Do you ever dream you are suffocating - buried alive in another lifetime - or maybe it happened to you in this lifetime? The dream sequence is more common than you think and usually linked to one's inability to move forward in life. In real time it takes us to kidnappings, natural disasters, illness, or war stories. Below are 4 stories about people who were physically buried alive but escaped.
4 People Who Were Buried Alive (And How They Got Out) Mental Floss - February 18, 2014
In the days before sophisticated medical equipment could definitely determine when someone had passed from this world to the next, many people feared being buried alive - and enacted strict post-passing procedures to ensure it didn't happen. In Buried Alive: The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear, Jan Bondeson looked at some of the measures taken to guard against being buried alive, including coffins that featured a bell or flag that would warn passers-by of any movement down below. While many reported cases of burials of the living were exaggerated, Bondeson did unearth a few cases of people who went under the earth while still breathing.
Premature burial, also known as live burial, burial alive, or vivisepulture, means to be buried while still alive. Animals or humans may be buried alive accidentally or intentionally. The victim may accidentally be buried by others in the mistaken assumption that they are dead. Intentional burial may occur as a form of torture, murder, or execution; it may also occur with consent of the victim as a part of a stunt (with the intention to escape). Live burial is said to be one of the most widespread of human fears. Read more ...
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