Dwarf village Chinese government won’t let you see

Villages in general are not strange, so are villages in China.

Yet, there are many remote ones in this country (China) among which one stands out – for a kind of disturbing reason.

Scientists and experts are extremely interested in the inhabitants of Yangsi, a village situated in the Sichuan Province of China. The reason being that not only are there mere 80 residents in the village, but that almost half of them are dwarfs.

Rumours have it, according to those who live in Yangsi, that a mysterious disease befell the little village more than 60 years ago (original source dated since 2015) which affected (mostly) young children between the ages of five and seven: the disease caused them to simply stop growing.

Experts now know that stunted growth is only likely to appear in 1 out of 20,000 people, hence, what happened in Yangsi is something very much out of the ordinary. Especially, considering that historic sightings of the dwarfs claim that several hundred of them were residing in the Sichuan region at one point.

As if the mysterious affliction (of the village) was not bad enough, some of the children struck by it started suffering from a variety of disabilities. As adults, some of the afflicted gave birth to children who only grew to around 1 meter (3 ft) in height.

There is, however, one thing that casts obscurity on the real issue (in this village) – the Chinese government has never allowed visitors to the village, but inevitably opening up the story to a host of urban legends.

It has been said that the citizens felt dark forces had invaded their homes and started believing that they were cursed due to their ancestors’ anger over improper burials, while others (apparently) believe a turtle to be the source of the problem.


Notwithstanding, there could be more twists (than revealed) to the story, as it seems that the residents are (now) growing out of the disease. The younger generation has, seemingly, been spared.


Culled from LISTVERSE but edited.

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