it's a UFO -it's ball lighting-it's an insect!-it's a secret weapon-it's mass hysteria! Indians blame mystery attacks on UFOs first report-India Times UFO sightings have sparked hysteria and riots http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-389122,00.html ((Timesonline works for me-but not when clicked here??--get message=The area you wish to access is behind registration.)) Muhnochwa fireballs reach Nepal Aug 10 http://www.ufoindia.org/news_muhnochwa.htm IIT scientist solves mystery behind 'UFO' August 15, 2002 http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/aug/14sharat.htm 8/24 http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/international.cfm?id=940402002 general review http://www.rense.com/general28/ball.htm India UFO attacks 'are coloured lightning balls' http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_650903.html?menu=news.scienceanddiscovery.phenomena ===== World News "Raghuraj Pal, whose neighbour Ramji Pal died recently in Shanwa, said: "A mysterious flying object attacked him in the night. His stomach was ripped open. He died two days later." August 20, 2002 India calls in X-Files agents to unmask face-scratching alien by Catherine Philp UFO sightings have sparked hysteria and riots, says our reporter A MYSTERIOUS flying object said to attack sleeping villagers has sparked mass hysteria and rioting across the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Police shot dead one man and injured 12 others when a mob of hundreds stormed the police station in Barabanki, demanding protection against what they believe is an alien assailant terrorising villages. The object, described as a flying sphere emitting red and blue light, is said to strike in the middle of the night, leaving victims with burns or scratches on their faces and limbs, and earning it the name the muhnochwa (face-scratcher). At least seven unexplained deaths in the area have been attributed to the muhnochwa, sparking panic among villagers who blame police for not providing enough protection. === "More often than not the victims have unconsciously inflicted the symptoms themselves," AP quoted Narrotam Lal, a doctor at King George's Medical College in Lucknow, the state capital, as saying. Music companies in India are cashing in on a recent UFO scare. songs about the attacks [http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_662461.html?menu=news.scienceanddiscovery.phenomena ===== Solved again??-- AUGUST 20, _Schizodatylus Monstruosus.?? http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?art_Id=19603518 is a rare grasshopper Zoology department experts denied that the insect could in any way harm human beings. Prof Pandey said the insect brought for identification did not emit any lights. professors conducted a detailed study while analysing the insect. They consulted various books and references before going public with their observations. ------ ===== muhnochwahttp://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_36343,000900010004.htm<not found> http://asia.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/08/13/india.ufo.ap/index.html <<not found>> http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-389122,00.html <<need access>> http://www.msnbc.com/news/79319.asp<<another not found!>> ======= Mass hysteria? =========== _ What would you be most afraid of in India? Mysterious UFO attacks The "Monkey Man" Panicked and hysterical residents Drunk Elephants Aliens People wearing suits and ties None of the above great story--haven't found the 'movies' or 'final report yet' <<links do work-checking still--try copying/paste for Timesonline i can get em but get =this message =The area you wish to access is behind registration.--may be i'm already registered>> here's sample: TIMES NEWS NETWORK SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2002 11:16:30 PM http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow.asp?art_id=19397236 LUCKNOW: With five visuals of what is feared as the muhnochwa `trapped' on video tapes -- three of which were recorded by the team of intelligence sleuths in the state -- the scare does not seem to be unfounded. The sleuths who had worked on muhnochwa do not rule out the possibility of the presence of an extra-terrestrial body (ETB) with electro-magnetic (EM) effect in at least three per cent of the cases. While the Indian agencies were yet to admit the presence of ETB, foreign research agencies, intelligence reports said, have already been to the affected areas, met the victims and collected necessary data. Sources said that after going through the video tape provided by the wife of a lawyer in Mirzapur and another frame recorded by a resident in Sitapur..... Out of a sample study of 100 injured victims, 10 were found to be victims of an insect bite or scratch. Another 10 suffered the injuries indirectly (like bruises while running after a scare in the night). The remaining had one or more of the following four common factors: Experiencing electric shock, seeing sharp light, feeling hard oval object. ==== hope it works for you !?