A marshy land in the middle of deserted jungles and a mysterious flickering light over it, which has created a sense of terror among people since a long time. You might encounter these lights in the jungles of Sundarbans in West Bengal.
These lights often emerge in the marshy regions of West Bengal and Bangladesh and prove to be a messenger of death for many people. Famous as Aleya ghost lights or light of ghosts, their name is enough to send shivers down local residents’ spine.
People of the area believe that these lights are nothing but the haunting spirits of fishermen who were killed here due to some reasons while fishing. According to them, whoever sees these lights they either lose their way or die after some days. What is interesting is that these lights are seen only at night, that too in remote, secluded places.
Fishermen of these area have claimed to see these lights. Many times, the corpses of fishermen have been found here. It is believed that whoever chases these lights either drowns or lose mental balance.
As per them, some spirits kill fishermen by leading them astray while some guides them to correct direction. Though, local administration has refused to see it as a paranormal event. It might be possible that a person would lose way and eventually drown in the marsh.
Not only in Bengal, these mysterious lights are also seen in many cities of UK, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Australia along with North and South America. Here, these are known as will-o’-the-wisp or jack-o’-lantern. In these countries, these lights are considered to be related to hidden treasures.
Whereas, scientists attributed this phenomenon to theories like ionization of methane or geological faulting on marshy lands.
Whatever may be the reason, these lights have remained unsolved mysteries in Bengal till today. What do you think?