• Short Summary

    BURIED ALIVE FOR FOUR DAYS .....THAT'S THE MACABRE WORLD RECORD SET UP BY AN IRISH?

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    BURIED ALIVE FOR FOUR DAYS .....THAT'S THE MACABRE WORLD RECORD SET UP BY AN IRISH SHIPYARD WORKER, 29-YEAR-OLD TIMOTHY HAYES.
    MR. HAYES, SHUT UP IN A COFFIN LINED WITH PLASTIC FOAM, WAS LOWERED INTO A 'GRAVE' NEAR HIS HOME AT DOBH, IRELAND, ON CHRISTMAS DAY (25 DECEMBER). WITH SIX FEET (ALMOST 2 METRES) OF EARTH SHOVELLED ON TOP OF HIS COFFIN, HE WAS CONNECTED TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD BY A TELEPHONE AND A PIPE THROUGH WHICH FOOD AND DRINK WERE LOWERED.
    THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 100 HOURS FOR THIS BIZARRE FEAT WAS HELD BY A SWEDE. WITH THE RECORD SAFELY BROKEN TODAY (THURSDAY), THE ORGANISERS OF THE ENDURANCE TEST INSISTED THAT MR. HAYES RETURN FROM THE GRAVE.
    BUT HE WANTED TO STAY ENTOMBED A LITTLE LONGER. HE SAID HE WAS ENJOYING THE PEACE AND QUIET, AND WANTED TO FINISH THE BOOK HE WAS READING BY TORCHLIGHT.... THE CLASSIC HORROR STORY DRACULA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66KGVWI6JBYQXFWKR1VQ62463
    Media URN:
    VLVA66KGVWI6JBYQXFWKR1VQ62463
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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