The mysteries of the unknown have always fascinated the human mind. It’s not surprising for experts to say that India is a beautiful yet deliciously mysterious country that beholds the secrets and stories of a lot of palaces and their kings, of treasures and their keys, of those who died a painful death and are now a part of the broken synchrony that is the reality. Which is why a lot of forts or palaces or beaches or even a ‘just another’ valley in India has a history or a twist of mystery attached to it or something which makes a more interesting case.
1. The North Sentinel Island
The North Sentinel Island is the most restricted place in India. It belongs to the Andaman group of islands in the Bay of Bengal and is home to a tribe known as the ‘Sentinelese’, who is regarded as one of the most dangerous tribes in the world.
The North Sentinel island made headlines in 2006 after the tribe murdered two fishermen who had illegally approached the island. After the incident, a 3-mile zone has been imposed around the island, and the Sentinelese have since kept a low profile.
The Indian government, who previously tried to establish a relationship with the tribe, have since stopped all attempts to make contact. To this day, very little is known about the Islanders. An estimate suggests around 300 members remain on the island, however, the mystery remains as to what really exists deep inside the lush island.
2. Bhangarh Fort – Ajabgarh, Alwar, Rajasthan
The village of Kuldhara is popularly known to be a deserted ghost village that has been abandoned since the 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. All of a sudden and without any warning.
Tales of this mystery include the fact that Salim Singh, the minister of the state, once visited this village and fell in love with the beautiful daughter of chieftain wanting to marry her. The minister threatened the villagers by saying that if they did not marry the girl to him, he would levy huge taxes. The chief of the village along with those of adjoining villages decided to abandon and migrate elsewhere to protect the girl’s honour. Nobody saw them leave nor did anyone figure where they went, they simply vanished. It is said that the villagers also cast a spell on the village as they left, cursing anyone who tried to inhabit the land.
3. The Vrindavan Society – Thane
Considered to be the most famous housing societies of Thane, this society is also home to a bit of paranormal. Many of its residents and night watchers have experienced what may only be termed as strange and bewildering.
This society, however, doesn’t look like it is the haunted place, in fact, it was known for its luxurious apartments.
Anyway, it has been reported that there was once a man who lived in the society who happened to commit suicide. His spirit is said to haunt the society once the hours turn dark. In fact, the night guards have witnessed a lot of strange activities which have also included a guard getting slapped in the face with such force that he nearly toppled from his chair. Immediately afterwards both the guards searched the whole society and they could not find anyone around.
This incident instilled fear in the minds of the residents who are careful not to enter the society too late in the night. However, the housing society still remains occupied even though the paranormal activities continue to haunt the residents and guards.