I believe every city, village or town has its share of haunted houses. Wah also has got some of them. I have been watching and hearing stories about these houses since childhood. At small age, I accepted whole heartedly the terror and superiority of ghosts and phantoms of haunted houses. They were also used as the most effective weapon by my mother to leash me.
Two haunted houses are most vivid in my memory. I would summarize them and their stories to you. I had also tagged the houses with my own names. One is ‘Bhootik’ and the other is ‘Bhaoo’. Dont ask me the raison ‘d etre of names, as they are the creation of a small terrorized mind.
Bhootik exists even now and is being used extensively and effectively by mothers all around to scare hell out of their childern. Bhootik is a single story house of perhaps 4 rooms with a front small lawn. The lawn is littered with brown gloomy shrubs, tall yellow ominous grass and other incriminating outgrowths. There is also a bald tree of God knows what specie. The condition of house is rickety and paint has almost vanished. All the windows are broken, but they are heavily grilled. Some people have put on black and red clothes on them to keep the ghosts inside. Some people swear that they have heard the wailing of a women in night especially when moon is not out. To tell you the truth, I have also heard the dragging of something( may be a corpse), when I passed it some days ago, but incidentally there is marketplace near the house, so when can’t be sure, you know.
They story associated with Bhootik is that there used to live a very pretty and noble women here who fell in love with a guy. Parents of girl didn’t approve of the guy and guy wasn’t sincere also. One night guy came with his friends and murdered all of the family, raped the girl, killed her cruelly, took all the valuables away. The only thing remained there was the restless wandering ghost.
The other house is ‘Bhaoo’. This house is not as frightening as Bhootik but has got enough despondency. Its a big house, with 8 rooms and a surrounding gardens. Many people tried to live here, but ran away. Even a bank tried to use it for its office, but ghosts also threw them out. Due to these habitation tries, the condition of house is not bad, though its deteriorating rapidly. Despite of a new paint and well-kept garden, the sense of apparition drips from the house. One can sense in his bone marrow that inside somewhere the phantoms are lurking, the ghosts are waiting, the specters are wailing. Some people bet that they have seen stains of blood and rolls of hair thrown out of windows of house in dark nights.
I admit that I really don’t have the guts to prove the hauntedness of these houses, neither have any desire too to do so. Have you known any haunted house? If yes, please share.