Episode 186:


The Obsessive Case of Carl Tanzler


Stories of People Buried Alive


Episode 186: Sprankers!

Karen and Georgia cover the obsessive case of Carl Tanzler and stories of people buried alive.

The Obsessive Case of Carl Tanzler

The Obsessive Case of Carl Tanzler Notes:

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"Carl Tanzler, or sometimes Count Carl von Cosel (February 8, 1877 – July 3, 1952), was a German-born radiology technologist at the Marine-Hospital Service in Key West, Florida. He developed an obsession for a young Cuban-American tuberculosis patient, Elena "Helen" Milagro de Hoyos (July 31, 1909 – October 25, 1931), that carried on well after the disease had caused her death. In 1933, almost two years after her death, Tanzler removed Hoyos' body from its tomb, and lived with the corpse at his home for seven years until its discovery by Hoyos' relatives and authorities in 1940..."

— Source: Carl Tanzler Wikipedia 

Stories of People Buried Alive

Stories of People Buried Alive Notes:
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"Premature burial, also known as live burial, burial alive, or vivisepulture, means to be buried while still alive. Animals or humans may be buried alive accidentally on the mistaken assumption that they are dead, or intentionally as a form of torture, murder, or execution. It may also occur with consent of the victim as a part of a stunt, with the intention to escape.

Fear of being buried alive is reported to be among the most common phobias."

— Source: Premature Burial Wikipedia