- A 30-year-old man from Bolivia is trending online after claiming that he was nearly used as a human sacrifice
- Víctor Hugo Mica Álvarez had gone to a native party when he passed out after drinking too much, only to wake up in a coffin 80 kilometers away
- Police officers, however, refused to buy his story and insisted that he was still drunk, thereby ordering him to go home and sober up
On August 1, Bolivian Víctor Hugo Mica Álvarez was invited as a guest at the Mother Earth festival in El Alto, a ceremony where indigenous groups gather to offer sacrifices to goddess Pachamama.
Given that there was alcohol at the event, the 30-year-old got down to drinking heavily, after which he passed out, New York Post reports.
Álvarez woke up inside a glass coffin
Hours later, he was woken up by a strong urge to urinate, only to discover he was lying inside a glass coffin covered with dirt.
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“The only thing I remember is that I thought I was in my bed and I got up to go pee, and I couldn’t move. When I pushed the coffin I barely broke the glass and, through the glass, dirt began to enter,” he recounted.
The traumatized young man added that he managed to get out, after which it dawned on him that he had been buried.
Álvarez believes that he had been offered as a human sacrifice against his will because he found himself in Achacachi, which is about 50 miles from where the festival had happened.
They wanted to use me as a sullu, Álvarez
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Police officers, however, doubted the man's story and insisted that he was still drunk thereby ordering him to go home and sober up.
Photos of Álvarez talking to the media show him looking bruised and with blood spatters all over his face.
He maintains that his story is not a hoax and that he actually missed death by a whisker as the natives wanted to use him as a "sullu."
According to the Latin Times, a “sullu” is an item offered as a sacrifice to the goddess by the people of Bolivia, which is often accompanied by sweets, medicinal plants, eggs and minerals.
Elderly man taken to the mortuary while still alive
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that an elderly man was taken to the mortuary while still alive.
A video, posted online showed the head of the man appearing from the yellow body bag as health workers lift it from a vehicle.
The person filming the video, apparently from a nearby building, can be heard saying:
"The nursing home is such a mess. They sent a living person on a hearse and said they were dead. The undertaker staff said they were still moving. It is irresponsible, really irresponsible."