Nale Ba Witch: Terrifying Story of A Ghost That Knocks

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Urban Legends
Urban Legends

An urban legend, urban myth or urban story is a modern form of folklore, which is made up of many stories, and the people spreading them think that these stories are based on facts. Like all folklore, not all urban legends are lie, but they are often presented in perverted, exaggerated and sensational manner. Today, we bring you a famous urban legend that will keep you up tonight. Are you ready? Let’s get started.

Urban Legends
Urban Legends

How would you react if you have a ‘ghost’ knocking on your door?  No idea? But in the early 90s, the people of Bangalore had a scary way to communicate with ‘ghosts’.  Around 90’s Bangalore went through a scary rumor that there was a witch in the capital of Karnataka.  People believed that witch wanders around the city and knock on the doors of  people. If you open the door then your death is confirmed. In this way people used to write ‘Nale Ba’ outside the house. It means ‘Come tomorrow’. Seeing this, the witch could be distracted.

Why People Started Writing Naale Baa On Their Doors

Urban Legends
Urban Legends

People wrote NAALE BAA on their doors which means “come back tomorrow”. This was their way of keeping themselves safe. By this they hope that demon doesn’t come back even tomorrow!

Many People Claimed That They Heard Unusual Knocks At Doors

Urban Legends
Urban Legends

Since many residents claimed that they have heard an unusual knock at the doors of the houses during the odd hours. This is the reason they wrote Naale Baa on their gates, which is a Kannada phrase for ‘Come back tomorrow’.

The Witch Mimics Voice Of Your Family Members

Urban Legends
Urban Legends

The urban legend describes that the witch knocks on your door mimicking the voice of your family member. In this way she tries to trick you into opening the door. As soon as you open the door, you die. You will be shocked to know that in some parts of Bangalore, April 1 is celebrated as Nale Ba day.

Also Read: A Curse That Made Kuldhara “A Village of Ghosts, Death & Spirits”

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