In 1942 a British forest guard in Roopkund, India made an alarming discovery. Some 16,000 feet above sea level, at the bottom of a small valley, was a frozen lake absolutely full of skeletons. That summer, the ice melting revealed even more skeletal remains, floating in the water and lying haphazardly around the lake's edges. Something horrible had happened here.


My first thought was an English massacre during the East Indies Co. time. However, the actual reason is much more interesting. That must have been massive hail, I can't imagine anything that size. To go that long without being discovered too, and in a lake, sounds like something out of a horror film.

posted by thenewgreen: 2212 days ago