Introducing a frightening list: 25 Bone-Chilling Stories Of Being Buried Alive To Scar You Life! And yes, it will give you nightmares so you may want to read this during the day.
When you think about the worst ways to die, being buried alive probably doesn’t cross your mind. However, not long ago, this was one of society’s biggest fears. Phones were even installed inside coffins in case buried people spontaneously came back to life.
Fortunately, modern technology has paved the way for advancements in confirming if a ‘dead’ person is really dead. However, no matter how far we advance, we can’t stop people from killing each other. So, whether it was genocide, murder, or just a mistake, these are 25 Chilling Stories Of Being Buried Alive.
The Killing Fields
Millions of Cambodians were killed by the Khmer Rouge and buried in the Cambodian Killing Fields. Horrifically, many of them were buried alive.
After her baby died in 1891, Octavia came down with a strange disease and passed away as well. Other residents in the small Kentucky town started coming down with the disease too, but then they woke up from their “comas” after a while. Octavia’s husband panicked and had her dug up. It was too late though. She was dead, but it was obvious that she had woken up underground (scratch marks on her coffin). Her husband was devastated and erected a full scale statue of her. It still stands today.
Crushed by Fear
A man in the Russian city of Vologda convinced his friend to bury him in order to overcome his fear of death. The next day, however, they found him dead. He was crushed under the Earth with which he had been buried.
An Unnamed Baby
In May 2015, an unnamed Chinese baby survived being buried for 8 days in a graveyard after he was found by a local woman. Apparently the parents didn’t want him because he had a cleft lip.
In the late 6th century, while Matthew’s body was being taken to his grave near Braughing, England, one of the pall bearers tripped and the coffin fell. To everyone’s surprise, Matthew woke up. He went on to celebrate his “resurrection” every year thereafter.
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