Mourners turned to laughter at a funeral, in which a recorded voice is heard playing ‘let me out’ from within the coffin. Fortunately, the voice was not heard from beyond the grave.
Funerals are typically known as a sad occasion, an event in which you mourn your loved one and think of those happy and heartwarming memories you shared. However, when Shay Bradley was buried in Kilmanagh, Leinster Ireland, it actually turned out to be a funeral that had its humorous moments.
The Irish Defence Force veteran’s funeral was held on a Saturday and attended by close family and friends. Having died of an illness on 8 October, Shay decided to play one final prank at his funeral, leaving everyone with a hilarious last memory.
As Shay’s coffin descended into the ground, family and friends of the funeral were surprised to hear a noise that appeared to be coming from the coffin. It turned out to be a voice, Shay’s voice.
Shay could then be heard shouting “Hello, hello. Let me out.”
The shouted was continued after a knocking sound was heard from within the coffin: “Where the f**k am I? Let me out, let me out. It’s f**king dark in here. Is that the priest I can hear? This is Shay, I’m in the box. No, in f**king in front of you. I’m dead.”
Shay is then heard singing “Hello again hello. Hello, I just called to say goodbye.”
Once realising it was a recording of Shay’s voice, the mourners were quick to descend in hysterics as they realised that Shay had managed to trick them even in the afterlife.
Shay’s daughter said the message was recorded before Shay’s death and was broadcast through a speaker on the ground.
She added: “He would love to know how many people he made laugh!!! He was an amazing character.”
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