It’s only natural that Kolkata, with its complex history and old buildings, has managed to accumulate quite a number of stories about “supernatural” incidents involving everything from colonial era ghosts to dark energies. Here are our picks for the most allegedly haunted places in Kolkata.
Located below the Howrah Bridge, where it enters the city of Kolkata, Mullick Ghat is a place bustling with activity during the day. However, it’s an eerie place rumored to be visited by spirits of those who have died in the Hooghly River during odd hours. Howrah Bridge, which spans across the river, has witnessed quite a few suicides since its inception.
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Kolkata’s metro or underground rail system has its own fair share of ghosts. Among all the stations and routes alleged to be haunted by supernatural entities, the Rabindra Sarobar Metro Station has managed to gather the most notoriety. The station accounts for a majority of the suicides that take place in Kolkata’s rail network. A few locals on board the last train to leave the station at night have claimed to have seen supernatural or strange figures on the tracks as the train departs.
This historic Hindu cremation ground in Kolkata has gathered many allegations of hauntings and supernatural occurrences over the years. Built in the early 1800s, quite a lot of Kolkatan Hindus have burnt their dead in this ground. Aghori sadhus, or ascetics who are known to engage in various post-mortem rituals that involve using ash and leftover burnt bones from cremations, are said to frequent Nimtala on certain nights.