The technology capital of India, Bengaluru is not only known as an industry hub but is also one of the major tourist destinations in Karnataka. While there are many gardens, historic gardens and landmarks in the city, Bengaluru also has a fair share of places that are believed to be haunted! These are sure to scare the hell out of you!
1. Kalpalli Cemetery, Sarvagna Nagar
Counted among one of the most haunted places in Bengaluru, the Kalpalli cemetery is also known as St John’s Cemetery. It is located near Old Madras Road and is one of the largest cremation grounds in East Bangalore. Witnessing at least 10 cremations per day, the place has many haunting stories associated with it. People passing by the ground have claimed to have spotted sightings of a creepy man. Many others have also reported that they felt a strong demonic presence in and around the cemetery.
2. Terra Vera, St. Marks Road
This house was built in 1943 by an Anglo-Indian lawyer who later gifted it to his spinster daughters. Until 2002, the two sisters were the only occupants of the house. It said that the house witnessed a major tragedy when the 75-year-old younger sister was killed by a youth who broke into the house at midnight. Following the incident, many stories started spreading like wildfire and the place was soon called ‘haunted.’
3. Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli
Touted as one of the busiest airports in India, it is also the most haunted of all. The airport has a state-of-the-art architecture and connects to a number of international and domestic destinations. As per reports, a pilot once recalled how he sighted a lady in a white sari requesting to help her. The scary part was that she disappeared after a while. The woman was also reportedly spotted by others on the runway with her arms stretched out.
4. Victoria Hospital, Fort Road
Located at the Fort Road, Victoria Hospital is another place known as haunted. The century-old building is located near the City Market and is known for strange happenings. People believe that the spooky events are because of the deaths of patients in the hospital. As per some reports, people witnessed many bizarre incidents and sighted ghostly figure on one of the trees in the hospital premises. The staffers also said that many packets of food have gone missing.
5. Naale Baa
This is another folklore in Bengaluru which is named Nale Baa that translates to ‘come tomorrow’. It is believed that a bridal ghost roams around the streets of rural Bangalore at night in search of her husband. Many say that she takes away the man of the house and to avoid this resident of rural areas in Karnataka write Nale Baa in front of their houses to keep the spirit away. The incident inspired Bollywood movie Stree, starring Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao.
(Curated by Priya Pareek)
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