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BuzzStarred Page By Buzz, 23rd Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/ef2b7nyy/
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I would like to show contrast between being buried alive and being raised from the dead in short documentaries.

The Tales Of The Living And The Dead, Or Both

Dear Edgar Allan Poe,

I really missed your stories since my school days.

How are doing in the after life? Still writing bizarre and horror stories through
someone else still living? I wish you could dictate stories of your genre to me
through automatic writing, or through seance.

Like Chopin, Beethoven, Lizt, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, et al had done
through the famed Rosemary Brown.

I bet you got scared, too, when you were still with the living,
when a ghost tried to pull your leg when darkness fell...

Buried Alive: Rosa Spadoni

At Camerino University, Italy, in September 1950, Dr. Giuseppi Stoppolini, a genial professor of psychology, held at one of his classes a seance and introduced to his students a purported medium Maria Bocca. Needless to say, it seems unusual for the professor that the occult should be part of the lecture on that day.

As narrated by Roger Boar and Nigel Blundell in The World's Greatest Ghosts, Maria Bocca "went into a trance and astounded them all."

In the trance, "Maria spoke in the recognizable voices of dead men and women known to those present. But near the end of the seance, came an unfamiliar voice begging them to have mercy and listen."

It said, ' I was born Rosa Manichelli. When I died, I was Rosa Spadoni, but my husband has died since then, too. We are both in the cemetery at Castel-Raimondo. I'm asking only that you help others, because the same thing can happen to them. Two days after the death certificate was signed, I was taken to the cemetery in a deep coma and buried alive!'" (Italics mine)

While the students sat and watched in horror, Maria fainted and collapsed to the floor.

Stupefied then becoming curious, Dr. Stoppolini, the following day, verified the identity of Rosa Spadoni and to his surprise, she really had existed and died in the Civil Hospital in Camerino on September 4, 1939... and was buried two days later at Castel-Raimondo!

Finding no surviving relatives to protest against the exhuming of her body, Dr. Stoppolini and a small group gathered at Rosa's grave on September 15, 1950. Apart from them, he also had as witnesses pathologists from the Camerino board of health, three officials from the Italian government and a photographer.

Digging followed and after an hour the coffin was revealed. Stoppolini himself raised the coffin lid. Authors Boar and Blundell describe in the book what they all saw:

"The skeleton within lay on its back, skull turned to the left. The left arm bent upward, with the finger bones thrust into the mouth and throat cavity. The knees were bent as if in an effort to force open the lid....Worse, there were parallel scratches where Rosa had tried to claw her way out of the casket."

This reminded me of Edgar Allan Poe's classic story Cask of Amontillado!

The Living Dead: Felicia Felix-Mentor

Can the dead, the truly dead, rise again from the grave?

In his book: Man: A Record of Anthropological Science (Vol. XLV, no. 22. pp. 38-40.
March-April, 1945), Louis P. Mars, M.D. says: "The island of Haiti located in the Caribbean Sea attracts tourists for many reasons. Perhaps the beliefs and cultural institutions of the Haitian people are of greater interest to visitors than the charm of the physical aspects of the country. Tourists believe that they will be able to see Zombis roaming through the villages and watch the people perform superhuman feats during what are called the vodu dances.

Haiti has often been called the vodu or mysterious island. Many people believe that there are to' be found some unusual facts which modern science has not yet been able to explain: -for example, the phenomenon of magic and the existence of Zombis."

Felicia Felix-Mentor was a Haitian woman believed to have been made into a zombie in the early part of the 20th century, according to Wikipedia.

It continues: "Felicia Felix-Mentor reportedly died in 1907, after a sudden illness of the type that Haitian belief finds to be characteristic of a person marked to be made into a zombie. In 1936 a woman (either nude or in ragged clothing depending on the source) was found wandering the streets, and made her way to a farm which she claimed belonged to her father. The owners identified the woman as Felicia Felix-Mentor, long thought dead, and Felix-Mentor's husband also confirmed this..."

Her name alone send shivers down my spine. It turned out she was not alone. There were other "zombies" recorded in Haiti and one in particular was Clairvius Narcisse.

A Harvard scientist, Dr. E. Wade Davis who had announced Zombie-ism actually exists, was recruited to study the phenomenon by Dr. Lamarque Douyon, the Canadian-trained of the Port au Prince Psychiatric Center.

According to Gerry Brown (no relation to our moderator Mark Gordon Brown) author of The World's Greatest Mysteries, "The two doctors carried out physical and mental examinations of the 'recovered zombie' Clairvius Narcisse, who was declared dead at the Albert Schweizer Hospital in Port au Prince in 1962 but who reappeared alive in his home village two years later.

Narcisse was able to point to the scar on his cheek made by one of the nails driven into his coffin, and had astonished villagers by leading them to his own grave and digging it up to show them the empty coffin."

Why, what do you know? The seminal 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead conceived by George A. Romero and John A. Russo had basis, after all.

Happy Halloween!

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See my entire work, thank you.

References:

The World's Greatest Ghosts
The World's Greatest Mysteries
Wikipedia

Related links:

A GhostPhotograph
A Ghost Beloved
Facts about the True Origin of Halloween
Trick or treat a tale for Horror-wean
All Hallows' Eve
Last House on the Right: A Halloween Poem

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Buried Alive, Buzz, Felicia Felix-Mentor, Ghosts, Halloween Short Story Review, Paranormal, Risen From The Dead, Rosa Spadoni, Supernatural

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

Fascinating stuff Buzz. Great star page.

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks, Steve.:)

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks, Johnny, for moderating my page and for the star!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

What a terrific Halloween page, Buzz!

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

I appreciate that comment, Rathna, my friend.

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author avatar Vernazoa
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

I went to a Haunted House on the boardwalk in New Jersey and it petrified me. I was sorry I bought a ticket. I kicked one of the actors shin so many times< I think he was going to kick me back.

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author avatar Vernazoa
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

Good work here Buzz! This is horrifying. I am glad you got a star page for this.

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you, Verna. Take care.

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

Buzz, what a scary yet interesting read my friend. I Love things that go bump in the night. Congrats on the start page, it is well deserved. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Hi, Denise. Nice to see again. Thanks for the comment, my friend.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

Buzz: This is so tragic. Cremation seems to be so much safer! I do not want to believe it could be real but, as always, I follow you, even through "the valley of the shadow of death".

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

My dear Ivy, I've always loved your sense of humor. Love you and take care

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author avatar vpaulose
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you dear Buzz for this scary story of Halloween.

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks, my dear friend vpaulose.

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author avatar Maria Malone
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Chilling stories....just in time for Halloween!

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Glad to see you back, Maria. Thanks for the comment.

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
24th Oct 2011 (#)

I believe! :-) I love Edgar Allan Poe's work. The Fall of the House of Usher is one of my favs. Your article title made me think of an old Stephen King movie...Creepshow. I loved that one and it indeed has a couple buried in the beach, at low tide...to become high tide...they did rise again...lol. :-) Enjoyed!

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
24th Oct 2011 (#)

ps congrats on the star page!
:-) BRAVO!

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Yep, Bridgitte, "The Fall..." is among my favorites too. I borrowed the title of Stephen King's work because I loved that made into a movie. Thanks very much for the comment, my friend.

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author avatar Randy Duckworth
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Interesting, and very scary! Perfect Halloween material. Good work, Buzz!

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks, Randy. I enjoyed reading your work.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Great stories to share this time of year the tales past down through history are much more scary than fiction... wonderful shivers!

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Zombie story for Halloween. You have done considerable research. Good stories.

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks very much, Delicia. Take care of yourself and give my regards to Mike.

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

My dear friend, GV. Thanks for the visit and for the comment.

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author avatar jayababy
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Very interesting to know about dead & alive incidents. Good post and Congrats for the STAR BUZZ.

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author avatar Buzz
24th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks, Jaya. Hugs and kisses.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
24th Oct 2011 (#)

OOH! A spooky and glorious story, Buzz. I've been following 'The Walking Dead' on TV. This article reminded me of it - and I love that drama as much as I loved the drama here!

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author avatar Buzz
25th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you, my dear Sheila. I'm also watching the new season of The Walking Dead.

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author avatar ppruel
25th Oct 2011 (#)

Scary movies, weird stories and other ghost stories are my favorites dude. You made it. Congrats for the star...

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author avatar Buzz
25th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks, Paul.

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author avatar rama devi nina
26th Oct 2011 (#)

Great page, and congrats on your star. Fascinating.

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author avatar Buzz
26th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks, rd!

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author avatar Songbird B
28th Oct 2011 (#)

Excellent and well researched Star Page, my dear friend! How spooky is this...Loved it! Happy Halloween!

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author avatar Buzz
28th Oct 2011 (#)

Yeah, thanks Bev. Love you, my dear friend!

Happy Halloween!

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author avatar Shaila Touchton
29th Oct 2011 (#)

Good!

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author avatar Buzz
30th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks, Shaila.

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author avatar Phoenix Montoya
4th Nov 2011 (#)

Very well composed ... So creepy indeed :(

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author avatar Buzz
4th Nov 2011 (#)

Hey, kabs, thanks a lot. Nice visit:)

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author avatar avery sandiego
8th Nov 2011 (#)

creepy great for the halloween

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author avatar Buzz
8th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you, averygirl. Very pleased to meet you here.

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author avatar Bets
9th Nov 2011 (#)

Hello Buzz, Wow! I'm amazed. C. Narcisse shows villagers an empty grave and coffin that he had dug up. It spooked me with your short documentaries and very good reads. You write so many interesting articles I can hardly keep up, lol. Smiles, Bets

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author avatar Buzz
10th Nov 2011 (#)

Thanks Bets. You have a great day and God bless.:)

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author avatar Nazneen Sultana
15th Nov 2011 (#)

so scary... thanks Buzz. I came sleep tonight..

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author avatar Buzz
15th Nov 2011 (#)

Nazneen, dear, thanks for the comment. I'm sure ghosts won't scare you but instead fall in love with your beautiful face.:D

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
11th May 2012 (#)

oh wow Buzzz...some piece! glad you go all ways as I do...love you

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author avatar Buzz
11th May 2012 (#)

Oh, this is long time ago. Love you too, Carolan.

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