The expression "lightning does not strike twice in one place" can cause a Colombian Alexander Mendona sad smile: a bolt of lightning struck the young man four times already.
A resident of Sampues, located 300 km north of Bogota, the first time was "attacked" by lightning in September 2012. Shocked by Alexander came a long time and was glad to have survived.
But the "heavenly fire" did not leave a Colombian alone overtook him again. After the incident struck twice Mendon sought the help of doctors, but they could not explain the reason why the Lightning "was chosen" Man.
After a while the young man was drafted into the army, where he had gone with great enthusiasm, hoping that in the absence of gossip and rumors finally cease.
However, staying in the barracks did not save the rookie — electrical discharge overtook him during the exercise. The heads of the garrison was quick to get rid of a walking disaster, saying that the presence of the ordinary Mendona compromise the rest of the soldiers present with him at the shooting range.
Thus demobilization was back in his hometown. The Colombian was to avoid open spaces and open windows for fear of being caught off guard. His tactics did not produce results — Alexander sharahnulo the fourth time.
Man with trembling limbs turned to healers, begging him to help get rid of this curse. Healers apparently remembered everything they knew about the lightning, and came up with the output in the form of burrowing into the ground.
"A local doctor has recommended Mendonu bury themselves alive in a vertical position to take off an electrical charge and pass it to the ground" — the Spanish edition of Noticias Uno.
The young man, ready for anything, agreed to the "earthy" therapy. On the appointed day, two men brought from home exhausted Alexander and lowered in a pre-dug pit.
While the rest of the ceremony threw the body of the earth guy, relatives held back his head and wiped his mouth in the dust come across.
Healers who watched saving ritual, could not say how reliable this type of treatment and what is its "warranty" period. So time, or rather, the nearest storm, will show the results of their efforts.