There are a number of Haunted places around the world and I thought of making a note of all of them here in this post. Starting from my country India, we will go towards the west and provide as much information as we can here.
Let’s start this list of haunted places around the world.
1. Bhangarh Fort, India
One of the most famous and obsessed spots in India is the Bhangarh Fort. It lies between Jaipur and Alwar in the state of Rajasthan. With several legends hovering around, many have confirmed that fact by giving their account of paranormal happenings within the limits of Bhangarh Fort. The story is that a mysterious appearance gets perceived within the said area. Odd sounds, melody, and flashes emit from the Fort occasionally, according to the neighbourhood.
The most familiar narrative doing the rounds here is about Princes Ratnavati and a wizard named Singhania. According to fable, her beauty was unparalleled, and tales of her excellent attractiveness even surpassed country and boundaries. When she turned eighteen, admirers from various kingdoms asked for her hand in matrimony. Of all these suitors was a magician named Singhia who was conscious of the fact that he was no equivalent for the princess. Nevertheless, the wizard chose to fascinate her with the hidden abilities he controlled.
The doomsday fell on the town because of the one-sided love of the Magician for the beautiful and impressive 18 years old Princess. The Sorcerer sent a portion of scented oil through a maid, who was out to a market, for the Princess with the intention of winning her over. She had many suitors from the Royal families of India. The Princess came to know about the uninvited intention. She poured the scent on a ground that slowly turned into a rolling stone. She commanded it to run and crush the wizard. The rock commenced running to trample the bewitcher. Just before getting annihilated, the wizard cursed the Princes saying that the Fort will witness Holocaust and that nobody will ever live in peace within the four walls of the Fort.
Shortly after that Ajabgarh ruler raided Bhangarh. They killed all the inhabitants including the Princess Ratnawati. To this day the houses do not have roofs and the place is totally haunted. On visiting the main street, one walks through the vacant town with houses and shops on either side without roofs that never came up or got destroyed.
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Scientists have ridiculed the Bhangarh Fort story; nothing prevents the villagers from narrating that it is a shelter for spirits. People have apparently often heard sounds that are unaccounted. The villagers claim to have detected women are shrieking and screaming, bangles breaking and excellent music arising from the Fort. There have been occurrences where a distinctive perfume was emitting from the Bhangarh Fort along with ghostlike shadows and unexplainable lights. Some people have thought the peculiar sensation of being followed and even stricken by a supernatural entity. If a character enters the fort after sunset, he/she will never come out of it. The gateways are consequently always locked after dusk and entry into the Bhangarh Fort at night is banned. Are all of the Bhangarh Fort frequented stories factual or just exceptional pieces of fiction? Nobody can say. Ghost chasers perhaps can.
2. Kuldhara, India
The Village of Kuldhara with its Bewitched Past – Kuldhara is a ghost village about 17 kilometres west of Jaisalmer. The village is famous for the absolute and total deserted, but construction wise preserved the place. The story goes like this: a beautiful Belle, daughter of the village chief gets infatuated with the prime minister of the area, Salim Singh in 1825. He wanted to marry the girl forcefully, otherwise will tax the populace heavily. The Paliwal Brahmins inhabited the village and the surrounding areas. Together they decided to abandon the place overnight and vacate all the 83 villages. The community established in 1291 by the wealthy Paliwal Brahmins, who specialized in growing the crops in the arid zone with little rainfall.
The ruins of Kuldhara are an excellent example of the architectural excellence of that era and draws photographers and movie-makers to their narrow lanes. Today, the village is a protected monument under the authority of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Overcome by regret and in pain, the entire community left their homes and hearths behind, abusing the king and departed in the passing of the night. The village wore a deserted look and had a disgusting air about it. Only a single temple stood there restored amidst the ruins.
Many tales floated around. Some say the Witches “chudails” or spirits wandered about in the nighttime, haunting the place. Others say that none lived here anymore as unnatural deaths have befallen. The quiet was not reassuring. And then the voice of the old man hovered in the air “No one remembered something about them, some say they arrived from Pali in Jodhpur, some say they moved back to PALI, but only their thoughts now rest in Kuldhara .”
You can hear the story from the caretaker here, who narrates it in his suggestive style however he dismisses the haunted bit.See video below
4. Ohio University, Athens, America
Ohio University, well known in state legends as the most haunted college campus. A large number of sites on campus are said to be ghostly, and numerous other famous tales about the college over in Athens Constituency. The British Organization for Psychical Research claims that Athens, Ohio, is one of the most haunted sites in the world. The five cemeteries that form a five-pointed star by drawing a continuous line in five straight segments usually used as a mystic and magical symbol. That encompasses the campus, with the administrative building standing in the middle of the devil’s sign. The human-made subterranean passageways for religious practice of Jefferson Hall, where numerous ghost sightings have come to light. And finally, for The Ridges, an abandoned lunatic asylum that was known for thousands of lobotomies and electroshock treatments.
5. Monte Cristo, New South Wales, Australia
Monte Cristo, Australia’s most haunted estate in Junee, New South Wales. Mrs. Crawley, the proprietor of the house nevermore came out of her home after the death of her hubby in 23 years of her outstanding life but for two times. After her passing, her ghost haunts the place especially her previous room. Body-less spirit, phantom face in the window, floating ghost, strange and ghostly voices, automated turning on and off lamps are some frightful experiences of the people. Some people stated that when they entered the boy’s bedroom, they were excited and become extravagant, they became natural after coming out from the chamber.
6. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland
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This majestic castle is typically antiquated, perched atop a rocky rock, giving it an incredible view of Scottish hills. But within the empty halls and small streets of Edinburgh, there are the feelings of the dead. At least, that’s what got described. Hot spots for spirits include the castle’s prison holes, the South Bridge strongrooms and Mary’s King Close, a disused street used to isolate and eventually bury victims of the plague. There are written accounts of ghost dogs, a headless drummer, and the bodies of hostages taken through the French seven-year war and the American War of Independence.
7. Highgate Cemetery, North London, England
By night, Highgate Cemetery is like anything out of a terror movie. Ghostly bent gravestones decapitated angles covered in ivy, dark, overgrown passages between the graves; it’s no wonder this is Britain’s number-one ghost spot. Notwithstanding its chilling atmosphere, by day Highgate Cemetery cabinet some of the Britain’s most magnificent Gothic structure, offers to thrill escorted trips. It’s Karl Marx burial place.
8. Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire, England
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Either you believe in ghosts or not, a trip to the Classical Ram Inn is an unsettling adventure. Its wooden floorboards, cold naked walls, moldy smells and lowly lit nooks and holes outline everything a haunted house should be. Apparently, located on an atheistic burial ground.
9. Dominican Hill, Baguio City, Philippines.
As per some people, the spirits of people who died throughout the war haunt this area. Some say the victims who died here notwithstanding having the hope to be living turned into ghosts. Overhearing the banging of openings, windows, the clattering of plates and shrieking voices during the night are described by people.
10. Changi Beach, Singapore
11. Screaming Tunnel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, USA
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The Screaming Tunnel has one of Niagara Falls’ most touching stories. Located off Warner Road; the coordinates 43 145518N 79 14497W runs under the railway track that links between Toronto and New York City near Niagra Falls. There are some stories about the tunnel. The story goes like this,” if you stand in the middle of the dark tunnel at night and light a match, the flame will go out, and a girl’s screams heard. The tunnel, constructed in the early 1900s, is 16 feet (4.9 m) in height and 125 feet (38 m) long. Other versions state the girl was murdered and incinerated by her father in the tunnel after failing to get the custody of her in a separation battle or that she was molested, killed and set a fire in attempts to hide the proof.) – ‘World of the Paranormal’ are short, bite-sized posts covering paranormal places, events, characters, and objects from all over the globe. Follow The Paranormal Guide at www.theparanormalguide.com/blog
12. Rana Kumbha Palace, India
The history of Fable has it that when the stories of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji stormed the palace, Maharani Padmini did the Jauhar (self-immolation) along with 700 female followers. From then on, there have been many occurrences where people heard the shrieks of women begging for help to save their federation.
Spooky incident: Last year a group of colleagues stayed back one night at the mansion to witness if any paranormal movements were happening. While examining the passages, one of them overheard a call asking for help. Shaken and scared as they turned about, they saw a lady dressed in royal attire with a baked face!
13. NH-79 Near Dudu Village, India
The History: A long time ago when child marriage was widespread in India, a five days old newborn girl was to be wedded off to a 3-year-old boy. The mother of the baby girl was against the wedlock, and she moved away, towards the highway to beg for help where she got hit by a sightseer vehicle that took toll of both of them.
Scary incident: While driving towards Udaipur on the highway, three friends confronted the spirit of a lady carrying a newborn in her arms. She sat in the rear seat and led them out of the village. Thinking it might be a dream, the colleagues took it lightly, but the incident continued for more than 15 minutes which still bothers them!
14. Malcha Mahal, Delhi, India
Malcha Mahal is hunting resort that records back to the Tughlaq era. Princess Wilayat Mahal, one of the ultimate descendants of the royal family of Oudh, did not get her inheritance back after independence. She perpetrated suicide by swallowing grounded diamond. Her spirit is said to frequent the royal mansion area ever since. Tales say that those who have tried to enter the palace without authority never came back. The story has not been confirmed but does not make a prevalent saying that it is a haunted place.
15.The Mysterious Tales Of The South – Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, India
India’s Most Obsessed Places From The Deccan
Ramoji Film City, one of the largest movie making centres in the world, is a haunted place. As per the to eyewitnesses, the floodlights have been seen dropping off. Men have been forced, unfamiliar marks have emerged on mirrors, and many hands members have had severe accidents. Women have even encountered their clothes being ripped off by a mystical energy or being closed rooms from inside.