Skeleton Lake

In 1942, British forest guard discovered the skeletons of over 200 people in and around a small mountain lake in Roopkund, India.  At first, they assumed that the bones were the remains of a World War II Japanese invasion force, but years later it was discovered that the skeletons were almost 2,000 years old.

Scientists have concluded, based on their examination of the bones, that the people they belonged to probably perished in a freak hailstorm with hail the size of softballs.  The lake, which frequently freezes over, and its high altitude has preserved the bones all this time.

Skeleton Lake, in the meantime, has become a macabre tourist attraction amidst the scenic mountains.

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Jason Donner

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