Scary! Corpse waves from inside coffin

Scary! Corpse waves from inside coffin

It was a terrifying moment when mourners saw their loved one waving from the coffin. It led to a debate as to whether the deceased was buried alive...

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Screenshot: Mirror Online

Can you imagine a corpse waving at you from a coffin? Haunting, right?!

In the video, friends and family are gathered around the burial site as the priest reads prayers while the person is being buried. 

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Suddenly, you see the camera zoom in on the coffin which has a glass panel on it, and you see a hand waving.

The disturbing footage was filmed in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia on May 5. The video sparked a debate about whether the person was buried alive or if the body was just moving.

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However, according to researchers at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER), dead bodies do move.

Alyson Wilson, who is a researcher on the project, told ABC News: “What we found was that the arms were significantly moving so that arms that started off down beside the body ended up out to the side of the body."

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