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13 Terrifying Urban Legends That Will Make You Wish You Hadn't Read This

*Turns on nightlight for life.*

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1. Naale Ba

Via holidify.com

Naale Ba is an urban legend that sparked up in the 1990s in Karnataka. It describes a witch who knocks on your door mimicking the voice of your family members to trick you into opening the door. As soon as you do, you die. People believed that writing "Naale Ba," which translates to "come tomorrow," would ward of the witch for that night.

2. The white woman at Sanjay Van

Via ghoststoriesworld.com

Owing to its numerous graves, several people have claimed to have seen endless spirits floating through the air in this New Delhi locale, along with creepy cries and evil laughs. The most consistent tale describes a woman dressed in white who stalks people while hiding behind trees, only to disappear a second later.

3. The wolves of Pavagada, Karnataka

Via gigamir.net

In 1983, in a small village in Karnataka, young girls under the age of five started mysteriously vanishing in the middle of the night. The villagers claim that the abductions were conducted by wolf-like creatures. The investigation into the death led to the police finding bloody clothing and but no other traces of the girls. None of the girls were ever seen again.

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4. Penchapechi, the haunted owl or HOWL

Via brandthunder.com

A tale out of Bengali folklore, the Penchapechi is a ghost that takes the form of an owl to strike fear in the hearts of forest dwellers. The spirit flies around, hooting while stalking its prey until they are trapped in a secluded area, and then drains them of their blood.

5. The ghosts of tunnel 33

Via vargiskhan.com

There’s a railway track in Shimla that’s said to be haunted by the British railway engineer, Colonel Barog, who committed suicide after his failure to complete the project in the 1890s. Legend has it that his ghost still roams through the tunnel today. Apart from Barog, there are other ghosts that have been sighted there including a beautiful woman dressed in a black saree, a signalman who is always holding a green light, and a witch clad in a white.

6. The Muhnochwa

Via goseefeel.com

The tale of the Muhnochwa, which translates into face scratcher, spread across Uttar Pradesh in the early 2000s. People started sharing reports of an alien-like creature who would fly through the sky with red and green eyes, attacking people. The creature would electrocute its victims and then claw their faces off in the dead of the night.

7. Shankhchunni

Via buzzingwheels.com

The Sanksrit folklore tells of a ghost of a married woman whose signature is a special type of bangle made of shells. She usually haunts wealthy married women and is said to have been mostly seen amongst mango trees.

8. Mande Burung

Via thenortheasttoday.com

This ape-like creature that inhabits the hills of Meghalaya is one of the most popular urban legends that India has to offer. Allegedly, the beast is a relative of the Abominable Snowman and the Yeti.

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9. Bhangarh Fort hauntings

Via hellotravel.com

People claim that the fort is a breeding ground for the paranormal, with eyewitnesses having seen ghostly shadows, strange lights, as well as having heard chant-like music and dance around the area. The fort was home to many royals and emperors, and people say that their spirits still inhabit the halls of the now vacant fort.

10. New moon nights at Shaniwarwada fort, Pune

Via ghoststoriesworld.com

Every full moon night, the famous fort in Pune is riddled with strange cries and muddled screams. The whispered phrase “kaka mala vachwa” – or "Uncle save me!" – is often heard echoing through the fort, and is believed to be the last words of the spirit haunting the place.

11. The saree-clad hitchhiker

Via vargiskhan.com

A mysterious woman in a white saree would often hitchhike along lonely stretches, on long highways across India. The tale goes that she is a ghost of a past accident. If you refuse her a ride, you should keep your eyes straight ahead, lock all your doors, and keep your windows rolled up. Many stated that once denied a ride, the saree-clad woman would fly alongside your vehicle and continue asking for a ride.

12. The ghost beach of Gujarat

Via fearandyou.in

Several people claim that the long stretch of beach near Surat is notoriously haunted by an army of the undead. This owes to the fact that there were several cremations and scattering of ashes done on that very beach. People claim that through the salty sea air, the sound of the ghost army can be heard charging towards you.

13. The Monkey Man

Via en.wikipedia.org

In early 2001, several news reports about a monkey-like creature attacking people began to emerge in Old Delhi. Eye-witness accounts describe a helmet-wearing, red-eyed human looking monkey.

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