Buried Alive


Taphophobia is the fear of being buried alive, which to be honest seems like a pretty reasonable fear. But during the Victorian era a mix of sketchy science and sensationalist media led to the creation of an entire industry surrounding the fear of being buried alive. From safety coffins to smoke enemas, Jen will explain the Victorian Era’s legendary buried alive tales and the most bizarre methods of ensuring that only the dead were buried.

Sources

Slate
Bizarrepedia
Ranker
History.com

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