Monkey Man of Delhi
The incident that took place in 2001 that the Monkey Man of Delhi centers on is largely considered mass hysteria, and in a large way it probably was. That being said, something caused that hysteria initially. People described a violent, four foot tall ape creature, but details of the creature varied greatly. The creature was supposedly very violent and some people reportedly died by jumping off of buildings in fear of being attacked. Clearly things got out of hand, but something got those people riled up.