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Man Affirms ‘I’m Still Alive’ After Finding His Own Gravestone In Local Cemetery


Man Affirms ‘I’m Still Alive’ After Finding His Own Gravestone In Local Cemetery

Social life crashed in reality!

A man has announced he’s still alive on noticing his own gravestone in a cemetery. Alan Hattel, 75, noticed something wasn’t right when his social life went entirely quiet. 

Alan, from Tayside, Scotland realized his phone stopped ringing after finding out rumors had spread he had passed away, with a gravestone even being placed with his name on him.

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Alan revealed the erected headstone was created in Newmonthill Cemetery in Forfar without knowing anything about it.

‘A lot of people think I have passed away. My phone hasn’t rung for about three to four months now. I have been confused by it all, but now it’s clear why nobody has been calling. I personally don’t even want to be buried, but cremated.’ Alan explained.

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Alan, a pensioner further revealed the situation was like a classic comedy, Only Fools, and Horses and claimed the mix-up is down to his ex-wife, who he separated from 26years ago.

Alan with two-grown up children claimed his ex-wife had bought a plot of land for them to be buried together, with both names engraved on the headstone.

‘I have never, ever said I want to be buried next to my ex-wife. We separated 26years ago and there’s no animosity, but I am still struggling to take it all in.’ Alan added.

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Discovery his own grave wasn’t something that occurs every day, Alan is speaking out to set the record straight as well as to spread the good news of him being very much alive.

He has also spoken to Angus Council Officials and plans to cover up the headstone which had its name on. Reacting, Alan’s family said in an interview with Courier: ‘This is a family matter and it would be dealt with privately.’

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