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You’ll Be Shocked To Learn Why These Metal Hooks Were Placed Next To Graves In South Carolina

Some say it’s the “little things in life that matter the most.” But for some South Carolinians in the 19th century, it was the “little things in death” that mattered the most.

In the 1800s, being buried alive was a real possibility. Medical science had yet to be able to always declare someone absolutely dead. This fueled a fear in people who were terrified of being buried alive.

That is, until someone invented the “safety coffin….”


Have you ever heard of a safety bell or seen a hook in a South Carolina cemetery? We’d love to know!

Robin Jarvis
Robin Jarvis is a staff writer for OnlyInYourState.com. She's traveled to five of the seven continents and currently lives 35-feet in the air in a treehouse in the Southeastern U.S. When she's not writing, she's dreaming of her next trip.