Sunday, 7 August 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.

4 comment(s):

mister anchovy said...

Wow. I hope it works for them. It should at least have some psychological value, even if the electric energy idea is hokum.

Gerard said...

Maybe it has a placebo effect.

Korben Dallas said...

I can clearly see the power lines overhead.
WTF?

uhclem said...

". Not even the potentially lethal trains passing on opposite tracks don't seem to be scaring these Indonesians away."

They're about the same distance stopped cars would be, so I can't see why they should be scared.