A 'dead' woman revealed to be alive at her own funeral, a toddler seemingly encountering his grandmother's ghost, and a bizarre art 'heist' at a museum in Paris were among the strange and unusual stories to cross our desk this week.
Perhaps the weirdest story of the week involved a woman in France who mistakenly stole a jacket that was part of at an exhibition at an art museum and then proceeded to have it tailored so she could wear it herself. At the center of the strange incident was artist Oriol Vilanova's work, known as 'Old Masters,' which was a blue work coat stuffed with postcards featuring pictures of Picasso's paintings. Unfortunately, the unnamed patron at the Musée Picasso in Paris greatly misinterpreted the piece as she thought it was simply another visitor's jacket and so she took it home with her. When the woman was later identified and the coat recovered, the work was revealed to be ruined as she had thrown out the postcards en route to having it altered to wear in the future.
A pair of perplexing videos showing potential paranormal activity popped up on our radar this past week, beginning with an eerie piece of footage in which a toddler in Scotland seemingly greets a ghost in his room. The spooky scene left the boy's father rattled and convinced that the youngster had been visited by the spirit of his great grandmother, who passed away earlier this year. Later in the week, a chilling video that was purportedly filmed in the halls of a hospital ICU appears to show some kind of shadow figure emerge from behind a doorway before disappearing into thin air. Could it have been the spirit of a former patient or merely a trick of light and shadow? We'll let you decide.
This past week provided a particularly unsettling story out of Peru where a woman's funeral came to a sudden stop when she began banging on the inside of her casket to alert everyone that she was still alive! The nightmarish scene came about after Rosa Isabel Céspedes Callaca was declared dead following a terrible car accident in the city of Chiclayo. As the woman's family set about burying her the following day, the service took a shocking turn when they heard their 'departed' loved one moving inside her coffin and, upon opening the box, discovered that she had not perished in the crash. Sadly, Callaca did pass away a short time later, leaving her grieving family to wonder if perhaps she could have been saved in the interim.
For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.