A Woman pretends to have died and spends all day lying in a coffin so she can experience her own funeral.
44-year-old Vera Lucia da Silva has accomplished an astonishing 14-year dream of staging her own funeral, while still alive.
Vera had arranged to carry out her strange wish to lie in a coffin all day while friends and family pretended she was dead.She said ”I wanted to hold my own funeral 14 years ago. I have waited a long time and can’t believe that at last this wish has been granted. When I invited my friends and family they thought I was joking and they didn’t take it seriously.’ ‘I stayed in the coffin all day. The only movement I made was to turn my head to drink just coconut water and tea.
She continued “everyone came, my father, my mother, brother, sister, and friends. When they saw me their mouths dropped open in amazement but they respected my wish to have my own funeral. It was the best day of my life.”
“To complete my dream I asked the funeral director to cover the coffin with the lace top and the lid. Then I asked them to carry me around for a few minutes as if they were taking me to my burial.”
Vera added that while she enjoyed the day, she is ‘not ready to die just yet’.