South India has a fair share of everything; adventure sport destinations, scenic spots, monuments; you name it and it’s there. With all those on one side, South India also has creepy places… Here’s taking a look at some of the creepiest places in South India.
1. Kalpalli Cemetery, Bangalore
Also known as St. John Cemetery, this spooky burial ground near Old Madras road has had reports that a creepy man lingers around the old graves at some very unusual hours. People often expressed discomfort that they felt an eerie presence during the nights.
2. Vas Villa, St. Marks Road, Bangalore
Considered as the most haunted place in Bangalore, this house once belonged to two sisters Dolce Vaz and Vera Vaz. In 2002, Dolce was murdered by an unidentified assassin and Vera eventually moved out. From satanic signs to temperature drops, this house has seen it all. Though the house is now demolished, the fright still lives on.
3. Khairatabad Science College, Hyderabad
Being a very popular story in Hyderabad, this science college is an old building now. It is said that the spirits of the dead bodies that were used for medical experimentation haunt the building and the locality. The last news from the college is that the security guard stationed at the gate was found dead mysteriously the next day.
4. De Monte Colony, Chennai
There are 10 identical houses in the entire colony, built by John De Monte. It is believed that all the houses are haunted by John’s spirit and it is one of the most popular haunted places in Chennai. Incidents like spooky appearances on old trees, missing security guards have been reported. A Tamil horror movie was released recently based on the mystery of this colony.
5. Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
Golconda Fort is a major tourist attraction and it is often every film director’s favorite when it comes to filming the scenes. However, the rumor is that the spirits of the Qutub Shahi rulers still roam in the fort and the soul of Taramati Baradari, an accomplished dancer turned queen haunts the fort. Tourists who stay back at the fort after the deadline 6PM have admitted to experience some paranormal presence within the fort.
6. Sathyamangalam Wild Life Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
Known as the most haunted place in Tamil Nadu, this forest once used to be home of the infamous bandit Veerappan. Some part of the National Highway 209 (NH-209) passes through this forest. As thrilling it as it seems to travel inside a forest, there has been a history of ghost sightings and other creepy paranormal experiences according to the local sources. Some say Veerappan himself haunts this place and his spirit wanders around the forest.
7. The Beach road stretch from Sagar Nagar to Gitam University, Visakhapatnam
This road along the coastline of Sagarnagar and Rushikonda is breathtakingly beautiful and people often love to drive here. However, it was not very joyful a couple of decades ago. Citizens from that generation claim that women were raped and murdered and the corpses were thrown on the either side of this road. This road also has a record of robberies at the dark hours. Until recently before this road has been renewed by the authorities, there was a satanic sign on the road that spooked out many commuters.
8. Fern Hill Hotel, Ooty
This hotel is now shutdown but it grabbed attention during the shoot of the Bollywood film ‘Raaz’. Choreographer Saroj Khan heard noises of someone rearranging the furniture on the floor above. Having tried to call the reception and finding the phone dead, Saroj Khan went downstairs to complain only to find out that there was no floor above at all. Bollywood star Bipasha Basu once recalled about those incidents in an interview.
9. Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
Ramoji Film City, one of the biggest film cities in the world has a very creepy history of paranormal activities. The Film City was built on the war grounds of Nizam Sultans and it is said that the hotels here are haunted by the dead soldiers from the war. Incidents like shadows in the changing rooms, lights falling off the ceiling, loud knocks on locked bathroom doors have often bothered women here than men.
10. House no. D6, Doctors Colony, Near Amcosa function hall, Visakhapatnam
There are a lot of abandoned quarters in this area and this one particular house has had paranormal presence and spooky sightings. Some youth claim to have seen baby footprints on the ceilings when they captured the place on their cameras. Sudden changes in the weather, rough winds and heavy rains add to the fright. Police often intervene and warn the curious youth that try to enter this house.