The Jinn of Engilchek


The Jinn of Enilchek

The remaining inhabitants of the former Soviet mining town Enilchek on the Chinese border of Kyrgyzstan tell of eerie noises coming from the abandoned buildings at night. In islamic culture, this refers to the Jinn. The demonic beings especially dwell in ruins and dark places like tunnels. They are said to have been created from smokeless fire and enter human bodies causing mental illness, diseases and possession. Twenty years ago, Russian enthusiasts already investigated the haunted place using spectrometers and audio recordings, on which loud crying and screaming could be heard. Still today muslims pray before entering Enilchek’s tunnels and abandoned buildings or avoid to do so.

October 2020