Sigmund Freud suggested that “taphephobia,” was linked to wider terrors relating to the undead and that it manifested a return of psychic energies.
Many readers will find the frequent use of the word “psycho” in this article offensive. This is however, the way mental illness is portrayed on the big screen.
Suicidal patients constituted a significant proportion of the annual admissions to nineteenth-century public lunatic asylums in the United Kingdom.
Why do we fear death? Is it an inherent universal concept in human nature or does society induce it?
This historical phenomenon has generated several theories that try to dissect the true origin of the legends by attempting to explain it through a scientific approach.
Implications for the role of mortality salience increased supernatural agent beliefs even when the supernatural agency was presented in a culturally alien context.