A 48-YEAR-OLD Italian, Vincenzo Filoteo, certified dead 48 hours before and about to be buried, sat up at his funeral and then collapsed at the sight of the coffin and candles. Some of the mourners fled in panic.
Filoteo had been found, apparently dead, in a lonely mountain farmhouse near Pescara.
After apparently futile medical attention he joined the doctors and mourners at what was to be his funeral breakfast.
Filoteo said he had dreamt he was going through a beautiful garden to the gates of paradise but someone turned him away.