Posts tagged
‘premature interment’

Know When to Hold ’em: Waiting Mortuaries in Connecticut?

Know When to Hold ’em: Waiting Mortuaries in Connecticut? An account of a proposal from Bridgeport, Connecticut, for an organization that would hold the bodies of the dead until they showed unmistakable signs of decomposition–in the interest of preventing burial alive.

The Corpse Wanted Help: The Horrors of Being Buried Alive

The Victorians feared the Resurrection Man, but they feared premature burial more. Today we lift the lid on stories of burial alive and find the subject seething with maggots of horror. What is it like to hear those clods falling on your coffin lid while you are helpless, trapped….