“These scientists put a camera into an old man’s coffin for a very special investigation. But when they turned the camera on, they saw something totally terrifying.
Dawn was a researcher at a local college, and she was focused on nothing else but a research she was working on – her PhD thesis. It centered on something many would deem strange. She wanted to understand how bodies decompose in different environments.
Together with her trusted team, she dedicated her time to studying dead bodies. But for her thesis, she and her team needed to study a body that was actually freshly buried instead of being in the morgue. This presented an obvious problem – who would offer to donate their own body to research?
Dawn was a brilliant scientist, but she was also a kind and compassionate person. She knew that studying the decomposition of recently deceased individuals was a sensitive topic. But she also believed that her research could help save lives. This is why she was joyful when what she was looking for landed right into her lap.
Dawn woke from an email from Rachel Hudson, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the town. Rachel’s father, Elias Hudson, had recently passed away, and Rachel was offering his body for study. Dawn was deeply moved by Rachel’s generosity. She knew that Elias had been a wealthy man, but he had also been a generous philanthropist. He had donated millions of dollars to charities and foundations that supported research and education. It was not that surprising that the man would donate his body to science.
Dawn immediately contacted Rachel to express her gratitude. She explained the object of her research and its purpose – they were hoping to develop new methods to help identify victims of crime and to determine the time and cause of death. Rachel was supportive of Dawn’s research. She understood that it was important to study death in order to better understand life. She also knew that her father would have been happy that his body be used in such a study.
Dawn and her team carefully prepared for the arrival of Elias’s body. They set up a quick laboratory and equipped it with new technology. They then set up cameras in the coffin and connected the feed to their computers in the lab.
Elias had been a prosperous and well-respected businessman. His daughter Rachel was also known for her extravagant lifestyle. Her husband had left her because of it. Elias also had two grandsons through Rachel – Jake and Daniel – who held vastly different opinions on the family’s business affairs. Jake was Elias’s favorite and spent a lot of time with him, running the family business.
Daniel, on the other hand, didn’t share Jake’s enthusiasm for the family’s business ventures. Instead, he had a passion for art. There was a deep rivalry between the grandsons, as Daniel felt Jake was trying to take all the place in Elias’s life. But Elias didn’t have time for family squabbles; he was devoted to philanthropic activities and wished to contribute to noble causes. His decision to donate his body for medical research upon his death was a reflection of this charitable inclination.
Immediately after the funeral, the scientists went to their close by lab to watch the feed from the coffin. The Hudsons, however, went to the lawyer’s office for the unveiling of Elias’s will. But the contents of the will were a great shock. Elias had left a mere 5% of his extensive wealth to his family. The staggering 95% was allocated to various charities.
This sudden revelation left Rachel and Daniel appalled and agitated. They had also been so reliant on Elias’s will that they didn’t know how to cope with the news. Jake, however, showed a strange lack of surprise or concern. While Rachel was worried about how they would survive financially, Jake seemed oddly calm, almost as if he knew this would happen. His strange behavior caused tension and unease among the family members, setting the stage for the following mysterious turn of events.
Even as tensions were simmering between the Hudson family, Dawn and the other scientists were watching the footage from Elias’s coffin, their eyes glued to the screen as they took notes of everything they saw. They were eager to fully understand how the decomposition process began, but what they would see instead would be something chilling.
The scientists watched the footage overnight, and one by one, everyone eventually fell asleep. Don was very tired from the long day, and she dozed off as well. After an hour of sleeping, she woke up in the middle of the night. She decided to spend the rest of the night studying the footage while the others slept.
But as she turned on the screen, she saw the most shocking thing ever. Don’s heart pounded in her chest as she saw what was happening on the footage playing out on the screen. The footage was the live recording of what was happening inside Elias’s coffin, and Dawn couldn’t believe her eyes. In her history of studying the dead, she had never seen anything like this before.
The others definitely had to see what she was seeing. She wasn’t sure if her sleep deprivation was causing her to imagine things. Dawn immediately rushed over to her sleeping team and shook them awake. As they woke, they were surprised by her reaction.
At first, they assumed she made a big discovery and she was very excited to share it with them. But the look on her face made them understand that something was deeply wrong. The scientists all gathered around the computer, and they watched the footage. Just like Dawn had done minutes before, the other scientists gasped in shock. They, too, couldn’t believe what they were seeing. It had to be impossible or some kind of trick, but it wasn’t a trick. What they were seeing was real, and it was terrifying.
The scientists didn’t know what to do or what to think, but one thing was clear – they had to call the police. As Dawn dialed 911, the rest of her team were panicking. They were all scientists, after all, and they were supposed to be rational people. But what they were seeing was anything but rational.
Finally, the cops arrived at the makeshift lab. The scientists told them what they had seen. But the cops didn’t believe them. To the cops, it sounded like the scientists were playing a tasteless prank on them. They immediately took the cops into their lab and showed them the recording. The cops were puzzled. They knew they had to verify if what they saw was really happening in the coffin. The cops immediately called for backup to begin their investigation. They didn’t know what exactly they were dealing with, but it definitely looked criminal and dangerous.
Soon, the area was swarming with police officers and medical experts. They surrounded the grave and began to dig it up. After some minutes, the scientists waited in suspense as the coffin was brought to the surface. Then the lid of the coffin was slowly opened. The scientists and the cops gasped in shock as they saw what was inside the coffin. The footage was actually very real.
The lead detective on the scene, Detective Miller, knew it was time to inform the Hudson family of what had just happened. Miller also figured that one of them must have been responsible for it, and he was going to find out who. The site of the burial soon swarmed with media people and reporters. Rachel and her son, Daniel, soon arrived at the scene to confirm what happened. It was truly shocking for them.
As soon as Detective Miller saw them, he told them what had happened and questioned them immediately. He wanted to know what had happened on the night of Elias’s death. They answered all his questions, and both had an alibi for the night Elias died. Rachel was at a charity fundraiser, and Daniel was at his art studio painting an art student.
Jake had been the one with Elias. He had called them to say that Elias was not waking up, even though they had allies. Miller still suspected Rachel and Daniel had something to do with what happened to Elias. Rachel had already put on her father’s watch and ring, which was strange for someone in mourning. Daniel had taken a large loan for his art studio just two days before his grandfather’s death, as if he was expecting a huge amount of money to come his way. But Jake, Daniel’s brother, was not available; the police couldn’t reach him.
The scientist’s shocking discovery was already all over the news, and yet Jake had not turned up. Detective Miller found this to be very odd. As they tried to contact Jake, the police continued their investigation by searching Rachel’s and Daniel’s homes for any evidence. But they found nothing incriminating. So, the cops decided to search Jake’s home and office. They found nothing out of the ordinary in his house, but his office had something odd. On his office desk was a notebook, and in it was an address that was circled. Detective Miller recognized the address; it was one of Elias Hudson’s very old houses located on the outskirts of town, but it had been abandoned for years.
The cops immediately drove to the old house. It was night, and the house was dark and silent. The officers pulled up to the front house; their sirens were off. They didn’t want to alert whoever was inside the house. The cops got out of their cars and slowly approached the house. Sure enough, they found the car parked with an open boot beside the house’s gate. The officers immediately drew their guns and took cover behind their cars, waiting for someone to come out of the house and get into the car.
They slowly moved up to the front door, which was unlocked, and pushed it open. The house was dark and dusty. There were cobwebs everywhere, and the smell was musty. The cops turned on their flashlights and cautiously made their way through the house. They searched the entire house, but they didn’t find anyone. They were about to leave when they heard the noise coming from the basement.
The cops slowly made their way down to the dark basement. They scanned the room and saw something frightening. There was a figure standing in the corner of the basement. The figure was holding a shovel and digging a hole.
The cops immediately ordered the figure to drop the shovel and raise their hands. The cops approached them slowly and cautiously, their flashlights pointed at the dark figure. As they got closer, they could see that it was Jake. He was covered in dirt and sweat, his face pale and his eyes wide with fear. But there was something else in his eyes too – anger.
Detective Miller asked Jake what he was doing in a calm and authoritative voice. But Jake was angry. What the hell were the police doing in his grandfather’s house? The police tried to calm him down, but Jake was not calming down. He asked them again what they were doing here, given that they had no right to be on the property. Detective Miller told him that they had reason to believe that he was involved in the death of his grandfather; all Jake needed to do was to come with them. But Jake refused to come with them; he kept shouting, asking them to leave.
But Miller stood his ground. He told Jake to cooperate or he’d be taken by force. Jake hesitated for a moment, his anger warring with his fear. Then, slowly, he raised his hands again to surrender. The cops handcuffed Jake and led him out of the basement. As they led him away, Jake looked back at the hole, his face filled with rage. He knew that he was in big trouble.
Detective Miller stepped forward and shone his light into the hole Jake had been digging. Sure enough, there were bags partially buried in it. One of the cops jumped in and tore the visible side of one of the bags with a blade. Inside it was money, a lot of money. Detective Miller was not surprised; in fact, everything was now clear to him.
As Jake was led out of the house, he saw something that shocked him to his very core. Jake couldn’t believe his eyes. First, his brother Daniel stepped out of the police car, followed by his mother holding someone who looked very ill – it was his grandfather Elias. He was alive. Jake’s heart pounded in his chest; he didn’t know what to think. He had seen his grandfather’s dead body with his own eyes. He was even there when the scientists had fitted the coffin with the cameras. But now his grandfather was standing there, alive. How was that even possible?
Jake knew that he had to get out of there. He turned and ran into the woods behind the house, but the police began to chase him down. Jake ran as fast as he could, but the police were gaining on him; he could hear their footsteps getting closer and closer.
Suddenly, his foot caught on a rock, and he fell to the ground. One of the cops pinned him to the ground and handcuffed him. As Jake was led back to the police car, he saw his mother crying. She looked at him with a face filled with anger and disappointment. All she wanted to know was why he had done it. Why did he do such a thing to his own grandfather?
Jake looked down at the ground, unable to meet her eyes. He knew that he had no excuse for his actions. As it turned out, Jake had a dark secret. He and his grandfather Elias were so close that Elias had confided in him about the changes he had made to his will.
In the new will, he planned to donate 95% of his wealth to charity. This made Jake angry because it meant that he would get only peanuts. Jake was close to his grandfather only because he hoped to take over the business instead of Daniel, his older brother. But his grandfather now wanted to give nearly all of it to charity. That was a serious threat to his plans.
Jake tried hard to convince his grandfather to change his mind, but Elias was headstrong. That was when Jake found out something even more surprising. Elias had buried a massive amount of cash hidden in an old house that no one knew about, but now he wanted also to use the money to build an orphanage for the town.
This was the last straw for Jake; to him, his grandfather was throwing away the family wealth and leaving them with nothing. So Jake decided to kill his grandfather and take the hidden money for himself. First, he drugged his grandfather with a heart-stopping drug to kill him without a trace. Next, he called his mother and brother to inform them that Elias had died.
The funeral was conducted quickly and according to Elias’s wishes; the family offered his body for scientific research. Jake’s plan had worked perfectly, or so he thought. He had gotten rid of his grandfather and was now in control of the family fortune. But he had made one mistake; he had underestimated the power of science.
Dawn and the scientists’ shocking discovery was that Elias was alive in the coffin. When Dawn turned on the footage, she saw Elias moving and banging on the coffin panels.
The drugs hadn’t killed the old man, but only rendered him unconscious. He had then woken up hours later, buried six feet deep under the earth. The scientists called the cops, and the old man was immediately dug up. If not for Dawn and her team, Elias would have suffocated in the most horrible way possible.
As the cops led Jake away, his mother and brother watched in silence. They couldn’t believe what had happened. Their son and brother had tried to kill their own grandfather. Elias was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. He survived, but he was never the same after that. He was haunted by the memory of what his grandson had done to him.
Jake was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to many years in prison. His grandfather wanted nothing more to do with him. Rachel was devastated by her son’s actions, and it broke her heart. Jake was never able to forgive himself for what he had done.