Filipina toddler wakes up at her own funeral - WNEM TV 5

Filipina toddler wakes up at own funeral

Posted: Updated:
The parents and mourners of a 3-year-old's funeral witnessed a strange occurrence during the service in one region of the Philippines. (Source: ishareyoushareweshare/YouTube) The parents and mourners of a 3-year-old's funeral witnessed a strange occurrence during the service in one region of the Philippines. (Source: ishareyoushareweshare/YouTube)
  • InternationalMore>>

  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:25:47 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >
    The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...More >
  • UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths

    UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:33:21 GMT
    Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and...More >
    Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45...More >
  • 2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

    2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:32:50 GMT
    Police say at least 25 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna.More >
    Bomb blasts appearing to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric killed dozens of people Wednesday, but left both leaders unharmed, according to Nigerian state security.More >

ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR, PHILIPPINES (RNN) - In Aurora, a city in the Zamboanga del Sur region of the Philippines, a toddler’s funeral took an unexpected turn.

According to The Philippine Star, the 3-year-old toddler was pronounced dead at 9 a.m. on June 11 by medical professionals at a nearby clinic. Her parents said she was experiencing a severe fever for several days.

The toddler’s parents held her funeral for 1 p.m. on June 12. Aurora Police Senior Inspector Heidil Teelan said just before the lid of the coffin was added, the little girl began to move.

“This prompted them to check and confirmed the girl had a pulse and was alive,” Teelan told the Star.

Cell phone video of her resurrection quickly made its way to YouTube and has more than 1.3 million views since Sunday.

The girl’s parents quickly took the girl out of the coffin, and the father cradled her and mourners gave her water. The little girl had a pulse.

The condition of the girl has not been officially confirmed, but one Filipino culture blog claims Aurora’s municipal health official confirmed that the child was dead again on Monday. Dr. Mary Silyne Asor-Cabahug requested that the girl’s parents bury her quickly to combat the spread of disease, according to the website.

Mobile users can view the video here.

Follow me on Twitter @TanitaG_RNN.

Copyright 2014 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • Fast Feedback

  • Toddler waking up at her own funeral: miracle or hoax?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Miracle
    38%
    1218 votes
    Hoax
    62%
    1949 votes
Powered by WorldNow
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.