Kolkata’s rich colonial and cultural history has been the root of various haunting incidents and places as well. Although known by the common name of “the city of joy”, most of its ghost stories are not joyous at all. For the horror addicts in Kolkata, try visiting the following places and see if you could retain your addiction.
Ghats under the Howrah Bridge
The Ganges includes numerous dead bodies from suicides, murders and accidents. Wrestlers who visit the river around 3 in the morning witness raised hands in the river calling for help.
South Park Street Cemetery
The oldest burial ground since 1767 is home to a number of British soldiers. A ghost incident states a group of photographers fell ill after seeing a woman in white dress.
Nimtala Burning Ghat
To all the addicts, try visiting Nimtala burning ghat during the late night of Kali puja. Aghoris is said to visit the ghat and feed on the remaining human flesh from the burnt pyres.
Workers of Writer’s Building avoid working till late hours. There have been records of sudden outcries, giggles and laughter during odd night hours from the people living nearby.
The residence of the late Warren Hastings was converted into a women’s college. Students have accounted for paranormal activities such as a horse-rider asking for some official files.
Royal Calcutta Turf Club
Haunted stories relating to this account for a race maniac who prized his white horse for having won several races and trophies for its owner.
The House of Dolls is renowned in Ahiritola for its female ghost spirits who reside in the upper storeys of the building. Although the house is inhabited by people they couldn’t sum up the courage to visit the upper floors.
Rabindra Sarovar Metro Station
People claim to see creepy shadowy apparitions lurking on the 4000 V tracks during late hours.
The National Library
Haunted by the then governor’s wife, Lady Metcalfe, the library is said to be spooked by her ghost. She had cleaning-frenzy and shows contempt when books are not placed correctly.
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