16th May 2001

Another reason to read more international news: “Monkey Man Hysteria Grips New Delhi Suburbs” “‘It was a monkey alright, and about four foot tall, but as soon as I grabbed it, it turned itself into a cat with tawny, glowing eyes,’ the newspaper quoted a resident as saying.”

Update: This article has pictures!
“Deepali Kumari, from Noida, said: ‘It has three buttons on its chest. One makes it turn into a monkey, the second gives it extra strength, the third makes it invisible.
‘He touches a lock and it breaks. But he is afraid of the light.'” (via MetaFilter)

11:18 a.m.