September 28, 2014 3:45 pm -

A cemetery worker and several others say they heard a woman screaming from her coffin after being “buried alive.”


[su_center_ad]The cemetery worker in Greece told police he could hear muffled shouts and banging coming from the plot of a 49-year-old woman who had been pronounced dead and buried that day, according to Metro.

The grave was frantically dug up by workers and cemetery visitors then smashed open but they were too late and the woman had died.

According to a doctor who examined her body at the scene, the woman had been dead for hours and could not have possibly been buried alive due to her advanced state of rigor mortis.

The doctor, Chrissi Matsikoudi, said, “We did several tests including one for heart failure on the body.’

A separate examination will be carried out by a coroner.

Police say the deceased, a mother of two who suffered from cancer, cannot be named until the postmortem is carried out.

An investigation into the woman’s death is now underway with some claiming she died from suffocation while nightmarishly entombed, according to the BBC.

Members of the woman’s family are considering filing a complaint against the doctors who first pronounced her dead.

When I’m pronounced dead, will someone shoot me in the head, stomp all over me, then give me an overdose before burying me please?[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

45 responses to Woman Heard Screaming From Her Coffin After Being ‘Buried Alive’

  1. tracey marie September 28th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    WOW, just wow!

  2. Carla Akins September 28th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I think maybe the cemetery workers may have been chewing on some mushrooms.

    • Dwendt44 September 28th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      A body that’s been dead for a long time, like a day or two will not have riger, IIRC.

      • Carla Akins September 28th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

        Wouldn’t she have been embalmed? Or not a practice there?

      • Anomaly 100 September 28th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        Rigor mortis takes just hours to set in.

        • Dwendt44 September 28th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

          Sorry if I wasn’t clear. Riger leaves the body in ~24 hours.

          • Anomaly 100 September 28th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

            Wait, what? Rigor sets in sometimes within a couple of hours. “Riger leaves the body”?

          • Dwendt44 September 29th, 2014 at 7:01 pm

            Correct. Riger sets in within a couple of hours and then around 24 hours, it dissipates. Limbs become flexible again.

          • Anomaly 100 September 29th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

            We sure talk about death a lot, huh?

          • Dwendt44 September 29th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

            Not a bad thing in and of itself. Better than the ‘silent’ treatment it got years ago where everyone was terrified to even speak of death.
            It’s not the ‘death’ part that scares me, it’s the dying part that has be concerned.

          • Anomaly 100 September 29th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

            Yeah, I’m not afraid of death itself. I used to be, though.

        • Snick1946 September 28th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

          Reminds me of the bad old joke about the guy who went to a friend’s funeral and asked for an extra chair to be provided- so rigor mortis could set in.

  3. edmeyer_able September 28th, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    When I die I want my remains to be scattered at Fenway Park….also I don’t want to be cremated.

    • arc99 September 28th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      OK. Then in your will, stipulate that after your demise, someone will catapult you from the Citgo sign into the new bleacher seats on top of the Green Monster. That should do the trick.

      That is, if the Citgo sign is still there. I have not lived in Boston since the early 1980’s, so could you check that detail for me. thanks and good luck…

    • Roctuna September 28th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Like through a chipper or something, Fargo style?

      • edmeyer_able September 28th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

        No, I want big chunks…

        • M D Reese September 28th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

          Coarse grind then. Like quality sausage.

          • Veri1138 September 29th, 2014 at 2:57 am

            The movie, Motel Hell.

    • Suzanne McFly September 28th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      Sounds good to me, I am a Yankee fan 🙂

      • fahvel September 29th, 2014 at 3:17 am

        as the last Brooklyn Dodger fan, do I get to be placed in a cardboard box in an alley?

        • Suzanne McFly September 29th, 2014 at 7:25 am

          How can you be a Brooklyn Dodger fan? You watch old tapes? Can’t be very exciting, you must know who already wins 🙂

    • M D Reese September 28th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Soooo drawn and quartered? Or ground?

  4. juicyfruityyy September 28th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    A friend of mine’s daughter was taken to the hospital (this was years ago), after collapsing. When the friend made it to the hospital. The daughter was already in the morgue. The friend went to the morgue and warmed her daughter up. She was still alive. She suffered from anemia. The cold hospital caused her to pass out. She was hypothermia/anemia; not a good combination. It cause bluing and an unpalpable pulse She stayed with the daughter, until papers were filed. She had her discharged from the hospital.

    • Anomaly 100 September 28th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      I was pronounced dead once (actually twice, but we won’t get into that other time) and I woke up with a sheet over my face in a dark room. I could hear a woman screaming in the hallway. Turns out it was the doctor telling my agent I was dead. This was in Spain. So, I went stumbling out in the hallway, which naturally, made her start screaming again. Anyway, the first thing I did was to ask for a cigarette. The doctor facepalmed.

      • rg9rts September 28th, 2014 at 5:43 pm

        Italian doctor?

        • Anomaly 100 September 28th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

          I was in Barcelona.

          • rg9rts September 28th, 2014 at 5:50 pm

            Still sounds like an Italian doctor to me…head slap and all LOL

      • Roctuna September 28th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

        I would love to hear the story behind THAT over a nice Spanish red someday. How many bottles to hear the story of the other time?

        • Anomaly 100 September 28th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

          If you’re in my neck of the woods, pop on over:-)

      • Hirightnow September 28th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

        This Fall, on AMC: Horror takes to the web in…..”The Blogging Dead!”

        • Anomaly 100 September 28th, 2014 at 7:31 pm


          • Hirightnow September 28th, 2014 at 7:47 pm


      • juicyfruityyy September 29th, 2014 at 1:14 am

        Well, we are glad you are alive. I bet your Dr. thought you were a smoking corpse. LOL

        • Anomaly 100 September 29th, 2014 at 6:41 am

          He was probably thinking, ‘ZOMBIE!’

        • Anomaly 100 September 29th, 2014 at 6:41 am

          He was probably thinking, ‘ZOMBIE!’

  5. rg9rts September 28th, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    No embalming I guess

    • fancypants September 28th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      it must not be mandatory or its a price reducing option

    • M D Reese September 28th, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      Apparently not…

  6. Denise September 28th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    If I were her, I’d need the Greek version of Jack Daniels to calm my nerves. Apparently, Greek Orthodox don’t embalm? I’m assuming she is a member of the Greek Church

    • Hirightnow September 28th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      The Greek version of Jack Daniels.
      (Hint: Don’t operate heavy machinery after drinking…like, a pencil, or the TV remote…)

  7. Mainah September 28th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Imagine if she elected for cremation? ew.

  8. Krystal September 28th, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Just curious…..were the cemetery workers names Cheech and Chong? I could see it now…..high as a kite….”Dude, did you hear that?” “Damn….we’re too late.”

  9. Kelly McGee September 28th, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    so they don’t use embalming in Greece?

  10. mmaynard119 September 29th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Oh, it’s just Michele and Marcus having fun now that they have a lot of extra time on their hands….