Woman Buried Alive: Cemetery Workers Report Banging, Screaming In Coffin, But Not So Fast

A “woman buried alive” story has been making its way around the Internet the last couple of days, and while it sounds pretty creepy on the surface, it would probably be wise to read all facts in the case before you make cremation plans.

According to various outlets, the woman supposedly buried alive was heard banging and screaming from her coffin around one hour after she was put in the ground and buried.

Workers and even some passers-by were said to have heard the commotion. You can hear their thoughts in the video below, provided that you speak Greek.

Anyhow, the coffin was dug up, but not in time as the woman was said to have died by the time they got the casket open. But here’s the problem with this now-viral story.

Chrissi Matsikoudi, one of the doctors involved, said that “several tests” were done on the corpse after exhumation, and it showed to be in an advanced state of rigor mortis, making the commotion allegedly heard by workers at the Peraia cemetery near Thessalonika, Greece, impossible.

“I just don’t believe it. We did several tests including one for heart failure on the body,” Matsikoudi said.

This contrast in stories means only one thing: someone is mistaken. Family members are betting it’s the medical team involved in pronouncing their loved one dead.

They are said to be in consideration of filing a complaint, according to the Metro website out of the UK.

While it seems unlikely that anything will become of that, a coroner is in the process of conducting a separate examination on the body so you never know.

This video comes from MEGA TV and it’s in the original language. Good luck with it.

Surprisingly, if the woman was, in fact, buried alive, it isn’t an isolated event, though usually such entombments are done on purpose with malice and forethought or criminal stupidity as in this case The Inquisitr reported on in June.

A 25-year-old French woman had been chatting with a man from Morocco when she decided to hop on an airplane and meet him. The woman checked into a hotel in Fez before heading out to meet the man.

What happened on their first date remains a blur, but the unnamed man claims that Mina El Houari ended up keeling over unconscious at some point. Believing she had died, the man decided to bury the woman in his backyard garden.

What he didn’t know is that Mina was still very much alive. She was a diabetic and had fallen into a shock after her blood sugar reached dangerous levels. Police believe the woman then suffocated to death underneath the soft dirt in the garden.

Do you think the woman buried alive in Greece was really buried alive, or is this just a case of people getting carried away with their imaginations?

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