Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 11/19/2003 11:37:26 AM EDT
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=24&story_id=2374

Dead man's phone rings inside coffin

18 November 2003

ANTWERP – The family of a dead motorcyclist are pressing charges against bungling Antwerp undertakers after the man's mobile phone began ringing in his coffin as they sat beside it in a chapel of rest.

Marc Marchal, 32, was killed when his motorbike collided with a tractor near his home town of Rochefort. Mr. Marchal was so badly mutilated in the accident that undertakers advised his family that the coffin should remain closed as they said their last farewells.

The family gathered for a private remembrance service in the undertakers' premises the night before Mr. Marchal's funeral and were horrified when his mobile phone began ringing from within the coffin.

Some of the relatives were so shocked they ran into the street, while undertaker staff rushed to remove the cell phone from the dead man's clothing, the Gazet van Antwerpen reported.

The family are pressing charges against the undertakers firm for negligence in their preparation of Mr. Marchal's body for burial.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 11:43:25 AM EDT
They should take the call....May be it's him who tried to communicate from the underworld.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 11:43:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 11:47:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
'Can you hear me now?'



Eric The(Don'tAnswerThat!)Hun



HAHAHAHAAH
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 11:48:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 11:49:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
'Can you hear me now?'



Eric The(Don'tAnswerThat!)Hun




Damn!you beat me to it.lol
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 11:58:20 AM EDT
it only would have been a problem if he answered it.

mike
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 9:18:42 PM EDT
Bullshit!
You are not buried in the clothes you die in.
Someone placed the phone there (if it happened at all)and I don't think it would be the morticians. More likely a family member. Your personel property is taken and returned to the family, not placed in a pocket or something.
B.S
B.S.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 9:39:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 10:46:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2003 10:47:10 PM EDT by Papertargets]
Was the deceased a dead ringer for Quasimodo?
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 10:56:36 PM EDT
Its probably a cold sales tele-marketer calling to see if wants to buy some life insurance.
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 1:25:11 AM EDT
"Hello?"
"Is Marc there?"
"Yeah, he's here."
"Can I Speak to him?"
"No, I'm afraid not."
"Why not?"
"Because he's dead."

Apologies to Raymond Chandler / "The Big Sleep"
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 1:42:51 AM EDT
per warlord: Its probably a cold sales tele-marketer calling to see if wants to buy some life insurance.

Link Posted: 11/20/2003 1:57:56 AM EDT
His family should have put him on the national do not call list.
Top Top