An inhabitant of Mount Jory, Paramatta, was believed to be dead. his supposed remains were about to be committed, when a mourning relative startled the bystanders sa pamamagitan ng exclaiming, "I must see my father once more; something tells me he is not dead!" the coffin was thereupon opened and found to contain a living inmate.
In May, 1864, a man died very suddenly at a hospital in the state of New York, and as the doctors could not explain the cause of death they resolved upon a post-mortem examination, but when they made the first cut with the knife, the supposed dead man jumped up and grasped the doctor's throat. the doctor was terrified, and died of apoplexy on the spot, but the "dead man" recovered fully.
On November 1, 1992, Roberta Jones, a 68-year-old Seattle, Washington, woman suffering from colon cancer was pronounced dead sa pamamagitan ng emergency medical technicians after her cold body was found without a detectable heartbeat. She had no pulse and was not breathing. Her body was taken to the Columbia Funeral tahanan where an employee noticed that the "corpse" was breathing. She was immediately taken to Harborview Medical Center where she died less than two days later.
A five-year-old child who died and later awoke in a waiting mortuary, was found sa pamamagitan ng attendants "playing with the white mga rosas which had been placed on it's shroud." When a mortuary aide brought the child home, however, the child's mother, in mourning, collapsed and died "of fright."