Kolkata, the city of Joy, is one of the oldest cities of the country, once the capital of British India. Many of its most popular buildings were built during the British era. With its rich history come many spooky stories across the city. Here are 10 haunted places in Kolkata one should take a note of before visiting.
Apart from the rich literature, the National Library of Kolkata has its own stories to offer to the readers. Many paranormal activities have been recorded in the national library. One might ask the guards who are afraid to take night shifts in the library.
PutulBari ranks among the topmost haunted places in Kolkata. Only few people have managed to gather the courage to reach the upper stories of Putulbari. It is strongly believed by people that on upper stores, there live dark spirits of female creatures. If the history of rumors be believed, this place was earlier used by rich landlords to exploit poor girls. After exploiting them physically, Land lords used to kill few of them. Their soul still wanders around this place.
Sir W.H. Mac Naghten who died in Afghanistan was buried here in this cemetery. It is said that if his story is narrated anywhere near his grave, the tree near his grave shivers.
Rabindra Sarobar and is said to have caused many suicides. The passenger of the last train have experienced some unsual activities involving shadow figures which makes this station one of the most haunted places in Kolkata to visit during night. Some people call it the “Paradise of Suicide”
This is the story of George Williams, a race maniac, and his prized possession a pearl white house. The horse is said to be a long haul horse and had earner many titles for her master. Known as the Queen of Tracks this horse was found dead on the tracks. The Locals call her William Saheb ka sada ghora who seems to be still wandering around the tracks.
South park street Cemetery of Kolkata is also one of the scariest places in Kolkata. There have been reports of unusual activities in the cemetery. Weird images captured by the cameras, dizziness, and people falling sick after visiting the cemetery has been some common events in the past few years.
The Hastings house, which is named after the Governor General Warren Hastings, is presently a Women’s College of Calcutta University. Many times the college students have noticed unnatural and spooky activities happening in the college campus. Reports of a woman being possessed and a boy dying on the football field have made this place one of the most talked about haunted places in Kolkata.
It is one of the oldest buring ghats in central Kolkata. It is one of those haunted places in Kolkata which known for shamshaan kali puja and Aghoris. People have seen these Aghoris eat remaining flesh of burning pyre and pray to Shamshaan Kali to evoke her.
Once the residence of junior servants, the writer’s building is now known as one of the most haunted places in India. The paranormal activities in the building are more frequent than any other place in India. Locals have heard giggles and screams during midnight. There are many vacant rooms in the building, which some people say, holds some secret.
The employees of Wipro Kolkata had been strictly advised not to visit the 3rd floor. The office is said to bebuilt on a cemetery. Before the IT boom in Salt lake the locality was a vast jungle where many people have committed murder and rape and nobody even noticed. The third floor is said to be haunted by many ghosts.