Does horror excite you rather than sending a chill down your spine? Did you pre-book the tickets of Annabelle and Jessabelle just so that you can watch the first day, first show? Haven’t missed a single horror movie and wish that you could live the thrill someday? What if we said, that you can do that? India not only has rich cultural stories to tell, but also some really spooky ones. India is a land of mysteries-too many questions, no answers. We’ve all grown up listening to many such stories about ghosts and spirits from friends and relatives. Here are 5 Most Haunted Places in India, some famous, some unknown, that have been known by the locals as haunted spots since time immemorial.
1. GP Block, Meerut
Strange sightings have been noted by the locals around this place. A lot of people have seen the same things happening in the area. The building is double-storeyed and apparently, houses a lot of evil spirits. four guys have been seen sitting inside a house with a single candle lighted and drinking beer. It happens to be the most common sight for people passing through that area. Some of them also said that they have even seen girls in red dress coming out of the house. People have seen the boys sitting on the roof-top.
2. Kuldhara, Rajasthan
This place is popularly known as a deserted ghost village, locals abandoned this place back in the 1800s itself, for the curse it carried seemed impossible to end. Kuldhara carries the curse of the villagers who vanished from there overnight, after having lived there for over 7 centuries. It has been said that one night in 1825 all the people in Kuldhara and nearby 83 villages vanished, unexpectedly, leaving no story behind. Legend states that Salim Singh, the minister of state once visited the village and fell in love with the chieftain’s daughter, and wanted to marry her. He threatened the villagers that he would double their taxes if the proposed marriage didn’t materialise. The chief of the village along with those from the nearby villages decided to abandon and migrate. The villagers migrated to someplace else, leaving an undying spell in the land, according to which if anybody every inhabited their lands, they’d die.
3. Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune
One of the biggest forts in Maharashtra, the walls of this fort have mysterious tales to tell. It is said that Full Moon nights are very much haunted in Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune. The localities in the area have heard an unknown voice crying for help. The voice, which people say is of a young 13 year old boy, asks for help saying, ‘Kaka Mala Vachwa’ which translates to Uncle save me. His ghost can be heard shrieking in the middle of the night. No wonder, people are not allowed inside the complex after sunset.
4. Dow Hill, Kurseong, West Bengal
This is a popular tourist place given to its scenic beauty. However, it is known for some paranormal activities. Death Road, as the locals call it has been reported on many occasions for being chased by a headless boy. The boy apparently disappears into the woods. A number of murders have taken place in the Dow Hill forest. Many locals have also heard footsteps in the corridors of Victoria Boys School during the December-March vacations. There have been news of suicides and people falling into depression after visit Dow hills. All these things make this place one of the most haunted places in India.
5. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
Built in the 17th Century, this fort is believed to be the scariest of all the haunted places in India. Bhangarh, a deserted town in Rajasthan, was established in 1613 by King Madho Singh, son of great Mughal general, Man Singh of Amber. It is believed that Bhangarh was cursed by a wizard and just after the curse, over 10,000 people living there were killed. The ghosts of a princess and the wizard still roam the place. The fort’s story was featured on a show too, and apparently those actors who were a part of the show had some scary experience whilst shooting. There’s another story that has been doing the rounds since a long time now, according to which, the houses in some of the villages around Bhangarh are roofless. If a roof is built even today, it collapses in no time. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) sign board put up there says, “Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area.”
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