A singular incident has just occurred at Breslau on the occasion of the funeral of a student named Attorz, who had been killed in a duel.
The coffin had been let down into the grave, when a voice was heard, apparently proceeding from the interior of it, exclaiming “Let me out, I am being suffocated.”
The coffin was immediately brought up and opened, but the body was found to be quite dead.
The author of the hoax was then discovered to be a ventriloquist present, who was arrested for disturbing a religious service.
The Maidstone Telegraph, November 25, 1865