Parents Bury 18-year-old Daughter Alive For Three Days To Cure Pains [PHOTOS]

Physinews Reports: An 18-year-old girl, identified as Ana
Ballesteros has been reportedly buried alive
by her relatives in Monteria, Colombia, to
cure the crippling back pains she has been
experiencing after she was recently struck by
lightning on her way to school.


According to Mirror UK, her parents believed
burying her alive would, “take away the
energy” the lightning left inside her.
The 18-year-old Ana was placed in a hole
which was filled with earth and covered up to
her neck for three days a week in her family’s
garden.

Ana, who has been visiting hospitals but
remained unhealed 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.”

“What we’re doing is taking the fire out of the
light, the heat out of the energy.”

Ana’s mother, Milena Ballesteros said they
have been told by some residents in the
community that taking the teenager to the
hospital would be a waste of time and
resources.

She said, “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 God.”

A local doctor has expressed doubt over the
ancient treatment. Walter Gomez, who works
at a clinic in the regional capital Monteria,
says there is no prove that burying a patient
struck by lightning could be beneficial.

He added, “There’s no scientific proof that
burying a patient who has been struck by
lightning has any beneficial effects for their
recover.”
Photos From the Scene