The trauma that comes with being buried alive is unimaginable. Suffering from illness and dying normally is one thing, but being buried while you are still breathing is another.
There are creeps in this world; imagine burying someone alive. How do you live with that?
How The Story Unfolded
During the winter season in 1968, there were kidnappers in a college, and they took the student called Barbara Mackle. She was sealed inside a coffin and buried as kidnappers demanded a ransom in exchange for her return.
There are some ruthless kidnappers out here in the world. Imagine burying an innocent campus student who has a bright future ahead of her to get the ransom.
The events shook the whole college that morning when Mackle went missing, and her friends couldn’t find her anywhere. She was in silence under the soil inside a box waiting to be rescued.
That must have been her most traumatizing incident since she was born. The unbelievable events unfolded to her college proprietors, and when they got to her parents, they were in disbelief.
Mackle surviving this horrible incident was as miraculous as how the kidnappers’ ruthless acts left people in disbelief.
During the Christmas period, it was all snowy when Barbara Mackle, a senior at the University of Emory, was suffering from the flu. Her parent had driven to take care of her in school to bring her home after healing.
The flu had been circulating the school for a long time, and the parents got scared, so her mother drove to see her in school as Christmas break was approaching.
They lived in Florida and stayed a few miles from the campus. The incident happened late around 4 am before the sunshine popped, and it happened so fast or let say, unexpectedly.
They heard a knock on their room, and a man dressed as a policeman was standing there, claiming to be an officer.
The fake police said she had some information on Barbara’s boyfriend Stewart hunt, and he claimed that her boyfriend was involved in a grisly accident.
The need shook Barbara, and immediately she opened the door for the fake officer; little did she know that he was a kidnapper.
When she opened the door, it was too late; she realized that he was not a cop.
He was a twenty-three-year-old Gary Krist, who was an assistant in the sea world. He was a stalker that had been following up tackle for months.
Krist had an accomplice who was also a kidnapper, and they rushed in the house, chloroformed Mackle’s mother, and knocked Mackle down on the floor unconscious.
They tried to tie her up and drove her to their car with a gun pointed on her head.