18th century English eccentric Hannah Beswick was famously terrified of being buried alive. How did she ensure this did not occur?

Answer: She left £25,000 in her will to her doctor, on the condition that her body should not be buried and that he should visit her regularly after her death. After she died in 1758 the doctor had Hannah embalmed and kept her in, of all things, a grandfather clock, paying her a visit once a year.

Source: Dreadful Fates by Tracey Turner

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