This story was told me to me by my father who's own father lived in a remote village in uttar pradesh.
My grandfather was an advocate who lived in a village and often had to travel to the city for cases, the cities were all at long distances from the village and about a day's drive away. So when he needed to return he would take a bus that would drop him at the nearest bus stand to his village that could be about 10kms or so away, the rest he would have to walk.
Now my grandpa was the very typical Indian man who always had 3 things with him: a long bamboo stick to ward off animals or any sort of trouble, a pair of scissors and a talisman around his neck.
On a full moon night he was walking home around 12:30 and villages get very deserted around this point of time and he was pretty much walking along on fields on a dirt path to his village which was a few kms away for which he had to take a left. Now beyond these fields lay a mango groves, and beyond the jungles.
Now lemme tell you this fact that mango groves are extremely shady and haunted places according to Indian lores with tall trees very little sunlight during the day dank and dark. People are strictly not allowed to enter these at night.
Now suddenly my granddad realises that a few yards before him a woman is walking as well, initially he just felt that ok there's someone there as well, but then it struck him that in India women back then would seldom get out of their houses after sunset and this was past 12:30 in the middle of nowhere, he just thought that this woman was not quite right, suddenly he noticed that he had unknowingly passed the left to his village and was following the woman and then he saw that she is walking into the mango grove... He realised she was taking him there so he immediately took gods name and said "la haul wa la quat" which is supposed to ward away evil...
As soon as he said these words she turned around to look at him and said and I'll quote like my dad quoted to me "galayi se gathaee hathaeen tho hum hathaeen." That's the common village language they call dehaathi in English it means "remove your talisman from your neck and I'll show you." He was a man with some guts he just turned around praying chants and walked back to his route calmly.