For centuries, travelers from around the world who have made their journey to have been fascinated by the mystical energy that surrounds the various haunted places of the world.
These abandoned places in have become places of interest for those who are fascinated by the supernatural.
For those who are too afraid to visit these places in person, reading about and sharing stories of these mysterious places in India might be the next best thing!
The first haunted place is in a distance from Mussoorie Library, on the road to Happy Valley, lies the Savoy. The hotel was built by Cecil D Lincoln, an Irish barrister from Lucknow, on the site of Reverend Maddock’s Mussoorie School, and was completed in 1902.
well known spiritualist Lady Garnet Orme was apparently murdered here using Strychnine — A form of pesticide. They say that her doors were locked from the inside and there was no sign of any break in. What is twisted is that, her doctor was also murdered in the same place using the same method. The murderer was never to be found. These two murders still remain a mystery.
The hotel staff and the guests who come here have reported that they hear echoes of someone screaming, footsteps approaching and doors shutting by themselves. Some people have reported to having seen Lady Garnet Orme herself then.
The place BHANGARH is one of the most haunted places in India, It is covered by a story of the beautiful princess RATNAWATI, who was the daughter of CHATR SINGH. She was the jewel of Rajasthan. RATNAWATI was much younger than her stepbrother AJAB SINGH, and was as universally liked as he was disliked.
Tales of her beauty and delightful temperament spread far and wide and she received many marriage proposals. A priest, who was well versed in black magic, fell in love with her.
But knowing that he didn’t stand a chance with the beautiful princess, he tried to cast a spell on her. Seeing the princess’ maid buying perfume for her in the village, he cast a spell on it so that RATNAWATI would fall in love with him.
RATNAWATI came to know of this and threw the bottle. It turned into a boulder and hit the tantrik. He was crushed under its weight, but before he died, he cursed the princess, her family, and the entire village.
The next year, a battle was fought between the forces of BHANGARH and AJABGARH, which led to the death of RATNAWATI and most of the army.
it was due to this curse that no one in the village or fort could be reborn; it is forever condemned to desolation and is inhabited by ghosts
FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL, CANADA
the story of the Ghost Bride dates back to the late 1920s. The story goes that on the young couple’s wedding day, the bride, decked out in her wedding gown, descended one of the hotel’s marble staircases. Something startled her, causing her to slip and fall.
Some say she caught her heel in the hem of her dress.
Others say her dress brushed up against a candle’s flame. Whatever the cause, the end result is the bride died on those steps.
Since then, hotel staff and guests alike have reported seeing a veiled figure moving up and down the stairs, or seeing a figure in a wedding dress dancing in the ballroom upstairs, pining for the first dance with her husband that she never had.
JAZIRAT AL HAMRA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
The stories or rumours from this abandoned silent village is followed by a story that this village is completely possessed by “jinns”.
jinn are invisible spirits found in both Islamic and pre-Islamic Arab mythology.
Described as having free will like humans, they are capable of both good and evil deeds and have a tendency to intervene in human affairs.
Although famous to Western audiences as the genie in the film Aladdin, they are often portrayed in Arab culture as master shape-shifters who can assume the form of snakes and black dogs.
RAYNHAM HALL, NORFOLK, ENGLAND
Lady Dorothy, Turnip Townshend’s wife and sister of our first Prime Minister Robert Walpole, making appearances in the hall.
Dorothy rumored to have been locked up in the house by her husband – this is why the ghost of “Dolly” Townshend is said to still haunt the staircase of Raynham Hall
Lady Dorothy’s ghost is now said to haunt the estate, as “proven” by a photo taken of her in the 1930s. “No one has proved the picture taken of her is a fake,”
POVEGLIA ISLAND, VENICE, ITALY
According to a local legend, the patients of Poveglia’s asylum reported that they saw strange shadows — probably belonging to the ghosts of the plague victims — and that they could not sleep at night because of the wails of the suffering spirits. Obviously, the doctors did not believe them.
Patients were subjected to tortures .The procedure was hideously wicked and painful, as the doctor used hammers, chisels and drills without anesthesia or any concern for sanitation.
Due to all these horror practices, people somewhere assume that these were the reason why this asylum is possessed by ghosts.
This place is known to be possessed by a stone woman begin in 1892 when several people living on the site saw a woman, dressed in white, ascending the stairs of the temple-pyramid at the site,
The most notable feature is that she has glowing red eyes.
In subsequent years, several other locals saw the ghost, , shortly after sun down.
There are, however, interesting aspects of the haunting if looked at within the confines of ancient Mayan culture.
In the year 1934 , a body of a woman was discovered in a water drain on the outskirts of Albury, , dressed only in her pyjamas and so badly burnt that she was unrecognizable.
It is thus believed that this place is possessed by her only
“There’s no written record of that but the number of people here have told that when it was the Institute of Anatomy and( now the Film and Sound Archive) ,in the sub-basement, they either feel something or in some cases they’ve seen the face of a young lady. Many believe that it could be her.”
The Pyjama Girl is the most commonly sited ghostly face at the archives, according to a lot of people.