We had a group that scheduled a day off and did call. The captain said it might be a bit choppy, but nothing like what we experienced. He sort of acted like he could not tell how it might be. Even the morning we left, it was never told to us that we could not make it out to the gulf. We had to hold onto the poles and wedge the coolers with our legs to keep them from banging into the sides of the boat. Captain was driving "into the waves" and going to the head to throw up was quite difficult as you were banging each wall. Like hitting a moving target.
Might try it again sometime, but have fell in love more with trout fishing since then, haha
Happened a lot actually, specifically during the cholera epidemic during the 18th and 19th century (where the symptoms sometimes led the infected to be misdiagnosed as dead). That's why a lot of Victorian era coffins came equipped with windows, so the alleged departed could be seen if they suddenly came back to life:
But they came up with all sorts of devices during the age, like a bell rigged up on the surface, so if the dead suddenly came back to life they could ring to signal for them to be dug up.
Not just the epedimic that caused issues, but drinking heavily for days on end. They discovered that the insides of coffins had been "clawed" with folks trying to get out.
Two famous sayings derive from these times.
You are correct on the bell and string that were run down into the coffin before burial. They would often employ someone to sit at the cemetary during the night in case someone started ringing the bell, just to make sure they were heard.
"Dead Ringer" and "Graveyard Shift" are the two phrases still used today
Kill the rooster and see if the hens come back. Trust me, not having a rooster sometimes totally changes the way the hens work/move. They might all of a sudden stay close to home. Might not work, but might.