If the Irish are known for anything, it’s their wit and their ability to find humor in the darkest of situations. And that’s exactly what happened recently at the funeral of a man named Shay Bradley.

As people were gathered around the gravesite for Bradley’s funeral in Ireland, a voice from beyond that sounded eerily similar to the deceased man’s began addressing the mourners: “Let me out, it’s dark in here!”

It took mourners a moment to realize what was happening before they realized that Bradley recorded a message before his death to be played at his funeral as a prank.

The voice continued,

“Let me out. Is that the priest I can hear? Where the f - - k am I? Let me out, let me out. It’s f - - king dark in here.

Is that the priest I can hear? This is Shay, I’m in the box.

No, in f - - king front of you. I’m dead.”

Shay Bradley had been sick for a while and he knew he wanted to prank his family and friends at his funeral.

Bradley’s wife remembered her late husband: “Shay was a prankster, always thought outside the box and wanted to leave his family laughing. He was a larger than life character and sadly missed by anyone who knew him.

Take a look at the video below.


Bradley passed away on October 8 and he leaves behind his wife and four children.

RIP to a man who obviously loved his family and friends very much and had a great sense of humor.