Is There Too Much Pressure to Escape Out of a Casket?


3…2…1. Narrator: TORY, GRANT,
AND KARI HAVE FOUND THAT TRYING TO CLOUT YOUR WAY OUT
OF A CASKET “KILL BILL” STYLE AIN’T ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE. BUT AS A POTENTIAL FINAL NAIL
IN THIS MYTH’S COFFIN, THERE’S ONE LAST PART TO TEST. NOW, WE’VE BUSTED
THE PART OF THE MYTH WHERE YOU CAN PUNCH THROUGH
A CASKET. BUT NOW WE’RE GONNA
TEST THE PART OF THE MYTH THAT IF YOU DID
BUST THROUGH THE CASKET, COULD YOU DIG
THROUGH SIX FEET OF DIRT? SO WHAT I NEED TO DO IS, I NEED
TO RECONFIGURE THIS RIG HERE SO THAT WE CAN GET INSIDE OF IT AND SAFELY
TRY TO DIG OUR WAY OUT. Narrator: NOW, IF THE MOVIE
HEROINE WAS SUPERHUMAN OR THE COFFIN LID
RIDDLED WITH WOODWORM, MAYBE SHE COULD HAVE
PUNCHED THROUGH. AND IF SO,
COULD SHE THEN HAVE ESCAPED? TO FIND OUT, TORY REPLACES THE CASKET LID
WITH A SLIDING HATCH TO HOLD BACK THE DIRT ABOVE. ALL RIGHT,
SO THIS IS THE TRAPDOOR. IT’S GONNA OPEN LIKE THAT, AND THEN WE’LL START
DIGGING OUR WAY OUT. Narrator: HE’S ALSO BUILT
AN ACRYLIC CASKET, WITH A SPECIALLY DESIGNED
ESCAPE HATCH THAT’S ALL READY
FOR A TRIAL RUN. SO, THE NEW CASKET’S IN PLACE,
AND WHAT I’M GONNA DO RIGHT NOW IS JUST TEST THE TRAPDOOR
AND SEE IF IT’S WORKING. OHH! IT WORKS. AND I’M OUT SAFELY. Narrator:
WELL…SORT OF SAFELY. AAH.
BETTER THAN…DYING. Narrator: MEANWHILE,
GRANT’S GOT THE DIRT ON DIRT. SO DIRT WEIGHS BETWEEN
65 AND 88 POUNDS PER CUBIC FOOT, AND WE KNOW FROM OUR
“BURIED IN THE SAND” EXPERIMENT THAT THOSE TYPES OF PRESSURES
ON YOUR CHEST CAVITY CAN GET VERY DANGEROUS
VERY QUICK. NOW, TRADITIONALLY, CASKETS ARE
BURIED SIX FEET UNDER DIRT. BUT, FOR SAFETY, WE’RE GONNA
START OUT WITH JUST TWO FEET. Narrator:
BUT EVEN ONLY TWO FEET UNDER, KARI, FOR ONE, IS SURE
TORY’S DIGGING HIS OWN GRAVE. I HAVE A FEELING
THE COFFIN’S GONNA FILL UP AND PIN HIM BEFORE HE’S ABLE TO
DIG HIS WAY OUT. Narrator: SO, PEPPED UP
BY KARI’S CONFIDENCE, TORY PUTS ON
AN ANTI-CRUSH SUIT… THIS OUGHT TO STOP THE DIRT
FROM COMPRESSING MY LUNGS. Narrator:
…AND MOST IMPORTANT, A FIRE-BRIGADE
BREATHING APPARATUS. ONE PANICKED LOOK LATER,
AND IT’S “GO” TIME. BE CAREFUL IN THERE. Narrator: TORY CAREFULLY
SLIDES HIS WAY INTO THE COFFIN AS HE PREPARES TO LITERALLY
PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE. YOU READY?
I’M READY. ALL RIGHT, I’M GONNA
OPEN THE DOOR SLOWLY. ALL OF A SUDDEN,
THIS SEEMS LIKE A HORRIBLE IDEA. Narrator:
TORY’S BURIAL RITUAL BEGINS. KARI RELEASES THE TRAPDOOR, EXACTLY AS IF HE’D BEEN ABLE TO
PUNCH A HOLE IN THAT COFFIN LID. THE TRICKLE OF DIRT
BEGINS TO FALL IN ON HIM. OH, THIS IS FREAKY. OKAY, KEEP GOING.
YEAH, KEEP GOING. Narrator:
KARI OPENS IT WIDER, AND IT RAPIDLY
BECOMES AN AVALANCHE, AND IT’S PANIC STATIONS BELOW. [BLEEP] WHOA, WHOA, WHOA!
STOP! STOP! I’M ALL RIGHT.
I’M ALL RIGHT. I’M OKAY, I’M OKAY. I’M ALL RIGHT. Narrator: THE TWO FEET OF DIRT
HAS CAVED IN ON HIM, BUT THERE’S A BONUS. IT’S OPENED UP
A RABBIT HOLE ABOVE. DAYLIGHT! WHOO! Narrator:
BUT STILL TRAPPED, HE PUSHES THE DIRT
TO THE BOTTOM OF THE COFFIN, WRIGGLES, AND THEN
SCRAPES HIS WAY UPRIGHT, AND WITH A MASSIVE EFFORT, ACTUALLY TRIUMPHS
IN TUNNELING HIS WAY OUT. AHH! I’M ALIVE! Narrator: TORY’S PROVED
THAT AT TWO FEET UNDER, ASSUMING YOU COULD
OPEN THE COFFIN LID, ESCAPE IS JUST CONCEIVABLE. BUT THE MYTH CALLS FOR
A NORMAL BURIAL. NOW, OUR NEXT SETUP IS GONNA BE
UNDER THE FULL SIX FEET OF DIRT. Narrator:
YEP, YOU HEARD RIGHT, FOLKS — GRANT IS GOING TO BE BURIED
A FULL SIX FEET UNDER. BUT, SO HE DOESN’T DIE,
HIS PLAN IS TO SIT UP, NOT LIE DOWN, IN THE COFFIN. OKAY, LET’S PAUSE
FOR KARI’S PREDICTION. AT FOUR FEET,
IT’S ALL GONNA COLLAPSE DOWN AND COMPLETELY GO PEAR-SHAPED. OKAY, KARI,
GO AHEAD. Narrator: KARI AT LAST
“DISHES THE DIRT” ON GRANT. KEEP GOING. Narrator: THOUSANDS OF POUNDS
OF SOIL SLITHER SOUTH. OKAY, STOP! STOP! Narrator:
…AND ALMOST IMMEDIATELY,
GRANT’S BURIED TO THE NECK, UNABLE TO MOVE, AT LEAST UNTIL THE RIG BREAKS
UNDER THE PRESSURE. IT’S EASY TO SEE THAT
IF GRANT HAD BEEN LYING DOWN, HE’D BE DEAD. WELL, I GUESS
THAT WORKED WELL. YEAH, I THINK
THAT PRETTY MUCH SUMS IT UP. Narrator:
THE AIR TUNNEL THAT TORY USED NEVER OPENED UP FOR GRANT, AND THAT MEANT
ESCAPE WAS TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE.

100 Replies to “Is There Too Much Pressure to Escape Out of a Casket?

  1. Yeahhhh the dirt would be moist and it wouldn't fall like sand tho. Where is Adam at? He wouldve pointed that out.

  2. First of all before I commented there was 666 comments, second when u die, they take all of ur body fluids out and pretty much kill u if ur not dead but u will be dead no doubt about it

  3. Well, after working on a cemetery, I can tell you the casket doesnt go straight into the ground. There is first a vault lowered in the ground, traditionally made of cement, and only then is the casket lowered into position. The reason for this is, for some reason, there are some instances where it needs dug up and moved. The vault protects the occupant and the casket material from moisture, or any other kind of damage. Furthermore, there are different layers of material, and water on top of the then-closed casket vault and is tamped and packed tight under many pounds of pressure. Gravel, shale, course dirt, then top soil. Water seeps in to all the cracks because of the ground water that comes with an ordinary graveyard or cemetery from the ground being generally flat or level. Myth is totally, undeniably, debunked.

  4. Relax people. When you die,you'll be an unseen ghost watching and laughing as they put your temporary shell in a box.

  5. Only one problem tho. Soil isn't that lose dirt would be flattened out and the grass around it should keep most of the dirt from falling like it did

  6. Now do it with actual packed and wet soil with no light while also breathing a limited oxygen supply which you just used up trying to break through the coffin door.

    You are also extremely disoriented and wounded

  7. You can’t escape a casket cause before your buried they cut you open and take out all your organs so I want to know how the fuck anyone can escape a casket

  8. What about if the soil was slight damp? So perhaps it would hold its shape and wouldn't collapse in so easily?

  9. U also have to account for if the dirt is wet making it a binding agent and not falling down ect. And how long the dirt been their grass, roots ect

  10. In my country croatia, on some graves when they burry you they put a cement plate that you could never be able to lift up so yea

  11. The dirt use for the real graves is never that dry and is surrounded by even more wet dirt. It wouldn’t just all fall in like that

  12. Lol I work in the cemetery and I can tell you that I have never seen anything buried 6 feet deep unless they are family members that are stacked on top of each other.

  13. Well i mean, they are testing the scene from the movie, and that's in the desert, so id say it was done right

  14. We're going to test and see what happens when someone gets shot… We're just going to toss the bullet at them nicely tho….

    Come on what kind of test is this?

  15. It's easy if you have a vagina, just watch any movie on the subject. Don't you guys know anything?

  16. this entire test is stupid because they only had dirt exactly above the coffin, and nothing on all sides, in reality it would be way more dirt to dig through, many of their tests are bullshit because of the parameters that that make the experiments in

  17. Anyone that thinks this is possible is an idiot. It really is as simple as that. 6 foot of dirt weighs a fucking lot no way you could get through it

  18. Not only is this dirt severely dry but it also appears to have no clay or silt content making it practically sand.

  19. They forgot to take into account that in-ground dirt is compacted and not fine like this dirt. Not nearly as much dirt probably would've fallen in.

  20. Releasing the dirt that slow is pretty unrealistic. If you broke the wood of the coffin, that much pressure would make the top of the coffin collapse.

    Tory would more than likely have wood collapse on him as well. But if you can punch the top of a coffin, you can punch the side of one. I feel that you would have a better chance, punching a hole through the side of the coffin.

    These are all minuscule chances by the way.

  21. My great great grandmother was accidentally buried alive. She hit her head on a rock and was presumed dead because they didn’t have efficient autopsies back then. So they buried her. I forgot why but they dug up the coffin and saw scratch marks all over the inside of the coffin. I guess she was just in a small coma or something.

  22. If you ‘punched’ a small hole. And moved the dirt around. Wiuld the volume of the dirt required to make rabit hole be less than the remaining volume in the coffin?

  23. This myth was tested horribly. Dirt in the ground is much more compact than this. We need the old fellas back. They woulda done it right

  24. WTF yeah, you're not buried with safety equipment. Not really a true test. Man up and lose the safety shit.

  25. Escape is impossible, as well as moving the coffin lid under all that pressure. Or punching a hole in the casket. Not everyone panics during a fight or flight response if escape was indeed possible there would be at least one such feat recorded throughout human history.

  26. The dirt isn't as tightly packed in the movie. In the movie, she finds a hollow part of the casket to break through which means the soil has a lot of rock in it meaning that there is a fair amount of air and space in the dirt unlike in this test.

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