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Old 14th July 2015, 15:55   #556
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Because its like the free for all all you can eat buffet. These demons feed on the soul, which gives them power to possess and go about their nefarious mischief

Great saints did not understand anything.
Wanted to ask why do these entities need soul for mischief? And what type of mischief do they create? and why do they need to create mischief?

Aside what is the governance for these entities and do you believe in God? or do you subscribe to any religious thought?

PS: I am not being judgmental.

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Oh ok, That would a bigger reason than the socio-religious significance of 21.
the significance of 21 arises from the Sankhya school of thought. According to the Sankhya school of thought there are five gross elements (air, fire, water, earth and ether) and five subtle elements associated with them (which cannot be seen). Similarly there are five gross organs of action (our five sense organs) and five subtle organs of capacity associated with them.

In total the count of all the elements and sense organs is 20; (10 + 10). These are all states of being.

We can through hard endeavor and great luck reach the next state, which is referred to as 21 (ikees)- which is eternal peace and just exists-across time and space and what we refer to as God.

In summary, 21 is the most special state.

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The family of Govinda, a resident of Vandse in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district, became scared when they began to hear the sounds of a baby laughing from their coconut tree late every evening. The family approached an astrologer, seeking a remedy from the child's laughter. They assumed that spirits were haunting them.

The astrologer told them that evil spirts were troubling them, and they had to perform a homa. However, despite the pujas, the child continued to laugh from the coconut tree. The family was left clueless.

Then coconut climber Seena Poojary came to their house. In the past, Seena Poojary had visited their house to pluck coconuts. On one such visit, this absent- minded tree climber had left his mobile phone in the tree after wrapping it in a plastic bag. It was only later in the evening that he realised that he had lost his mobile. Every day after returning from work, he would call his number from the phones of his family members. And that was the time that Govinda's family would hear a baby laughing because that was Poojary's phone's ringtone.

Poojary, who was confident that his phone was not stolen, started visiting houses and searching trees for his phone. It was only when he found his phone on the tree owned by Govinda's family that they got rid of the spirits.

Govinda's family reportedly went back to the astrologer to tell him that it was not evil spirits but a mobile phone that was haunting them.
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I wonder if the battery of the mobile phone was haunted to keep it running everyday without charging, Had a good laugh

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I am waiting to experience any such spooky incidents, never occurred really. while driving in the night, the play of lights coupled with reflections of moon light do create many apparitions. I am sure many would have experienced as if someone was standing and disappeared or an apparition crossed the road. Most of it is clear to the mind on why that occurred and can't be termed as spooky.

I have heard about this Bopdev Ghat ghost near Pune. In the video, it is clear that it is a human being that is dressed to act as a ghost. When it comes to such fancily dressed ghosts, or any place involving haunted stories, criminals have an easy way out. What bothers me more about post-sunset Bhangarh or such lonely highway stretches is the free run that criminals enjoy. This video makes me believe more on thieves acting like this to extort money. May be, tracking fancy dresses sold of ghostly attire would help to nab these!



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Are you sure it was not a "real" ghost ? 😀 Someone most likely one of the passenger was clearly scared as could be heard from the screams.
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Are you sure it was not a "real" ghost ? 😀 Someone most likely one of the passenger was clearly scared as could be heard from the screams.
Sure, it did look like that. To get the answer, the only way out is to get answer from video uploader on YouTube. But the speed with which the so called ghost walks, height, voice, motive to scare rather than any harm point to the fact that it was indeed a human being dressed in ghostly attire.

May be, one of them was not aware what the thing is about and got really scared.
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Would've been fun if the driver had charged at the 'ghost', rather than backing up! What I wouldn't give to see the 'ghost' hitch up that skirt of its and run; howling away to glory.
Would've been an epic video!
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I have heard about this Bopdev Ghat ghost near Pune.

Any comment/critique to add to this, welcome.
That video has gone pretty viral with many countries claiming it's happened in their territory! But the origin, it seems, came from Kuwait. Check out the video below where they try to decipher the video. The conclusion is, as usual, open but still worth a watch.

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Would've been fun if the driver had charged at the 'ghost', rather than backing up! What I wouldn't give to see the 'ghost' hitch up that skirt of its and run; howling away to glory.
Would've been an epic video!
You said it and the wish has been turned true. Here is a video where such a ghost was knocked down by a tuscan wine Fiat Punto. The ghostly attire is the same as previous video. Coincidentally, I own a used tuscan wine Fiat Punto.

Isn't this too much of a coincidence worth calling it spooky? These ghosts have become modern and travel through the internet and haunt people.

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Not my experience, but came across this article that seems relevant for this topic. A few of the listed places are the well known ones including places some members have spoken here, but a few were new for me, such as the Grand Paradi Towers, Mumbai, or even South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata. By default, I expect all cemeteries to be considered haunted, so not sure why this needed special mention. My current apartment is next to a small cemetery, but no unexplained incidents has ever happened. So maybe just some cemeteries are 'cursed'. Anyways, enjoy the list!


23 haunted places youíd never want to visit

Amidst the never ending debate of whether or not a paranormal world exists alongside us, there is no denying the fact that there are numerous people who have had creepy, unexplainable experiences. Yes, some tales can be stranger than fiction! For all those who likes to push the boundaries a little and take a peek into whatís happening in the mysterious world out there, here's is a list of 23 places that have been declared eerie...


1. Tunnel No 33, Shimla

The tunnel number 33 on the Shimla-Kalka road is one tunnel you will not like to pass through as you will definitely be not alone in there. A man named Colonel Barog lives in the tunnel even after his death. A visitors account says that the colonel spirit not only confront the passer-bys but also indulge them in discussions. His is believed to be a harmless spirit but there are other spirits who give jitters to the people passing on this route. First is of a lady whose screams can be heard up to a kilometer as believed by the people. Another is of a man who is seen asking for a lighter to light his cigarette.


2. GP Block, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

The city of Meerut in the State of Uttar Pradesh has an interesting story of haunted building. The GP Block is haunted by the ghosts of four men who are often sighted in a double storey building, which has been abandoned for years. The guys sit around a table in the building with a solitary lighted candle, enjoying. Sightings of a lady clad in red sari have often been reported. The sightings keeps on reiterating again and again all over the building commencing from the first floor, to second floor, and then ceasing at the terrace.


3. Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi

Agrasen ki Baoli, is a secret historical step well situated in the capital's heart on Hailey Road near Connaught place. This 14th century baoli constructed by Maharja Agrasen is a beautiful spot in the middle of our chaotic city but is said to be spooky after dark. Now completely dry, it was once said to have been filled with black water that hypnotised people into committing suicide.


4. Malcha Mahal, Delhi

After a long fight with the Government of India over her regal rights, Princess Wilayat Mahal, great granddaughter of Nawab of Oudh was given this place along with her children Prince Riaz and Princess Sakina. Bitter by her fate Wilayat Mahal committed suicide and her children have lived here ever since with their ferocious hounds, with no connection to the outside world. Terrified of constant robberies and intruder they were given the right to shoot in self-protection. Ever since countless number of people including reporters have tried going in but no one really returns. Even the forest guards avoid this area.


5. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

Bhangarh, a deserted town in Rajasthan, was established in 1613 by King Madho Singh, son of great Mughal general, Man Singh. Bhangarh was abandoned soon after being built and supposedly after it was cursed by a sorcerer. In ignorance Ajab Singh, the grandson of Madho Singh, raised the palace to such a height that the shadow reached the forbidden place. Hence the devastation of entire town of Bhangarh happened. Local villagers say that whenever a house is built there its roof collapses. People say that nobody returned who stayed there after dark. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) sign board put up there says, "Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area."


6. Grand Paradi Towers, Mumbai

Arguably the most famous haunted Mumbai house is situated in one of the cityís most affluent areas. On the eighth floor of the Grand Paradi Towers in Kemps Corner, a series of freakish suicides drew attention to what appeared to be a gruesome pattern of deaths and accidents in the building. In 2004 an elderly couple jumped out of the window of this apartment. Their children and their grandchild followed suit within the year. There have been up to 20 fatal accidents and suicides since the building was constructed in 1976.


7. Lambi Dehar Mines, Mussoorie

According to the legend, the Lambi Dehar Mines were shut down because half a million workers died coughing blood there. The place is said to be the most haunted at night as strange sounds fill the area. There have also been several cases of truck accidents where they go off the road late at night. A helicopter crash also took place in the same area. People also say that there is a witch, which walks down the hill at night. The remoteness from civilization and the uncountable deaths this place have seen makes it one of the most haunted places.


8. Dumas Beach, Gujarat

As per Hindu tradition, the human body is burnt after death, and this beach is used by the local residents for that purpose. The tourists who visit this beach hear many voices, but cannot see anyone. These voices tell them to go back to where they have come from.


9. DíSouza Chawl, Mumbai

A well in the D'souza chawl area of Mahim has acquired the reputation of being haunted. It is said that a woman, while getting water, fell to her death in the well. She appears near the well every night, wanders around, and then eventually disappears by the dawn. Even though the apparition is believed to be harmless, the residents of the Chawl are advised to keep at bay from the well especially during the nights.


10. Jamali-Kamali Masjid, Delhi

Even though the Jamali Kamali Mosque is open to the public visits from 10 am till 6 pm, it is considered to be a haunted place. After dark, there have been many instances of sightings of lights, even in darkness, apparitions and other faint features. Many inexplicable sounds like the animals growling, chasing by some invisible sight and such abnormal phenomenon have been reported, besides having incidents of nightmares among people. Some adventurous and ghost seeking people have found it exciting to visit this place after dark and they second the ghost theory.


11. Raj Kiran Hotel, Maharashtra

One of the spookiest places, Raj Kiran Hotel is in Lonavala. One room in the lodge has been stated to be haunted. There have been reports by the guests that bed sheets have being pulled off while they slept. Some of them have woken up in the midst of dark nights with a ray of blue light at their feet. These people have gone through mental therapies after staying in that room. It is said that something really-really creepy goes-on inside the room during the nights which frightens the people. Ghostly apparitions keep floating in this room.


12. Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

The sprawling Ferozshah Kotla fort never ceases to amaze visitors with its numerous ruins of palace rooms, mosques, mysteries and peculiarities. Djinns are said to be found in these ruins. In the niches and alcoves of its stone walls, believers pray, light candles and diyas, and write letters to djinns, supernatural creatures of Islamic mythology made of fire rather than clay as humans are.


13. Dow Hill Kurseong, Darjeeling

Kurseong is a hill station situated in Darjeeling state of West Bengal,one of the most haunted places in India. Countless numbers of paranormal behaviors and murders are reported near the dark, strange and haunted forests. There have been numerous murders in the hills of this hill station. Locals have reported strange sightings, footsteps in their homes and mysterious activities. Woodcutters have reported to have seen a headless body of a boy walking on the road and then disappearing in the trees.


14. Delhi Cantt

This is the most beautiful and greenest stretch of Delhi that also makes it the creepiest of places to ride alone. Many people have reported that a lady dressed in white hitchhikes on this road. If you give her a lift, she suddenly disappears after some time! It is reported that this place is haunted by a vengeful spirit of the lady clad in white sari asking for lift from the motorists. If people donít stop their vehicle, she starts running swiftly with the same speed and reaching ahead of them.


15. Ashok Vihar flyover, Delhi

There is another ghost story which says that a woman in white dress roams around the Ashok Vihar flyover between 1am and 4am. Anyone who passes by at that hour, and stops to ask her for directions, will not find their way home that night. Their vehicles break down or they go around in circles. She is also been spotted under a fig tree in Dwarka Sector 9 and in Andheria (Mor) Modh, where call-centre employees and their cab drivers are strictly advised against pulling over. Sometimes, she appears in the middle of the road, only to disappear under the wheels.


16. South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata

This old burial place, built in 1767, remains in the shadows of the new age High rise buildings and flashy lights. The entry to this place gives you an eerie experience right from the big iron gates to the marble stone studded lanes that take you through the rows of graves bearing British names. Stories of other-worldly figures lingering inside the campus, has been doing rounds for many years. Eyewitnesses confirm white fog of humanly figure has been spotted regularly at the grounds, in the early mornings and late evenings.


17. Mukesh Mills, Mumbai

Mukesh Mills in Colaba is a favourite with Mumbai's directors but it also has the reputation of being one of the spookiest spots in the metropolis. Shoots are packed up dot at 6pm, because it is believed that terrible things will happen to those who remain there after dark. Several people have spoken about it. In 2009 actress Kamya Punjabi was really scared when during a shoot, a junior actress on the sets suddenly started to speak in a manly voice. Her lips and face had turned blue and she was screaming.


18. Kuldhara, Rajasthan

The village of Kuldhara is popularly known to be a deserted ghost village that has been abandoned since 1800s. It is said to carry a curse of the villagers who vanished from there overnight, after having lived there for over 7 centuries. The village lies in ruins, established in 1291 by the Paliwal Brahmins, who were a very prosperous clan and were known for their business acumen and agricultural knowledge. It has been said that one night in 1825 all the people in Kuldhara and nearby 83 villages vanished in dark. The villagers also cast a spell on the village as they left, cursing anyone who tried to inhabit the land.


19. Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune

This fort is from the times when the Peshwas ruled in Maharashtra, and contains a chilling story within its walls. It is said that this Shaniwarwada Fort Pune is haunted by the ghost of a prince who was brutally assassinated when he was 13 year old by a relative. His ghost can be heard shrieking in the middle of the night.


20. Jatinga, Assam

Having a population of around 2500, this village is popular worldwide for its unexplained phenomenon of bird suicides. Most of the migratory birds visiting the area never leave the village, dropping dead for no rhyme or reason on the streets. The case gets even more inscrutable as these birds always plummet to their death between 06:00 p.m. to 09:30 p.m. on the moonless nights of September and October. This phenomenon is said to have occurred year after year without a break for more than a century.


21. Tower of Silence

The Tower of Silence is actually a Parsi cemetery situated rather picturesquely on Malabar Hill in South Mumbai. Custom dictates that Parsis leave the bodies of their dead for vultures to feed on. The winding road that leads down the hill is particularly desolate and eerie at night and the place has become recognized as a kind of ghoulish hangout. The weird happenings at the Grand Paradi Towers for instance, were blamed on spectral forces emanating from this cemetery.


22. Three Kings Church, Goa

According to the local people, this church is haunted. Long time ago, 3 Portuguese kings were living in the state of Goa. They want to gain power at any cost. King Holger Alvunger, one of the kings has invited two other kings in the palace. He poisoned both of them and both died there. After some time, he also committed suicide by consuming poison. This place becomes one of the most haunted places in Goa.


23. Bombay Supreme Court

It is believed that For over 30 years whenever a murder trial is conducted here a vengeful bilingual ghost makes itself known by cursing and terrorizing anyone brave (or foolish) enough to enter.
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Not my experience, but came across this article that seems relevant for this topic. A few of the listed places are the well known ones including places some members have spoken here, but a few were new for me, such as the Grand Paradi Towers, Mumbai, or even South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata. By default, I expect all cemeteries to be considered haunted, so not sure why this needed special mention. My current apartment is next to a small cemetery, but no unexplained incidents has ever happened. So maybe just some cemeteries are 'cursed'. Anyways, enjoy the list!
Looks as if ghosts are spooked by South India
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I went through all the pages of this thread out of morbid curiosity. And here I was, thinking that finally it has been two years since I watched "The Conjuring", memory has faded and I can finally sleep without having to leave the lights on...
Looks like another couple of years of leaving lights on at night..
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Still to see a ghost or goblin but for a sailor the worst thing nowadays are african pirates.I had my maiden voyage when piracy was at it's peak. During that voyage we saw what looked like 3-4 patrol boats approaching us. We were sure they were pirates and It was my first voyage and I prepared for the worst. They were usually armed, we did not have any firearms and only a barbed wire protected us. We were able to communicate with a Indian navy vessel very near to us. They fired warning shots which could be heard for miles. Those patrol boats retreated immediately and stopped advancing towards us. This incident happened in 2009. Now Navy escorts navy ship in extended convoy pattern making ships more safe.
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Spooky or some other reason that can be attributed to this - I do not know. Not once but thrice I have experienced this.

Happened when driving from Hubli towards Bangalore on NH4, around 15 kilometres before Ranebennur. All of a sudden I hear this sound as if the car's tyres have punctured. This sound continues for around a couple of kilometres and everything is again back to normal.

The first time when I experienced this, I stopped the car, checked tyres and the bonnet area. Nothing seemed to be wrong. Again similar experience the second time around near the same spot. Not that I was driving during the night time feeling sleepy or was feeling tired after a long drive. I must have barely driven the car for around 100 kilometres.

Yesterday I was returning from Hubli and promptly around that place, before Ranebennnur, my car again started making that noise. Interestingly more than 5 cars had stopped and people were inspecting their cars for punctures.

There was also a Honda City car which had stopped and was being checked by two guys . When they overtook my car, I noticed the TBHP URL sticker on the rear number plate . If you are BHPians who stopped there yesterday and are reading this, can you share what you experienced that made you stop there?
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Spooky or some other reason that can be attributed to this - I do not know. Not once but thrice I have experienced this.

Happened when driving from Hubli towards Bangalore on NH4, around 15 kilometres before Ranebennur. All of a sudden I hear this sound as if the car's tyres have punctured. This sound continues for around a couple of kilometres and everything is again back to normal.

The first time when I experienced this, I stopped the car, checked tyres and the bonnet area. Nothing seemed to be wrong. Again similar experience the second time around near the same spot. Not that I was driving during the night time feeling sleepy or was feeling tired after a long drive. I must have barely driven the car for around 100 kilometres.

Yesterday I was returning from Hubli and promptly around that place, before Ranebennnur, my car again started making that noise. Interestingly more than 5 cars had stopped and people were inspecting their cars for punctures.

There was also a Honda City car which had stopped and was being checked by two guys . When they overtook my car, I noticed the TBHP URL sticker on the rear number plate . If you are BHPians who stopped there yesterday and are reading this, can you share what you experienced that made you stop there?
Well, I had this experience too on NH4, few days back, not yesterday. There was some kind of sound from the car tyre. I stopped the music playing in the car to observe the sound, but it disappeared later.. It was indeed 15 kms before Ranebennur, before the new Kamat restaurant. I dismissed it as yet another "feature" of my XUV :-) Now I know, it's not just me who felt this noise.

But, how can this be spooky, unless we start this rumour of "tire(d) ghost". I feel it is just the surface of road in that stretch could be different and gives that kind of noise/feeling.

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But, how can this be spooky, unless we start this rumour of "tire(d) ghost". I feel it is just the surface of road in that stretch could be different and gives that kind of noise/feeling.
I do not believe in ghosts either and it is spooky in a sense that was unnatural. I have heard various sounds that are due to the echo when the car passes by certain dividers or barricades but this was odd as there seems to be no difference in the road surface for a few kilometers before and after. Also if this was a "feature" with any particular make of the car how come other cars also feel it?
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