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.

It is with great sadness that I was informed of the passing of our Military Brother and Veteran Colleague Shay Bradley…

Posted by Irish Defence Forces Veterans News on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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.

Was asked a question the other day, it was what's the difference between military humour and Civilian Humour it's simple it's black. This video should say it all.This is the funeral of Shay Bradley on the 12 of October 2019 and it says it all……

Posted by Irish Defence Forces Veterans News on Sunday, October 13, 2019

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.