Bhangarh Fort, Alwar, Rajasthan
Bhangarh was established by Madhao Singh in 1631. Some say that Singhia, a black magic tantric, cursed the township so that their souls would languish there forever. Also, if ever rediscovered, the town would remain invisible, only temples would be seen. True to the tale, only a few temples are scattered. According to locals, no one who has stayed in the ruins after sunset, has ever returned. The Archaelogical Survey of India, instead of building its office next to the excavations, as the Govt. of India rules demand, has located itself 1 Km away. A signboard has been put up next to the area saying “Staying After Sunset is Strictly Prohibited in This Area.” Another very strange phenomenon is that all the houses nearby are built without roofs. Apparantely, any roof that is constructed ends us collapsing.
Also ASI has put a signboard at Bhangarh saying, “Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area.” People who visit this place out of tourist interest say that there is a strange feeling in the atmosphere of Bhangarh, which causes sort of anxiety and restlessness.
Those who swear by the Bhangarh’s resident ghosts, say that the ASI too is scared of the parnanormal activity associated with the fort; hence the ASI board has been put up at a safe distance from the fort, next to a temple. Many locals and visitors claim that they have witnessed paranormal activities – like sounds of music and dancing and wierd color spots in photographs of chambers.