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26th Mar '17 10:12:18 PM TheCuza
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* The {{Creepypasta}} "Sarah O'Bannon":
-->Coffins used to be built with holes in them, attached to six feet of copper tubing and a bell. The tubing would allow air for victims buried under the mistaken impression they were dead. In a certain small town, Harold, the local gravedigger, upon hearing a bell one night, went to go see if it was children pretending to be spirits. Sometimes it was also the wind. This time, it wasn't either. A voice from below begged and pleaded to be unburied.\\
"Are you Sarah O'Bannon?" Harold asked.\\
"Yes!" The muffled voice asserted.\\
"You were born on September 17, 1827?"\\
"Yes!"\\
"The gravestone here says you died on February 20, 1857."\\
"No, I'm alive, it was a mistake! Dig me up, set me free!"\\
"Sorry about this, ma'am," Harold said, stepping on the bell to silence it and plugging up the copper tube with dirt. "But this is August. Whatever you are down there, [[GenreSavvy you sure as hell ain't alive no more, and you ain't comin' up]]."
** Or, if you prefer the GloriousMotherRussia version:
--->In Russia, coffin has pipe for air, and bell with string. If man is true Soviet, he does not die. When buried, yells for undertaker and rings bell. Bell rings. Is no wind.\\
Undertaker asks - "Are you lady Gorbochev?"\\
Voice says "Da!"\\
"Born winter of 1927?"\\
"Da!"\\
"Gravestone says 'Died 20 February, 1957'"\\
"Niet, am still living!"\\
"Am sorry, but is August. [[RussianGuySuffersMost In June, ground will thaw. You must wait for June]]."\\
[[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong And woman is true Soviet, waits for June]].
26th Mar '17 2:53:14 AM shooterboss
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', the titular character and Mr. Krabs bury a health inspector they allegedly killed earlier. The rain washes him out of the ground later however.
25th Mar '17 7:19:13 AM Bissek
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* Done twice in the ''Series/MissionImpossible'' episode "The Cardinal". Barney and Willie use an underground tunnel to enter a monastery, but a cave-in traps them in front of a vault door that must be opened from the inside. Meanwhile, Rollin has allowed himself to be captured by the BigBad, who plans to suffocate him in a sarcophagus sealed with a 600-pound lid.

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* Done twice in the ''Series/MissionImpossible'' episode "The Cardinal". Barney and Willie use an underground tunnel to enter a monastery, but a cave-in traps them in front of a vault door that must be opened from the inside. Meanwhile, Rollin has allowed himself to be captured by the BigBad, who plans to suffocate him in a sarcophagus sealed with a 600-pound lid. In "The Council" the team digs up a freshly buried mobster (sentenced for embezzling from the bosses) so that they can interrogate him on one of his boss' mannerisms (so that Rollin could better impersonate him).
10th Mar '17 9:31:51 PM SarcasmKid
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* The movie ''Ghost Story'' begins with characters telling a scary story about a man buried alive and scratching at the inside of his coffin, yelling out "Still aliiiive...".

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* The movie ''Ghost Story'' begins with characters telling a scary story about a man buried alive and scratching at the inside of his coffin, yelling out "Still aliiiive...". [[spoiler: And as it turns out, the titular ghost was killed when she was pushed and hit her head on the side of a fireplace. Her body was put inside a car, and the car dumped in a river... and then she woke up and started screaming for help just before the car was fully submerged. Even worse, out of the group of men responsible for her death, the one guy who tried to rescue her was held back by the other murderers.]]
6th Mar '17 10:29:21 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* A not very common, but not exactly unheard way to execute Christians, whose victims included: Saint Daria (who apparently was a former Vestal priestess) and her husband Saint Chrisanthus, Saint Paulina and her mother Saint Candida, Saint Irene of Egypt and her brother Saint Athanasius, Blessed Maria Dolorosa van Brabant, Saint Andronik of Perm, [[https://orthodoxwiki.org/Elizabeth_the_New_Martyr Saint Elizabeth of Russia]], etc.

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* A not very common, but not exactly unheard way to execute Christians, whose victims included: Saint Daria (who apparently was (apparently a former Vestal priestess) and her husband Saint Chrisanthus, Saint Paulina and her mother Saint Candida, Saint Irene of Egypt and her brother Saint Athanasius, Blessed Maria Dolorosa van Brabant, Saint Andronik of Perm, [[https://orthodoxwiki.org/Elizabeth_the_New_Martyr Saint Elizabeth of Russia]], etc.


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* [[http://www.dailydisruption.com/dublin-man-buries-himself-alive-live-streams-from-the-grave/7686 Dublin man buries himself alive, live-streams from the "grave"]]
24th Feb '17 1:49:57 AM jstatser
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***In most US jurisdictions neither embalming nor an autopsy are required for the majority of human burials. About 20 percent of US deaths are even subject to investigation by coroners or medical examiners. Of those, less than 25% are subject to autopsy. State laws and FTC rules prohibit the requiring of embalming. The FTC rule says ""Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law." A "special case" would include a funeral with viewing .
16th Feb '17 7:24:59 PM jameygamer
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* This almost happens in ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''; the Queen figured that once Snow White was apparently dead, her protectors, the dwarves would accidentally ensure her real death by burying her alive. Fortunately, they don't have the heart to do so.

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* This almost happens in ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''; the Queen figured that once Snow White was apparently dead, her protectors, the dwarves Dwarfs, would accidentally ensure her real death by burying her alive. Fortunately, they don't have the heart to do so.
10th Feb '17 7:29:14 PM JackG
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* The villain in the young adult novel ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' attempted this on the protagonist in revenge for his brother's death, but was stopped by his father before he could finish.

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* The villain in the young adult novel ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' ''The Executioner'' attempted this on the protagonist in revenge for his brother's death, but was stopped by his father before he could finish.
26th Jan '17 5:25:18 PM StFan
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Volume 2]]'' #20 super-villain Parasite absorbs Supergirl's powers and throws her in a flying metal coffin which floats about a mile straight up from solid ground, using heat vision to seal her in.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Volume 2]]'' #20 super-villain Parasite absorbs Supergirl's powers and throws her in a flying metal coffin which floats about a mile straight up from solid ground, using heat vision to seal her in.



* This almost happened in ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''; the Queen figured that once Snow White was apparently dead, her protectors, the dwarves would accidentally ensure her real death by burying her alive. Fortunately, they didn't have the heart to do so.

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* This almost happened happens in ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''; the Queen figured that once Snow White was apparently dead, her protectors, the dwarves would accidentally ensure her real death by burying her alive. Fortunately, they didn't don't have the heart to do so.



* In ''{{Film/Crackers}}'', Joey does this to himself after accidentally [[spoiler:getting Bomber killed]]. He gets out shortly after.

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* In ''{{Film/Crackers}}'', ''Film/{{Crackers}}'', Joey does this to himself after accidentally [[spoiler:getting Bomber killed]]. He gets out shortly after.



* The victim in the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Left For Dead" was buried alive.
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' had Sam being buried alive in a prior mission, alongside with a partner of his, by Croatian soldiers. He was the only one who survived the event. Because of this, when a girl was buried alive by two boys whose uncle was an ex-con, Sam took up the mission without hesitation, focused on it with resolution like no other, and was fully ready to beat them up when demanding where she was, due to this being a very personal traumatic experience and a very huge BerserkButton for him. Luckily, she managed to be digged up before she ran out of air.

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* The victim in the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Left For for Dead" was buried alive.
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' had has Sam being buried alive in a prior mission, alongside with a partner of his, by Croatian soldiers. He was the only one who survived the event. Because of this, when a girl was is buried alive by two boys whose uncle was is an ex-con, Sam took takes up the mission without hesitation, focused on it with resolution like no other, and was is fully ready to beat them up when demanding where she was, is, due to this being a very personal traumatic experience and a very huge BerserkButton for him. Luckily, she managed manages to be digged up before she ran runs out of air.



* ''{{Theatre/Aida}}'': The titular character and her lover Radames fate at the end of the opera/musical. In the opera, she sneaks into the tomb to join him, in the musical, they're placed in there together, but in both instances, it's their punishment for treason.

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* ''{{Theatre/Aida}}'': ''Theatre/{{Aida}}'': The titular character and her lover Radames fate at the end of the opera/musical. In the opera, she sneaks into the tomb to join him, in the musical, they're placed in there together, but in both instances, it's their punishment for treason.



** Sarge once allowed himself to be buried for his funeral when his obsessive dedication to orders caused him to think he'd died and been replaced. He survived due to the ground giving out beneath him and landing him in an underground cavern before he ran out of air.
** This happened earlier to him in an April Fool's Day episode when Grif mistook him for dead in a Warthog explosion. He survived because, as he put it, "I ate my way out! The soft earth was like a delicious butterscotch brownie to me."

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** Sarge once allowed allows himself to be buried for his funeral when his obsessive dedication to orders caused causes him to think he'd he died and been was replaced. He survived survives due to the ground giving out beneath him and landing him in an underground cavern before he ran runs out of air.
** This happened happens earlier to him in an April Fool's Day episode when Grif mistook mistakes him for dead in a Warthog explosion. He survived survives because, as he put it, "I ate my way out! The soft earth was like a delicious butterscotch brownie to me."



* Happens TWICE in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. First in the episode "Deep Freeze" to a villanous Creator/WaltDisney-[[MrAltDisney expy]] who's obsessed with immortality and has Mr Freeze help him undergo the same cryogenic process Freeze had. By the end of the episode, he's been frozen inside an iceberg at the bottom of the ocean, trapped forever.

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* Happens TWICE in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
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First in the episode "Deep Freeze" to a villanous villainous Creator/WaltDisney-[[MrAltDisney expy]] who's obsessed with immortality and has Mr Mr. Freeze help him undergo the same cryogenic process Freeze had. By the end of the episode, he's been frozen inside an iceberg at the bottom of the ocean, trapped forever.



-->'''Jeff''': I can't breathe!\\
'''Stan''': Plenty of air out here, Jeff. I'm filling my lungs with it now.\\
'''Jeff''': Mr. Smith, please!\\
'''Stan''': Real men stay calm under pressure, Jeff. By the way, you only have five more minutes to learn that lesson. Two if you panic.

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-->'''Jeff''': -->'''Jeff:''' I can't breathe!\\
'''Stan''': '''Stan:''' Plenty of air out here, Jeff. I'm filling my lungs with it now.\\
'''Jeff''': '''Jeff:''' Mr. Smith, please!\\
'''Stan''': '''Stan:''' Real men stay calm under pressure, Jeff. By the way, you only have five more minutes to learn that lesson. Two if you panic.



* Creator/HarryHoudini.

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12th Jan '17 5:43:36 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* A not very common, but not exactly unheard way to execute Christians, whose victims included: Saint Daria (who apparently was a former Vestal priestess) and her husband Saint Chrisanthus, Saint Paulina and her mother Saint Candida, Saint Irene of Egypt and her brother Saint Athanasius, Blessed Maria Dolorosa van Brabant, Saint Andronik of Perm etc.

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* A not very common, but not exactly unheard way to execute Christians, whose victims included: Saint Daria (who apparently was a former Vestal priestess) and her husband Saint Chrisanthus, Saint Paulina and her mother Saint Candida, Saint Irene of Egypt and her brother Saint Athanasius, Blessed Maria Dolorosa van Brabant, Saint Andronik of Perm Perm, [[https://orthodoxwiki.org/Elizabeth_the_New_Martyr Saint Elizabeth of Russia]], etc.
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