Indian officials ventured into a deep jungle, investigating several missing persons reports from a nearby city. What they found was a “Tower of Silence,” or dakhma. Zoroastrians use these sites to dispose of bodies in the open air.
While sites like these are not uncommon in certain parts of india, several peculiarities hint at something more unusual…
- None of the bodies depicted in the photograph were identified. Villagers from nearby, though initially surprised at the sheer number of corpses in the dakhma, proved unable to recognize the bodies. The corpses also do not match the descriptions of the missing people.
- There were no animals around except for maggots and flies. Zoroastrians rely on birds (i.e. buzzards) to dispose of the bodies, in the belief they are contributing back to the Earth. Officials found the corpses relatively untouched by any sort of animal.
- There is no official count of the bodies. In fact, little work was actually accomplished at the site and, perhaps, this is why only one photograph has emerged. Officials avoided the spot - not only because they felt uneasy looking at it, but for the following, as well:
- The deep pit in the center of the photograph was filled with several feet of festering blood - far more than the bodies on the outside could ever supply. The stench was so unbearable that many of the officials began to get nauseous when they first approached the dakhma.
- The expedition was ended when a villager accidentally kicked a small bone into the pit, penetrating the coagulated surface of the pool. A massive burst of gas from the decomposing blood erupted from the pit, splashing those looking into it, along with the photographer.
Those caught in the explosion were immediately sent to the hospital, where they were quarrantined for possible infection. They became delirious with fever, shouting about “being tainted with the blood of Ahriman” (the personification of evil in Zoroastrianism), despite never having admitted having any familiarity with the religion.
In fact, many of them had no idea what the dakhma was when they had found it. Delirium turned to insanity as many began to attack hospital staff until they were sedated. The fever eventually killed all of them.
When officials returned with HAZMAT gear the following day, the site was empty. All the bodies had been removed and, astonishingly, the pool of blood inthe pit had been drained. All that remained of the incident was this photograph.
If this is real, it’s both awesome and incredibly terrifying.
Not to be the wet blanket,
But this is fake.
The picture shown is a photoshopped version of this picture published in the late 1990’s:
You can even see the artifacting and sloppiness in this story’s picture.
Further, the first mention of this story came several years after the supposed date of “Jan 19, 2003”
Using the custom range function on a Google Search, the oldest known mention of this story seem to comes from early 2012. That gives a 9-year gap between occurrence and report. Even accounting for such things as language barriers, the bizarre nature of the story itself should have immediately raised attention from English speaking sources around its supposed “first” report (such organizations like Nat Geo or BBC would chomp at the bit for this weird story).
There is also no hard evidence (newspaper clippings, articles or media-endorsed publications) supporting this ever happened, even 10 years later. Only internet forum posts, blog posts and creepypasta. As mentioned before, the absurdity of the story warrants enough attention for even a side-piece.
With a shopped picture, lack of synchronicity between alleged date of occurrence and the date of the first known report, and a lack of hard-evidence, or first-hand account; this story is most definitely a fraud.
Still doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it for its creepiness.
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