Funerals for the Living?
Funerals are often serious, unhappy occasions. But what happens if the deceased really isn’t dead? What’ if the fake funeral was staged because someone was unhappy with an aspect of his or his friend’s life?
According to a recent news article in the Mirror (United Kingdom publication) a man reportedly pretended he had died as a way to end his relationship with a girlfriend.
When she got to the funeral she discovered the life. Funeral home staff told her they had no idea who she was talking about.
The man, a law professional, supposedly arranged for her to be told of his death. Allegedly, she learned of his passing – which was unexpected following an equally unexpected illness – via a text from his cell phone. The one who texted her was supposedly his next of kin.
In her grief she had been able to communicate with the person, learning of his funeral which was to take place elsewhere.
Mother Knows Best
Her mother suspected something was up and so made a call to his employer. That’s when she found out he was not only still alive, he was still as gainfully employed as he had been earlier.
Apparently no legal action against him was taken.
To read the complete Man Was Happy article, click here.
Friends say farewell but not because of death
Here’s another interesting fake funeral story that appeared in the Elite Daily:
A young man’s friends decided to hold a funeral for him because they said he was missing in action. Missing, that is, from their presence, not from life.
The cause of this ‘death’ was a new found girlfriend.
He was unaware of this until he was ‘surprised’ by the funeral gathering his friends put together under false pretenses. They told him they were having a Rugby World Cup party.
All 50 of them wore black and rented both a hearse and a coffin.
Everyone involved is happy to report they had a good laugh before and after he got into the coffin. And he’s managed to find some time to be ‘alive’ with his friends.