Most haunted Places in Delhi?
Disclaimer: This piece may make you rethink on supernatural powers. The haunted places mentioned below are not imaginary for those who have experienced it themselves. According to few considerable studies, it has been found that the eerieness exists but the ghosts do not. Generally our society fails to understand the facts and keeps on mugging rumors. Himanshi Bhatia and Vedant Kumar, share their experience of some of Delhi's most haunted places and how they are not haunted at all.
Sanjay Van is a sprawling city forest area near Vasant Kunj and Mehrauli in the Capital. Spread over an area of 783 acres, the city's green lung is less famous for its ambience, but far more famous for its myth about the haunting soul of a 'Peerbaba' or some children who crawl there at night.The graves bear bodies of hundreds of poor children. Some claim that these awake from their sleep when it's dark and mark their presence by their laughter, cry and subtle movements, making it the house of the apparitions. Witnesses of a lady in a white saree who hung herself from a peepul tree, have come up to create awareness about the soul inn. Her phantom hangs itself on the tree in the night making the forests's night visits, beyond the bounds of possibility.
As opposed to the eerie ideas, the DDA watchmen, priets and a few people who live there say that they have never experienced anything supernatural. People there are disbelievers of spirits and state that their existence is just a psychological myth.
The Northern Ridge
The Northern Ridge (also called Old Delhi) comprises of the area near Delhi University. It is spread over approximately 87 hectares, and was declared a Reserve Forest in 1915. Known to be one of the most haunted places in Delhi with proofs and evidences of ghostly existence makes The Ridge secluded. It's a forested area where some of the most gory events in history took place. It is also known to be home of a colonial era British man hovering in the area.
The vast forest is more a hangout place for Delhi University's hostelites and PG residentss. "A view of any forest in the night would seem spooky,"said people who stay there until late.
The Tree Near Dwarka, Sector 9 Metro Station
People living in and travelling via Sector 9, Dwarka, have witnessed an invisible power, a force pulling or pushing them. Some even reported that they have been slapped by a lady in white saree who appears and disappears in thin air moving at the speed of their vehicle scaring them to death. Many even refuse to believe these stories. Outside the metro station with thousands of commuters everyday, little has been done to improve the daily complaints of people mostly at night.
However, it took Subhash Dubey, a policeman serving at the police station on the opposite road, by surprise, as he claims to have never had any such experience even in the dark during duty hours.
The Bhuli Bhatiyari
Situated in the heart of Delhi is another haunted place called the Bhuli Bhatiyari.
The road goes deep into the southern ridge of Delhi. Bhuli Bhatiyari is now a haunting lodge once built by Feroz Shah Tughlaq in the 14th century. Myths on the internet state that the place is haunted and people even claim to have heard spooky whispers here in the middle of the night, but the ironical part is that there resides the office building of The Ministry of Culture where a few people work too. Bu-Ali Bhatti was the name of the lady caretaker of this mahal.
Some say a queen, from Bhatiyari family, neglected by the king spent her life there. But again, facts state that the place is just a tour place of kids and teenagers. Only thing haunted could be the dirt around that place.
Also called the 'Bloody Gate', Khooni Darwaza is one of the most haunted places in Delhi. It is said that Bahadur Shah Zafar, son of Mughal Emperor was executed here in full public view with lots other bloody history. This monument has both Indian and foreign visitors. It is said that spirits still linger about this place but they don't cause any disturbance to the Indians, but strange things have happened to foreigners who've paid a visit to this place if stories evidenceless stories are to believed.
Delhi Mutiny House
The gothic style memorial in front of Old Telegraph Building, Kashmiri Gate is known as Mutiny Memorial. Later it was renamed 'Ajitgarh' in 1972. It is dedicated to the official who died in the Indian mutiny in 1857. A memorial built by the britishers for the deaths of their officials in the revolt of 1857 is still haunted by spirits whose amputed limbs seem to float in the air in the evenings after dark. It truly must be a ghastly sight for those who have witnessed it first hand. Stories of beheaded dead bodies of British officials found from the memorial had given rise to beliefs that the tragedy repeats there in the form of some ghostly shadows at times.
It becomes spooky with those haunted souls.
Although the guardsman of this monument prohibits entry after 5:00pm as per the government orders, he disapproves all the rumours having first hand experience from days and nights spent in the monument.