Urban Folk tales some of them are Ghost stories ?

As usual I was browsing thru the newspaper and this time it happened to be the Times of india, a very page 3 kinda newspaper. Thats what i feel about it. But today I incidentally found some nice urban folk lore if I can call it that way. It makes a good reading and a work to continue on the topic. It feels great even if some of us scrap such beliefs as superstitions, blind beliefs or even illiterate dumb stories / irrational.

But Iam helpless thats what is my work to document such i dont wanna call them legends but well can just call them Folk tales. You have them everywhere look around and u find a host of them. And today it happens to be Friday the 13th any bells ringing. All the best and if you have any of them hope u too write down on ur blog or in my comments any way thats comfortable to you.

Courtesy:: TIMES OF INDIA 13th Friday (heeee hhheehheee )


It’s Friday the 13th – the day of the devil. We take you around the most haunted places in the city, for a brush with the demons and their secrets

MONA RAMAVAT Times News Network

THEY say greater the number of years that a place has been, the more are the spirits that haunt it. So if that were something to go by, Hyderabad sure has many ghost stories to tell. While the souls of various Qutub Shah rulers are rumoured to still roam in the Golconda Fort, many have claimed hearing strange sounds from the ancient palaces at night. Some have even seen shadows of the courtesan-turnedqueen, Taramati, dancing. People still talk about the mischievous ghost who overturned picture frames and upset the utensils in one house in Kabootarkhana. They say, you shouldn’t go to Gandipet after midnight unless you want to meet the spirits of those who drowned there over the years. However, real estate in some places – like the ‘sweet’ ghost’s house in Gauliguda – has driven the fear away. It is said that till recently there was a house haunted by a ghost who would stop bothering people only if it was offered a kilo of jalebis everyday! The house was broken down and reconstructed and the rumours died with it. But to look for stories that are still alive, we went around to houses not only in the old city, but even the plush localities of Banjara Hills; old buildings from Ameerpet to Sainikpuri, and the supposedly haunted tamarind trees of Chintal basti to eerie places at Amberpet. Here are the five most ‘haunted’ spots in town.
Mystery trap
On the main road just off the Khairtabad flyover, the old dilapidated Tarapuri building that was once a science college, goes unnoticed. But people staying around the place say anybody who enters it, “doesn’t come back alive”. “When the college was closed down years ago, the dead bodies used in the Biology labs were not discarded,” says Mohammad Hafeez, who lives
close by and used to work as a security guard in the college. “If you happen to pass by the place after dark, you can see skeletons walking, and sparks,” says Hafeez. Continues another resident, Adil, “When the property was taken over by the government, a guard was stationed for night duty, and he was found dead the very next day.” He adds, “We prefer believing that he died out of fear.”
Headless haunt
A few lanes away in Erramanzil colony is another haunted building, which, if 83 year old Rukhaiyya Bi, is to be believed, “was built by a young man who was killed on his wedding night

and he was so attached to the house that his ghost hasn’t left it.” The story goes that this man had borrowed money from some people and built his dream house. Since he couldn’t repay the debt in time, they beheaded him, cremated the head and buried the body. Since then – which is about 50 years ago – a headless apparition roams in this house. “Although it doesn’t bother anybody, it doesn’t let anyone go past the front door. I knew him since he was a child and I saw him headless,” she says and walks away with a strange smile baring pan-stained teeth.
Bhoot bangla
This one’s actually called Bhoot
bangla and is a well-known landmark on Road no 10 in Banjara Hills? It was the home of one of the Nawabs. Shares Naresh Kumar who has a tyre repair shed opposite the house, “We haven’t experienced anything firsthand, but my father says, this house is mysterious. There have been many intriguing accidents just outside it. Bicycles on would come to a screeching stop when they’d come in front of it.” Although a part of the house is reconstructed into a modern one, the remains of the old structure still manage to spook.
Hooter’s call
This one’s in Umanagar, Begumpet, and residents in the colony say that
they hear “strange howls and hooting in the night”. Apparently, three women in this house died under very mysterious circumstances and their bodies were not discovered till three months after their death.
All’s well…
In our quest to look for ghosts, how could we have missed the most obvious places – the cemeteries. But surprisingly, when we went around the graveyards of Trimulgherry, nobody living close to them talked of any strange incidents. The caretaker of the cemetery, H Joy was also of the same view. After a long time spent with him, he reluctantly admitted
that there was a century old well deep within the cemetery that “people say is mysterious.” As we walked the distance, amidst the shoulder high overgrown weeds, Joy narrated, “You will see that it is dirty but whoever draws from it, the water is very clear, with a white tinge to it.” By the time we reached the well, it was already dark. Joy told us that it was not a good idea to stay after sunset and so we hurried back. The only sounds this time being the crackling twigs and our own hard breathing. As we walked out of the cemetery, we perhaps looked like we’d seen a ghost. And probably we did see see one, unknowingly!

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