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Thread #99243   Message #1975289
Posted By: Rapparee
21-Feb-07 - 05:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Buried alive - is this story true?
Subject: RE: Origins: Buried alive - is this story true?
It's a standard theme in folklore, the person who is buried, awakened by a grave robber trying to cut the ring off their finger, and walking home.

There's also a book entitled (I think) Buried Alive which follows the whole mythos of being buried alive from the Middle Ages (and earlier) into the 20th Century.