Kazakhstan has a magical “sleepy valley”

 The village of Karachi in northern Kazakhstan has a mystery that is difficult to solve in academic circles. Many villagers will suddenly fall asleep, and some may even stay awake for days. Karachi Village is called “Slumber Valley”. The villagers are overwhelmed and determined to relocate, and Karachi Village is about to truly “sleep”.
  Karachi Village is located in Akmola region, with only 600 residents. Whether day or night, at work or at school, some villagers always feel their heads getting heavier and falling into a nightmare. At this time, it is difficult to wake them up.
  News Australia quoted villagers as saying that as usual, I milked my cows in the morning and fell asleep. I don’t remember anything. When I woke up and found lying in the hospital ward, several nurses smiled and said to me: “You finally woke up, Sleeping Beauty, welcome back.” A woman in the same ward said, I used to say it. Hurry up and milk the cow.
  Villagers call this phenomenon sleep infectious disease. Symptoms include hallucinations, dizziness, memory loss, physical weakness, and loss of behavior. Some researchers believe that this is a kind of encephalopathy, that is, a neurological disorder in which a series of neurological symptoms are not visible in the nervous tissue.
  ”Sleeping Valley” has long attracted the attention of researchers, but the answer has not been solved yet.
  A documentary previously broadcast by Russian TV said that some reports mentioned that seepage from nearby uranium mines may flow into the local river and induce lethargy.
  Karachi village is adjacent to the former mining city of Krasnogorsk, and there is a uranium mine that was abandoned in the 1980s. However, speaking of the neighboring uranium mine, another town closer to that uranium mine does not have the problem of lethargy.
  Leonid Rikkhavanov, a professor at Tomsk University of Technology, believes that radon released from uranium mines is the culprit. Sergey Lukashenko, director of the Institute of Radiation Safety and Ecology of the National Atomic Energy Center of Kazakhstan, proposed that carbon monoxide is the real killer.
  Lukashenko said: “This village is in a special location, and the wind often blows the smoke from the chimney downwards instead of upwards.”
  Andrew Stolbach, professor of toxicology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, points out that carbon monoxide poisoning does not make people sleepy and wake up. This kind of speculation makes no sense. “Siberian Times” reported that researchers have conducted more than 7,000 experiments on soil, water, air, and the blood, hair and nails of sleepy people, but still can’t find the cause.
  So far, experts have ruled out the possibility of drowsiness caused by bacteria or viruses, and no abnormal nuclear radiation has been found near Karachi Village, and the salt and heavy metals in the water and soil are also at normal levels.