From our friends at the Mendocino Community Network:
Waiting for their chance for a miracle, a line of people often stretches for over a mile on a dusty road in the little town of Tlacote, Mexico. More than 10,000 a day sometimes come to visit Jesus Chahin's well and to take away a can or two of the now-famous miracle water which is said to have cured everything from AIDS and cancer to obesity and high cholesterol in believers.
Although the state health director has tested the water and says that it is normal for this region and safe to drink, Jesus Chahin says that it weighs less than normal water. Chahin, a wealthy man, has been giving away the water since last May when he accidentally discovered its healing properties by observing its swift healing effect on a farm dog who lapped up some of it. He thinks its healing properties may be connected to the fact that it weighs less than normal water.
Those who hope for healing continue to arrive and wait, unconcerned about any scientific explanations. The word has spread, and since 1991, millions of people have been to Tlacote and millions more have drunk the water, seeking help for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, AIDS, etc. The ranch owner, Mr. Chahin, keeps the registration files of every visitor, some of whom have traveled from as far as Europe and Russia. The daily line-up varies in size from 5,000 to 10,000 people.
It all started with a sick dog that recovered soon after drinking from a muddy puddle. A few people then cautiously tried the water, and they too were healed. And then more came and were healed in the farm village of Tlacote near Mexico City. The local priest applied to the Mexican government to have the water pumped and filtered, but it refused to provide any funding - until he sent water to a nearby army hospital, where 600 soldiers were healed.
After the miraculous healing well was discovered in Mexico, two more sources of healing water have been found. One is in Germany and the other is in India.
The German source is a spring of very pure water discovered in a cave in a disused slate mine at a popular ski resort. The water was discovered in January 1992 and now hundreds of people daily visit the cave.
In a newspaper interview, an old woman said that after covering her blind eye with the water, she can now see; and an ex-miner said his back was healed and he has thrown away his crutch. Another woman said, “I always had problems with high blood pressure and was afraid of collapsing. I went to the grotto with my pressure at 160 to 100. I came out with 130 to 100. Now the blood pressure is constant, a fact which my doctor cannot explain.”
These healings have even been scientifically investigated. A study conducted found that 30 percent of the visitors were “totally healed” and 28 percent reported “a clear improvement.” The study was carried out on a strictly medical basis by way of a clinical trial, and the percentage of subjects that benefited from the water are considered to be very significant for these kinds of diseases.
In Nadana village in India, water began gushing out of a deserted tubewell in September 1992. Some local villagers who bathed in the water reported that the “medicinal” and “magical” qualities of the well cured their skin diseases. Word quickly spread, and now a constant stream of people visits the village daily to gain the benefits of the water. A five-year-old polio victim was reportedly cured to a large extent after bathing there. Others report the curing of skin diseases. Most people who bathe in the water report physical improvements of some type. The owner of the well reportedly was offered a large sum of money from people who wished to buy the well. He rejected the proposal, saying he wanted to use the well for the people, not for making money.