Friday, January 17, 2014

Top 10 haunted places in India

1.Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
Spirits await the return of Princess Ratnavati, the princess of Bhangarh. The faith placed in the legends of this ruined fort prohibits tourist entry before sunrise and after sunset.

2. Grand Paradi Towers, Mumbai
There is probably something about an apartment in this building that will freak you out more than the price you have to pay to own it. Jumping from the window has been the trend followed by the occupants of the flat, belonging to various age groups. However, after a ceremonial ‘havan’ was conducted, the ghosts of the past at this place seems to have been buried.

3. Tunnel  No. 33, Shimla
Experience 2.5 minutes of absolute dread while passing from the Kalka Shimla Railway line. Tunnel number  33 is believed to be the humble abode of Colonel Barog who committed suicide in the early twentieth century. It is believed that he was ashamed of the damages occurring from his miscalculations as an engineer while constructing the railway line.

4. Lambi Dehar mines, Uttarakhand
Visitors who have been to this sparsely populated area have often heard the screams of a lady. Ghosts of several mine workers who died from lung diseases due to faulty mining are believed to be exist here. An infamous site for road accidents and a helicopter crash, there is no surprise in the fact that it is reported as one of the most haunted places in the world.

5. St. Marks Road, Bangalore
Tested for paranormal activity, the Vas Villa on St. Marks road Bangalore has almost shown positive results. The resident was a lady named Vera, who was murdered in 2002. The site is now an abandoned house which is frequented by curious visitors, and some of them claim to have experienced ‘abnormal energies’.

6. Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi
The presence of evil spirits in this ancient architecture has been debated. The locals claim that the ‘baoli’ was previously filled with black water that magnetically attracted people to death by hypnotizing them to jump inside it. Host of screeching of bats to add to the reputation, it sure makes this place creepy.

7.  Shaniwar Wada, Pune
Treachery and a misinterpreted message left young Narayanrao Peshwa screaming out to his uncle as he was being brutally killed. The local people say that they can hear his last pleading screams to his uncle even today on a full moon night.

8. Lothian Cemetery, Delhi
Completely headless Nick Nicholas, a British soldier, who shot himself dead, walks down from Delhi Gate to this cemetery where he was buried. According to local legend, he walks with his head held in his hand on nights when there is no moon in the sky.

9.  Dumas Beach, Gujarat
Beach goers have reported that they have heard whispers in the sound of the wind that ask them to go back.  The haunting black sand is sure to make one believe that the spirits of the dead, whose remains were dispersed on the beach are around them.

10. Brij Raj Bhavan, Kota, Rajasthan
The palace is supposedly an abode to the ghost of Major Burton who was killed during the revolt of 1857 by Indian soldiers. Otherwise harmless, Major Burton’s ghost likes to give a nice whack to the lazy guards who doze off during their duty hours.

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