This Monty Python sketch come to life happened to Donald Eugene Miller Jr. when he appeared in court just to prove he was still alive after being declared dead 19 years ago.
Judge Allan Davis, who presided over the case, called it a “strange, strange situation” but refused to grant him life. Legally that is.
According to Yahoo News, Miller — now a recovering alcoholic — disappeared in 1986, leaving behind his wife, two children and $26,000 worth of unpaid child support. His ex-wife asked for the death ruling years later so Social Security death benefits could be paid to their children. Miller confessed to the court that, “It kind of went further than I ever expected it to.”
Now a 61-year-old man, Miller just wants to pick up the pieces and literally get his life back. Unfortunately, the three-year legal limit for reversing a death ruling prevents that. On the bright side, at least the undead don’t have to pay taxes.