9 Incredibly Creepy Mysteries From India

By Editorial Staff in Geeks and Gaming On 11th September 2015

#1 The Magnetic Hill Of Ladakh

In the region of Ladakh near the Himalayas, there is a very strange hill that is said to be magnetic. If you park your car on the road that leads to the top of the hill and leave it in neutral, it will roll up the steep road by its own accord, moving at speeds up to 20 kilometers per hour (12.4 mph). This wonderful naturalor, as some travel guides will tell you, supernaturalphenomenon is called a "Himalayan wonder" and is a popular attraction for the travelers of the area.

#2 The Cursed Village Of Kuldhara

For over 500 years, the village of Kuldhara was populated by about 1,500 residents. One night, they all disappeared. They didn't die or get abducted or anythingthey just left. The reason for their sudden evacuation is lost in time. Some say they fled the taxation of an oppressive rulers, while others weave a tale of young lovers and the girl's angry father who was a big shot at the village.

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#3 The Village Of Twins

The distant village of Kodinhi, Kerala has a secret. Not a particularly hidden secret, mind youit's actually pretty hard to miss. The village's claim to fame is the abnormal amount of twins born there. Kodinhi only has around 2,000 families, yet there are 250 sets of twins officially registered there. In fact, there could be many moreexperts estimate there could be as many as 350 sets of twins in the area.

#4 Shanti Dev

Shanti Devi was born in a happy Delhi family in 1930s. However, she didn't stay happy for long. When she was four years old, she started insisting that her mother and father were not her true parents. She claimed that her name was actually Ludgi and her true family lived in a completely different city. She claimed she had died giving birth to a child and gave very specific information on her husband and family life.

Shanti's worried parents set out to find if there was any meaning behind their daughter's outlandish claims, and what they found out was truly unnerving. A young woman named Ludgi Devi had indeed died in childbirth at the time and in the town Shanti had specified, and the family and relatives she had described very much existed. When she eventually met her "husband from previous life," she recognized him instantly and acted like a mother towards his child.

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#5 The Immortal Beings Of The Himalayas

One popular legend among the practitioners of various New Age soul-searching methods is Gyanganj. It is said to be an ancient Indian and Tibetan tale of a city-kingdom of mysterious immortal beings that are hiding from the world, but influencing it in various subtle ways when needed. It is said that Gyanganj is cunningly camouflaged or even existing in a completely different plane of reality, which is why it has managed to avoid being discovered by modern mapping techniques and satellites.

#6 The Nine Unknown Men

The Nine Unknown Men are to India what the Illuminati is to the Western world, but even more pervasive and mysterious. According to legend, this powerful secret society was founded by Emperor Asoka in 273 BC after a bloody battle that took the lives of 100,000 men. The function of the Nine Unknown Men was to preserve and develop the sort of secret information that would be too dangerous in the hands of the uninitiated.

Strangely enough, not all of them are Indianthe Unknown Men are apparently spread all over the world, with some of them allegedly holding very prominent positions. Among suspected members of the Nine Unknown are the influential 10th century Pope Sylvester II and Vikram Sarabhai, the scientist who created India's budding space program.

#7 The Bhootbilli

The Bhootbilli, or "ghost cat," is a mysterious monster that is terrorizing certain parts of India, particularly in the area of Pune. A strange cryptid that appears to be a cross between a cat, a dog, and a mongoose, it is responsible for killing livestock and frightening the locals. According to one eyewitness, the creature is "fat and broad with a long tail, black in colour, has a face like a dog and back like a mongoose." It is capable of long jumps, having at least once jumped in a tree to escape people who have tried to catch it. Despite this, it's said to be quite large and ferociousits size is described as "smaller than a lion but bigger than a hyena."

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#8 The Jodhpur Boom

On December 18, 2012, a sudden, deafening boom startled the people of Jodhpur. It seemed to come out of nowhere, crashing in the sky like the sonic boom caused by an airplane breaking the speed of sound. However, it was more aggressive in nature, sounding a lot like a massive explosion. The citizens were concerned about the sound and asked around about it, but it soon turned out that no planes had been flying over the area and no explosions had taken place. The source of the "Jodhpur boom" was a complete mystery.

#9 The Kongka La Pass UFO Base

The Kongka La Pass in Ladakh area is one of the least accessible places in the world. Not only is it located in the Himalayas, it is a disputed border area of India and China and has been the cause of armed conflict between the two countries in the past. As such, the area is more or less a no man's land. Both countries keep an eye of it, but neither patrols it or occupies it. Perhaps this is why, according to some, the UFOs have chosen the area as their underground base.