A Physician Buried Alive
Steele Scrapbook - January 4, 1886
A PHYSICIAN BURIED ALIVE.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 4.Intelligence reached here to-day of a fearful accident that occurred at Proschovitsaks. A physician, to all appearances, died. The body was interred. A few hours after the mourners had departed from the cemetery some men who were engaged about the grounds were startled by hearing a succession of the most unearthly shrieks which came from the newly-filled grave. Shovels were procured and the earth was removed from the grave and the coffin lifted out. Upon opening the coffin it was found that the doctor had been alive when he was buried, but he had subsequently died from suffocation.
Stolen From A Freshly Buried Alf