During the funeral, lightning struck the coffin six times. Then they heard a scream. Coping with the loss of a close friend or family member may be one of the hardest challenges that many of us face. One can only imagine because few people who were buried alive are here to tell about it. It was a terrible practice, used on humans before most, but not all, became civilized.
I’ve talked with patients in the Er who drowned, but their lives were saved, and when they recovered enough to tell us about it, they said that after several breaths of water, which has some oxygen in the water, they said they felt almost peaceful and quit fighting. Assuming nobody realizes you will eventually suffocate through a lack of oxygen, but not before spending many hours contemplating the grizzly, claustrophobic terror of knowing that you are living your final moments trapped in a wooden box in absolute darkness,
tremendous discomfort and unbearable loneliness, and not a soul will ever know. You will contemplate the macabre irony that clearly someone buried you because they thought you were dead, but you weren’t, and now you’re definitely going to die as a direct result of their action. Depending on how long you last, you may piss or shit yourself as you wait the inevitable, so your dying breath will be a stagnating, carbon dioxide filled air thick with the smell of your own excretia and sweat. If somehow you’re able to attract attention and get rescued, or the person who buried you was kind of lazy and didn’t bury you too deep.
Don’t drop on too much Earth or compacted down very well and you manage to kick yourself free. You’ll be fine physically, but will likely carry psychological instability with you until the day you really die. Back in the earlier, if someone did something that angered someone else, they would be attacked, beaten and sometimes hanged. But the hangings weren’t always done correctly, making the person pass out from lack of oxygen but still being alive. They would then dig a shallow grave and throw the body in and bury it.
The person would then awake to find themselves buried under loose soil, dig their way out and stumble back home, often dazed and confused. The people who thought him dead would see him and get scared. This helped spread stories of the dead rising as either zombies or vampires. Then there was also a time where people would fall into comas and seem dead and be buried, only to wake up in coffins and family tombs. It happens so often they started burying people with bells and other objects that make a lot of noise so that if they woke up they could try to alert someone.
This was before they started embalming corpses. In one of my long soldiers on the internet, I found a really funny story that sounds bizarre in terms of narration. They say lightning never strikes in the same place twice, but one Colombian man who has been struck four times and then buried alive is living proof that is. Occasionally it does. Alexander Mandan, 20, from a small Colombian village called Sampuais, has been struck by lightning four times since September.
Bizarrely, although steeped in some logic, village doctors say the cure to his affliction would be to ground him by burying him neck deep in the Earth. They said by grounding him, the electrical charge would be stripped away from his body. The Huffington Post said it is the second time Mandin has been buried because the first time he was not put in the correct upright position. Colombian news agency Columbia reports said Mandin had to be discharged from the army because it was believed he was positively charged to attract lightning. The commander of the unit was reportedly concerned by Mandin’s electric charge and decided to avoid the risk of electrocution by firing the soldier.
Mandin was sent home to Sampuis in the Northern Sequoia District, where it was thought he could avoid perilous lightning shocks because of low rainfall in the region, but he attracted another lightning Bolt. It is unclear whether the second burial was successful, but Mandin was reportedly staying away from windows and doors. Lightning strikes can contain more than 100. 0 volt of electricity. While they can cause heart attacks and stroke in victims.
Survival from a strike more likely than death. It is this part of the world. Lightning is associated with the gods, and whenever someone is struck to death by Thunder or lightning, it is believed that that person has offended the gods. Most of the time. They’re not buried the normal way, as they are treated as an outcast, even in death.
But this story is about a man that was struck by lightning four times. Whether you consider yourself lucky or unlucky in life, you’re inevitably left to play the hand of cards you doubt. But what if your hand included four strikes of lightning? That was indeed the case for Walter Somerford, who was hit by lightning three separate times and once more after he was laid to rest. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are estimated to be one in 13,000.
A Bolt of lightning surging through your body can reach up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is roughly five times hotter than the Sun’s surface. Luckily, the mortality rate from a lightning strike is relatively low, but the majority of survivors are left with profound cardiovascular and neurological complications. Major Walter Somerford was a British officer who went to battle in First World War in 1918. During a time when most soldiers were attempting to Dodge bullets, one soldier was hit with a shocking surprise. Walter was galloping on his horse through a field in Belgium when lightning first struck him.
Upon impact, he was flung off of his horse and left paralyzed from the waist down. Forced into early retirement, Walter started a new life in Vancouver, Canada. He’d been an avid sportsman and was engaged in many of the wondrous outdoor activities his new home had to offer. In 1924, Walter set off to fish along the shore of a local river. Little did he know he was resting under the wrong tree at the wrong time.
Without warning, a lightning Bolt struck the tree Walter was under and surged through him, which resulted in the entire right side of his body being paralyzed. Miraculously, he recovered from the second bout of Mother Nature’s electric slashing and regained the use of his legs. After two years, he was able to walk and spent the majority of his time doing so. On a warm summer day in 119 thousand 30, Walter decided to take a scenic stroll through a park. As fate would have it, this would be his last.
The soft summer sky drew dark, ominous clouds that rumbled with a sound all too familiar for Walter. For the third time in his life, a lightning Bolt charged down from the sky directly hitting him with so much force that he was completely paralyzed. In an unfortunate two year struggle due to the complications caused by his last lightning accident, Walter passed away in surrounded by family and friends. As they mourned his death, he was laid to rest in the Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. While one might assume he was finally at peace, think again how this accident ends.
Tragically, six people have been killed and three others were injured after lightning hit a tree they were sheltering under at a funeral. Freak poor weather began during the service and the group took refuge under a tree to shelter themselves from the pouring rain. But a Bolt of lightning came from nowhere and hit the tree, killing six people on the spot, mostly elderly, while the other three were left seriously burnt. This bizarre incident occurred in the Bingha district in the MetaBola Land region in Southern Zimbabwe. Chief Sai Chalaba, who headed the service, said his hut was also hit, but no one was killed or injured in that incident.
He said that the six who died were attending his late sister’s funeral when the tragic incident occurred. He said there were few houses to gather in when the weather started, which forced other people to seek shelter under the tree, which was then struck by lightning. Chief Sachalaba said that in their culture they gathered for four days after one’s death and tragedy struck. On the fourth day, those suffering Burns were rushed to the nearby Binga District Hospital with their injuries, but have since been released back home. Sai Shalaba, village head Mr.
Joe Mudimba said that the village was in deep shock following the tragedy. He said, we’re in deep shock because of what happened in our village. This is one of the darkest moments in the village and entire district. As I’m speaking right now, all the shops in the village are closed because everyone is grieving. It’s sad that we lost mostly elderly people.
A villager, Mr. Benzalez and yelly stepped in to help following the Bolt. He said many were left with horrible memories of the accident. There have been so many things that have been hard. It is difficult to pick up just one or two things but think the worst has been losing my future.
Though I was not aware of it, I had built the future in my mind, or at least what I believe my future would look like. I could never have imagined A world without my loved ones in it. Who can? We always think they will be in our future and we will build our lives accordingly. We assume family will be a vital part of our life always, but that is often not the case.