Man buried alive for ‘good luck’ dies by mistake

The man phoned from the coffin to say he was fine but was found dead the next day. Photo: Reuters

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.


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  1. Dominican to the bon
    March 23, 2012


  2. Muslim_always
    June 9, 2011

    All the man needed to do was to ensure his phone was well charged and to have an oxygen mask that would last him for 24 hours at least :lol:

  3. kimmy
    June 9, 2011


  4. Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
    June 5, 2011

    Some people in those big countries can be extremely foolish as much as taking chances with their lives. The stupid things that some of them do is shocking.
    Obviously, he would die if he is locked up in a coffin and dirt placed on it. It was only a matter of an hour, if not less that he would die. Human beings need Oxygen to live. He could not survive all night under that condition. He exphixiated himself.
    I suppose he thought that he was a magician and would live. Magicians who are buried alive and live have their secret means of staying alive. This is why they are called magicians.
    I hope God had mercy on his soul for his ignorance and whatever other sins he committed during his life.
    This man’s friend should be charged for being an accomplice to murder. It was sheer negligence and stupidity on his part to encourage his friend to do something like that. It is something which he will live with and regret until he dies.

  5. ms shabin
    June 5, 2011

    the man wanted to see wat it felt like under ground and who would last longer the bottle of water……guess they kicked hiss as$”ol

  6. Rohi
    June 4, 2011

    it worked!… he has no more problems.

    • Dcan
      June 5, 2011

      Lmao u made me lol!

    • Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
      June 5, 2011

      Why do you not feel sorry for that man who was so naive, who went to his eternal judgment and prematurely? :twisted:
      Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit suicide. From conception until natural death.

    • shoulder pain
      June 7, 2011

      well a great russian president once said

      “death is the ONLY solution to ALL problems”

      so no matter how many probs u have your death can cure it all

  7. Family Guy!!
    June 3, 2011

    This thing could only happen in Grand bay,this village is known for Tehbeh people!!

    • Anonymous
      June 4, 2011

      What you have behind Grand bay??

    • Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
      June 5, 2011

      @ Family Guy

      Who are you? Are you better and more educated than Grand Bay people? What have you got against them?
      Some of you make such stupid, non-educating, non-inspiring and non-uplifting comments that your comments should be disallowed on this Website.
      Never mind freedom of speech in this case. Your comment is downright discriminating and produces lack of love, peace and unity.
      You call yourself a family guy? This is questionable :twisted: :mrgreen:
      Change your manner of thinking and other mannerisms. You deserve thumbs down.

  8. dominican
    June 3, 2011

    is dat self…what ever happened to rabbit’s feet and four leaf clover condi moun blanc

  9. haha
    June 3, 2011

    wew wew wew…. he maybe ther strugglin to breath and when he tried to calll again battery dead,,,,,i thought i was ass but mister pass me 1oo times we

  10. honest lady
    June 3, 2011

    Is that homicide or suicide?

    • Nudibranch
      June 10, 2011

      …but good for his relatives.

  11. LOL
    June 3, 2011

    That stunt is ranked #91 on A 1000 Ways to Die .. Di man maybe got his inspiration from dere .. Who knows ? .. And his so called ‘luck’ .. CHOOPZ .. What he expect nuh ? -_-

  12. mizzp
    June 3, 2011

    mr a tebeh man u expect to survive under dirt???…hmhp weh papabojia

  13. One Day
    June 3, 2011

    Do not try this at home… And maybe being dead is a good luck to him.

  14. Sam
    June 3, 2011

    What an ASS

  15. Dorette Alie
    June 3, 2011

    He’s experiencing a different kind of luck! I hope he prayed before he did his stunt.

  16. dreadlocks
    June 3, 2011

    dats a good one for d show THOUSAND WAYS TO DIE

  17. Homeboy
    June 3, 2011

    Who say no man knows the hour or the minute?

  18. lexyked
    June 3, 2011

    silly boo :lol: :lol:

  19. a voice from the wilderness
    June 3, 2011

    ofcourse it brought u good luck dum good luck is that u wont be alive to share ur good luck with others
    goodluck with satan now dummy.

  20. Humanist
    June 3, 2011

    Superstitions look pretty silly when they aren’t close to home, eh?

    June 3, 2011

    Well good luck dumb ass!!! you dead…

  22. Sout Man
    June 3, 2011

    If he made it to Heaven, that’s the best thing that ever happened to him. Good luck !!

  23. JA HA HA
    June 3, 2011

    bodjey look stupidity. Mister actually believed that burying himself alive for a night would briing him luck? HA HA!

  24. saddam
    June 3, 2011

    maybe it worked for a few minits because he was lucky to be alive for the first few minits to get the chance to make the call .rest in peace fool

  25. postich
    June 3, 2011

    Prime candidate for the ‘Darwin Award’

  26. AmazingFace
    June 3, 2011

    Dumb and Dumber

  27. ganster
    June 3, 2011

    For the rest of his life indeed! wacko!

  28. KOOL BWA
    June 3, 2011

    Now that I had a good laugh, do they ever charge people for stupidity? How could you partake in such nonsense? Anyway, the other genius could not be reached for comment!!

  29. hmmmmmm
    June 3, 2011

    This guy was way out of his mind to do such a thing! So even though you put holes in the coffin you think you’re gonna survive?? The coffin was covered with dirt so where the air to breathe is coming from? lol.. Mr sot papa!

  30. Interesting Info
    June 3, 2011

    no it won’t bring you good luck. Opps to late.

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