La Entrada, Honduras — A family in Honduras apparently smashed the tomb of their pregnant 16-year-old daughter after she reportedly woke up screaming and banging inside her coffin one day after she was buried.
A day after Neysi Perez’s funeral, her husband was visiting the gravesite when he heard banging and screams from inside the coffin. He spoke to Primer Impacto:
“As I put my hand on her grave, I could hear noises inside. I heard banging, then I heard her voice. She was screaming for help. It had already been a day since we buried her. I couldn’t believe it. I was ecstatic, full of hope.”
A cemetery worker also said he heard screams coming from inside the coffin.
Video shows Perez’s family using a hammer to break the concrete tomb holding the teen’s coffin in an attempt to save the girl.
Relatives told Primer Impacto the tips of Perez’s fingers were bruised and the viewing window on her coffin had been smashed.
Perez, still inside her coffin, was taken to a local hospital where she was declared clinically dead. According to the Daily Mail, she was returned to the cemetery and reburied.
Perez mysteriously collapsed inside her Honduras home. The teen began foaming at the mouth, leading her religious parents to believe she was “possessed,” according to Primer Impacto. After a priest attempted to perform an exorcism, her body became “lifeless” and she was declared dead.
Doctors said Perez may have suffered a panic attack after hearing gunfire near her home, which could have temporarily stopped her heart, according to AOL.