(Investigator 180, 2018 May)
One of the most terrifying experiences would be to be misdiagnosed as dead and later wake up underground in a coffin.
It happened in northeast Brazil in the town of Riachao das Neves in
February this year to a 37-year old woman who "died" after a cardiac
arrest in hospital. Visitors to the cemetery heard banging, muffled
screams and groans from underground
The relatives were alerted 11 days after the burial and the coffin dug
up, but too late: "She had suffered injuries on her hands and forehead
where it appeared she had tried to fight her way out." (Sunday Mail,
February 18, 2018, p. 66)
When Investigator Magazine
decades ago investigated vampire legends, it was speculated that live
burials in Medieval times may have fuelled belief in the "undead". Live
burials must have been more common than now because the criteria for
death were less clear, less scientific.
You can read about the case in Brazil by typing the woman’s name "Rosangela Almeida dos Santos" in Google Search.
In the science-fiction series The X-Files
Gillian Anderson played Agent Dana Scully, a glamorous skeptic
continually at odds with Agent Fox Mulder who readily accepts
Scully turned out wrong, week after week, but remained a slow learner,
ever failing to understand that almost everything paranormal is true.
The series began in 1993 and continued for 202 episodes over nine seasons.
The X-Files returned in 2016 for a tenth season and a final 11th season premiered in January 2018.