Lake Anjikuni is located in the Kivaliq region of Nunavut, Canada. The lake is famous for its diversity of freshwater aquatic fauna.
That’s why an old group of fishermen decided to establish a town on the shore of the lake. Thus Angikuni Village is created.
The town, in addition to fishing, was also famous for its drinks. Residents made wine and beer from wood to combat the cold. This drink became famous in the region, so little by little, they began to receive constant visits.
In 1932, Joe Labelle, a Canadian hunter, was also a lover of this beer. That is why he visited the city constantly, taking the opportunity to sell his animal skins.
However, after stepping into the city, a strange feeling came over him. An amazing silence surrounded the entire city and its surroundings. He even thought he was in the wrong place, but this was impossible as he was a frequent visitor to the village.
He walked the streets without finding any sign of people. Hoping that they were in their homes, He waited outside to see if anyone came out, but still, he couldn’t find anyone.
The village was filled with a heavy, creepy atmosphere and there was no one there. This had not happened on any of his many visits.
After wandering around the city for a while, he decided to go to the house of his acquaintances. He called them by their names, but only got the echo of his voice in response.
So he decided to enter one of the houses. It was empty, but the stored food was in the cupboards, the children’s toys, and clothes. Everything was as if nothing had happened. He even found a pot of half-cooked rice in the oven.
He found a similar scenario in the next house and the next. There was no one and the atmosphere indicated that they had recently disappeared.
Labelle quickly went to the nearest Telegraph office and informed the police in the region of what had happened.
Immediately, police forces arrived at the scene and conducted an extensive search, but without luck. However, they found something: the performance of a strange ritual. Almost all the graves in the village cemetery were empty, so someone had desecrated them. In the distance could be heard the howling of 7 sled dogs, who were found hungry, pale, and almost lifeless. Experts concluded by looking at the dogs that they did “everything possible” to defend their owners but failed.
None of the investigating bodies have been able to deduce the mystery of the disappearance of the Anjikuni people.
Villagers in the surrounding towns reported seeing a strange light disappearing into the northern sky. This has sparked speculation, related to alien abduction.
What happened to the Angikuni people? According to the Canadian Mounted Police, there has never been such a populous city in such a remote area. And the story first appeared in the 1959 book Stranger than Science by radio pioneer Frank Edwards.