Buried Alive

Buried Alive is a creepy story about an old couple who lived together in a little house on the edge of town. They had been married for so long that they knew everything about each other. They knew each other so well that they even finished each other’s sentances.

Buried Alive

One day, the old woman fell ill and her husband spent every day by her bedside, trying to nurse her back to health. Unfortunately, the old woman passed away and her husband was devastated by the loss. She was his one true love.

Soon afterwards, the doctor arrived and pronounced her dead. Because it was the middle of the summer, they had a small funeral service and buried her the next day. The old man was so grief-stricken that, as his wife’s coffin was being lowered into the grave, he tried to jump in after her. The people at the funeral had to hold him back until the grave was filled in.

Lonely and miserable, the old man returned to his empty house. That night, he was awakened by a strange scratching sound. It grew louder and louder but he couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. When he turned over in bed, he was met with a terrifying sight.

He saw a figure of a woman standing outside his bedroom window. With horror, he realized it was his wife. Her eyes were sunken and hollow. Her mouth was open wide in a silent scream and her fingers were clawing at the window pane. When he ran to the window and opened it, the figure vanished into thin air.

He phoned the doctor immediately and begged to have his wife’s body exhumed from the grave. The doctor refused to allow the coffin to be dug up, telling the old man that he was just suffering from stress after his wife’s death. But the old man continued to see the same ghostly apparition outside his window every night.

Finally, the old man couldn’t stand it anymore. He got out of bed, got dressed, grabbed a shovel and headed for the graveyard. He came to his wife’s grave and began digging and digging. When he eventually unearthed his wife’s coffin and pried open the lid, he recoiled in horror. His wife’s mouth was wide open, frozen in a silent scream, there were scratch marks all over the inside of the coffin lid and her fingers were worn down to the bone.


  1. The Undead says

    This show ‘Mysteries at the Museum’ says a bunch of incidents like this happened around the early 1800’s (can’t remember where), and nobody knows what it was or what caused it.

  2. Llama_Loverβ€οΈπŸ• says

    ok. now im freaked out!!!! the nightmares! the nightmares!!!!

  3. Edward Scissorhands says

    That is a stupid doctor. How would you not know if somebody was dead or not?

  4. jacks_scared_badly says

    This had 2 be in Like the 1920’s right cause like I don’t remember now and days that docs can go 2 ur house. U know what I don’t think he is a real doctor I think he is a fake guy trying 2 tell someone out of nowware β€œUR WIFE IS DEAD” wow that is a sad story and what a stupid docter and I hope that the woman will find peace knowing he looked at her grave site πŸ˜œπŸ˜§πŸ˜‘πŸ˜…πŸ˜©πŸ˜­

  5. Random_Appearance says

    The husband will be haunted by the wife’s horrified face for the rest of his life… that is the saddest part of this story.

  6. Skitch says

    This is why you should be sure she has fully passed away before putting her into a grave. Don’t be foolish like that doctor.

  7. raven72729 says

    Well I guess he doesn’t know I mean he isn’t a pharscic anothpolgist I’m guessing she stopped breathing and he thought she was dead but still sad

  8. frostfairy87 says

    The only scary thing about this story is that it could happen. There are true accounts around the world of people who have woken up in morgues after being pronounced dead.
    In Victorian times, rumour has it that people used to be buried with a string tied around their finger which was attached to a bell on their headstone. This was in case by chance the person awakened and was buried alive.
    This is the original reason why graveyards had caretakers back in those days. The caretaker would listen out for any cries of help or even… the sound of a bell.

  9. Mutsumi says

    people used the get buried alive all the time till the 1900’s. they were mistakenly thought to be dead when really most were in a coma. so people started putting a small hole in the coffins and had a pole stuck through the earth and the coffin so the end rested on the dead person’s chest. the pole reached up out of the ground and had a bell on top so that if the buried person breathed, the bell would ring to alert the watchman at the cemetery.

  10. zombie02 says

    omg!!!! thats the worst way to die! think about it. your down about 6 feet in this tiny little coffin ripping your nails apart till you die!!!

  11. shyshy says

    they used to put a string on the dead persons finger that came to the surfice attached to a bell and if they were still alive they would ring the bell

  12. xChicken nuggetsx says

    Do you love me. Do you? Do you? Do you lo- Oh were we? I mean This story is scary and…Do you love me? Do you? Do you?

  13. Banana phone says

    doctor had a fight with the old woman and gave her a sleeping pill or something then prosumed she was dead then they buried her and then the doctor said not to dig up the coffin but he did

  14. mel_gibson_fan says

    This doctor isnt very good at his job. I think he knew she was alive but had a grudge against her

  15. susie00 says

    yah queen of chills bloody mary is bloody mary bcuz her fingers got all bloody from scratching and the grave

  16. queen of chills says

    why does this remind me so much of bloody mary?…
    oh right because it’s pretty much the same story!

  17. Xx Death Bolt xX says

    Thats a nasty way to die. But I don’t get how the doctor could have thought she was dead… I mean, aren’t doctors meant to tell who is dead or alive?

  18. pinkKaygana says

    yep… she was buried alive. i think that the doctor didnt want to dig up the grave cuz he knew that she was alive…

  19. GothicNova says

    Well, if you ask me, It’s very, very loyal to do that for your husband. You never know if she’s dead or not.

  20. lone wanderer says

    This happened to a guy in africa His brother sprayed him with temporary poison and everybody though he was dead so they buried him. Soon after some grave robbers came and dug him out. His fingers were apparently “mutilated”.

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