Here's a story that proves truth really is stranger than fiction sometimes.  An Italian game show host who died in 2009 is back above ground.

The body of Mike Bongiorno, who was Italy's top game show host for over 50 years has been stolen from the grave.  Italian authorities are on the lookout for the grave robbers and suspect that they might be getting a call for ransom.  Bongiorno was 85 years old at his passing.

Apparently this type of thing has happened before in Italy.   In 2001 the corpse of an investment banker was stolen and a ransom demand was made.  The thieves in that case were arrested.

It's sad that surviving family members are subject to the incredible stress of such a crime.  You can see a lot more detail in the story here (via msnbc.com)