India is often lauded for its marvelous locations and its diverse cultures. The sub-continent nation has uncountable numbers of stories of superstition traversing its great length. Lost legends, creepy moors, and silent disappearance have become a part of Indian folklore over the years. Imbibed with mystical energy, India has seen travelers from all over the globe enter its gates fascinated by places which, in modern times, have become a part of popular fiction.
Bengal Swamps, West Bengal (Aleya Ghost Lights)
Aleya ghost lights founds in the murky swamps of Bengal emanate from stranded spirits of fishermen who lost their lives here. While some lights are said to lure individuals to death by drowning them, others are said to point people towards the right direction. Numerous bodies have found their way to the shores. The deceptive lights have been a popular part of stories among the fishermen community of Bengal.
Ghost Town of Bhangarh, Rajasthan
Out of bounds after sunset, the ghost town of Bhangarh is one of the most terrifying places in the country. Abandoned for centuries, there are several fables which add to its mysteriousness. The tale speaks of a wizard falling deeply in love princess Ratnavati of Bhangarh. In attempt to get her to fall for him, the wizard slipped love potion into the princess' belongings. Ratnavati had seen through this sly plan and threw the brew onto a large boulder nearby which would eventually kill the madly in love wizard. It is widely believed that before his demise, the wizard cursed Bhangarh wishing for its doom.
Only open to tourists during the day, Kuldhara, 20 kms from Jaisalmer, carries with itself a whimpering aura. Deserted since the 19th century, legends say that the village was abandoned within a fortnight. The story of this isolated located revolves around the minister of Jaisalmer state at the time, Salim Singh. Having fallen in love with one of the villager's daughter, the minister threatened to levy taxes of unbelievable amounts on the locals if he was prevented from marrying the girl. The villagers cursed their homes before leaving it to escape from Salim's tyranny.
Agrasen Ki Baoli, Delhi
Located right nearby to Connaught Place, Agrasen Ki Baoli has been a part of several popular Bollywood films such as Aamir Khan starer P.K. Loved for its architecture and rustic ambiance, the age old step-well was said to have existed since the 14th century. Detailed narratives of those who have visited here speak of how they have been followed by something invisible. Furthermore, first hand accounts give insight into how as you stop down the 108 steps forming this structure there is a sudden increase in the unnatural vibrations.
Mukesh Mills, Mumbai
Not far from the shopping hub Colaba, Mukesh Mills was at a time the center of activity in the area. With the hustle and bustle that is often associated with Mumbai, the Mills housed hundreds of daily wage workers. Eventually shut after a strike by the workers in the early 80s, the location caught fire due to unexplained reasons. Legends speak of how once an actress who was shooting here cautioned the crew to leave the place in an unnatural voice.
Three Kings Church, Goa
Tales speak of how three Portuguese kings locked in their fight for property. One of the kings to solve the crisis killed the other two by mixing poison in their meals. When the locals found out, they threatened him for his life. Seemingly trapped, he thought it better to consume the same poison he had sued to kill the other two. While all three were buried on the church grounds, locals speak of how their spirits still roam the area. Mysterious spiritual and paranormal activities have also been reported from here.