The residents of the Kazakh village Kalachi are suffering from a mysterious epidemic which causes some of them to periodically fall asleep, even while walking.
The unusual phenomenon in the Kazakh village began last spring, when 10 people between the ages of 14 and 70 were taken to the local hospital, all experiencing the same symptoms.
What all of the cases had in common was that each of the persons feinted, lost part of their memory and felt a strong and uncontrollable desire to sleep. Some of the residents of the village shared that they had hallucinated and inexplicably felt health problems.
Students from the village confided how they had seen the streetlights fly and had spoken with balloons.
Each one of the sick had fallen asleep for about 2-3 days and their slumber had been so deep that no one was able to wake them.
Thus far, the mysterious epidemic has occurred twice, with the last incident being from January of this year, when once again tens of residents from Kalachi village began unexpectedly falling asleep.
Doctors believe that the condition is due to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which occurs during abrupt warming.
At this time, there are 3 possible causes being investigated for the appearance of the phenomenon in Kalachi village. One of the scientists' theories is the advent of radiation.
Other opinions claim, however, that the strange phenomenon was caused by the poor quality of the drinking water or mass fake alcohol poisoning.
After the conducted investigations, neither one of the theories was proven.
The locals believe that the reason for the baffling epidemic is the nearby uranium mine, which was used by the military in the years of the USSR.
On the other hand, the experts announced that the studies carried out around the mine showed that everything was normal.
Vitalii Skurayev, one of the locals, said that he has seen strange glowing objects numerous times over the territories of the village.
Up until now, 30 people have been inflicted by the bizarre epidemic and the village has taken on the title of the Village of Sleep.