- Ana Ballesteros, 18, agreed to be ‘buried’ neck-deep in soil in order to cure the crippling pain she is feeling after being struck by lightning
- The teenager was struck by a bolt recently while walking to her college and was treated in hospital
- However, she continued to suffer back pain and claimed that this prevented her from walking properly
- Ana’s relatives believed that doing this ‘burying’ will “take the energy” of the lightning left in her
CORDOBA, Colombia – A teenager has agreed to be buried neck-deep in order to cure the crippling pain she is feeling after being struck by lightning.
An article by Gerard Couzens for Mirror Co UK said that 18-year-old Ana Ballesteros was covered up in soil from her neck down for three days every week; a bizarre home cure which required her to be in a giant hole filled with garden soil.
Ana’s relatives believed that doing this will “take the energy” of the lightning left in her.
The teenager was struck by a bolt recently while she was walking to her college and was afterwards treated in hospital. However, she continued to suffer back pain and claimed that this prevented her from walking properly.
Ana decided to try a different “therapy session” which involved being buried neck-deep 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,” Ana said.
Ana’s grandmother, Blanca dela Rosa, explained that by burying her granddaughter, they are “taking the fire out of the light, the heat out of the energy.”
“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,” said Milena, Ana’s mother.
“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,” she added.
Meanwhile, doctors have expressed their skepticism about the treatment.
Back in 2013, a man named Alexander Mandon also underwent the same therapy after he was strike by lightning four times.
An article by Sarah Gates for Huffington Post said that the then 20-year-old Colombian agreed to be ‘buried’ in order to ‘cure’ his electrical attraction.
A local indigenous doctor recommended him to be buried, much the same way as Ana, in an upright position in order to allow the surrounding dirt to absorb any inappropriate electrical charges in his body.