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The News Minute | December 28, 2014 | 2:00 pm IST Conspiracy theories and unsolved mysteries have always intrigued human kind across the world and India is no stranger to it. India, in fact, has its own list of conspiracy theories, some of which have been baffling us for years. Whether it was the mysterious death of Subash Chandra Bose or a UFO base in the Himalayas with the knowledge of the government, here are a list of few theories and unsolved mysteries compiled by Vaibhav Pathak that you must know. 1. The nine Unknown men This theory alleges that a secret society was founded by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka around 270 BC to protect and develop knowledge that,  if fell into the wrong hands would be dangerous for the humanity and that nine unknown men were entrusted with protecting the nine books of secret knowledge.  The nine books entrusted to these nine men is said to contain information on topics ranging from psychological warfare, physiology, microbiology, alchemy, communication including communication with extraterrestrials, gravity and anti-gravity devices, cosmology including hyperspace and time travel, light and sociology. During his reign natural science, past and present, including new inventions and discoveries were vowed to secrecy. Henceforward, and for the next 2,000 years, all researches, ranging from the structure of matter to the techniques employed in collective psychology, were to be hidden behind the mystical mask of a people commonly believed to be exclusively concerned with ecstasy and supernatural phenomena resulting in Asoka founding the most powerful secret society on earth: that of the Nine Unknown Men. For more information on The nine Unknown men, click here 2. Indian UFO base On the border of India and China, locals on both sides of the border believe there is an underground UFO base in this region with the knowledge of both countries. Locals have seen UFOs coming out of the ground. Tourists have witnessed strange triangular lighted silent crafts rising from the ground and moving vertically up.  The Kongka Pass or Kongka La, is a high mountain pass of the Chang-Chemno Range on the Line of Actual Control between India and China. The area is one of the least accessed area in the world and by agreement the two countries do not patrol that part of the border. Local guides say this is not something new and it is a very common sight in Kongka La pass. Tourists are denied entry to this area in spite of permits to travel between the two countries. This theory is given credence by the fact that in June of 2006, satellite imagery on Google Earth revealed a 1:500 scale detailed terrain model of the area in question. This model was surrounded by buildings resembling a military facility.  3.The haunted village, Kuldhara Kuldhara, a village lying 17km west of Jaisalmer has quite a story. Around 300 years ago, it used to be a prosperous village of Paliwal Brahmins in the state of Jaisalmer.  According to legend, the evil eyes of the powerful and then prime minister of the state Salim Singh, fell on the daughter of the village head and he desired to marry her by force. He threatened the village with grave consequences if they did not adhere to his wish. Instead of submitting to the order of the tyrant, the Paliwals held a council and people of 85 villages left their ancestral homes and vanished. But this was not all; before leaving, they put a curse on Kuldhara that no one will ever be able to settle in their village thereafter. To this date, the village remains barren; left almost the same as its inhabitants had left it centuries ago.  It is also said that people who have tried to stay there at night have been chased away by strange paranormal phenomenon. 4. Bird Suicides, Jatinga, Guwahati The Bird Mystery is a unique phenomenon that occurs at Jatinga between September and November each year. During these late monsoon months, several migratory and local birds commit mass suicide at the village. Just after sunset, between 7 and 10 pm, hundreds of birds descend from the sky, plummeting to their deaths by crashing into buildings and trees. Since birds aren't known to be suicidal, the phenomenon has baffled villagers, visitors and scientists alike. Watch the video below for some more of the unsolved and unexplained mysteries of India   (The post originally appeared on Quora.com, and has been altered and re written)   Tweet

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