India has always been a land of mysteries dating back to centuries ago. Mysteries that lead to question marks in capital letters in our minds. Mysteries that are difficult to explain. There are events, phenomena, and happenings that occur that probably have no explanations whatsoever. Let us take you through the 15 mystical unsolved mysteries of India which will chill your spine down.
1. Twin Village
This village is called the ‘Village of Twins’ due to the strikingly large number of twin births in the village. Not only that, whoever leaves this village and go to another place and gives birth they also end up having twins. This village currently claims to be having 200 pairs of twins.
2. Jodhpur Boom
The sonic boom on December 18, 2012 in Jodhpur remains a closed mystery. Army denied performing any such activity from their end and this boom clanged the entire city.
3. 9 Unknown Men
Some say that this group of nine elite men is a well kept myth, while some say that it is just a circulated story but as the truth comes out, Ashoka founded this society to preserve information which can be harmful for humanity. Every single one of them had immense knowledge about particular subjects, which they hid and carried in the form of books. These books are said to be passed on, but no one knows to whom or to where.
4. Taj Mahal Conspiracy
P.K Oak wrote a book stating facts how the Moghul Emperor Shahjahan took Tejomahalaya from the then king of Jaipur by force and turned it into Taj Mahal. The hullabaloo about the death of people who were involved in the making and several other facts related with the Taj are yet to be proven. Everything else is nothing but word of mouth which was induced in peoples’ minds.
5. Cursed Village- Kuldhara
15 km away from Jaisalmer, a land beholds the relic of this village which vanished one night without any intimation. Kuldhara was established in 1291 and flourished in leaps and bounds with as much as 84 villages in its vicinity. Threatened by an evil dewan, people from this village left one night and cursed the land. All those who tried to take over the land died a brutal death.
6. Kongka La Pass UFO base
The Kongka La Pass is situated on the Indo-China border is rumoured to have seen multiple UFO type sightings in the sky with bright red lights. The area does not have an army base near by and their is no border force manning the immediate area.
7. Shanti Devi
Born in 1926 in Delhi, Shanti Devi started recalling eery details of her past life from the age of 4. She said that she was the reincarnation of a woman from a town 145 kms away and had died a few years back after giving birth to a son. The police started putting piece by piece together and found all the details matching.
8. Death of Subhash Chandra Bose
As sources speak, Bose died in a fatal plane crash in Taiwan in 1945. The real story was not followed by many newspapers but for what it’s worth, it is not the real story. Furthermore there was an Indian man who claimed to be Bose living in Faizabad, Ayodhya and he too passed away in 1985. He remembered quite a lot of details about Bose’s family and other relevant things and resembled a lot like him.
9. Bullet Baba
The temple is known as the Bullet Baba’s temple and is dedicated to a person, Om Banna, who died in an accident 20 years ago while driving his‘bullet’. According to the people who come here to worship the odd god, when Om’s bike was taken to the local police station after the accident, it kept disappearing from the police station only to be found at another site each time. The news about this miracle spread like wildfire and the bike is now the idol in the temple.
The serial killer that went rampant first on the streets of erstwhile Bombay and then Calcutta still remains an unsolved mystery to this day. Given the title of Stoneman, this one or more murderer would roam the streets at night and select his victims from the street-dwellers and ragpickers, whose head they would bash in using a huge stone rock.
11. Prahlad Jani
Prahlad Jani, a staunch devotee of the goddess Amba is said to not have consumed any food or water since 1940. Scientists once kept him under observation in a closed room for 15 days and during that time, he did not eat or drink anything – however, he showed no visible signs of fatigue or dehydration either.
12. Jatinga- bird suicide
For the past 100 years, the town of Jatinga in Assam has witnessed thousands of birds commit “suicide” by jumping on to an area that is around 3kms in length. While scientists say that this could be due to high altitude coupled with fog in the area that causes disorientation, they haven’t been able to reach a logical conclusion for the same.
The Yeti or the Abominable Snowman is a massive ape-like humanoid creature that haunts the snowy slopes of the Himalayas. Although generally regarded as an urban legend, several unexplained and mysterious sightings have happened which lead us to question its existence.
14. Hanging Pillar In Anantpur
This temple is a well known archeological and historical site dedicated to Lord Shiva. A strange thing about this place is that one out of the 70 pillars this temple is built on hangs in the air. This pillar is standing without any support.
15. Roopkund Lake
Around 300-600 skeletons can be seen beneath the surface of the frozen Roopkund lake every year when the ice melts at this mysterious place in India. Radiocarbon tests and forensics date the corpses back to the 15th century AD. The locals believe that the corpses belong to the then king and queen of Kanauj, who was going on a pilgrimage but plunged into the lake due to a severe hailstorm and died.