‘Fattus’ are people who get scared easily. And, if you’re one (c’mon admit it!) then we advise you should never venture out to explore these haunted places.
1. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
Scary story: Located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, this fort is notorious for shocking paranormal activities. There is a legend that explains why the place is haunted. Apparently there was a tantrik named Singhiya who was in love with Princess Ratnavati. He used his black magic on the princess, but it backfired on him and he died. But just before he did, he cursed the fort, saying that all who dwelt in the fort shall die. Till date people are warned not to visit the fort after sunset.
2. Dumas Beach, Gujarat
Scary story: Beaches are the best spots to relax. But not this one. Dumas beach is a cremation ground for the Hindus, therefore it is said that the tormented souls and the ones who did not seek ‘moksha’ loiter on the beach post sunset.
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3. Vrindavan Society, Thane
Scary story: It’s hard to believe that ghost stories exist even amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. One such case here is that of Vrindavan society, which is said to be the largest residential complex of Thane. 66 B is the building from the complex that has an eerie past. A man had committed suicide here and since then there have been reports of paranormal activities.
4. Lambi Dehar Mines, Uttarakhand
Scary story: So apparently these mines were shut down because workers died coughing blood due to improper work conditions. Locals also say that the location is haunted by a witch who makes unnerving noises at night.
5. Jamali Kamali Masjid, Delhi
Scary story: The masjid is said to be the home of djinns. It is said that people who visit this place experience nightmares and paranormal experiences post their visit.
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6. Grand Paradi Towers, Mumbai
Scary story: The swankiest area of South Mumbai called Malabar Hill is a home to a 28-storeyed jinxed tower called Grand Paradi. A spate of suicides at this luxurious society has drawn lot of attention and has made it the most infamous society in the locality. There have been about 20 suicides and accidents which have taken place since the towers were constructed in 1976. Residents here have sought psychiatric help and a few have moved out of the premises.
7. D’Souza Chawl, Mahim
Scary story: A lady who fell in the well while drawing water, apparently haunts the chawl even today.
8. Tunnel No. 33, Shimla
Scary story: Shimla is abode to many scary stories. One such story is of Tunnel no.33, where the friendly ghost of Colonel Barog loiters around the tunnel during the night. Colonel Barog was a railway engineer during the times of the British Raj. Locals say that his ghost has friendly chats with people who take the tunnel. Though it is said to be a harmless soul, but a ghost talking can never be a friendly thing right?
9. Agrasen Ki Baoli, Delhi
Scary story: There’s something going on in the well here, that lures people to jump in and commit suicide.
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10. Brij Raj Bhavan Palace in Kota, Rajasthan
Scary story: Major Burton who was the British resident of the Kota palace was killed by sepoys in the 1857 mutiny. It is believed that his ghost walks the palace at night.
11. Savoy Hotel, Mussoorie
Scary story: The heritage Savoy hotel in Mussoorie is believed to be home to the ghost of Lady Garnet who was poisoned here during British times. It is said that her ghost is in search of the person who poisoned her. The story gets a mention in Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’ and Ruskin Bond’s ‘In a Crystal Ball- A Mussoorie mystery.’
12. Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
Scary story: Imagine a scary story coming from a film city where so many movies are being shot! It is said that there are occurrences of paranormal activities like lights going off on their own and people disappearing.
13. GP Block, Meerut
Scary story: Locals say that ghosts of men who were drinking partners when they were alive can be seen here. Ghosts of girls in red dresses have also been spotted here.
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14. Malcha Mahal, Delhi
Scary story: A family with a royal past stays in the palace. However, it is said that they have no connection with the world outside the palace, and that they stay with their ferocious dogs. Nobody tries to trespass the locality, as it looks horribly terrifying from the outside.
15. Dow Hills, West Bengal
Scary story: People never loiter in the dense area of Dow Hills because of its horrid past. The hills have witnessed many deaths and therefore remain secluded.
16. Raj Kiran Hotel, Lonavla
Scary story: Lonavla, a quaint hill station near Mumbai is a famous picnic spot and many travellers plan a night out at lodges and resorts. However, people avoid staying at Raj Kiran hotel because of its haunted ground floor. People have experienced strange knockings on their room door, bed sheets being pulled off and other strange incidences.
17. Delhi Cantt
Scary story: Everybody in the area will tell you the terrifying story of a lady in white who seeks a lift from people. If you don’t stop you vehicle then she jumps on the boot. Now that’s friggin scary!
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18. South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata
Scary story: This story sounds like a horror movie plot. A group of friends visited this place and took a group picture. It is said that the entire group experienced paranormal activities after posing for the pictures. After this incident, people started avoiding this area.
19. Shaniwarwada, Pune
Scary story: Punekars have many scary Shaniwarwada stories to share. It is said that strange apparitions and paranormal activities are witnessed during the full moon. And, that the wada should not be visited during the night.
20. Lothian Cemetery, Delhi
Scary story: This cemetery has witnessed the mass burial of people who lost their lives in the 1857 mutiny. The cemetery is said to be haunted by the ghost of headless Nicholas who was a soldier in the British contingent.