Rawa Buaya Habitants Believe Electricity Energy Will Heal Them

By: Deborah Kim - Jul 19, 2011
References: reuters & odditycentral
The residents of Rawa Buaya have taken up a particularly dangerous and surprising habit of laying down on railroad tracks. Although the trains are still in working order and frequently utilize the tracks, the citizens of West Java continue to lie there. They believe that the electrical energy from the railway tracks will cure them of their diseases and illnesses.

Every person goes there for a different reason, but all for the same cause -- they are desperate and are willing to try anything to cure themselves. Not even the threat of the passing trains on adjacent tracks will deter these occupants to leave their spots on the track. Many lie there with their families and children. Rawa Buaya certainly has quite a handful of daredevils.