Teenager buried alive

Ana Ballesteros, 18 was struck by lightning recently on her way to college and is now suffering from back ache that is crippling her— to save herself and cure herself from this ailment, she has agreed to be buried alive for three days ; an ancient approach family believes would take the heat out of the energy.

Mirror UK reports she began quirky ‘therapy’ sessions – which involved her being buried for up to four hours a day over three days.

Ana said: “Doctors study medicine but not lightning.

“I know that getting into that hole I’m going to get better because these are ancient things.”

Her gran Blanca de la Rosa said: “What we’re doing is taking the fire out of the light, the heat out of the energy.”


Ana’s mum Milena added: “Locals told me before I took her to hospital that we’d be better off burying her instead to take the energy from the lightning away.


Walter Gomez, who works out of a clinic in the regional capital Monteria, admitted there were a lot of ancient beliefs among the community about how to cure storm victims including burial.

But he added: “There’s no scientific proof that burying a patient who has been struck by lightning has any beneficial effects for their recovery.”