In May 1876 in the streets of the Chinese city of Nanjing suddenly arose a terrible panic in the city were invisible demons, cut off from the people of traditional braids. In vain did the townspeople shut hands head, trying to save her hair - it was all in vain panic spread to Shanghai and then to other Chinese cities, where the invisible forces started killing people in their sleep. Mass hysteria lasted about three years, and all these years the mysterious "evil spirit, cutting hair," was elusive Meanwhile, it was not the first case of its occurrence - the documents show that the "invisible, shearing hair", known in China as early as the era of dynasty Wei (477-517 years BC).
In 1890, mass panic gripped the population of Japan was confident that there was an invisible, causing people injury in the neck. cut length was about an inch.
European newspapers to publish such messages tend to write about it with condescending humor - Asia, that it'll take 'London "Daily Mail", for example, with humor described how in Lahore Indian coolies are convinced of the existence of "Mumia" - invisible creatures which picks overall and enough people on the streets
Humor vanished in 1922 when mass panic caused by the invisible, emerged in England, in London Invisible Hand grabbing young women cut off their hair and mysteriously disappeared. Attempts to help the unfortunate victims were unsuccessful. No one could explain the fact that in broad daylight in a major European city people suddenly disappeared from the head of hair
We started to receive information about the mysterious wounds. April 23, 1922 the newspaper "People" published correspondence its reporter from the hospital "Cherring Cross" has arrived in London on April 16 to a patient with a knife wound to the neck. He could tell just as turning off Coventry Street, received knife wound, and fell to the pavement. A few hours later in the hospital was the second patient received the same wound. Finally, on the same day another man inexplicably was wounded on the same crossroads ...
Historical evidence suggests that the meeting with the mysterious invisible occurred in the history of mankind at all times and in many countries. Russian chronicles tell of the appearance in 1092 in Polotsk invisible, kill people in the streets, and the mass panic caused by them: "In the summer of 6600 (1092). Most wonderfully byst chyudo in Polotsk: vstasha night tramping, along the street, as a man, the demons prowl. If anyone vylezyashe of horomina though see straightway going to hurt invisible plague of demons and from that umirahu. And not smeyahu izlaziti of the chorus. Therefore nachasha same day yavlyatisya horses and baa not see them themselves, but they see a horse hoof. And thus uyazvlyahu people Polotsk and its region. "
In 1761, five women of the Italian village of Ventimiglia returned home with fagots. Suddenly one of them cried out and fell down dead. Her companion came to the indescribable horror of what he saw: it looked like some terrible force in a second ravaged poor. Clothing and footwear were killed torn into small pieces and scattered around her body. On his head gaping gashes in some places even bared bone of the skull. The right side was ripped, and the insides spilled out. Sacrum was crushed, and the head of the tibia yanked out of its socket. Most of the internal organs appeared flattened ... It looked as if the woman was the victim of a sudden silent explosion. In this regard, it was suggested that the woman was a meteorite.
In October 1873 in the United States, in Wisconsin, a young girl standing in the street near the town of Menomonie mother suddenly felt like "someone clipped her hair close to the roots, and at the same time they completely disappear." A December 8, 1831, "New York Times" published the story of the captain of the German ship "Brehzee" about a strange incident in a sailor on his head suddenly appeared a wound four inches long, the storm completely inexplicable in his eyes was injured, and he fell unconscious on the deck.
As released in 1860, "the narrative of the extraordinary events that took place with the children of Mr. Richard Gila" describes the cases of various stealth attacks on children in the same family once invisible, for example, left on the face of one of the children Gila bites. On another occasion, witnesses saw a terrible sight invisible hand strangled the girl her neck, something increasingly squeezed, and the work of the cervical girls muscle could not be seen later the other children of the family have repeatedly been the victims of attacks stealth day for one only in the evening, five witnesses saw how "someone invisible twenty times bite their hands ... they themselves are in no way could not do it, because all this time we watched them intently for inspecting these bites, we find in them traces of eighteen or twenty teeth. On the surface of wounds was smeared saliva, the contours of which clearly point to touch someone's mouth to the child's hand. The surface was wet, very wet, and with the disgusting smell "
Reading like, necessarily remember fairy tales and legends of the cap of darkness and magic cloaks, makes its owner invisible ... The collection of medieval legends of Wales, for example, there is a story about how Kasvaldon, son of Beli, covered magic cloth, making it invisible to crack with the leaders of hostile tribes. Falling to the ground, the enemy did not see his murderer, and only the blade of the sword, takes on materiality only for a moment to strike ...
Something similar happened with a twenty South African farmer Jimmy de Bruin in August 1960. Invisible "disemboweled" it several days in a row. Police Commissioner John Wessels and three constables have seen Jimmy suddenly cried out in pain and on his feet were wounds the next day in front of two police officers on his chest there was a deep cut, although the shirt was left intact. Wounds in different places for a few days appeared on his body straight. They were neat as if made by a razor or scalpel.
In all cases, the attacks invisible people present a common part: the wounds appear on the body under the clothes, on which there is no trace of cuts or punctures a satisfactory explanation of the phenomenon of "stealth" has not yet been found, however, even in 1092 Russian chronicler had no doubt that inflicted wounds invisible hand - are "wounding" demons. And the intuition of our ancestors has been developed much better than we ...