Shimla is known for its beauty, for its admirable views but along with the lofty peaks, rich views, snowy mountains Shimla also comes with something else! Ghosts! Yes, Shimla’s ghost stories are quite known and they are also recorded in books. Being a hill station from the Britishers’ time, surely Shimla witness every minute thing so having supernatural powers is relatable.
Well, life and death are a part of this world and nobody can escape from that fact! Some believe in God, others do not likewise some people believe in spirits while others do not. It’s all in the circle, but if you are moved with the horror stories and want to explore more then you just need to read the below things.
1. Tunnel 33, Barog
The story of the captain is very common and popular among those people who are interested in keeping the records of indiait’s a haunted place or those who know Shimla from the depth or who are regular tourists. Captain Barog was a British engineer who was given a project to build a tunnel enrouting Shimla and Kalka.
For some reason, he could not perform the task satisfactorily as per the expectation and faced personal humiliation. Deprived, of this, he was very upset and thereby committed suicide at the tunnel site. Over the years, people have witnessed a man walking on the railway track at night and then just disappearing in the thin air.
2. House of dukhani
Dukhani is a beautiful house built on the peak of Shimla’s mountain. The story falls in the place where we get to know that the house is haunted. Many of times a ghost is seen in a gown. The story is of Britisher’s era when a man wearing his gown, shot himself!
3. Charleville Mansion
The mansion is 100 years old house that was again built during Britisher’s era. It was in the news that a man named Victor Bayley lived there with his spouse. However, they never witnessed anything spooky but one night they were out for a casual party, their domestic help saw something very usual.
He saw that a man is going through the doors and walking on the walls as it was a ghost! Victor Bayley left the house immediately with his wife. Nowadays, the mansion is purchased by an Indian and he has refurbished the whole house but still, we get the news that usual things are still seen there.
4. Convent of Jesus and marry
An educational institute is famous for its haunted stories. We cannot judge which one is correct but something is definitely not fine there. One of the stories falls into pieces about one Friday night, the 13th. Where one headless man comes on a white horse and offers flowers to a girl. If a girl accepts his flowers, he takes away the girl with him. But if a girl doesn’t accepts the flower, she is then killed.
Another story comes from the realism, that back 20 years ago, the place was an orphanage and suddenly the whole area caught up in fire. The current play area is the place where children were buried. Many people saw the ghost of a young girl who keeps asking for the doll.
5. Indra Gandhi medical college, Lakkar bazaar
Indra Gandhi medical college is one of the known medical institutes not only in Shimla but in whole Himachal Pradesh not only for medical treatments but for horror stories as well. Everyone there patients, teachers, families, etc. have witnessed the ghosts and mysterious activities in lifts, corridors and rooms.
Besides the spooking activities, there are many other factors too that the people witnessed here like getting a strong push from the back while using the stairs. People believe that the spirits of the people who died in the hospital.
These were the top most haunted places in Shimla. Well, there are more others but these are beloved to be the most haunted cases of all the time. People here genuinely fear to travel from these places in the night alone. Are you creeped out? If you really want to see or feel the spirits you can visit any of the places above.