Jatinga, Assam – Suicidal Birds
Having a population of around 2500, this village is famous worldwide for its unexplained phenomenon of bird suicides. Most of the migratory birds visiting the area never leave the town, dropping dead for no rhyme or reason on the streets. The case gets even more inscrutable as these birds always plummet to their death between 06:00 p.m. to 09:30 p.m. on the moonless nights of September and October.
These mass suicides only occur on a specific 1 mile by 600 feet strip of land and this phenomenon is said to have occurred year after year without a break for more than a century. Many theories have been offered by scientists to explain this phenomenon, the most popular one being that these birds are attracted to village lights which later confuse them, along with many others. None of them has yet been able to prove any of the theories behind this phenomenon, though, which is why it continues to haunt and intrigue the minds of the residents and travellers just the same.
Dumas Beach, Surat, Gujarat
Situated along the Arabian Sea in Gujarat, this beach is known for its black sand and mystical activities. Many unexplainable and puzzling incidents have been known to occur like strange whispers being heard, people disappearing at night, etc.
In fact, it is believed that a lot of people have lost their lives exploring this mysterious beauty. If you are a brave heart, you can test the waters yourself by taking a midnight stroll along the beach, if you have company. If the testimonies are anything to go by, you will also be greeted by warnings asking you to not cross a particular line while on the beach. It is also believed that this beach was for long used as a Hindu burial ground, therefore, is the resting place of tortured souls. There have also been reports of people disappearing mysteriously and having never been found again. However, if you still feel you would want to go for it then by all means. If you love visiting haunted places in India, you would definitely have the time of your life.
Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan – Most Haunted Place in India
The ghost town of Bhangarh is one of the scariest, spookiest places you could imagine, not to mention, one of the most haunted places in India. Situated near a famous forest, this town is now slowly luring visitors from around the area, and country, for all the wrong reasons.
It should be noted that if you decide to visit this place after the sun has gone down, you won’t be allowed to. There is a strict warning about how dangerous this place becomes after sunset. The story which this town is well-known for tells the tale of a magician who fell in love with the local princess of the area even though their match was impossible. Being quite the master of dark magic, he decided to cast a spell on her to make her surrender to him. However, the princess learned of his plans and found a way to kill him. Before his death, however, the magician cast a dark spell on the palace which caused its doom. Although Bhangarh Fort being regarded as one of the most horror haunted places in India has been officially promoted as a tourist destination.
Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi
An Ancient Step Well situated right in the heart of central Delhi takes you by surprise if you are out on the streets for a walk. Ironically, it is actually quite impossible to miss having a unique blend of architecture with a signature design known to have existed only centuries ago. Although there are no known historical records to prove who built the beautifully designed step well, it is under the protection of ASI for being a rare historical specimen, one of its kinds.
It is not known for any kind of supernatural activities but for its mystic feel and the hearsay stories about how some felt like they were being followed by an invisible somebody and the intensity of the same increased if they started walking faster. This is definitely something you need to experience first hand to really believe it.
The Lambi Dehar Mines, Mussoorie
It is considered as one of the most haunted places in India. The mines were shut after half a million workers died coughing blood due to improper mining conditions. Locals believe that the place has turned into a home for a witch who walks down the hills at night and has claimed many lives. Rapid occurrences of accidents and unusual deaths have also made this place rank amongst the spookiest places in the country.
Malcha Mahal, Delhi – Suicide of a Princess by Drinking Crushed Diamonds
While Delhi has its own list of various spooky corners and streets, none of them come close to the stories behind the horror house that is Malcha Mahal. Dating back to the Tughlaq era, it used to be a hunting lodge.
It is said that the last descendant of the Oudh (Awadh) dynasty, Princess Wilayat Mahal did not get her estate back, as promised, after India’s independence. This led to a ghastly turn as the princess committed suicide by swallowing ground diamonds.Rumours have it that trying to gain entry inside the fort without permission may lead to your death. The truth behind such claims is yet to be accounted for.
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