The Supernatural Effect – The spooky places in Kolkata

Kolkata is famously known as the ‘Cultural Capital of the Country’ and is known for its literary, art and works of culture. This ancient city is also home to various fabulous structures, havelis and excellent landmarks.

Like other big cities, Kolkata also has its share supernatural and paranormal stories circling among the general population. Let’s take a look at some of the spooky places in Kolkata.


While many people have encountered paranormal experience and shocking sightings and trust them in all seriousness, but for the general public these are minor bits of gossip. Nonetheless, it has encouraged the so called ‘ghost hunters’ to research the reality behind these stories.

The paranormal has attracted people from all corners of the country and even if you want to do the same, you can take Delhi, Chennai or Bangalore to Kolkata flights. Let’s take a look at some of these spooky places in Kolkata.


South Park Cemetery – As if the name cemetery itself is insufficient to unnerve the hell out of you, the huge iron gates, tall trees, the exceptionally old tombs and the ear-splitting hush that will send you shudders down your spine. Specked with graves bearing British names, local people swear that they have spotted a secretive white shadow like figure in the spot during the wee hours and late nights.

Peculiar frightening sightings have been accounted by individuals endeavoring to snap pictures inside the burial ground, however all such occurrences haven’t any existence of a white shadow. This is the thing that prompts the people living in nearby areas keep away from the burial ground.

National Library – the National Library is a larger treasure ground for book lovers attracting people from all over the world. However, the place is also considered as one of the most haunted places in the city of Kolkata. It is said that during the remodelling of the old parts of the library during the British rule, numerous laborers lost their lives in a mishap. It is believed that their spirits drift around that region, as minor development issues in the building get tackled inexplicably.

This building which was at one time the residence of the lieutenant of Bengal is likewise accepted to be haunted by the soul of his wife, whose strides are heard by the people, as she goes around inspecting the rooms just the same way she did when she was alive. Another hypothesis expresses that this library is haunted by a spirit of a Bengali student who got died before finishing his research papers.

Hastings House – The place that served to be British lieutenant, Sir Warren Hastings house is today known as the most spooky place in the entire town. Today, the Hastings House is an institute offering teachers training to ladies. Different paranormal experiences and spooky sightings have been sighted for from this spot.

It is said that Warren Hastings visits the grounds looking for some of his documents, frequently with his wife and kids in a chariot. Some say that on New Year’s eve, Hastings comes here looking for his missing office desk, one of his prized belonging.

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