The Shocking Truth Behind the "Death" of Baltazar Lemos: A Brazilian Man's Experiment to See Who Would Attend His Funeral
Funerals are a time to bid farewell to a loved one and to reflect on their life. But what if the person who has passed away is still alive? That's exactly what happened in the case of Baltazar Lemos, a 60-year-old man from Curitiba Paraná who faked his death on social media and held a fake funeral for his friends and family. The stunt angered his loved ones, but what motivated Lemos to do something like this?
As a mortician, Lemos was distressed that many of the funerals he conducted had only two people in attendance, compared to other funerals attended by more than 500. He was curious to know who would attend his own funeral, and so he decided to find out. But what happened next was far from what he expected.
The Announcement of "Death" and the Response
A message was posted on social media announcing that Baltazar Lemos had passed away, with a photo in front of the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo, indicating that the ceremony was accepted there. Everyone assumed the worst, including Lemos's family who were shocked and had no idea he was in the hospital. When his online friends began sharing the news of his death, people began expressing their grief and asking about the cause of death. No explanation was given, and the time and place of the ceremony and funeral were posted on the funeral service's Facebook account.
The Fake Funeral
Friends and family of Baltazar Lemos gathered in a chapel in his hometown of Curitiba for what they expected to be a funeral. But as soon as Balthazar's voice began to tell his life story, those present started to cry, thinking it was a recording. But then, to their shock, he opened the doors of the coffin and stepped out in front of everyone. He explained that he had faked his death to see who would attend his funeral, and those present accused him of being foolish. His mother, who was in her eighties and in a wheelchair, was also present at the ceremony.
The stunt by Baltazar Lemos not only angered his friends and family, but it also raised a lot of questions about the meaning of life and death. It also raises the question of why someone would be motivated to fake their own death, just to see who would attend their funeral. Many people might argue that Lemos's actions were selfish and insensitive, while others might argue that it was an experiment to explore the meaning of death and to understand the value that people place on their own lives.