The story I am about to tell you is a true story. I saw a creature that I cannot give a name to. I have no explanation for what I saw or what I am going to describe. English is not my first language; so please bare with me. This story happened in a remote village in northeast India- Manipur. The village’s name is Lhungtin.
It was during that time of the year in 1997 when the maize is prone to attacks by birds, especially parrots. I went to stay at my grandparents’ in the countryside for a summer vacation. Every morning I would go to the maize farm which was about half a mile from the houses, to shoo away the birds. I was just a young boy of about ten, but at the countryside, I was big enough to take that job.
One early morning, I went to the farm with my grandparents to pluck some vegetables. They grow vegetables by the side of the maize farm on the slopes by the river. We walked by the side of the farm near the slopes when we saw something down the river-bank, on the other side of the river. There was this human form of a creature who was doing something like- hitting the log on the river with a stone. It already turned its back on us when we saw it. We saw it clearly because the river wasn’t big and it was just knee high at its deepest point. To be specific, the creature was just 30 meters away from us. He looked like a baby with too much baby powder applied to his skin. A baby because his skins look as soft and smooth as a baby. He was completely naked but I’m not still sure if I should address as he or she because we can’t identify from the back. I just addressed him as ‘he’ because he doesn’t look too slim to be a female. It had a normal size of a man with a 5.8 foot tall, barefoot, not ornaments, it was just his plain body fully uncovered.
I held my grandfather’s hand and try pointing towards the creature. But they’ve already seen it, my grandmother gestured me to be quiet. So, we pretended not seeing it. On the other side of the river was two men with catapults. They were also on their way to shoo away the birds from their farm. The creature inside the bushes made a weird sound of breaking the dry sticks. It sounds as if one hundred men break hundreds of dry sticks at the same time, to intentionally create such a noise. The two men on the other side shoot at it blindly with their catapults. It did no harm on them and on us. The noise was quiet after a moment.
I wasn’t scared as my grandparents were with me. We came home after picking some vegetables. When discussing our encounter at home, my grandfather saw it from the neck to its toe. I was seeing it from the thigh to its toe. The upper part of the body was just transparent. It looks as though it doesn’t exist at all. The body above its thigh was transparent. My grandmother saw only from his knee to toe. We were three, yet we saw it differently. Though, we claimed his complexions and skin types with the same description. None of us have seen its head.
We have all names for these mysterious creatures, like big foot, one-eyed man, etc. and some also claimed to have had an encountered with them. But for this creature, even my grandparents have no name for it. It was the first time they saw such a thing.
From the following day onward, I was scared to go to the farm again, to shoo away the birds. I was all scared to ever go alone again like days before we saw that thing. I don’t know if science had any explanation for this encounter. It wasn’t an illusion at all. It was all real. We at times talked about it with my grandparents even now.
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