obviated all of that embalming removes all the blood and congeals the body proteins. There is no possibility that someone who was merely comatose could survive being embalmed. Guarding against revival is in fact one of the principal reasons that most people are involved as soon as possible after death is declared.
The more recent development of organ transplantation is another way of avoiding an unexpected revival of the apparently deceased. To be successfully transplanted, most organs must be removed quite soon after death occurs. So when a person has declared himself an organ donor, the extraction occurs almost immediately after death is pronounced. For those who may be used as donors, with next of kin permission, the doctor who advises the family that the person has expired will gently request at that time whether organs may be removed for transplantation. And, of course, removing someone’s heart or lungs or liver makes it quite certain that they will not revive.
For all of these reasons, it’s become quite uncommon for persons declared dead to suddenly return to life. Thus, the custom of holding a wake has become ceremonial only because the survivors are sitting with a bloodless and congealed corpse or with a body that has been partially dismembered and thereafter embalmed. What do you do to prevent something like that from happening? Said Archer. Don’t they have a chart per person and treat them like a customer or a patient so that you don’t have them mixed up?
Meanwhile, the news outlet spoke to Hunter’s lead embalmer, who said he tried to contact the sisters to apologize and claim that Archer and Taylor deny. He also reportedly noted that in his 40 year career, a mix up like this one has never happened before. Other similar case with Snake, a grieving family from Bontehuel got a fright when they opened their mum’s coffin to find a strange woman inside. Angry relatives of Luisa Peterson, 68, said after waiting ten days to bury their beloved mother, they were shocked to discover they were given the wrong body. Son Mark, 33, says tempers flared as his grieving sisters were ready to hit the Undertaker.
He says his mother died in Somerset Hospital on 10 June from kidney failure, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, they were unable to say goodbye. She had a policy where the Gap or guy comes with the bogey receipt book, and once a month she paid R 70. So the funeral and preparation of her body was handled by SA Funeral Trust, he says. Mark says after delays in getting the body from the mortuary, the family were told they could go ahead with the funeral. On Saturday morning, the Undertaker brought the body for a viewing in the house and the children and grandchildren stood around to say goodbye.
This was the first time we could say goodbye properly, but we got a huge fright when we saw another woman in their sister Leslie, 41, says she noticed the woman had lots of hair and checked the body. Mark Peterson says tempers flared as his grieving sisters were ready to hit the Undertaker. My mother never had so much hair. Then I saw she was wearing red and I had given them red silk pajamas to bury my mother in. But luckily that woman was not wearing her clothes.
The Undertaker got such a fright, he jumped into the corner because he was scared of us, Mark says. They took the body back to the funeral parlor and were informed that the bodies were accidentally swapped. It was really traumatizing for us and we were already grieving. They didn’t even apologize, and if we didn’t have a viewing, we could have buried the wrong person. S.
A funeral trust manager Eddie Mary confirms the family were given the wrong body. This has never happened before. Both families had the same coffin, and the controller accidentally put the wrong lid on the coffin. It was a human error. Luis’s body was on its way to Tafflesig and we called the Undertaker back.
I apologize, but it was not done on purpose. The investigation said the daughter of her late husband wanted to take revenge and arranged with the funeral office to hurt our family. But we can’t forgive her for what she did with our late mother. Grieving is a form of learning, says a scientist who studies the brain’s response to loss. When someone you love dies, you have to learn.
Human nature often means that people are nosy and they rubber neck when going past an accident. But I don’t think that there are many people who genuinely like to watch others suffer. I hope not anyway. Maybe I’m just naive, but I’ve never come across normal people who actively seek out watching people suffer. If you’re referring to sports like boxing, kickboxing, et cetera, that’s not the same.
Those people who enjoy watching Snuff movies are, I believe, sick and in need of psychological help. People feel they would die because death is certain for all men. Whether you are rich or poor, big or small, young or old, educated or not educated death. Listens to no plea when it knocks. Every human person has their appointed time of birth and also death.
People die due to several reasons, part of which are old age, sickness or accidents. However, constant fear of death in itself has the potential of leading to death. When you do not forgive yourself, allow your past to haunt you. Live and keep checking your back space and suspecting everyone around you unnecessarily you’re damaging your psyche and building a death dungeon to fall in. This is why it’s good to live a good life Devoid of bitterness, envy, strife, jealousy and toxicity.