A 91-year-old woman who spent 11 hours in cold storage gave morgue staff the shock of their lives when she started moving in her body bag.
Janina Kolkiewicz was declared dead by a family doctor, and after her miracle recovery simply complained to her family of feeling cold.
Polish officials have since launched an investigation into how the pensioner could have been sent to the morgue alive.
After the astonishing recovery Ms Kolkiewicz returned home to warm up with a bowl of soup and two pancakes, Polish newspaper Dziennik Wschodni reports.
The pensioner’s family and doctor said they had been left in shock – with the doctor admitting he had never known anything like this before.
Her niece Bogumil Kołkiewicz had called the medic in the eastern Polish town of Ostrow Lubelski after coming home one morning to find that her aunt did not appear to be breathing or to have a pulse.
After an examination, the woman was declared dead and she was taken to the morgue.
He family even started making arrangements for a funeral in two days’ time.
“I was sure she was dead,” Dr Wieslawa Czyz told the television channel TVP.
“I’m stunned, I don’t understand what happened. Her heart had stopped beating, she was no longer breathing.”
Just a few hours later morgue staff called Ms Kołkiewicz to report the astonishing news that she was not dead.
Ms Kolkiewicz told her relatives she felt “normal, fine” after returning home, and she is apparently unaware of how near she came to the grave.