GADAG: The discovery of ‘unusual footprints’ in Anturu village of Gadag district in Karnataka, India, has created panic among villagers who believe that it was an alien stomping about in their backyards. The villagers claim that they heard the ‘heavy breathing’ at around 2 am on Sunday morning.
This morning, villagers found about 20-30 huge footprints which, the villagers claim, did not resemble anything they had ever seen before. As the speculation spread, people statted streaming into the village from Gadag city and surrounding villages.
Local people now say that the footprints have been wiped out at many points because curious visitors are trampling about to see the ‘alien footprints’.
“Women and children are remaining indoors fearing the alien. The footprints found in a farm near the Boodihal mutt in the village are different from the footprints of any animals. They are much bigger in size. There is a distance of three feet between two steps. Forest officials have been informed,” said a villager from Anturu.
Following the rumours, The Forest Department plans to post night patrols in the area to calm the villagers’ fears. Forest personnel said that they were unable to ascertain what the ‘footprints’ really are.
“We must need to check whether someone is playing a prank on villagers," said a forest official.