Rumors are okay but when it comes to mysteries, our brain gets a bite bigger than it can stomach in a single go. There are many mysteries that linger around for quite long and captivate our imagination for years. May be we forget them for sometime but again, when we hear about it, we find in ourselves, a whole new interest and love to dive deep into the mystery, hoping to find a solution. Alas, such mysteries are usually unsolvable by design. Here we list 5 mysteries of India, that we are pretty sure, will give enough fodder for your brain for at least today!
Let us begin then…
Mysteries of India – 1: Bhoot Billi (The Ghost Cat)
Draw the images of these three animals in your mind – dog, cat and mongoose. Now, mix the three to create a new animal with following features – head or face of a dog with the back or hind portion of the animal resembling that of a mongoose – boasting a long tail and the central part resembling that of a cat – a big cat of the likes of lions and tigers. Turns out that the animal in question is a cryptid feline is pretty broad and big enough.
This cryptid feline showed up in areas near Pune and has been blamed for eating, within a span of just 10 days, one (1) goat and forty-five (45) pigeons. The owner of the doomed victims was someone by the name Feroz Dilawar Khan. Feroz lived in the area close to Sanjay Park – just 100 miles outside Mumbai. Eyewitnesses (including Feroz) reported that this black cryptid feline came at around 7 PM every night and killed the animals and feasted. Several attempts were made to capture the creature but in vain. All the traps set by Feroz and the nearby residents simply turned out to absolute flop against the Bhoot Billi. The creature somehow managed to dodge the traps and vanish among treetops.
The collective efforts of police, forest officials and fire brigade also proved to be helpless in front of the cryptid feline. According to Chairman of Sanjay Park Society, the unknown creature that had been terrorizing the residents was actually smaller than a lion but defeated a hyena in terms of size but th likelihood of the creature being a wild cat that has not yet been identified is slim to none.
Several people have tried to provide several explanations. For example, some people said that it could be black panther while others said it was nothing by an Indian civet. Some others said that the creature was a binturong. However, none of the explanations that came through managed to fit the description as given by the terrified people. So, the mischief-maker remained unidentified and then suddenly the mystery ended. The animal was seen no more.
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Mysteries of India – 2: Stoneman – The Serial Killer
The Stoneman of India became one of the most mysterious cases in India. In 1989, the streets of Calcutta (now Kolkata) in West Bengal, became terrorized by a serial killer on the lose. The reason why he killer was called Stoneman is that he (or the group of killers – as it was never identified whether the crime was committed by an individual or several people) used to kill homeless people sleeping on streets using a single stone. The killer used to smash the heads of the victims using the stone weighing around 30 kilos. Reports say that 13 people were killed by the Stoneman and none of the cases were solved by Calcutta Police. The killer (or killers) were never identified. 13 people were killed in a span of 6 months.
In the context of Stoneman, it is interesting to say that a similar incident took place in Bombay (now Mumbai). Same modus operandi was used by a killer or killers to kill such street-dwelling people. The terror in Bombay lasted for a period of over 2 years. It all started in 1985 and it all ended in 1988. Even Bombay police failed to solve any of the cases. The only exception in Bombay case was that one of the intended victims manage to escape with injuries. Unfortunately, the victim failed to identify the assailant because of the poor lighting conditions and the police was left with no clue.
A similar incident took place in Assam’s Guwahati just last year in 2016 in the month of February.
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Mysteries of India – 3: Hanging Pillar of Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi
Take it! Indian culture in ancient times was so advanced that even modern science gets baffled to this day. While news channels like BBC try to misguide people of the world by portraying India as bad, India is far more advanced that the British can even imagine. One such example is the Veerbhadra Temple in Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh. There are many wonders in this temple and we intend to write about the temple in great details later.
For the sake of telling the mystery, did you know there are 70 stone pillars in the temple that are designed for supporting the temple’s roof? Of these 70, there is 1 pillar that doesn’t touch the ground. It is basically hanging in air and a thin sheet of paper or a cloth can easily pass through. In 1910, one bastard British Engineer wanted to unearth the mystery of the hanging pillar and in his quest to learn the technology, he paid no heed to the architectural wonder. He tried to move it and managed to make one corner of the pillar touch the ground. This distorted the fresco on the ceiling and the whole ceiling got misaligned. Now, it cannot be fixed. The mystery here is the technology that was used.
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