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Ghosts. Spirits. Abnormal happenings. Horror stories. I bet hearing the title itself must’ve awakened your curiosity. Mystery is something everyone searches for, because it’s intriguing to know about things that are not easily believed by people. But what if that mystery is just next door? Delhi is a crowded and historical city but no place is hidden from supernatural beings. Here are some haunted places in Delhi that’ll give you goosebumps.
1. Delhi Cantonment
Delhi Cantonment, which is commonly known as Delhi Cantt was originally built by the British. But no one can imagine the mysteries going on there. When it’s 11 pm and your car is on the isolated cant road, creepy moments lie ahead of you.
A lady standing on the side of the road will ask for a lift. You’ll see her wearing a white dress with her face blurry. You’ll speed up your car in the hope to escape. But guess what? That lady will run comfortably along with your car. Impossible to believe right? Delhi cantonment road is a really terrifying place for those have seen this eerie ghost lady. Some people claim that the lady probably died in a car accident on that road or maybe she was a hitchhiker. More than that, everyone on that particular road is strictly advised to not stop the vehicle if someone asks for a lift.
2. Lothian Cemetery
A mere 5 minute walk from Kashmere Gate in Delhi is one such graveyard called Lothian Cemetery. It’s believed to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in Delhi. Official records state that this cemetery was built by the British in year 1808 which makes it around 200 years old. It’s believed that it was a Muslim burial ground but was snatched by the British in order to show their supremacy.
There are main three stories that are believed to be true regarding this place.
The First story is of a British lover, Sir Nicholas, who fell in love with an Indian girl but when he was informed that she’s already married, he committed suicide. It’s believed that his ghost haunts the cemetery where he still calls out the name of his beloved. Some people say that he walks there every night holding his own head in his hands. How did his entire head come off if he shot himself is beyond my understanding.
The second story is of a boy who has been seen walking in the cemetery in the dark in search of something. People who claim to have encountered this boy say that he asked them where his parents were.
The third story is the most spooky. There are stories that after British dug open the old graves in order to claim Lothian burial grounds as their own. It’s said that they upset the souls of people who were already buried here. Even though the bodies were removed, all these souls were still bound to this graveyard and now every night there are fights between old ghosts and the English ghosts for their claim over the graveyard.
3. House Number W3, Greater Kailash
When the haunted place is a house, it gets spookier. Yes, this house in Greater Kailash is supposedly a haunted house. Infact, it’s one of the most haunted places in Delhi. This house is witness to the gruesome murder of an aged couple, whose bodies were later found in a water tank.
In 1986, a couple, Yadu Krishnan Kaul and Madhu Kaul, were murdered by an entrusted yoga guru who buried them in the underground water tank of the house. The reason behind the murder was their land and property. Though there is no proof of the place being haunted, the neighbors have heard sounds coming from that house at night. The house is still unoccupied.
4. Jamali Kamali Tomb and Mosque
Jamali Kamali Mosque & Tomb is located in Archaeological Mehrauli village, Delhi. This architectural structure comprises of two ancient monuments: one side is the Mosque and the other side is the tomb. It is said that 2 people, Jamali & Kamali, were buried there. This historical site is a tourist spot from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Despite the commotion in the day, it’s considered as a haunted spot. There have been many sightings of apparitions in the evenings. Visitors have witnessed things like the dogs growling and chasing after nothing. Voices have also been heard at night.
5. Khooni Nadi
Unlike the famous serene lake at Hauz Khas Village, this bloody river situated in Rohini will give you the creeps. Scary name right? There has never been any direct proof, but the locals say that the river is haunted. According to the legend, whoever goes near the river is lured into committing suicide. Many say that people who go near the river are sucked inside by an other-worldly power. Several people have died in this river.