A dead Irish military man, Shay Bradley shocked his loved ones during his funeral when they heard his voice screaming to be freed from the casket as the coffin is being lowered into the grave.
During the funeral, the mourners who were bitterly crying, suddenly paused upon hearing the voice of Shay Bradley screaming to be set free.
“Hello, hello — let me out! Where the f – – k am I? Let me out, let me out. It’s f – – king dark in here. Is that the priest I can hear? This is Shay, I’m in the box. No, in f – – king front of you. I’m dead,” the mourners reportedly heard.
According to the New York Post, it was a posthumous recording done by the deceased himself before his death.
As if the scream for freedom was not shocking and frightening enough, the recorded voice continued by singing for the mourners.
“Hello again, hello. Hello, I just called to say goodbye,” it sounded.
The friends and family who were in tears mourning the loss of the good-humored officer then had an emotional transition from bitterness to a combination of delight and grief.
Relatives are reported to have said that Shay Bradley knew that he was going to die of a “long illness bravely borne” and decided “to make his family laugh rather than cry at the funeral.”
His daughter, Andrea Bradley told HuffPost that her father’s dying wish was to have the audio recording played during his funeral.
She said that her father recorded the audio about a year ago and that only her brother and her nephew knew about it.
“He wanted to make sure my mam would be laughing leaving the cemetery, not crying,” Andrea Bradley told HuffPost, adding that her parents were married for 43 years.
She said her father’s recording was a way of “saying not only goodbye but to also say, ‘OK, the sadness is over now — here is a laugh so you can go and celebrate my life with a smile on your face.’
His daughter also shared video of the prank and the reaction on social media.
Watch the video below: