Saturday, August 06, 2011

Railway Therapy Practiced in Indonesia

While it might look like they are protesting against something or staging a gruesome mass suicide, the people of Rawa Buaya are actually looking to cure their illnesses by laying on the train tracks.

In the Indonesian town of Rawa Buaya, people believe that electrical energy carried by the railroad tracks can cure disease.

From young children to old folk, they all lie on train tracks passing through their settlement, hoping the electric energy from them will cure their various sicknesses. Not even the potentially lethal trains passing on opposite tracks don’t seem to be scaring these Indonesians away.

































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4 comments :

Anonymous said...

no current passes through their bodies... ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

actually, its possible do pass some current, but it happens the moment the train passes in the railway, but i dont know why, everyone gets up...

Heather said...

Wow. thats....incredible. I've never seen anything like it.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty impressive. I've never seen concrete railroad ties before. Seems like they would be more reliable(consistancy) and easier to produce than the normal wooden ties. Excellent.