Shaman Jumps In Lake To Prove He Can Control Crocodiles, Gets Eaten


A man claiming to have supernatural powers allowing him to control crocodiles has naturally got eaten by one.

Shaman Suprianto died after a suspected crocodile attack in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia.

Jumping into the water, he was attempting to use his ‘powers’ to locate the body of another victim, a man called Arjuna.

You can watch the video here – some viewers may find it distressing:

While swimming and chanting, the shaman was dragged under the water as the reptile attacked, reports Coconuts.

Police recovered Suprianto’s body, along with Arjuna’s on Sunday.

Suprianto was found floating on the water at about 9.40pm after running out of oxygen.


This was the region’s third reptile attack since July and the fourth this year.

Two so far have involved shamans.

A crocodile killed a man in July after reportedly answering the shaman’s call even though he didn’t go into the water.

Emily Murray

Emily Murray

Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn't writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.