The mystery of the disappearance of the inhabitants of the Eskimo village of Angikuni still stirs the minds of people interested in the mysteries of our planet, although more than 80 years have passed. To this day, no rational explanation has been found for this incomprehensible phenomenon.
November 12, 1930 Canadian hunter Joe Labelle was fishing for furs on the shore of Lake Angikuni. The lake had long been famous for its rich fishing, trout and pike were abundant, and the surrounding forests were full of fur-bearing animals. That is why this remote and rugged area attracted hunters and fishermen.
However, not everyone dared to go there for prey – there were ominous legends about this area since ancient times. Old-timers said that the lake was inhabited by evil spirits, which from time to time reminded the locals of themselves. But it was the twentieth century, the legends faded into the past, and life went on as usual, and the hardiest of hunters reached this remote corner of Canada. Among them was Joe Labelle, who had returned from the lake more than once with rich booty.
He knew the surroundings well and always stopped for a break and warmth in the local fishing village, which, like the lake, was called Angikuni. The local Inuit people were very friendly and hospitable, always ready to feed and warm the traveler.
The hunter was very tired and cold, as November was frosty. Labelle reached the village with difficulty and went into the first house he could find. The stove was heated and there was a pot of warm meat soup on the table. But there was no one in the house, and there were no dogs in the yard. The hunter went to the next house, then to another, and another… He went all around the village, but everywhere there was the same strange picture – not a soul, but the feeling that people had left their homes just before he came. And they had left in a hurry, abandoning their business.
But the strangest thing was that when people left their homes, they did not take with them any weapons, warm clothes, or food. After all, in these harsh lands, no one ever left home lightly. The second inexplicable detail was that there was not a single trace of people around the houses. The footprints should have been clearly imprinted on the snow.
The hunter, in spite of his mortal fatigue, was so amazed by what he saw that he did not stop at the abandoned village. The sight of the suddenly and mysteriously deserted settlement was shocking. The horror gave the hunter strength, and he was able to make the several-mile journey to the nearest communications office. After reaching the telegraph office, Labelle reported the incident to the Canadian police.
A few hours later, a mounted police detachment reached the village of Angikuni. On the way they were joined by three other hunters who happened to be near the lake. When Admand Laurent and his two sons heard from the police about the incident, they told them that they had witnessed a strange phenomenon the previous day.
Two days ago, while they were camping, they had noticed an unseen luminous object in the sky that was moving slowly towards Lake Angikuni. It changed shape, taking the form of a cylinder or a pointed spindle. The hunters assured that the luminous object was unlike anything they had seen before – it could be neither the northern lights, nor a cloud, nor any other atmospheric phenomenon characteristic of these places.
This testimonial display by the hunters prompted researchers to think that the disappearance of the Angikuni inhabitants could be due to alien intervention. After all, similar cases have already been observed in different parts of the planet. Some scientists believe that aliens are conducting research on Earth, studying the human race and its behavior.
However, there is another point of view. Some researchers believe that the disappearance of the inhabitants of Angikuni can be associated with natural phenomena or even with intertribal conflicts. After all, there have been known cases of clashes between different Inuit tribes in this area of Canada.
Perhaps the true cause of the disappearance of the Angikuni people will remain a mystery. But this will not prevent people from continuing to search for answers and unravel the mysteries of our planet.