Sharolyn Jackson, a 50-year-old West Philadelphia woman, recently turned up alive 13 days after her funeral and 27 days following her “death.”
As you can imagine, this came as a bit of a shock to her family.
According to CBSPhilly KYW, the bizarre saga began earlier this summer when Jackson was reported missing from her West Philadelphia home.
Police found a body that matched Sharolyn’s description, and two people, including her son, identified it as hers; Jackson thus “died” on July 20.
A funeral service was held on August 3.
Only 13 days later, Jackson was found alive at a mental health facility, a stunning twist made even more surprising by the fact that her son ID’d her.
“The gold standard here [for identifying a body] is visual identification by a family member,” Philadelphia Health Department spokesman James Garrow said.
Because of that, his dubious mistake was taken as fact.
While the family’s trial-run grieving process is over, the question of how she will be “brought back” from the dead logistically remains to be seen.
As does this separate, and over-arching new mystery:
Who is actually buried under Jackson’s tombstone?