Man Attempting Internet Luck Ritual, Buries Himself, Ends Up Dying

A Russian man inadvertently killed himself while attempting an internet luck ritual.

A 35 year old Russian man, in an effort to trigger a lifelong string of good luck, convinced his friend to bury him underground for an evening, in a recreation of a ritual he’d seen on the internet.

The man, who’s name has so far not been released, dug out a hole in his friends garden big enough for his makeshift coffin, rigged air pipes for breathing, and had his friend bury him with only a bottle of water and a cell phone.

The victim had been imitating a bizarre internet trend rumored to bring about good luck, investigators said. Several Russian bloggers have reportedly written about their own successful attempts at the overnight burial, prompting the desperate and the curious to follow suit. One newspaper, the Rossiiskaya Gazeta, even ran a full piece on the practice.

Despite only being buried under eight inches of dirt, the victim’s friend arrived the next morning to find the very unlucky man dead.


Investigators told reporters that the previous night’s heavy rainfall likely clogged the improvised air holes, suffocating him.

For more info, visit BBC News.

Tony Hart-Wilden
Tony hails from Winchester, Hampshire in the UK and is the man behind Chasing Midnight, a website dedicated to the pursuit of everything strange. With over sixteen million page hits and counting, it's become a destination for everyone interested in learning a thing or two about diving into the paranormal. He's got 20 years of off the wall adventuring under his belt gained at some of the world's most famously paranormal hotspots throughout the U.S., U.K., and Europe.


  1. Flucksy

    02/25/2013 at 8:48 AM

    How stupid can you get?

  2. butch

    03/19/2013 at 12:37 PM

    i know, lets try that lucky shit i seen on the internet and jump in front of a train.

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