A friend of mine used to go to his uncle’s home in a village to spend his summer vacation. There were about 15 of his cousins spending the summer vacation there.
They had a huge backyard with lots of trees. Mainly coconut trees. Plus a few others like many vegetables, curry leaves tree, banana trees, orange trees, and a lone tall jackfruit tree (in Tamil Palaappazha maram).
Even though everything was producing results, the jackfruit tree was not producing any result. It has been there for more than 10 years.
One day, the aunt called my friend and asked him to do a favor. She asked him to get naked and go to the backyard and hug the jackfruit tree and come back. My friend said what the heck are you talking about. I will not do that. But the aunt begged him and since he loved his aunt, he said I will do this on 2 conditions.
I will do this when no one is home.
You should never ever tell anyone I did this.
Auntie agreed. One day auntie sent all the other cousins to a movie in a nearby town. My friend undressed, got naked, went to the backyard, hugged the jackfruit tree for just a second, came back home and got dressed. The whole episode took less than 30 seconds.
Auntie never talked about this incident to anyone. No one else knew.
Bingo, from next year onwards, that jackfruit tree gave at least 10 to 15 fruits every year for the next several years.
Is this a coincidence or is this a strange phenomenon!