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Famous for its old and winding banayan trees, people say that they have sighted a woman in white saree around the trees and who disappears suddenly.
Lothian Cemetery is the oldest burial ground for Christians in Delhi and has many ghost stories associated with it. The one most popular is that of the headless soldier. It is believed that a young soldier blew his head after being rejected by the girl he loved who now walks with his head in his hands on moon-less nights. Many people have also seen a child carry a bier move around this ancient cemetery.
Bahadur Shah Zafar's sons Mirza Mughal, Khizr Sultan and grandson Mirza Abu Bakr, were stripped naked and shot at point blank range by William Hodson at the Khooni Darwaza during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The bodies were then taken away and put up for public display in front of a Kotwali. It is believed that blood drips from its ceiling during monsoon and the restless spirits of Zafar's sons still float around in the ruin.
The mosque and tomb were built after 2 Sufi saints Jamali and Kamali. The tomb and mosque are now said to be home to jinns. Many people have heard the inexplicable sound of animals growling. Some even had the feeling of someone chasing them and some have also said that they were slapped. People claim that they have had recurring nightmares after their visits.
It is said that a woman in white dress roams around the Ashok Vihar flyover between 1am and 4am. Anyone who passes by at that hour, and stops to ask her for directions, will not find their way home that night. Their vehicles break down or they go around in circles.
The same white clad woman seen at the Ashok Vihar flyover has also been spotted under a peepul tree in Dwarka Sector 9 and in Andheria Mor. Many call centre executives travelling back home from Gurgaon at night have complained that whenever they pass this tree, an invisible hand slaps them hard. Then they see an old, haggard woman running behind their vehicles.
Legend say that W-3 was owned by an old couple who were murdered and buried in an under ground water tank in the house by a yoga guru who was eyeing their property. It is said that the yoga guru was highly trusted by the old couple. It was since then that people have heard strange noises of screams and sobs from this house!
Coverted into a heritage hotel in the 1980s, Brij Raj Bhawan is said to have a resident ghost named Major Burton who was been killed by Indian sepoys during the 1857 Mutiny. He is said to be a harmless spirit of an elderly man walking with a stick. But he slaps night guards if he finds them sleeping on duty!
Tourists have heard strange noises on the windy Dumas beach at night. Voices which ask them to go back and go as far away from the ocean as possible. A number of tourists are known to have disappeared while taking walks on this beach at night!
There is a particular room on the ground floor of this hotel, where guests have reported their bed sheets had been pulled off while they slept. Some have woken up in the middle of this, but that hasn't stopped the ghosts from continuing with their pranks. This room is no longer rented out to guests.
It is said that the halls and corridors of this hotel are haunted by the ghost of Lady Garnet Orme, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances many years ago in early 1910s. The case came to a dead-end when Lady Garnet Orme's doctor was also found dead a few months later.
It is said that the halls and corridors of this hotel are haunted by the ghost of Lady Garnet Orme, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances many years ago in early 1910s
As his assassins chased him all across the fort, a 13 year-old boy yelled, again and again "Kaka, mala vachva!" (Uncle, save me!). It is said that visitors to the fort after nightfall can still hear his cries for help.
This is one of the most haunted places of India. Especially the corridors of the school and the woods where a lot of paranormal activity has been recorded.
On the stretch between Dow Hill Road and the Forest Office, woodcutters claim to have seen a headless young boy walking and then disappearing into the trees.
A number of murders have taken place in the woods and that has left an eerie feeling in the air here.
Many locals have also heard footsteps in the corridors of Victoria Boys School during the December-March vacation.
When one mentions haunted places in India, the first name that comes to mind is the Bhangar Fort. On the way to Alwar from Jaipur lies these haunted ruins.