The genre of horror has always been an interesting pick for the audience. It not only keeps them at the edge of their seats but also portrays a dark underbelly of society. However, the most intriguing part is the ingredient of spookiness that keeps us hooked to the screens. Similarly, ZEE5’s latest release The Wife has been a spine-chilling experience for the viewers. The story is relevant and laden with some interesting grey characters.
It seems that The Wife has got the recipe of a scary movie on point. Each and every frame of the story speaks for itself and complements the overall narrative. Though the story is completely fictionalized, the writer of the film must have gone through many real horror stories. And why not? Films have always been a mirror to reality. And if you’ve watched The Wife, you’d definitely be in for knowing some real and spooky stories from the corners of India. And we have got your cravings fulfilled.
So, here’s taking a look at 10 real horror stories from India that’ll leave you highly intrigued.
The Bhangarh Fort of Rajasthan attracts thousands of curious travellers every year. It is infamous for being one of the most haunted places in India. There are many myths and stories about this deserted land that’ll definitely excite you for a visit. One of the stories claims that the city is cursed by Guru Balu Nath.
The story is about Emperor Madho Singh who built the city with the approval of Guru Balu Nath. However, the approval came with a single condition i.e the shadow of the emperor’s palace should never fall on Guru’s place of retreat. But after the construction, Guru’s tryst was broken and he cursed that the city would crumble into ruins. And since then, no construction has managed to survive in there.
Savoy Hotel, Mussoorie
The Savoy Hotel in Mussoorie has been an inspiration to many horror stories. It also inspired author Agatha Christie for her first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920). The place became quite popular for its horrific sights. It started after the death of Lady Garnet Orme, a British spiritualist.
She was murdered by lacing poison in the medicine bottle. Also, the doctor who treated her was found dead in similar circumstances. And since then it is known as one of the haunted places of India.
Tunnel 33, Shimla
The story of Tunnel 33 is quite tragic. Set amidst the natural beauty of Shimla is the spooky tunnel no 33. The tunnel was named after the British engineer Captain Barog who undertook the construction. The tunnel was supposed to connect Shimla and Kalka but due to some problems, the work was halted. And captain Barog was charged with a heavy fine. Humiliated by everyone, he ended up taking his own life. Residents believe that the tunnel is now haunted with Barog’s spirit.
MG Road, Bangalore
The area around MG road call centre in Bangalore is known for a road accident tragedy. The story is associated with a young woman who worked at the call centre. While returning home late at night, she lost her life in an accident.
People claim that her spirit still haunts the whole location and many late-night travellers have experienced the spookiness of this place. Also, the story became a premise of a Kannada horror film.
NH 33, Jharkhand
The story of Jharkhand’s National Highway 33 will scare you off while travelling late in the night. The road is known for a series of unexplained accidents. It is believed that the highway is haunted by a woman who reportedly seeks help from the passengers, by standing in the middle of the road. And in order to save her, many people have died of accidents.
The wood surroundings of Dowhill, Darjeeling have been home to many spirits, the residents claim. The students from Victoria Boy’s High School and Dowhill Girl’s Boarding School in Kurseong have believably heard footsteps through the school’s hallway. Though no specific story is associated with the place, there have been many dead bodies found in the locality. Villagers claim that they have seen the headless boy who appears late in the night.
Hahim Picnic Spot, Assam
In a frame, the green and scenic beauty of Assam’s Hahim picnic spot would be a place you’d love to chill. However, this seemingly ideal picnic spot is known for unnatural sounds. And the stories relating to it will leave you completely stunned. Many visitors have claimed that apart from abnormal sights and spooky sounds, the spot changes its time frame morphing as a dark and haunting night in the daytime.
Dumas Beach, Gujarat
The Dumas Beach in Gujarat is known for many mystical mysteries throughout the year. This Arabian sea belt used to be a Hindu burial ground. And people believe that many restless spirits call out people and take them on a walk around the bay. The spirits nearly hypnotize people and eventually, they follow them towards the seashore. People claim that if you fall into their trap, you will disappear forever in the water.
D’Souza Chawl, Mumbai
In a populated city like Mumbai, it is hard for anyone to believe in the existence of ghosts. However, the story of D’Souza Chawl in Mahim, Mumbai stuns everyone. The residents of the locality have seen sights of a lady who haunts the area during the night. The locals believe that it is the spirit of an old woman who fell and died in a nearby well while drawing water.
National Library Kolkata
The National Library of Kolkata is not only the home to a widespread book collection but also to an undefined spirit. People believe that the place is cursed and possessed. The stories of tragedy include the death of twelve labours during the library’s renovation. Also, a student was found dead inside the premises. And the reason behind his death was stated as abnormal.
So that was the list of some spooky stories related to the haunting corners of India. Are you scared, yet?
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