04 July 2011

Jumping over babies

"A man dressed in a red and yellow costume representing the devil, known as El Colacho, jumps over babies placed on a mattress during traditional Corpus Christi celebrations in Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos, northern Spain. The town has for centuries chosen to protect its young from evil spirits with the unusual ritual in which a man dressed as the devil leaps over mattresses each holding four or five babies."
Photo credit Reuters, via The Telegraph.


  1. From the picture it looks like he is jumping beside the mattress.

  2. Krikkit, here's another photo I posted 3 years ago of a different jumper -


  3. Totally nuts. If the guy slips, you'd have kid or kids with serious injury or death. You might as well drop them off the side of a building into a bunch of idiots holding a blanket. Oh--




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