This teenager agreed to be buried alive to cure crippling back pains after she was struck by lightning.
Ana Ballesteros, 18, was covered up
to her neck for three days a week in
The bizarre home cure saw her
placed in a giant hole which was
filled with earth. Relatives believed
this would “take the energy” the
lightning left in her.
The teenager was struck by a bolt as she walked to college recently. She was treated in hospital but
continued to suffer back pain she
claimed prevented her from walking
properly. She began quirky ‘therapy’ sessions - which involved her being buried for up to four hours a day over three days.
“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. “I’m praying she comes out
okay. She can’t walk properly and
the burns she suffered on her
feet cause her pain. I trust in
It is not known if the treatment, which began earlier this week, worked.
Local doctors expressed their scepticism. With one saying: “There’s no scientific proof that burying a patient who has been struck by lightning has any beneficial effects for their recovery.”
Source - MirrorUK