Watch: Irish granddad pranks mourners from the grave
The General Post Office and the statue of trade-union icon James Larkin are seen on Dublin's central boulevard, O'Connell Street, on Friday, June 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik)
Published Monday, October 14, 2019 8:11PM EDT
Warning: The embedded video below contains mature language.
TORONTO -- An Irish grandfather has pranked funeral-goers from beyond the grave with a pre-recorded message.
Mourners were gathered around Shay Bradley’s burial plot in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, Oct. 12, when bagpipes could be heard playing before a voice shouted: “Hello? Hello?” from six feet under.
“Let me out. Where the f**k am I? It’s f**king dark in here,” Bradley said in the recording.
Tears soon turned to laughter as Bradley, an Irish Defence Forces veteran, could be heard ‘knocking’ from inside the coffin.
“Is that that priest I can hear? Let me out, stop the Mass, I can hear you,” Bradley shouted.
His daughter Andrea revealed on social media that it was her dad’s dying wish to make people laugh at his funeral, so he recorded the message when he knew he was on his way out.
Bradley’s granddaughter Chloe Kiernan told Mashable that he didn’t want to scare the younger mourners so his grandkids and wife were in on the joke.
"Always the prankster, you got them good Poppabear and gave us all a laugh just when we needed it,” Andrea wrote on Facebook.
“I will love you forever #shayslastlaugh.”
“What a man, to make us all laugh when we were incredibly sad,” Andrea added on Twitter.
“He was some man for one man. Love you forever Poppabear."