Monday, March 19, 2012

A False Report

""James Mulligan of Iola, Wis., narrowly escaped being buried alive Thursday. The funeral procession was slowly wending its way to the church when the driver of the hearse heard groans from within, following by smashing of glass. The casket was opened and Mulligan, fully restored to consciousness, sat up and began to inquire where he was. He had been in a trance for three days." The above appeared in city paper last week dated from Loyal. The postmaster at Iola has since published a statement to the effect that no such occurence has been heard of in his town." - "A False Report", The Marshfield Times (March 2, 1906).

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