Hello my friends. I’m so glad to see that you are staying with me during my 31 Days of Spook. Hasn’t it been fun? Scary? Are you second guessing the bumps you hear in the middle of the night? Today, I want to talk about something that I learned about coffins. It’s an interesting tale of a time back when.
Did you know that around 1829, they had bells attached to coffins? I didn’t either until I stated doing some research. You’ll never believe what those little bells were for. Evil snort. People in this time often got smallpox, diphtheria and cholera and doctors hastily pronounced they were dead and signed death certificates. Sometimes they did this without even seeing the bodies themselves – just by the word of family. Medical procedures were nothing like they are today. Often with such, people were buried and and would wake up in a casket – shivers – the fear of that! Patents were put out on caskets that had a hole drilled the coffin through which a chord was run that would be attached to a bell that was mounted above the grave. The chord handle was placed in the ‘dead’ person’s hand just in case they ‘woke up’ from the dead. They could ring the bell in hopes that someone would hear above and dig them back up. It was an unfortunate time to live through, you think?
10/26/2016 at 1:06 pm
Oh No, No, Nooo!
10/26/2016 at 1:07 pm
Edgar Allen Poe was said to have had a fear of this happening to him. It is a theme that shows up in more than one of his tales of the macabre. Perfect literature for a Halloween night. 🙂
10/26/2016 at 1:13 pm
Most definitely my friend!! XOXO – Bacon
10/26/2016 at 5:51 pm
I’ve always had the fear of being buried alive. I wonder what the technical name is for that. Anyhow, that’s why I am going to be cremated.
10/27/2016 at 2:21 am
Taphophobia … the technical name for the Fear of being buried alive.
10/27/2016 at 9:43 am
Shivers. I just can’t even imagine being buried alive. What a horrible way to come to your end here, right? XOXO – Bacon
Hailey and Zaphod
10/26/2016 at 8:40 pm
I had heard that. Crazy to think you could be buried alive!
10/27/2016 at 7:47 am
Bro, believe it or not… the mama wrote that in her advance decision… apart from other crazy stuff what gave her family dogtor a laughing fit… the dogtor said she hopes my mom has a long and happy life but she would sell her soul for seeing the faces of those who maybe have to read this decision…
10/27/2016 at 9:47 am
Snorts with piggy laughter. That is hilarious brother. Mom has a strange list as well. Our humans make us look normal, right! XOXO – Bacon
Dennis the Vizsla
10/29/2016 at 8:55 pm
hello bacon its dennis the vizsla dog hay my dada yoozed to hav sum kind of kids buk of skarry storeez and wun of the things in it wuz “if its the koff wot karreez yoo off its the koffin they karry yoo off in”!!! or sumthing like that!!! its a twisted wurld my frend!!! ok bye
10/30/2016 at 8:27 pm
You got it straight up my friend. It’s a twisted world!! XOXO – Bacon