Taphophobia is the fear of being buried alive, which seems like a pretty reasonable fear if I am being honest. But during the Victorian Era this fear reached a fever pitch, spawning an entire industry of contraptions designed to ensure a safe burial and to ensure that the person being buried was actually dead. From safety coffins to smoke enemas, Jen explains the Victorian Era's legendary buried alive stories and the most bizarre methods of ensuring that only the dead are buried.

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