Have you ever seen or heard something so bizarre or so unusual that it just blows your mind away? Alien stories are a few of them, right? Every few years a video or a photo of a UFO gets uploaded on the internet and takes it by storm. There are a few ghost stories around the corner as well. We have heard so many stories about ghosts that it became a part of our entertainment. The thing about these stories is that the bold claims they make are debatable, lack source but not this story!
Last year in mid-July, women in Haryana and Delhi were waking up to their braid being 'mysteriously' chopped off. It was so bizarre that the news about this mystery was spreading like wildfire across India. Want to know more about such mysteries, scroll down to know more about such bizarre incidences.
NOTE: This story was originally covered in August 2017.
Not only Haryana but also Delhi was being gripped by the curious case of braids of women being chopped off. One or two and we could've labelled as a coincidence or doubted the substance of the story, but when there were more than 15 reported cases, it called for some serious attention.
As per HuffPost's last year's report, at least 15 reported cases of women's braids being chopped off in Mewat, Haryana, had been reported.
The mysterious cases were not only limited to Mewat but made their way to Delhi too. A number of cases of mysterious choppings were being reported in the capital. Not only that, the women were falling unconscious too!
Of the cases reported, the one common theme coming across was the women who experienced their braids being mysteriously chopped off went through severe headaches and were falling unconscious which was only adding to the panic.
In one of the incidents, Sunita Devi, a resident of Ashok Vihar-III area, said while preparing dinner she saw a man dressed in red and yellow, carrying a trident who disappeared only to reappear mysteriously. Before Sunita could've comprehended anything, she fell unconscious, and when she regained her consciousness, she was lying on the floor and her braid was chopped off.
This isn't the only time the capital has been intrigued by such mysteries.
In May 2001, the capital was terrorized by the stories of a black monkey which was described to be approximately four feet tall, wore a metallic helmet, had metal claws and feet and was attacking people.
Owing to the rumours and the panic caused by the mass hysteria surrounding the black monkey, people leapt off buildings thinking they are its next victim. Some people reported being scratched by the monkey, but no cases were reported of people being killed by the monkey. There's another weird case where there were reported vampires.
According to Wikipedia, in the village of Gundalapatti, Tamil Nadu, people refused to step out of their homes after 6 PM when there was a widespread belief that there was a vampire in the neighbouring areas. The cattle were being killed, and it was attributed to the blood-sucking vampire. The mass hysteria grabbed many eyes, but there weren't any reported sightings of the vampire.
In July 2002, a mysterious object named 'Muhnochwa' sparked terror in rural areas of Mirzapur and some parts of Varanasi. The creature was described as a flying object emitting red-green light and used to give an electric shock to whosoever used to come in contact with it. Again, no reported casualties were there barring two kids who owing to the panic, jumped off the rooftop.
In 1995, the mother of all bizarre things was reported when in Delhi, a spoonful of milk was offered to the trunk of Lord Ganesha's statue, it disappeared. The incident sparked hysteria all across the nation and people from every part of the nation started reporting similar incidents. Not only that, the offering was made on Sep 21, 1995, and lasted for only that day. Many priests tried to replicate that but couldn't do that the following day.