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Thread #99243   Message #1975154
Posted By: GUEST,Ian cookieless
21-Feb-07 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Buried alive - is this story true?
Subject: RE: Origins: Buried alive - is this story true?
Thanks, 'meself'. Interesting how often these stories involve a sexton (easy to see why), a woman rather than a man buried and the birth of children following the narrow escape (in other words, they're all young and female - why would that be? Anyone know?). The Ann Carter Lee page you give a link to, 'meself', asks the same general questions I want to have answers to, but alas comes to the same conclusion: "So, what are we to make of the resurrection of Ann Carter Lee? Was it simply a Lee family legend? Or was it a case of a misdiagnosis of death resulting from the imperfect state of medical knowledge at the time? – Or was it the result of some phenomenon beyond ordinary human comprehension? Perhaps we will never know."

Thank you all for your contributions. This has been a fascinating journey so far. Any more nuggets, anyone? Especially from medical practitioners?