A middle-aged woman named Lu Fenglian was collecting herbs for Chinese medicine on the mountain of Tian Dong County when she suddenly heard a child crying coming from beneath the earth.
Fearing that she had stumbled upon “spirits”, she immediately ran to a Buddhist temple for help.
The monk immediately called the police who later arrived and began digging up, until they located the child buried five centimeters below the surface.
The baby was in a cardboard box and was covered in earth and soil with some blankets and other items of clothing found inside.
Miraculously, the baby was found alive after being buried for eight days! Apparently, the newborn was abandoned and left to die by his parents because he has a cleft lip.
However, doctors were stunned by the baby’s amazing survival. Authorities said the it’s the rainwater and air which seeped through the loosely covered rocky ground that kept him alive during those eight gruesome days.
According to Monk Zhao, many people choose to be buried in the Feng Long Ridge area due to its good Feng Shui. “The baby was buried among numerous unmarked graves and was still found alive, so he must be blessed.” he added.
According to CNN report, the family including the baby’s grandmothers allegedly hired a man for $290 to get rid of the baby. The police arrested five people for attempted murder including the baby’s parents, both of his grandmothers and the man they hired to kill the newborn.
But the baby’s parents were released on bail and are now trying to have him back. They even wrote a letter of apology with a promise not to hurt him.
“We worry that the baby’s parents may hurt him again,” Zhou Liying, head of the county’s Civil Affairs Bureau said. “Even though they will not, this tragedy may haunt the family and affect the boy’s mental health.” she added.