Good Luck Charms Just Aren’t Enough For Some People Anymore

I’m not sure if this is a Russian thing, an internet thing or simply a dumbass thing, but apparently burying yourself under ground for a night is a thing. And according to the BBC, it’s a thing that won’t bring you good luck or cure your fear of death, unless your definition of either of those things involveswaking up dead.

A Russian man has died after persuading a friend to bury him alive for a night, hoping it would bring him “good luck”.

The victim dug a hole in a garden in the eastern city of Blagoveshchensk and climbed into an improvised coffin, with holes for air pipes, taking a mobile phone and a bottle of water with him.

His friend covered the coffin with earth and then left, after the buried man phoned to say he was fine.

The next morning, he returned to find his friend dead, investigators said.

The 35-year-old victim had believed that burying himself alive for a night would bring him luck the rest of his life.

I hope he found some spare change or a stick of gum down there before he kicked. If not he’d have probably died feeling like he didn’t have much luck left to live for, and that would be sad…or something.

The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg, in Moscow, says it is not the first time this has happened in Russia.

Last summer a man in the north-western Vologda region persuaded his friend to bury him in the ground – to help him overcome his fear of death.

He was found dead an hour and a half later, crushed by the weight of the earth.

Sure, but was he frightened?

I really should stop making fun of these poor guys before my mouth digs me a hole I can’t get out of. I’m sorry, that wasn’t nice of me at all. I feel like I’m just piling on at this point. Oh gees, there I go again. Seriously, this time I’m out…but not of oxygen.

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