Anyone who has imbibed a little too much knows what it’s like to wake up and not be 100 percent sure where you are. It sometimes takes a few moments to get your bearings after having gone overboard drinking the night before.
That being said, it’s pretty safe to say that almost no one has ever gotten so blackout drunk that they passed out and were buried alive in a coffin without realizing it.
One person, 30-year-old Víctor Hugo Mica Álvarez, however, does know exactly what that feels like because it actually happened to him last week.
Alvarez was at the opening of the Mother Earth festival in El Alto, Bolivia, having a few beers, as one does at festivals, then a few more, then he passed out, also as one does on occasion at festivals.
The next thing he remembers is waking up in the middle of the night to pee and then realizing that he had been buried alive inside a coffin.
“We’ve gone dancing, I’m the guide, and I don’t remember anymore. 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 anymore,” Daily Star reports he told local media.
“And when I pushed the coffin I barely broke the glass and, through the glass, dirt began to enter and so I managed to get out. I have been buried.”
He believes he was buried in the coffin as some sort of a human sacrifice
According to the Mirror, Alvarez said, “They wanted to use me as a sullu.”
A sullu is a sacrifice to Pachamamma, or Mother Earth, during the month of August in Bolivia.
Making things somehow even more strange, Alvarez woke up in that coffin 50 miles from where he had passed out.
After escaping the coffin, he went to local police to tell them what happened. They didn’t believe him and said to come back when he was sober.
“I have broken the glass, my whole hand has been hurt, I have barely gone out, but I went to the police and they told me that I am drunk,” he said. “‘You’re going to come healthy’, they told me.”
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