In what will come across as a really weird development, a man has been found out to have begun digging a hole 18 years ago on the orders of God.
Santiago Sanchez inside the hole
Santiago Sanchez, an 69-year-old from western El Salvador, is a mysterious figure.
The old man has been spending his days digging away at a tunnel for the past 18 years. According to him, God had asked him to do it.
According to Oddity Central, a reporter recently entered the tunnel, but had to exit before reaching the end, due to respiratory problems, so no one really knows how long it really is.
Every morning, at around 3 a.m., Santiago Sanchez goes down a hole into the tunnel he has been digging for nearly two decades and spends the whole day carving away at the rough service.
When the day is done, he exits with around 90 pounds of rock and debris. He has sworn to dedicate every waking hour of his life to the bizarre project and fulfill God’s command. The pensioner says that he received a message from the Lord, 18 years ago, telling him to start digging a hole. He took it to heart and hasn’t stopped since.
“What I am doing is a spiritual revelation from God,” Santiago told a local TV station.
Oddity Central reports that despite having many critics who laugh at him and call him crazy, the man is determined to fulfill his mission, even though he admits he doesn’t understand its purpose.