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Thread #99243   Message #1975795
Posted By: GUEST,Ian cookieless
22-Feb-07 - 05:17 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Buried alive - is this story true?
Subject: RE: Origins: Buried alive - is this story true?
I think I have just found the book Rapaire referred to by looking on Amazon: 'Buried Alive - The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear' by Jan Bondeson. Just in case anyone suspects this book might be unacademic and unreliable, the blurb says "Jan Bondeson is a medical doctor who also holds a PhD in experimental medicine. He is the author of A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities and other works."

The blurb also answers Muttley's and 'Meself's debate about whether anyone can survive being buried alive: "He quotes for example, the case of Angelo Hays, a young French man buried accidentally in 1937 following a motor bike accident. He was exhumed on the insistence of an insurance inspector two days later, and found to be alive though deeply unconscious. He recovered fully ..."

And it does say "buried" - no mausoleums here!