A Jest From The Dead: Irish Man Leaves Mourners With Tears Of Joy
Sun, April 11, 2021

A Jest From The Dead: Irish Man Leaves Mourners With Tears Of Joy

Funerals are supposed to be a serious matter, and everyone who attends them should respect the dead. It is a heartbreaking time for the loved ones left behind as they mourn and grieve for the person who has passed. But an Irish man decided to make his own funeral-goers laugh instead of cry.

In an article by Bored Panda, an art, design, and photography community, they reported that one video went viral as it featured footage from a funeral. As the family and friends of the deceased named Shay Bradley gathered around the closed casket, which was lowered into the ground, they suddenly heard a voice coming out of nowhere that said, “Hello?” followed by loud pounding which sounded like it was coming out of the casket.


Photo Credit: Andrea Bradley (via Bored Panda)

Sounds terrifying right? But when Bored Panda reached out to Shay’s wife, Anne Bradley, she explained that her husband recorded that in just one take, over a year before the funeral. “My son told me about the recording the day before the funeral,” Anne revealed. She also mentioned that close family members were aware of the said recording. 


Photo Credit: Andrea Bradley (via Bored Panda)


Since Shay and his family are from Ireland, there were bagpipes playing in the distance, but the voice from the recording continued: “Let me out, it’s dark in here.” In the footage, some people look confused about what is happening, but after they realize the joke, the laughter starts to take over.

The video was uploaded to Facebook with a caption saying that Shay was always a prankster, and as his dying wish, he wanted to play a prank one last time and give his family and friends a good laugh. “He was a larger than life character and sadly missed by anyone who knew him,” Shay’s wife said. 



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