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Man reveals how 'God' asked him to dig a tunnel in the jungle

Man reveals how 'God' asked him to dig a tunnel in the jungle

A man has been digging a tunnel in the ground for the past 18 years after allegedly receiving instructions from God to do so.

The 69-year-old man identified as Santiago Sanchez started digging a tunnel in the city of Berlin, in the Department of Usulutan in western El Salvador, after hearing from God.

Man reveals how 'God' asked him to dig a tunnel in the jungle

69-year-old Santiago Sanchez has been digging a tunnel for 18 years because God asked him to

Sanchez said God instructed him about 18 years ago, and he has continued on his project ever since then. According to him, he heads into the tunnel at around 3AM everyday to resume work, and digs out about 90 pounds of rock and stones every day.

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Man reveals how 'God' asked him to dig a tunnel in the jungle

During an intervision with Univision, the pensioner said:

"What I am doing is a spiritual revelation from God. Only I am allowed to go to the end, because I am God's tunnel digger. Nobody else is allowed to go there."

His wife, Isabel Ventura, said people think her husband is crazy, but his response is always "no one knows what God is going to demand from you."

So far, Sanchez is the only person who has gotten to the end of the tunnel, as the reporter who tried to follow him down, changed his mind after going a few meters down, due to the dusty nature of the tunnel.

Man reveals how 'God' asked him to dig a tunnel in the jungle

The deep tunnel

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