Monday, March 9, 2015

Sleepy Village For Monday Mysteries...!

No ghost or missing ships or disappearances today. Just a real puzzler of a modern mystery.

Sometimes the true mysteries of everyday life seem to be solvable, then at other times the truth escapes us all together!

Kalachi Village

Something strange is happening to residents of the Kalachi village in Kazakhstan. They just can’t seem to keep their eyes open. Every day, several villagers just fall asleep in broad daylight and remain asleep for at least a couple of hours. Some of them have reported only waking up after a couple of days. There is no apparent reason for these “sleep incidents,” and more than 100 residents have inexplicably fallen asleep when they weren’t tired over the course of a few years.

In September 2014, several children who were attending school on the first day of the new academic year also fell asleep for no reason. Medical experts were unable to come up with a verified explanation, much less a “cure” or form of prevention. Naturally, some of those who suffer from this “condition” are terrified that they might die in their sleep.

Some of the “sleepers” have reported strange feelings of memory loss, vertigo, and extreme nausea after waking from their sleep. Other symptoms even include hallucinations. In addition to all this, doctors have found that some of the people suffering from this ailment have suffered other health scares such as brain dysfunction and even strokes.

The sleeping villagers are not good for the economy; not only are there hours of work lost, but fear is causing many people to leave the area. Radiation levels have been tested in the area but nothing abnormal has been found. Ongoing investigations have yet to turn up any clues as to why this strange affliction has befallen the little village. In 2015, scientists found high concentrations of carbon monoxide in the town. While the findings aren’t conclusive, they may provide one more clue in this mystery.

To me this is the strangest kind of mystery. After you consider that the village has been studied for years with no answers, the village seems to be a place to stay away from. I certainly don't want to take a chance and visit the place, ya know?

Coffee out on the patio again today. Pretty warm by most standards in the country today!


linda m said...

Thanks for the warning. One more place to cross to add to my list of Don't Ever Visit. would love coffee on the patio. It feels warm here also at 31 degrees. Save my spot on the swing and I'll bring some fresh bread and honey.

Dizzy-Dick said...

May be a good place for insomniacs to go to get a good night's sleep.

JO said...

Interesting I feel like I could go back to sleep already this am. Wish they would get this house done so I can sleep a little later.

See you all on the patio maybe some nice hot strong coffee will help along with friends

Chickenmom said...

They are test spraying something in the air, I bet! It's a heat wave here at 33!

Mamahen said...

Hmmm ,yep another place to stay away from...beautiful sunny day...still a bit cool for sitting out and several inches of snow still on the ground, but most should melt today....yaaay :))

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
So many places we are better off staying away from.

Fresh bread sure sounds good to me!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Dizzy...
It might be at that! Wanna volunteer?

Thanks, my friend, for stopping in today!

Hey Jo...
Shouldn't be too much longer on the house, right? I know you need your sleep!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!

Hey Phyllis...
Tat wouldn't surprise me at all!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Mamahen...
Don't ya love it when the sun comes out?

Thanks for the visit this morning!

Sixbears said...

The high carbon monoxide count sounds like a big clue to me. Where is is coming from is another mystery.

Not on my list of place I've just got to see.

Maybe they all need a coffee with the Hermit?