Fair warning: even if you’re not claustrophobic or taphophobic, these buried alive stories will have you squirming. Mistaken for dead, many people have been entombed prematurely, only to awaken to a horrifying reality. There are many tales of people being accidentally buried alive who are discovered all too late, but this list is concerned with people who were buried alive and lived to tell the tale—in some cases, just barely.If you’re still reading, you’re ready to delve into some bizarre buried alive stories. Scroll at your own risk...
French Teenager Survives Being Buried for Three Days
19-year-old Angelo Hays was believed to have died in a motorcycle accident in 1937 in France. Hays was thrown from the bike into a brick wall, head first. After a suspicious insurance agent came to inquire about the policy Hays’s father had taken out on his son, the teenager was exhumed two days after his burial. He was still alive, having slipped into a coma. As his body required less oxygen in this state, Hays managed to survive the ordeal.After rehabilitation, Hays lived to tell the tale of his live burial. He became a celebrity throughout France, and also invented a security coffin complete with a radio transmitter, food locker, library, and chemical toilet, just in case anyone found themselves in his same predicament.
Monsters Bury Six Year-old Alive in a Field
Dazed Man Wakes up in Metal Box in Morgue
In 1993, Sipho William Mdletshe was in a terrible car crash, along with his fiancée. His injuries were so severe, he appeared to be dead. He was taken to the Johannesburg mortuary where he was put in a metal box, awaiting burial. He was unconscious for two days and nights before waking up inside the box. His screams alerted workers, and he was released.When he tried to return to his fiancée, however, she wasn’t having it. She thought he was a zombie come back to haunt her, which is kind of a misunderstanding of how zombies work, but scary nevertheless.