It’s wonderful to rise from the dead, and even better if you were never dead in the first place.
Over the weekend, Lupita Gonzalez’s mother in Shafter, California, got a bizarre call from a family member, concerned that her daughter had died. Funeral jars, featuring her daughter’s face and calling for donations, had started to appear all around town. The jars included Gonzalez even though, strangely and happily enough, she had not died.
The jars showcased Gonzalez’s face, which was taken from one of her Facebook profile photos. The jars claimed that she was actually “Enriquetta Nunez,” and her Mexican family was seeking donations to bring her remains back to the States.
Gonzalez, however, was residing not in Mexico but in Bakersfield, and not dead, but living, breathing and weirded out.
Gonzalez has so far seen her face on two different jars across town, and heard reports of a third.
“It’s a scary feeling,” Gonzalez told local news station KBAK.
Gonzalez has since been working with the local police and store owners where the jars were found to make a portrait of the suspect believed to have made the jars.
Always make sure your Facebook privacy settings are set to, “Do not use in creepy death scam.”