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Spooky Encounters

It was late at night and I was driving down a solitary lane along with two of my friends. It was cool and calm outside and unexpectedly, the wind started blowing; we thought it was a normal irregularity of Delhi’s unpredictable weather but suddenly we saw a woman clad in a white Saree standing on the roadside. I kept driving on without looking at her as I had heard about a few spooky instances happening on this particular road. After travelling ahead we gathered all our strength and looked back and what we saw drained our blood and a chill ran down our spine. We saw the woman stuck to the boot of our car staring at us with her bloodshot eyes. I looked straight ahead and drove as fast as I could without looking back again until I had traversed that patch completely. 

It is then that we caught our breath and found that the woman had disappeared. Seems like a Bollywood movie, but this is one of the many instances narrated by Delhiites about the ghosts and spirits found on the roads, abandoned houses, mansions, parks, monuments etc. So for those who believe in the presence of ghosts, here are a few places listed where you can find them.

The Tree near Dwarka, Sector 9 Metro Station

People travelling in call centre cabs at night have experienced an energy slapping them and a woman appearing and disappearing or travelling along with the speed of the car. Yes, it sounds creepy but according to many, it’s true.

The Tree | Near Dwarka Sector 9 Metro Station, New Delhi-75

Delhi Cantonment

A lush green area managed by the security services of our country is supposedly a shelter for a spirit of a lady who died in a car mishap there. Many people have confirmed her presence time and again clad in a white saree with greying hair and hairy hands, trying to get the attention of various passers-by. 

Delhi Cantonment | South West Delhi-10

House No. W-3

It is an abandoned house located in South Delhi where an aged couple were murdered a decade ago. Various sounds ranging from sobs to screams emanate from the house as reported by the neighbours. Similar haunted houses can be found in Defence Colony, Green Park, Lajpat Nagar, Lodhi Road and many places where properties worth crores have been deserted since decades due to the paranormal activities happening in them.

House No, W-3 | Greater Kailash I, New Delhi-48

Feroz Shah Kotla

The first impression that you get after a brief look at the Feroz Shah Kotla fort, is that of a haunted place, especially, because it does not see many visitors today. The fort was built back in 1354 by Feroz Shah Tughlaq, who built Firozabad (one of the seven cities of Delhi). It is situated on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, where a narrow lane leads to this macabre citadel. This site is said to have Djinns residing in the ruins and the dark halls. Every Thursday, one can see the locals lighting candles, incense sticks, leaving offerings of milk & grain and writing letters to appease the djinns hoping for their wishes to come true. 

Feroz Shah Kotla | Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-02

Khooni Nadi (Bloody River)

This flows across Rohini in Delhi and it is believed that whoever enters the river is sucked inside it by a mysterious force. Many have lost their lives there which appears to be suicide; the reason behind this phenomenon is still unknown.

Khooni Nadi | Rohini, New Delhi-85

Sanjay Van

Sanjay Van is a stretch of about 10 Kms, a green lung of the city but also known to be haunted by spirits as it houses innumerable Majaars (masouleums of sufi saints) & graves punctuated with broken ramparts of Qila Rai Pithora. Many encounters of crying children, pushing and clawing has been reported here ever since its existence.

Sanjay Van | Near Vasant Kunj and Mehrauli in South-West Delhi-70

Malcha Mahal

Located in a village called Malcha, this place is surrounded by forests and what is known as the Delhi Ridge. It was originally a Tughlaq era hunting lodge and currently very little is known about its mysterious inhabitants. This is what adds to the enigma of Malcha Mahal and by merely being near the place amidst the dense forest, you can experience that eerie feeling you may never expect anywhere else.

Malcha Mahal | Near Delhi Earth Station, Bistdari Road, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi-21

Mutiny House

A memorial built by the British to commemorate the death of their officials in the revolt of 1857, people have found chopped-up moving arms and legs of the deceased officials in the evenings. It truly must be a ghastly sight for those who have witnessed it first hand.

Mutiny Memorial | In front of the Old Telegraph Building, Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi-55

Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal

An old hunting lodge of Tughlaq, the name of this place is said to be derived from Bu-Ali Bhatti's name (the female caretaker of the lodge) which got twisted to Bhuli Bhatiyari. The entry to the monument from the North-East, interestingly, is twin-gated, strange for a structure that is deemed 'not so' important. It has remained abandoned and left unoccupied for centuries and is known to be haunted with various sounds and invisible shuffling activity around this part of the ridge.

Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal | Jhandewalan, Near Jhandewalan Metro Station, New Delhi-05

Karbala Graveyard

Karbala is a Shiite burial ground in BK Dutt Colony for the funeral of tazias, the ritual coffins of Imam Husain Ibn Ali (the prophet’s grandson). If you look carefully, you’ll be able to clearly see the auspicious material (or whatever remains of them now) used to perform the rituals on or near a couple of graves. There is an eerie and gloomy ambience about this place, marked by cries and a certain loneliness which may get to you especially if visited during the evenings. 

Karbala Graveyard | Karbala Rd, Civil Colony, BK Dutt Colony, New Delhi-03

The Ridge

The Delhi ridge, an extension of the Aravalli Hill Range in NCT of Delhi is a haunting rocky & hilly, forested area where some of the most gory events of history took place. One can witness firangi ghosts still hovering the ridge, marking their territory. It is notorious for its moody ghosts and be careful as parts of the Ridge don't get any network.

The Ridge | Timarpur, New Delhi-54

Jamali Kamali Tomb & Mosque

Located within the folds of Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Jamali, the renowned sufi saint was buried here in 1535 alongside Kamali. You get an unsettling feeling once inside the chamber of the tomb and can also experience all kinds of noises calling out to you from the nearby graves, marking it unsafe to visit during night time.

Jamali Kamali Tomb & Mosque | Mehrauli Archaeological Park, New Delhi-30

Other places include Khuni DarwazaTughlaqabad Fort, Chor Minar, Malcha Mahal & certain areas of Tilak Nagar.

Nicholson's Cemetery

This is one of the oldest cemeteries in town, dating back to the British era and there are a lot many graves of British soldiers, their wives and children buried here. As you walk inside, the first thing that strikes you is that the entire place is engulfed in pin-drop silence however often you can feel a nagging presence lurking and following you, hidden behind the huge tamarind trees and palm trees found here. You can ignore their presence but just make sure that they don't follow you home. 

Nicholson's Cemetery | Club Road, Civil Lines, New Delhi-54

Based on word-of-mouth experiences, these places have received the notoriety of being haunted. It is believed that positive and negative energies work hand-in-hand. Moreover, beliefs cannot be explained as they emanate from our mind and are embedded in our hearts. We cannot test the truth or falsity of the metaphysical realms. So, whether you believe in ghosts or not, just be mentally alert and careful while crossing these places or else you may have to face the consequences.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-10-12 18:34:27 Gurjeet Mann

Gurjeet Mann
on 12-10-2014

Dwarka & Cant
 

I have been to both these places but never experienced anything myself but have heard of many incidents. One of my cab drivers got stuck in Dwarka when he found a lady sitting on the bonnet of his cab...SPOOKY!

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-10-11 16:45:53 Riyaz

Riyaz
on 11-10-2014

It's fake
 

Dwarka Sector 9 is not haunted. I have been living there for a while and me and my family cross that tree 30-40 times during the day & night and nothing happens!

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-09-20 14:17:11 akku

akku
on 20-09-2014

Jamali kamali ka makbara aur masjid
 

I went here today, some negative vibes were definitely there!! I guess something is wrong with this place.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-09-20 08:39:05 AKASH SWARNAKAR

AKASH SWARNAKAR
on 20-09-2014

Check it out
 

Just watch the movie called The Conjuring and also search for demonologist called Ed and Lorraine Warren. See its true demons exist in the form of exorcism...if u believe in God then believe in the devil too.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-09-06 06:45:12 Jinny

Jinny
on 06-09-2014

What do you guys say?
 

I am a 23 year sales & marketing guy, more over I visited all the listed places in night/ day, I do stay near by North Campus Ridge area, where suicidal & murder acts have been committed, but frankly speaking I didn't see any incident happening as I used to drive my car daily around 12 A.M near by this area. Apart from Cops and PCR's I didn't see anything more than that. For all my friends who believe in all this or claimed such incidents do believe in one, either God or the Paranormal. Suppose if you are heavily drunk, then you might be the biggest ghost in this world and I need to ask one question from all listed paranormal activist & believers "Why has nobody seen or admitted ghosts, spooky and unnatural activity in Temples, Gurudwara's, Mosques or Churches? Why? Is the ghost scared of God? Or we have a mind set according to places which we see? Need all your comments on the same.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-09-06 02:49:25 Rishabh Sharma

Rishabh Sharma
on 06-09-2014

Believer
 

Yeah if you believe in God and you know that god really exists then you have to accept that ghosts also exist and if you want to experience it and want to know if it's true or not, just check Wikipedia and search about Ed and Lorraine Warren, you will definitely accept that its not a joke.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-09-03 12:37:11 Abhinav

Abhinav
on 03-09-2014

Lajpat nagar house
 

I don't know where to begin. Me and my brother actually wanted to see this place as we had heard a lot about it. So on Sunday night on 31st July 14 around 1 AM, we reached that place and I was a little excited to do so, so I asked my brother that why don't we just get in the house and see for ourselves. I was at the gate of that bungalow when a couple of boys standing near by asked my brother to step aside as the bungalow was possessed. I clicked some pics and to my surprise there was something that changed places, can't say what, but I definitely saw something. People say that once there lived a family which was murdered and that bungalow was burnt and since then no one has taken over that place.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-09-02 20:31:20 dravya bhardwaj

dravya bhardwaj
on 02-09-2014

I want to join the group Karan
 

Karan I want to join your group and I have also visited many haunted places in Rajasthan and UP and that's my hobby so please may I join you?

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-08-30 16:03:26 suraj

suraj
on 30-08-2014

Bloody river
 

I stay near the river and these guys don't drive carefully and that's why they have accidents there, nothing to do with ghosts.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-08-29 23:38:41 Prarthi James

Prarthi James
on 29-08-2014

Paranormal Activist
 

Hi Karan, this is Prarthi James and I've spent most of my life in Mandir Marg which is right in front of the Bhooli Bhatiyari park, I would like to be a part of the group that you are in, for the paranormal activities and yes you can count on me for being strong hearted and the rest.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-08-23 04:58:20 karan

karan
on 23-08-2014

Paranormal activist
 

Hey guys, I am Karan and I am a paranormal activist. If you want to join me in ghost hunts just contact me on my ID. Now about Delhi, I visited Delhi's most haunted places a couple of times and as a paranormal activist I stayed there alone with my camera whole night, I did experience something at that Feroz Shah fort, Sanjay Van. But if someone wants to join me and my team please contact me on my ID. Only brave, tough minded people can join. Thank you!

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-08-20 05:14:45 Shamshad Ali

Shamshad Ali
on 20-08-2014

Want to know about Dwarka Sec 9 Ghost Activity
 

Hi I am Ali and I want to know more about Dwarka Sector 9 haunted tree. Could anyone please tell me more?

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-08-13 11:20:43 Amit Singh

Amit Singh
on 13-08-2014

Wanna See If they really exist !!
 

Please let me know if anyone has had an experience with the unknown or the supernatural. I want experience the same and see if they really exist. Here is my ID-amitvpn@gmail.com

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-08-12 08:44:38 pallvi

pallvi
on 12-08-2014

Lajpat nagar
 

Please tell me about the Lajpat Nagar haunted house story in detail as it's very fascinating!

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-08-09 16:19:56 Vineet Kumar

Vineet Kumar
on 09-08-2014

Haunted Place - Dwarka Sector-9
 

I was on my way back to my house in the night around 2 AM and as I was driving I found a lady who wore a white saree and she started running behind me and as I was alone in the car, I did not stop my car and increased the speed but she ran behind me for about 200 meters and then disappeared. Scary experience!

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-08-04 21:25:19 vicky

vicky
on 04-08-2014

A haunting!
 

One night, me and my friends went on a bike ride along the Dwarka Sector 9 metro station to hang out and have some fun, we were four of us. All of us were screaming, shouting, the usual thing that boys do when they go out on a bike ride together, and while we were doing so, we heard a shrill sound from somewhere, we brushed it off and took it as a joke, thinking someone was making a fool out of us. My friend Ashish started making fun of the whole thing and all of us were having a good laugh,until suddenly a lady comes out of no where and she scares the shit out of us by heading towards us and although she was far, we felt as if she'd come close to our ears and was sobbing. Then we got really paranoid, got on our bikes and tried to leave the haunted place ASAP, but as we were riding we weren't able to get rid of the screeching sound that followed us for quite a while along the stretch and then we reached our respective places. We couldn't get the incident out of our minds and we were unable to sleep for quite a few days either, my friend Ashish freaks out every time we go to Dwarka sector 9 till today. This event took place during the winter season last year around 1.30 AM.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-07-02 17:07:16 kritika minj

kritika minj
on 02-07-2014

Brrrr
 

Usually you do feel a dip in the temperature when there is a supernatural force around you and this is exactly what I had witnessed when I was in Delhi, during the scorching summers, that too. There was definitely something eerie about the area I was staying in (GK).

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-06-30 00:45:05 Jagdeep

Jagdeep
on 30-06-2014

Flying Fire Pot
 

I don't believe in ghosts because I haven't seen one yet but I was having dinner at 10:45 PM in my home town in Ludhiana. My brother was on the roof talking to his GF. Suddenly he started shouting my name and asked me to rush on the roof...first, I was annoyed but then I too witnessed something unexplainable. I saw a pot with fire flames coming out of it which was flying like 100 meters above the ground and was travelling towards a village..like a chopper flies at a constant speed. I was shocked to see it. How could a fire pot fly at the same height and speed and towards a straight direction. I am damn sure that it was not a wishing lamp because wishing lamps or hot balloons fly up and do not travel at a fixed height...then I came to know that it was a black magic trick known as "seet" In Punjabi it means to "throw". If u want to kill someone, you seek a person who knows black magic who would then perform some spells on the person in question. It will travel straight to his/her address and will get him. If the person is not at home it will come back to the person who sent it and will kill him...scary!

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-06-28 07:49:24 Sapna singh

Sapna singh
on 28-06-2014

Sector-9 metro station
 

I am a student and I live in Dwarka Sec-8. I travel by metro and Dwarka sector-9 metro station is the nearest from my house but I never find anything unusual or any paranormal activities taking place. Me and my Mom & Dad used to go for walks in the morning as well as night but they also didn't find anything unusual.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-06-24 20:41:04 fbh

fbh
on 24-06-2014

Delhi cantt incident
 

Something similar happened with me at the Delhi Cantt spot. I was on my way to my friend's house from another's at around 12:30 AM (I am from Chandigarh) and some lady asked for a lift. Instead of saying yes or no, i argued with her like some FBI agent and started giving her a lecture about increasing crimes in Delhi and that why she was standing in the middle of the road, when she could go to any bus stop, but in the end i offered her the lift. I don't know whether my words irritated her, but i told her that i am new to Delhi, i am using google maps to find shortcuts to my destination, still tell me where you want to go, she said something and by the time i searched her destination and looked up, she was nowhere to be found. I got more irritated and after returning home, narrated this incident to my friend. He got scared and told me the story about this spot about which i was unaware. Then i googled it to know that this incident is quite common to the area. Spooky.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-06-21 13:36:33 shubham choudhary

shubham choudhary
on 21-06-2014

W 3, GK-I
 

I went there; the house is renovated and a family has been living there since the past 7-8 years as confirmed by a Temple, which lies opposite it. If anyone knows of any such properties in Delhi/NCR, do keep me posted!

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-06-15 14:32:04 Natts

Natts
on 15-06-2014

Sanjay Van
 

I recently got a chance to visit this place. I visited it during daytime...it's a place with lush greenery however there were very few people out there and I felt anxious and a whole lot of negative vibes when I was roaming around..if possible, avoid visiting this place...at least I personally didn't like it and will not be going there again.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-06-08 06:04:32 smruti snigdha

smruti snigdha
on 08-06-2014

My experiance
 

Friends, I don't know the reality but I went to Feroz Shah Kotla recently and there was nothing disturbing about the place.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-06-04 10:21:57 Varun Gothwal

Varun Gothwal
on 04-06-2014

My experience
 

I've been to four places mentioned in this list which are Sanjay Van, Feroshash Kotla, Bhuli Bhatiyari and Jamali Kamali Masjid. Listed below is my experience of each place.

Sanjay Van:
I've been to these place more than 10 times. A great place, very calm and quiet. Sorry guys, I didn't find any ghosts or spirits here. There are snakes, foxes, blue bulls, jackals, peacocks and various other birds. It is a very nice place to visit with friends and family. Don't worry about the ghosts. There is a Gorakshnath Mandir inside which is a must visit! I don't think this place is haunted but if you are planning to go there then you should go in a group and should be back before it gets dark.

Bhuli Bhatiyari:
Ok, this place seemed a bit spooky! I couldn't hear any birds chirping or any other noise when I reached there. "Andar jaana mana hai", were the lines written on the wall at the entrance but I obviously ignored that and went inside. Though I saw nothing but I did feel some weird vibrations there. May be it was psychological, I don't know but I clearly felt something. Who knows what it was? I clicked some pics and came back gladly. I guess this place is haunted, I'm not saying that you'd see some woman in a white sari or a flying ghost...but if you are a little sensitive then you will certainly feel something different.

Jamali Kamali Masjid:
I didn't feel anything here but my girlfriend complained that she didn't feel nice there. I didn't see any ghosts or djinns. May be you should go and check it out your self. This place might or might not be haunted.

Feroz Shah Kotla:
Yes there are very few visitors who come here but I found it to be a very beautiful place. The famous iron stands tall inside the structure. I've been there many times...even a single thought of any ghost or djinn never occurred to me. So in my experience this place is not haunted.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-06-03 09:53:09 Crystal

Crystal
on 03-06-2014

I was scared
 

When I was a kid, My friend's grandmother died and they buried her at the graveyard. I was also attached to her grandma as she told us stories and I met her everyday at the park. On the grandma's first birthday, after her death.. Me and my friend decided to go to the graveyard and put flowers on her tomb. We went there in the evening, it was about 5 PM cause I missed my fave show 'Shin Chan' :p Okay let's get back to the topic!
I saw her grandma sitting on her own tomb. I was a kid so I didn't get scared and instead we both were happy that she is back! We talked to her for hours and then our parents came there, looking for us. They could hear our voices but weren't able to see us. They called us and when we saw them we shouted. (I clearly remember the words) "Heyy mom dad, come meet grandma" but our grandma whispered back not to call them and when we turned back she was gone. We felt very hurt.
Now every year on her birthday we both go there and see her sitting on her grave but she never talks to us but instead keeps staring us. I really miss her. May God bless her.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-05-29 09:01:56 Arian

Arian
on 29-05-2014

Sanjay Van
 

Today I went there in the middle of night with a couple of my friends and we definitely felt something...We saw a man staring at us behind the bushes and it was way too creepy but adventurous too.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-05-14 07:20:25 Rupak Baruah

Rupak Baruah
on 14-05-2014

Haunted Places in Delhi
 

I am staying in Delhi since the past 27 years and have been to these places quite a number of times both in the day time and at night but never felt anything unusual. I really would like to to have an experience of paranormal activities.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-05-11 07:26:31 shivam

shivam
on 11-05-2014

Malcha mahal
 

I went there recently. It's near Delhi Earth Station.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-05-09 06:56:19 S. Zain

S. Zain
on 09-05-2014

Karbala, B.K. Dutt Colony
 

I have been there many times, almost every year mainly for the rituals and even one of my grandfathers has been buried here. I never felt any paranormal activities or anything frightening. These cries and all have been spread by the residents residing there. Sheer time pass & rumours.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-04-28 01:07:50 sarthak

sarthak
on 28-04-2014

bhooli bhatiyari
 

I went to Bhooli Bhatiyari as I heard that it's a haunted place. It was all normal. A beautiful place. Though I felt strange as if someone's watching us, but it could be my imagination acting up. The place was really good. The forest and greenery. We stayed for like 2 hours, clicked pictures and explored the area and we found only one thing - there is an open air theatre which was built at that time only, I believe. Just found some people smoking n drinking there as no one goes there for checking. But surely a place to visit once.

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