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Michigan Man Dies At Polls, Comes Back To Life To Vote

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Sometimes the dead really do talk -- or in this case, vote.

According to the Detroit News, Ty Houston, 48, a home care registered nurse in Southfield Township, Mich., was working on his absentee ballot Monday afternoon when an elderly man next to him died.

"I was filling out the form as were an elderly couple sitting at a nearby table," Houston told the Detroit News. "His wife, who was helping him fill out the ballot, asked him a couple of questions but he didn't respond. She screamed for help and I went over to see what I could do."

Houston laid the unidentified victim on the floor.

"He was dead," Houston said. "He had no heartbeat and he wasn't breathing. I started CPR, and after a few minutes, he revived and started breathing again. He knew his name and his wife's name."

And the first question the man asked? "Did I vote?"

Houston and the victim's wife were astounded.

According to CBS, the man — who had a tracheotomy in his throat — took a few more breaths and then told his wife that there are only two things that are important to him: "That I love you and that I finished what I came here to do … vote."

This isn't the only story of a person presumed to be dead coming back to life.

According to the Daily Mail, a 95-year-old Chinese woman came back to life and and climbed out of her coffin six days after she had died in March. Li Xiufeng was found motionless and not breathing by a neighbor two weeks after tripping and suffering a head injury at her home in Beiliu, Guangxi Province. According to Chinese tradition she was placed in an unsealed coffin in her house. The day before the funeral, however, neighbors returned to her house to find and empty coffin and discovered the woman in her kitchen cooking.

A 28-year-old Egyptian man also came back to life at his own funeral in May, reported the Associated Press. Twenty-eight-year-old Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi had been pronounced dead of a heart attack at his work and was being prepared for his funeral when a doctor noticed that he was very much alive.

Read the rest of the story at Detroit News.

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