Do you remember that terrifying lake from Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince, which was filled with the creepy corpses of the Inferi? Well, a lake in India is a hundred times creepier, since it’s filled with skeletons of actual people.
Back in 1942 one British forest guard found a frozen lake swarming with skeletons of real people. The lake, which is based in Roopkund, India, has been there from time immemorial. Hidden in a small valley nearly 16,000 feet above the sea level it has been the tomb of a number of pilgrims who had died there back in 850 AD. Shortly after the lake was discovered some of the skeletons were inspected and a verdict revealed the gruesome event, which probably killed the people. According to the forensic inspection and the bamboo staves found in the lake the group of people were probably locals or a tribe of pilgrims, which were trying to cross the lake with the help of the staves. Unfortunately, they were caught by a cruel hailstorm. Having no safe shelter the tribe was unable to cross the lake and remained forgotten for nearly 1,200 years.