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Buried Alive
Yes, i have heard about that. You'd just never get over an experience like that.

(06-30-2009, 11:14 AM)Pitch Potter Wrote: How about the reports of recent years of people coming around in the morgue? One awoke just as the scalpel cut into the flesh.

All my life I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific...
ugh, i can't even begin to imagine what kind of hell that would be. (shudder)
When i wake up everything will be all right...
Embalming didn't really become popular until after President Lincoln's burial, when he was paraded around the country for weeks and weeks and embalmed several times. Lincoln had his son embalmed upon his death. At the time, it was a new procedure. He was so pleased with the process-- it let him view his son and deal with his grief for days before the boy was buried. (Circa 1860's)

Who would want to escape from the grave anyway? Can you imagine the paperwork you'd have to fill out just to get your identity back? My brother had to deal with something similar when, one day, he got a notice in the mail to his "estate". Imagine the bank's surprise when he walked into their office the next day well and alive.... if that wasn't proof he wasn't dead, I don't know what is!

The Snopes article UNR posted has the Poe story-- "Premature Burial". Being buried alive is also alluded to in Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher". It also has all the information I'd have posted with reguards to wakes and the ringing bell and flag. Snopes has seriously awesome articles riddled with facts.
They used to attach a bell to the finger of a dead person via a string from the coffin to the surface and then post people around your grave to wait for the bell to ring.
To go along with being buried period its amazing some of the ideas people come up with and patent. All the below are filed at the us patent office.
A marker such as a grave stone or tombstone for visually identifying the resting place of the remains of a once living entity, with the marker preferably having a location for written information to be applied thereto for specifically identifying the remains. The marker includes an audio system which can audibly broadcast information relevant to or regarding the identified remains. The audible broadcast may be an epitaph, music, poems, favorite sayings, stories, voice messages to the world or loved ones, combinations thereof, and or anything which can be broadcast by an audio speaker in audible tones or voice(s). The audio system includes capabilities for electronically retrieving the information for audible broadcast from digital information stored within semiconductor electronics, and thereby electrical power consumption is kept low, as is the number of moving parts in the audio system. An electrical power supply, preferably including a photovoltaic panel, is used for electrically powering the audio system.
This one really pisses me off
A point of purchase advertising system is provided which senses the presence of a person in the vicinity of an advertising display and thereupon renders an appropriate advertisement such as a recorded verbal message or a visual or aural demonstration. In preferred forms, the overall apparatus includes an ultrasonic sensing circuit for detecting the approach of a potential customer, an advertisement giving device, typically an endless tape playback unit and a coupled speaker, and a controller for operation of the playback unit in response to detection of a customer. A voice operated relay circuit is advantageously coupled with the audio output of the playback unit and the playback controller, so that operation of the playback unit is maintained until the entire recorded advertisement has been given.
A recessed light fixture for a burial casket that provides a source of illumination to light decorative art work installed in the lid; at the same time it provides softly diffused light for a more pleasing illumination of the interior of the casket. The unit fits inside the concave area of the lid of the standard burial casket and requires no design changes. It is constructed of light weight rigid insulation. The housing is described in two forms; a modular unit with alternate methods of joining the walls; novel corner fittings (24), (26), (28) (30) and brackets (20) (22) attached by clips (32); self retaining "single half-blind dovetail" joints (76) or adhesive surfaces (74). It is also described as a single molded unit (78) formed of insulating material. The fixture has a powered light source (36), a reflector (84) and integral reflective surfaces (82).

Why would you need lights? afraid of the dark?
Mobile crematorium

A method, and apparatus, for cremating the remains of a deceased being. The method comprises transporting a mobile crematorium to a location wherein the deceased is to be cremated. The mobile crematorium comprises a first combustion chamber, wheels and a trailer hitch. The deceased remains are then heated in the first combustion chamber to a temperature of at least F. thereby creating combustion gases and noncombustible materials. The combustion gases are allowed to exit the first combustion chamber and the noncombustible materials are removed and placed in a storage device such as an urn.

Have to love this one...... no worry of being buried alive ...... they come to where you die and cremate you there.

Anyway there are thousands of patents to do with graves. and fun to look at.
Belief bias occurs when we make illogical conclusions in order to confirm our preexisting beliefs. Belief perseverance refers to our tendency to maintain a belief even after the evidence we used to form the belief is contradicted.
Advertising in a graveyard?! That would piss the hell out of me too, UNR. So much so, that I'd make it my dying legacy to keep my resting place advert' free. I just may put that in my will.... NO ADVERTISING ALLOWED! c'mon... I'm dead. I don't want to be pestered by matters of the living.
Being buried alive....
*hides in a corner*

Has to be my worst fear. I even get chills when I see OTHER people being buried alive on movies and tv shows... ekkkkkk Big eyes
People are threatened by things they don't understand. Their first instinct is to judge instead of accept.
(06-30-2009, 10:37 AM)UglyNRude Wrote: Ummm, maybe you haven't heard but green burials are making a comeback. You can search green burials and I think you might be surprised.

With a green burial your also saving money besides saving the environment. No embalming, no casket, you end up nourishing the earth and the only chemicals you take with you are all the man made stuff you ingested during life.

Hey! I had never heard of that and had assumed there wasnt much choice about it. Thats the way I would want to go; cheap and simple. I dont want my savings and insurance (If I have any) squandered on my burial. I would want my family to make use of that money.

I tell ya being buried alive would definitely be a horrible fate. Just imagine waking up in total darkness. But then again there wouldnt be much air so a person would suffocate pretty quickly if they didnt just die of a heart attack.

The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it. ~ Terry Pratchett

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One of the legends of the oldest cemetery in my town relates to being buried alive.

A train carrying Confederate soldiers during the Civil War made a stop in Decatur. Many of the soldiers were infected with yellow fever. Union soldiers were dispatched to separate the dead from the living........but with no doctor present, there was no way to tell who was actually dead. All of the bodies were stacked on top of each other, and buried on the southern slope of the cemetery. But so many of the buried were only close to death.

It's horrible to think about.
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ~Philip K. Dick

There must have been millions who have been buried alive. I've been imagining this, just can't get it out of my head.

My family had a big discussion on it the other day which got hillarious, but you had to have been there. My brother would strangle himself, my daughter would hold her breath, ha ha. I can gaurantee i would have a heart attack when i realised, same with my mum and dad.

Anyway, i cannot find the post where someone is having a go at me, i'm curious more than anything. What's it called? It's apparently someone called Randy.

All my life I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific...

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