Mancherial: Circulation of morphed photographs of mysterious creature, which is supposedly caught on camera traps, while hunting deer and sheep, in Kawal Tiger Reserve forest areas, have caused tension among the tribals living in the forested areas of Telangana.
The images, obviously morphed, were supposedly caught on camera traps meant for taking photos of animals in forest areas. However, forest department officials have steadfastly denied any such strange animal being caught on the camera traps. But social media users, especially those using WhatsApp and Facebook, have been widely sharing the images along with messages that the images were captured in camera traps.
Social media users are sharing three photos of this mysterious creature, which was allegedly “moving and killing not only sheep, but also tribals” in the wild of Kawal Tiger Reserve (KTR). Many gullible tribals have started believing the messages leading to tension. Reports say, tribals are spending sleepless nights, fearing attack of the creature and its movement in the vegetation. They are frightened to heard about the presence of the being prowling in their surroundings.
Mancherial District Forest Officer B Prabhakar has denied reports that this weird animal image was recorded in CCTV camera traps laid by forest officials in Kawal Tiger Reserve. He advised public not to trust the rumors. He advised people not to believe in any such rumours.
A search on the internet about the ‘mysterious creature’ reveals that similar visuals were circulated in in the past. A news channel of Odisha aired a story titled “Mysterious Creature Creates Terror In Niali, Kills More Than 200 Sheep In 45 Days,” on June 24. It was watched by 97,000 viewers of YouTube so far.
Another video titled: “Demon Caught on Camera Chasing Deer” and posted on YouTube on July 6 of 2014. It features a winged demon like creature. The photos of the “ghost” were floated around the internet for a while, according information shared by YouTube channel, Strange Mysteries.