Corpse comes back to life at Russian morgue, then goes to drink vodka

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Russian man gets drunk with friends, drops dead, miraculously comes back to life inside the morgue freezer, and then heads off to drink (again) with friends who were mourning his death.

Or so the story goes.

The remarkable tale, reported by a local newspaper Khasanskiye Vesti in Russia's far east on Tuesday evening, is next to impossible to verify.

But according to the report, an unnamed local man gathered with close friends to share a bottle of booze. All was fine until he suddenly "dropped dead," the paper said. His drunken buddies then called the police who notified the paramedics who took the man's body to the morgue.

It was there, detective Alexey Stoev is quoted as saying, that the man was resurrected:

"That night, the local morgue was filled to capacity. The bodies were not only on the shelves, but also on the floor of the freezer, where our dead hero lay. At some point, the man woke up and did not understand where he was. It was very dark and cold. Plus his brain was fogged by the alcohol. In the darkness, he felt the cold extremities of someone and in fear rushed to the door. But it was locked. Then the man began banging on the door with all his might."

Eventually, a terrified female employee heard the man banging on the door and called the police, who were reported to not have believed her at first. But when they eventually came and opened the freezer door, they found the "dead" man very much alive.

Police let the man go after taking his statement. Our "hero," however, didn't head home, the paper reported. Instead, he returned to his friends, who had already begun to mourn their deceased comrade.

Upon opening the door and seeing his dead drinking buddy alive and well, one of men fainted, the paper reported.

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