People who were buried alive and actually survived.
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Taphophobia—no, this is not a tongue twister or a foreign disease, it’s the fear of being buried alive! If layers of dirt were weighing down on a hollow, dark coffin, we too would be shaking in our boots. But what if we told you there’s a coffin with a TV in there? Considering the subjects of this video, I’m sure they would not have minded some entertainment down there. Today, not only do we talk about magicians and daring Irishmen who’ve somehow been buried alive…and survived to tell the tale, but we discuss the history of taphophobia dating back to the 19th century.