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Buried Alive

By September 29, 2011

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The fear of being buried alive is somewhat unusual among the death phobias in that, while rare, people have indeed been buried alive. Despite modern medical technology, even today there are occasional reports of someone coming back to life in the mortuary or while awaiting autopsy. Of course, these occurrences were much more frequent in the days when diagnosing death involved only listening for a heartbeat or signs of breathing.

Here is a look at the fear of being buried alive and the ways people have coped throughout history.

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