Carl investigates a series of deaths that take place in a community mostly populated by the elderly. The bodies are partially devoured, seemingly by rats, but Kolchak begins to suspect that a more sinister force is at work: a ghastly flesh-eating Hindu demon known as the Rakshasa has set up shop in the area, and it has the ability to take its victims by surprise by appearing to them as the person they trust the most. Written by
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Alternate title: "The Rakshasa". See more
When Kolchak is examining the dead chauffeur, a Eucalyptus tree can be seen in the background. Eucalyptus trees are only found in Australia and California, not in Chicago, where the show was set. See more
I'd have liked to have told Miss Emily that the Rakshasa appeared to me as her. According to the legend it meant that I trusted her. But then I would also have had to tell her that I shot a steel arrow straight into her. I don't think she would have appreciated that.
References Citizen Kane