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'Phantasm' grapples Mawlai Mawiong
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network

Shillong, March 31 2012: Residents of Mawlai Mawiong, East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya are spending sleepless nights for close to two weeks now, with fear of "phantasm" grappling them.

It is reported that strange activities, only described as sorcery, have been taking place all over the Mawiong area.

"Things" perceived as dwarfs, not more than 4 feet tall having long beard, are reported to cut and take away small pieces of clothes mainly of female, commonly from the shawls put under the sun to get dried in the day.

But some have reported of clothe pieces taken from those kept in a locker.

While the cutting and collection of pieces of clothes occurs during the day hours, the night turns fearsome, especially for the women folk.

Paradoxically, all reported cases of cloths having their pieces missing 'strangely' belong to females.

Women, whose clothe(s) were cut by unidentified beings, have reported of being molested at night.

They have reported of strange 'cold hands' frisking all over their body, while in sleep.

However, when they opened their eyes, the sensation of someone frisking their body disappears and no one is seen around.

But these strange incidents occur only after the lights go out at night, during the load shedding period.

Some have claimed of citing a group of dwarf like being moving at such wee hours, who mysteriously disappear once alarm is sounded.

The locals are convinced that these dwarfs like being are behind these incidents, but none has spotted them out.

More glaringly, the youths in the area are now undertaking night patrolling.

This effort did pay off on Wednesday, when one such 'dwarf' was spotted escaping from a house, where an alarm was sounded.

A mob of locals with torches in their hands quickly built and chased after the culprit.

The 'dwarf', however, seems to have extraordinary running speed, eye - witnesses claimed.

The mob could not catch the 'dwarf'.

So, they decided to surround him from all corners.

The mob did manage to surround the 'dwarf thing'.

And as the mob rejoiced hoping to have put an end to this mysterious menace, the 'dwarf thing' entered a small bush and disappeared! .

This stunned the mob gathered.

In utter disbelief, the mob was left only more terrified.

When the Headman of the area was approached to shed some light on the matter, he totally ignored of being in the know-how of anything such.


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