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.
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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
An Unnamed Baby
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