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 her garden.
Daily Mirror reports the bizarre home cure saw her placed in a giant hole which was filled with earth. Relatives believed this would â€œtake the energyâ€ 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 â€˜therapyâ€™ sessions â€“ which involved her being buried for up to four hours a day over three days.
â€œDoctors study medicine but not lightningâ€œI know that getting into that hole Iâ€™m going to get better because these are ancient things.â€
Her gran Blanca de la Rosa said:
â€œWhat weâ€™re doing is taking the fire out of the light, the heat out of the energy.â€
Anaâ€™s mum Milena added:
Â â€œLocals told me before I took her to hospital that weâ€™d be better off burying her instead to take the energy from the lightning away.