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Potato-throwing poltergeist reported in India

By T.K. Randall
July 27, 2020 · Comment icon 14 comments

The alleged entity has been throwing stones and potatoes. Image Credit: PD - Pexels
A series of strange object throwing incidents have been plaguing a residential abode in Umtrew, Ri Bhoi district.
According to Kingstar Thongni, who owns the house in question, the peculiar events began a week ago when he heard an unexplained knocking on the door, despite there being nobody there.

While investigating the mystery, Thongni then reported that a number of stones had been thrown on to the veranda at the front of the house, again without the person(s) responsible being seen.

Keen to catch the culprit, local residents started to carry out patrols within the vicinity of the house, however when nobody was found many started to regard the phenomenon as paranormal.
The strange activity continued unabated for days, with stones, household items and even potatoes being thrown both inside and outside of the house without apparent explanation.

A local news reporter covering the phenomenon even witnessed it happening first-hand.

Some of the stones actually fell on nearby residents, however fortunately nobody was injured.

As things stand, no explanation for the phenomenon has yet been found.

Source: The Shillong Times | Comments (14)

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Comment icon #5 Posted by Dustyrose33 4 years ago
Probably hooligans.  I don't know why ghosts would throw potatoes.
Comment icon #6 Posted by CigaretteSmokingMan 4 years ago
Irish ghosts perhaps?
Comment icon #7 Posted by CigaretteSmokingMan 4 years ago
what happened to meter 1.0?
Comment icon #8 Posted by papageorge1 4 years ago
The 2.0 version is just a software upgrade. The 2.0 version will always give a Confidence Level reading ranging from 'Very Low' to 'Very High' which indicates how much information has been processed. For example a subject I have considered for decades may get a 'Very High'. A one-time story from a stranger on the internet may get a 'Very Low'. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by GlitterRose 4 years ago
It seems like there was a movie in which that happened. The rocks, not the potatoes. I think it may have been a remake of Carrie, but I can't remember.
Comment icon #10 Posted by psyche101 4 years ago
Lucky SOBs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
Comment icon #11 Posted by XenoFish 4 years ago
I would like sour cream, sharp cheddar cheese and bacon bits, oh, some butter as well with my Haunted Potato.
Comment icon #12 Posted by stereologist 4 years ago
Stone throwing is common in India. This isn't the first time pranksters have thrown things at houses. Monkeys throw things too. They are fans of throwing their own poop.  
Comment icon #13 Posted by stereologist 4 years ago
Well I'm convinced now The article also suggests this is due to deities.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Potatoe 4 years ago
Why or how is this scary? It's just a sPoOkY pOtAtO tHrOwInG gHoSt. Like... The Hell????

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