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Wolves in captivity in India

While superstition and many other such beliefs emerged in the heyday of developmental changes in Bangalore, the evolution of such a gruesome urban legend is rather strange.

In the span of two years, when 11 people went missing from nearby villages in the Pavagada, Yadgir, Raichur areas, at first people believed that perhaps it was the doing of the spirits or witches, or maybe it was an unfortunate coincidence.


Sometime later, more people began to go missing, and this was unexplained. The people set up a search party, and they discovered skulls of the dead in a neat trail. There was no flesh on these bones at all. Superstitions took root once again and people assumed that supernatural beings were at work.

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When the disappearances continued, they noticed that only girls began to disappear. They put together a canine search team, which led them to the mouth of an open cave. There were skulls around. The people immediately names hyenas and werewolves, but the disappearances never stopped. Finally, they decided that perhaps the region had been inhabited by wolves, who carried away smaller-sized humans for food. Despite further efforts, the actual source of the deaths has not been found out.

The region was also known for black magic, and it still is the hotbed of the black arts. When the police noticed that there was silence associated with the disappearances, and no one saw any evidence of wolves, they decided to go with the possibility that these deaths were happening as a result of human sacrifices by those who indulged in black magic. But they have not been successful in tracking the real murdered. The case resurfaced in 2005 and 2013 and still remains a mystery.

Keywords: Wolves, Black magic, Pavagada, Urban Legend


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