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Dead Cert

by | 5th, May 2004

‘WHEN it’s time to go, it’s time to go – but there’s nothing worse than being shuffled off this mortal coil prematurely.

That is why a cemetery in Santiago, Chile is offering its clients coffins with a sensor that detects any movement inside them to avoid anyone being buried alive.

A spokesperson for the Camino A Canaan cemetery: ‘We want to be pioneers and avoid catalepsy cases, in which a person gets completely paralysed for a few hours and ends up buried as if they were dead.

‘We want families to rest assured that if a case like this ever happens their loved ones will be immediately rescued.’

And of course it’s good business for the cemetery, which gets to bury the deceased a second time…’

Posted: 5th, May 2004 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink