A dead man who was brought into a mortuary has left mortuary attendants in fear after causing commotion within the morgue premises. The mortuary attendants had just taken the body of the man who was an accident victim in the mortuary, but as they were going about their routine work, they heard a strange loud noise emanating from the area where they had placed the body. According to Times of Zambia, after the roar was heard, the lights in the mortuary also went off as if to confirm that all was, indeed, not well.
As they tried to figure out where the strange noise was coming from, more noise was heard, prompting the attendants to run for life and call in police. It was later discovered that the roar was coming from the dead accident victim.
The strange experience was not confined to the morgue alone as police at Mazabuka Police Station who had kept the bags for the accident victim had a hair-raising experience when they discovered a live snake, a human-like skull and other paraphernalia concealed in the victim’s bag.
Police had to seek divine intervention from a local priest before the snake and the paraphernalia could be destroyed.
The accident victim whom police named as Patrick Phiri, aged 42, of Lusaka’s Kaunda Square area, died in a road traffic accident around Munali Hills.
The mortuary attendants had a bizzare sight when, earlier, they allegedly noticed that hair on the arms was visibly growing in amount as the body was being prepared to be taken to the mortuary.
The man's family has since been contacted to come and collect their dead.