View Full Version : Too weird:Florida man fired after mistaking corpse for mannequin

4th Apr 2014, 23:57
BBC News - Florida man fired after mistaking corpse for mannequin (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-26890912)

5th Apr 2014, 06:18
It is indeed weird, yet a reasonably rational adult did mistake the old lady for a mannequin. Perhaps her shrunken frame inside ill fitting clothes (that once fit) made her appear so. That another adult and her child also didn't spot the error when helping him move the body would suggest that the deceased didn't look like a human any more. No doubt they will have bad memories from this episode for a while :\


tony draper
5th Apr 2014, 07:09
I remember reading about a fairground ghost train across there that had a model of a hanged man as part of the scary things used to frighten the punters,when they came to dismantle the ride after many decades of use they found out it was not a model.

5th Apr 2014, 08:37
Give him a break, it's not as if he dressed her up and stood her in the shop window. :rolleyes:

5th Apr 2014, 08:45
Corpus delicti............

5th Apr 2014, 09:53
The page led me to this one:

A Belgian man who doctors thought was in a coma for 23 years was conscious all along, it has been revealed.

When I worked in Germany I occasionally came in contact with Civil Servants ("Beamter" = unsackable) whom between late on Monday morning when they arrived in their offices and Friday lunchtime when they departed, gave every impression of being in a coma.

Lon More
5th Apr 2014, 10:09
With Belgians it's sometimes hard to tell

5th Apr 2014, 10:09
Bear in mind we are talking abut AAAAAmerica.

See Grandmother allegedly froze to death in Los Angeles hospital morgue (http://www.theage.com.au/world/grandmother-allegedly-froze-to-death-in-los-angeles-hospital-morgue-20140405-zqr2e.html)

Stuck her in a body bag and then in the morgue freezer, where she died trying to fight her way out.

tony draper
5th Apr 2014, 10:25
Got a book out the library once titled the Romeo Error,all about cases like that,one bloke woke up naked on the autopsy table as the quack ran a feckin big autopsy knife up his chest,still twere better than waking up ten minutes later when all his tripes would be in a jar.

5th Apr 2014, 16:06
get yourself a safety coffin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_coffin) Mr D......


Margorie McCall - Deceased (http://news.bbc.co.uk/dna/place-lancashire/plain/A30924119)

tony draper
5th Apr 2014, 16:45
Fascinating story Mr ORAC, understandable that the Victorians had a justifiable horror of being buried alive.:uhoh:

Krystal n chips
5th Apr 2014, 17:09
Indeed Mr D.....as this gentleman proves...

The Premature Burial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Premature_Burial)

The film was pretty good as well....

Just being curious, but will premature burial feature in your purges once in power ?...;)

5th Apr 2014, 17:40
Sod it - this thread should have carried one of those warnings that you get on TV

I knew I shouldn't have read it - no sleep for me tonight :(

tony draper
5th Apr 2014, 17:50
Nah, once they have been put to the question by my chaps there prolly wont be enough left to bury.

Lon More
5th Apr 2014, 17:50
Don't know the truth of it but i heard once that some people were buried with a oiece of string attached to a bell above ground. If there had been a mistake and they were buried alive they could ring the bell. Hence the expression, "saved by the bell/"

tony draper
5th Apr 2014, 17:54
Then there was this bloke.:rolleyes:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/Deaddogbay/Deaddogbay016/5302636_zps1773091d.jpg (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/Deaddogbay/media/Deaddogbay016/5302636_zps1773091d.jpg.html)

5th Apr 2014, 20:09
Here you go Lon:

6th Apr 2014, 08:00
I've read of exhumations, upon which the inside of the coffin has shown evidence of the 'contents' trying to get out.

Think I'll stick to cremation. If I'm still alive, it might sting for a while, but that'd be all.

6th Apr 2014, 08:13
No worries here - if the food, drink, or lunatic driving that finally see me off leave any organs in working order they are going for transplant, with the remains, if any, for medical research. Not much chance of me waking up after being chopped up into that many little pieces.

6th Apr 2014, 08:43
I'm confused.

She committed suicide by jumping from a 16th floor window.... surely there would be much blood and guts around in order to alleviate any possible confusion with a mannequin ? :eek: