In the 18-19 centuries when medicine has not yet reached the level to accurately determine a person dead or alive, many people panic feared to be buried alive. 2299486243a Those who sought to protect themselves and get rid of fear to go into another world by mistake, it was impossible to deny the ingenuity.
For example, a doctor, medical historian and author of Buried Jan Bondeson leads a dozen examples of a variety of measures and rituals that allow ozhivshemu dead man declare his miraculous resurrection, including the safe coffins with flags and bells announcing the underground movement. Of course, most of these cases were just urban legends, but Bondesonu managed to collect a few true stories of those who were buried before the time and managed to survive.
1. Shoemaker buried6n-1-web In 1822, 40-year-old German shoemaker was able to avoid a similar fate. Despite the fact that his family confirmed the death, and the man himself is quite like a corpse, all confused no peculiar smell, and other signs of cadaveric changes. Yet funeral was held. And when the gravedigger almost buried coffin, he suddenly heard the sound wafting from the ground. Without thinking, the gravedigger began to dig the grave and found a poor shoemaker, feeding faint signs of life. His arms were thrown back up, and his body was warm. When the doctor cut his veins, the blood gushing from the wound. For three days they tried to revive the man, but all efforts were in vain. Shoemaker was found dead in the second and last time already.
2.30-year-old resident of South Carolina named Essie Dunbar died from an epileptic seizure. Doctors admitted Woman dead, and the funeral was scheduled for the next day to the sister of the deceased, who lived in the country, managed to come and spend her last journey. But it so happened that the only sister came to the final part of the funeral ceremony – when the gravedigger been throwing the last clod of earth on a fresh grave. The woman was unable to accept the fact that she saw her sister for the last time, and ordered to dig the grave. When the coffin was removed, Essie appeared before the assembled alive and unharmed. After this incident Cancelled deceased lived another 47 years.
3. Philomena Janet blogger-image – 1420075447 In 1867, 24-year-old Frenchwoman Philomena Janet cholera and soon gave up the ghost. By tradition, the requiem for the priest was invited, and only 16 hours later, the girl’s body was buried. As in the case of the shoemaker gravedigger heard knocking coming from the coffin. When the girl dug up, it is still showing signs of life – her eyelids twitched and contracted muscles of the body. But not for long – Philomena again acknowledged dead the next day and was buried a second time.
4. Hey Angelo 115599unnamed Perhaps the most striking premature burial of XX century happened in the French village of Saint-Quentin-de-Calais in 1937. 19-year-old Angelo Hay while riding a motorcycle crashed head on into a brick wall. The boy’s face was so disfigured that parents were not allowed doctors to examine the body. Due to the lack of pulse and respiration Angelo was pronounced dead, and three days later his body was interred. But as the father on his son’s life insured 200,000 francs, the insurance company decided to investigate the tragic incident and demanded to exhume the body to determine the exact cause of death. To his great surprise, the pathologist found that the boy was still warm. The experts concluded that traumatic brain injury, which resulted in a deep coma, drastically reduced the body’s need for oxygen, another young man being buried, died from asphyxiation would. Angelo underwent several operations, and after many months of treatment, he finally recovered. After this incident, the boy became a local celebrity: people from all over the country came to talk to him. In 1970 Angelo Hay presented to the public personally designed safe coffin, which was equipped with thick upholstery, cabinets for food, toilet and even a library.