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10 Most Horrific Instances Of People Buried Alive

Of all the fears in the world, being buried alive is probably one of the most horrifying. When we pass on, we hope that our family and friends will make total and complete sure that we are actually de

Of all the fears in the world, being buried alive is probably one of the most horrifying. When we pass on, we hope that our family and friends will make total and complete sure that we are actually dead and not just in a deep sleep. Unfortunately, mistakes happen and sometimes people are buried alive before it is actually their time to go. In most of these cases, the victims were so ill that they seemed as if they could actually be dead. Family and friends mourned these victim’s supposed deaths before their bodies were lowered into the ground. In these cases, the family of the victims got a nasty surprise when it was discovered that their loved ones had tried desperately to get out of their final resting place to no avail. Amazingly, some people have actually lived to tell the tale of being buried alive. These brave souls managed to escape from a seemingly hopeless situation into the light of day. Whatever the fates of these victims may have been, below is a list of 10 horrifying stories of people who were buried alive. These stories might just make you afraid of dark, cramped spaces forever.

10 Angelo Hayes

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9 Essie Dunbar 

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8 Octavia Smith Hatcher 

7 Mrs. Boger 

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6 Marjorie McCall 

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5 Sipho William Mdletshe 

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4 Mina El Houari 

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3 Philomele Jonetre 

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2 Mr. Cornish 

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1 Stephen Small

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Stephen Small was kidnapped and buried alive in 1987, by Danny Edwards and his girlfriend, Nancy Rich. According to the Chicago Tribune, Edwards and Rich were planning on keeping Small alive underground while they got a $1 million ransom for his safe return. However, things didn't quite work out as planned. Small ended up suffocating after the air pipe that Edwards and Rich had provided him proved to be inadequate. Although it is not certain if Edwards and Rich meant for Small to die, one thing is certain, the pair will spend a long time behind bars for the death of Stephen Small.

Sources:  chicagotribune.com, huffingtonpost.com, mentalfloss.com

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