Alabama - A man who had recently won a multi-state lottery faked being in a coma for 2 years to see who was worthy of being included in his will.
Ricky Ray Rayfield woke up after 2 years of hospitalization to the relief and horror of his family. When asked why he chose now to "wake up" Ricky said "Well guess I don't rightly know why now" What was the biggest surprise learned by laying there? I learned alot bout my family while I layed here, Maybe a bit more than I wanted to know" said Ricky.
Apparently his family had revealed secrets about themselves to Ricky instead of their priest.
One mystery that was solved when he woke up was who the father of his sisters child was. Who's the father? Ricky.
Apparently his sister who knew that Ricky was the only son wanted to continue the bloodline. That was a relief to the whole family.
When asked why he let his sister believe the coma lie after she had admitted to him her plan, he responded, "Yeah, It crossed my mind after bout 10-15 times maybe I should say somthin but it was such a sweet notion I couldn't bring myself to tell'er".
When Ricky's sister was asked what she thought? "Well I thought about it real hard n'said to me, I'm 13 now I know what Ima doin, and I'm proud to have lil'Ricky Jr. as our son".
After only two weeks tragedy struck the Rayfields. While traveling home with his new bride from their honeymoon, Ricky's truck was struck by a deer.
His sister recalls the accident. "We'd stay'd ata real nice trailer down by the bayou, then after celibratin all naught, ifyano what ima gitin at, we wuz on r way back to mamas. We cum around a korner and I guess that there deer wuz clear into our lane, cuz Ricky hit the brake which made me hit the side of my head on the steerin wheel. I lookd up and Ricky's eyes were closed and he was all stiff like, then we hit the tree,uh deer."
Ricky's head hit the steering wheel then it bounced back and broke out the rear window.
He was pronounced comatose after 3 days in the same hospital where just 2 weeks before he had left after 2 years. Hospital staff were not surprised to see Ricky Ray back in bed and said, "Oh man, if my little sister looked like that I'd fake a coma too"
Another staff member added " I wouldn't fake a coma, I'd coma all over her"