The day I visited Nagaland , one of the most neglected states of the country was really a never forgettable event of my life when I had a strange encounter with someone whom others of human race had never seen. After two days hectic and perspiring journey we decided to see the Nagalands’s most famous forest named ‘Aholi’which is known for the variety of natural plants, rivers, ponds and numerous animal species. The thing that still hovers in my mind is the sudden encountering with a creature having half animal and half man body. We all got panic stricken seeing the never before. The half head was of horse and remaining lower portion of the body was of man.
It was hardly at a distance of hundred feet and glaring on us. We were frightened but could not move from the place. Later the creature started moving towards us that increased our terror and uneasiness. No one knew what was going to happen. We shuddered into high heart beat with wetting sweat. We had no other option than to stay , wait and watch. We prayed to our gods with folded hands and closed eyes.
But the creature in front of us did not react aggressively or frantically. It was to the great surprise and shock to us. It stopped and spoke miraculously in the language which we knew. Our mouths were wide open with what was going on before us. Though the creature welcomed us in the forest and persisted to accompany it into beautiful new things of the forest , but no one seemed ready to respond what the creature said. As we all still were not in the position to believe what was going on. Was it real or mere fantasy. The creature then seemed to show more intuitiveness by guessing our misery. It talked in more friendly and familiar tone. And changed it form into compete human shape. After the long hide and seek process we started communicating. The creature explained that it was the spirit of the jungle and had the capability to assume any shape at any time and also was capable to speak the language of the next person. The creature motivated the tourists to see the beauty of the nature in the extensive and pervading forest and punished those who harm the plants and animals.
After that it transformed into horse total seven in number as we were total seven in our group and led us to the most charming and never before seen beautiful places of the forest. During our return we named the creature as ‘HUMELIA’
Our trip to Nagaland was full of excitement and pleasure and surprise. And the encounter with Humelia was unforgettable and amazing experience to all of us.