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Being a resident in Pakistan, you must have heard about a couple of haunted spots in town, that make people sweat just as the discussion stirs.
Here’s a list of stories you might not have heard before.
Some people who do not believe in supernatural occurrences or creatures say they believe that these supernatural occurrences and creatures are just mind plays— Really? Because these are said to show off high supernatural activity, repeatedly.
But did you know, the existence of these supernatural anomalies is a mere reality that can definitely not be escaped? These include jinns’, spirits and ghosts.
The Jinns’ live like us, the only differentiating factor is that they are made up of fire, unlike human beings. They too hold emotions like we do, they rejoice and celebrate events and functions like every normal human being, be it weddings or any Holy festive. They have children who are mortals — how incredibly wonderful!
The Jinn’s dwell in some places and often show their presence regardless. There are some places in Pakistan where many people have claimed to see some extraordinary paranormal activities.
Following are the places based upon the intensity of the activity that goes on there so let’s have a look at these places.
- Unnamed House in PECHS Block 6, Karachi.
In Karachi, at K-39, Block 6, KPEC housing society, there are rumors of a Lady in white who resides at that address, even though that house has been abandoned for years since 1993, it is gradually turning into a ruin. This house is occupied, by one being only and that being has been causing several unexplained occurrences over the years.
People who earlier resided there have confirmed that they’ve seen a pale lady in white, on several occasions, strolling around the house, and she disappears at exactly 3 am, every time with no explanation, which ultimately served as a reason for those dwellers to evacuate that house at the earliest.
The master bedroom of that house has some heart-wrenching story, known to just those who lived there. It is said, there is a bride buried underneath the bedroom’s floor.
The story continues that years ago, some people kidnapped a lady and brought her here. However, after physically abusing her and keeping her locked for several days, killed her in the end and left her bare body there, and since that day, the Lady in white has overtaken the house as an act of vengeance.
If you were to tarry along the streets of block 6 at P.E.C.H.S, you will see a light glowing around house No. 39-K. where it might simply mean that someone is living there most people insist seeing a pale woman wearing a white dress, walking along the street and disappearing about 03:00 in the morning.
- Shereen Cinema. Karachi.
Who says, that ‘the dead don’t like music and movies or that ‘you can’t enjoy a good movie just because you are dead?’ The She-reen cinema in Karachi is a clear example, just like the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts in Nevada, USA—which also hosts a few future stars of the Ghost world.
This cinema located in the North of Karachi was closed for public visitors back then in 2010 because of the intense supernatural activity happening there. Not too long ago, yeah?
According to the cinema staff, not only can disembodied voices be heard throughout the building, but shadows and images have been seen dancing across the decaying screens of the old theatre.
As per the former workers at the defunct movie theatre, Shireen Cinema has been an active host to ghostly parties and even supernatural screenings.
This has led to speculation that the ghosts are former actors trying to get in one last performance.
We can only imagine that the ghosts were former horror movie stars.
There are numerous witnesses who hear voices of people talking at the back row of the cinema at night knowing no one is in the cinema at that time. Things like the dripping of the water from the taps where there is no pipe line for water, people sitting in front of the screen singing songs, applauding and whistling with such prominent, curved shadows have been seen on the walls of Shireen Cinema.
So, if you dare enough to see all this can visit the cinema and experience some scary paranormal activity yourself.
- Dalmia-Karsaz Road. Karachi.
Many people while traveling around midnight on the Dalmia Road in Karachi have seen a jilted ‘bride’. She has been named as—wait for it… “The Cursor Bride”. Some people claim that, while traveling around midnight on Dalmia Road, when they reach the Karsaz and Jauhar Junction, for no apparent reason, are forced to mysteriously stop.
After stopping— lo and behold, they come face to face with a stunning beauty dressed in the traditional red bridal dress and who tries to communicate with them, in some unknown language, presumably reliving her last moments that turned into history.
The first thought that apparently comes to the mind of drivers, is that the bride is a damsel in distress—don’t get any ideas, but as soon as they begin to look at the bride, suddenly her facial features change, and she turns into a horrific looking witch as maggots begin to pour out of her face.
Some people have also claimed that when they didn’t stop, the bride started following them—Spoiler alerts maybe, and they could hear the bride roaring—well of course, you’re a bride, alone at nowhere around midnight and the only hope for rescue doesn’t stop, you’re bound to get a bit edgy… But one thing they all agree on is that after dark no one should travel on Dalmia Road alone, for the bride still awaits her groom.
According to the legend, a young couple in the 1970s was driving home on their wedding night on a stretch of Dalmia Road in between Karsaz and Gulistan-e-Johar.
It was a love story just beginning. Weddings in those days were known to go very late into the night and as the newly-wed husband had been working all day, he was tired. As a result, it is thought that the couple was killed because he fell asleep at the wheel.
At first, it just seems like a tragic accident…
But here’s the crazy part.
Those lucky enough to come face-to-face with the Bride of Karsaz, as she is known, are spared a gruesome end. But those who see her cross the road while still driving are often the victims of a horrible automobile crash…
- Lake Saif-ul-Maluk, Naraan.
The legend of Lake Saif-ul-Maluk in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is not a frightening story.
I’ll give you a break from such fearful tales.
Lake Saife-El-Ma-look is one of the famous landmarks in the Indian Sub-continent and is said to be the host of fairies during the night and is also named after a famous Persian Prince.
The narrative is related to a folk story authored by Sufi poet Mian Muhammad Baksh wherein it is written, ages ago, an Egyptian prince named Saif-ul-Maluk fell in love with the Queen of Fairies, Badr-ul-Jamal…in a dream.
The prince woke up with a hole in his heart. He had fallen in love and decided to travel the world in search of the strange beauty he saw in his dream.
His father was against it, but nothing could stop the prince. For years, he searched for Badr-ul-Jamal with no success until one day, he can to a town where he met an old holy man.
“Prince Saif!” shouted the old man, the first person to recognize him since he left his home.
The prince didn’t need to tell the old man much. It seemed he already knew enough. He gave the prince a magic hat that transported him to the lake in Pakistan that now bears his name, Lake Saif-ul-Muluk, to finally be united with his true love.
The Fairy Princess in turn fell madly in love with the Persian Prince, but she was to all promised to a Demon.
Upon hearing about their love, the Demon killed both the Prince and the Fairy Princess and to this day the fairies return to the lake to mourn the death of the two lovers.
Legend has it that the lovers’ spirits remain at the lake, preserving its beauty through their preordained love.
- Sheikhupura Palace, Lahore.
This fortress located in Sheikhupura is in complete ruins and nobody has the courage to fix it, least to say, enter it. The reason for this is that, according to the local people several centuries ago, there lived a Queen in this Palace, and she died unhappy under mysterious circumstances.
Since then, there have been reports that the Queen spirit resides there and is very unfavorable towards the unconcerned people, people who aren’t in some way attached to the Palace. She often appears and shows her dismay towards outsiders in some way or the other.
- Mohatta Palace. Karachi.
The palace laid its foundation in 1927 as a summer home of a Rajasthani businessman. However, it was closed at the time of partition of the sub-continental India during 1947—just a few years of glory sadly. This palace has now been converted into a museum. Staff working here say they often experience extraordinary activities here and no explanation can be put forth, as there is no one present during that time.
Things move on their own accord from their place and staff find things in different places. The lights are often turn off on their own, wine glasses floating through the air and entire exhibits being rearranged each morning.
According to the deployed guards here, these activities increase at night, and they clearly feel “someone’s” presence with them.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday at 11 a.m. Monday it is closed for maintenance, with which the ghosts apparently help.
- Shum-shaan Ghaat, Hyderabad.
Shamshan Ghat or Cemetery is in Hyderabad Sindh region of Pakistan near Badin Chowk. This place is on the top of the list in graveyards. It’s a 250-year-old site (since the year 1800), a place where the followers of the Hindu religion, would burn their dead, as is their custom. So, Shum-shaan Ghaat is Hindi for cemetery and this is one place to really hit the spot for adrenaline junkies. Anyone brave enough can visit this place, unlike some other sites mentioned in this list, as they are forbidden areas.
The staff that work here, have reported seeing children playing around and who disappear, during the break of dawn. Strange noises, screaming people and unexplained light orbs have also been reported and these occurrences intensify with the passage of night and the moon shape.
However, the guards never saw anyone coming from the gate because the boundary wall of this place is very high and the gate has also closed by them every night. The children just come from nowhere and disappear afterwards. That’s one creepiest thing. While many claim, that this place is haunted by spirits who are dead and never reached their destination.
- Hawks Bay’s Mysterrious Hut, Karachi.
Hawks Bay is a famous tourist destination in the former capital city of Pakistan and there’s a famous hut which is not forbidden to be rented—for obvious reasons… but still If someone is foolish enough—or brave enough so to speak, as they may think of themselves… rent the hut overnight, are said to have come out screaming before the break of dawn. Seriously, no one has been able to stay the night at the hut.
You might just ask “What’s so frightening about a hut?”
It is said that during the full moon, the Jinn’s perform wedding ceremonies in the hut and behave very aggressively and violently to the people who come to stay there—well, yes, how would anyone feel, if someone barged in during a private event? Hence, they do not take kindly to uninvited guests. So, beware before renting this hut at Hawk’s Bay.
- Chokhandi Cemetery, Karachi.
Do not ever, make the mistake to visit Chokhandi Cemetery after sunset. This basically is located on Karachi’s National Highway. This cemetery is ancient—over 600 years old to say, yet, one of the most haunted places in Pakistan and by that we mean the whole ten yards.
The people living in nearby populace, say that as soon as the sun goes down, unexplained activity of noises, apparitions and light orbs take over. These activities have been going on since day one and there’s no explaining for the cause behind it. People are forbidden, to go even near to this cemetery, as there have been causalities over the years, even leading to death.
Not to forget the great factor of Black Magic, is usually done in this graveyard, experimenting with slaughtered goats’ head.
- The Koh-i-Chiltan
According to the legend associated with it and by local myth, it always considered very haunted by the spirits of forty babies. The tallest peak in the Chiltan range is said to be haunted by the ghosts of 40 dead children.
The local legend of the peak is about a couple who once left 40 babies on the peak to survive on their own. It is these children that they say can be heard crying in despair all night long when the winds blow strong, carrying down their voices calling to people to come up.
The story of the couple is fairly simple, poor and without a child, they sought the help of many clerics and healers. One such cleric’s son said he would be able to help them even though others couldn’t. He spent many nights praying and the couple was not only blessed with one but forty children.
Being unable to care for so many, the husband decided to leave 39 on the mountain top to fend for themselves.
They say the wife was drawn to the wails of the 39, taking the 40th child she saw that all were alive, she left her last child there to tell her husband the good news. Upon returning, all of them were gone.
- Kalabagh Dam (Punjab)
Locals around the area claim that a woman is seen, wandering around at night. She is small in height, having very long hair. If people gaze at her for too long, it is said that she attacks the one doing so.