Monkey Man of Delhi
India was the location of another case of mass hysteria in 2001 when reports of a strange ape-man began circulating in the capital city of Delhi. The creature was allegedly responsible for a number of attacks and eyewitnesses described the monkey man as being covered in fur with red glowing eyes. The panic was so strong that two people even threw themselves off buildings when they believed they were being chased by the creature.
The War of Worlds
Following a radio broadcast of the novel The War of the Worlds at Halloween, many people believed that the warning were not a fictional story but actually a real life alien attack on planet earth. This was largely down to the fact that many had tuned in partway through the broadcast, though this apparent misunderstanding led to a panic that ensued all around the United States as people frantically rang police to see if the reports were genuine.