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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 passerbys. 

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 2014-07-02 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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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-04-23 07:19:04 Benoy

Benoy
on 23-04-2014


 

If any body feels that ghosts really exist, then share your experiences please. My native place is Kerala but I put up from Punjabi Bagh in Delhi and would be interested in knowing more about Ghosts.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-04-16 09:11:32 Eby Thomas

Eby Thomas
on 16-04-2014

Don't be scared
 

I went through all the stories narrated here and it's nothing but pure imagination! If someone wants to do some illegal activities or something like that they can make use of these types of rumours. The human is most dangerous, more than any soul/spirit. If you believe in God then certainly there is an opposite power that exists too but it is not someone who has died. Be it good or bad, every soul has a place to go and it won't start wearing white sarees and running behind everyone!

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-04-14 08:03:55 ishana

ishana
on 14-04-2014

W-3, Gk I
 

I went to this place in GK I (It's W-3,GK I). I had heard a lot about it being a haunted place but I did not experience anything.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-03-28 08:02:50 Harathi Nitin

Harathi Nitin
on 28-03-2014

Ghosts Exist
 

When you believe that god exists, you have to accept that ghosts too exist.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-03-27 04:42:44 viplove

viplove
on 27-03-2014

Haunted PG in Govindpuri, Gali no 9
 

I never believed in ghosts but I felt something unusual in the PG that I was staying in during my college days. One night, I was studying along with my room mate and I heard someone knocking on the door but found that no one there. Suddenly my roommate started behaving weirdly, screaming and shouting. It was really horrifying for me and I started chanting prayers. My room mate awoke from the trance and didn't recall what had just happened. Next day, we left the PG, narrating our experience to the owner who dismissed our incident. We came to know from an old lady that a boy committed suicide at the PG due to failing in exams...It was really spooky.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-03-18 18:00:59 gaurav

gaurav
on 18-03-2014

sssshhhhhhh
 

I don't know if there are any ghosts or spirits out there but yes it's true - if you believe in god, you must believe in ghosts too because there is a lot of negative energy present around us which you don't necessarily see but surely feel.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-03-10 10:51:05 ABDUL AZEEM

ABDUL AZEEM
on 10-03-2014

Scary Fort - Jaipur
 

In the summers of 2013 I went to Jaipur to my aunt's house. My aunt and my brother and my mom thought of exploring Jaipur so we started off at 5 PM. On the journey, we saw a tall hill and a fort built on it. It is still unknown to many people...My aunt told me that it is haunted but I didn't believe it. Then when we were returning at 10 PM, we heard scary sounds and a man standing on the top of THE hill. We raced to the house and took a deep breath. From then on I believe in spirits and haunted places.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-02-28 14:37:24 sturmgeist

sturmgeist
on 28-02-2014

Unexplicable creature near Sanjay Van
 

I had been to Delhi with friends and we were going by IIFT at about midnight...I saw a strange creature in the jungle there and have been unable to explain its existence to myself till date...It was like a white horse with a long neck and was very close to us (this was back in 2009)... I wanted to touch it to be sure but my friends didn't let me because they were already sure that it was a ghost! Spooky.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-02-16 11:06:42 rahul

rahul
on 16-02-2014

Lajpat Nagar Haunted House
 

Even I don't know the reality about this place; Me and my friends go there for fun and had a party over there. I have been there till 1 PM-2 PM also but haven't felt anything. According to me, it's not a scary place from the inside but it looks scary from outside!

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-02-07 11:36:54 Mohit Kumar

Mohit Kumar
on 07-02-2014

Lajpat Nagar
 

Somebody pls tell us the real story of the Lajpat Nagar haunted house?!

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-01-20 18:47:17 Mehboob Khan

Mehboob Khan
on 20-01-2014

Contact Me
 

I am a ghost rider!

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-01-12 11:21:04 hard

hard
on 12-01-2014

Mandir lane
 

Mandir lane is filled with spirits, please take care while passing the lane!

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2014-01-04 13:27:46 sumit bansal

sumit bansal
on 04-01-2014

Haunted House in Shahdara
 

I am Sumit Bansal from Shahdara. I was living for the last 2 years in Vishwas Nagar and we (my family) used to frequently hear a lady cry on the roof and store room during the nights.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2013-12-22 05:06:52 Naina Sharma

Naina Sharma
on 22-12-2013

that haunted day
 

I went to my maternal gramma's home... I was very excited to be there! We arrived there and I saw 3 middle aged, black spirits wearing something black...they all were very scary! From that day I never went back again...

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2013-12-04 14:10:08 HArinder

HArinder
on 04-12-2013

Nothing scary in mandir lane
 

The road is closed by police because there are many drug dealers found there. I use the road to travel to Bangla Sahib Gurudwara.

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Haunted Places in Delhi 2013-12-03 08:16:17 bhavika

bhavika
on 03-12-2013

Sanjay van is not haunted
 

I've been to Sanjay Van several times with my uncle and cousins. Yeah, that's true that many graves are present here but, I never felt anything unusual or paranormal about the place. I don't know if anyone's felt anything or if it's a plain rumour, but personally I say that it is a rumour! This forest is a must visit for those who like adventurous places.

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