The vanishing town on Lake Anjikuni

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The vanishing town on Lake Anjikuni

This is an interesting story about a Canadian town on Lake Anjikuni where everyone, including the corpses, just disappeared one day in the 1930's.

Here it is in a nutshell

This remarkable incident took place in the winter of 1930s in Canada. A trapper named Arnaud Laurent and his son observed a strange light crossing the northern sky. It appeared to be heading toward the area of Lake Anjikuni. The trappers described the object as cylinder shaped or bullet shaped.

Another trapper by the name of Joe Labelle had come into the village of the Lake Anjikuni people, and discovered the community to be unusually silent without a person moving in the streets. There was no sound of sled dogs to be heard. The shanties were covered with snow and not a chimney showed smoke.

Labelle found the village's kayaks tied up on the shore of the lake. In the shanties he found meals left hanging over fires, old and moldy and seemingly abandoned as they were being cooked. The men's rifles were still in place standing by the doors. Labelle then became frightened because he knew that the men would never leave without their weapons.

He reported this discovery to the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), who investigated what Labelle had seen. The police discovered that the town's dogs had died of hunger, chained beneath a tree and covered by a snowdrift. What was even more disturbing was finding that the town graveyard had been emptied. Despite the frozen ground, the graves had been opened and the dead removed.

The case remains open to this day. The matter remains unsolved, and despite a search of all Canada and inquiries made throughout the world, not one trace of the missing 1200 men, women and children has ever been found.

From http://www.unexplained-myst...

I thought, wow, that is interesting, and looked on the net for more information on the topic google search

Just as I started to read through the links I came across the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and found this...
... Quote:
The story about the disappearance in the 1930's of an Inuit village near Lake Anjikuni is not true.

An American author by the name of Frank Edwards is purported to have started this story in his book Stranger than Science. It has become a popular piece of journalism, repeatedly published and referred to in books and magazines.

There is no evidence however to support such a story. A village with such a large population would not have existed in such a remote area of the Northwest Territories (62 degrees north and 100 degrees west, about 100 km west of Eskimo Point).

Furthermore, the Mounted Police who patrolled the area recorded no untoward events of any kind and neither did local trappers or missionaries.

Thus stories get embedded into our culture and mythology.

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By netchicken: posted on 27-4-2007

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