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Thread #99243   Message #1975266
Posted By: Jean(eanjay)
21-Feb-07 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Buried alive - is this story true?
Subject: RE: Origins: Buried alive - is this story true?
I was interested in reading about taphephobia (Wolfgang's link). As a child I had a terrible fear of being buried alive and for a long time my mother had to sit every night and promise me that if I "died" she would cut my wrists and then if they bled people would know I was actually alive and wouldn't bury me.

I've experienced sleep paralysis twice in my life and that is a frightening experience although it didn't last long enough for anybody to have got me to the burying stage.

I do believe these stories of surviving being buried alive although some of the detail may have got changed slightly over the years.