Dear readers of YGS, first of all, I'm so happy that story submission has been enabled. I will now proceed to narrate my experience that goes back to five years ago when I was a new bride.
I tied the knot on June 9, 2008. At that time, we did not have our own house. We (my husband and I) had taken a 2BHK (2 bedrooms, hall and kitchen) house on rent in a locality called Bavdhan in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Hailing from a joint family, I had absolutely no experience of staying alone. At that time I was not employed too. I was supposed to start working a month later. My husband used to go to work at noon and return by midnight. So I ended up spending the whole day at home alone, with nobody to socialise with. At that time, the area was not much developed and so there were a lot of trees and greenery. The area is also blessed with hills.
Sorry for the long description, but it is necessary for the narrative. So we shifted to the flat on June 18. On entering the house, I did not have any feeling that would point in the direction of the paranormal. I was just feeling a little intimidated of starting a new life, away from family, like any other new bride would.
Cut to the main incident. I don't remember the exact date, but a day or two after shifting, we had a power cut in the evening (load shedding or power cuts are frequent in Pune). Everything was pitch dark. I was in the bedroom at that time. From the bedroom, a long passage connected to the living room. On the way to the living room, there was another bedroom to the left. On reaching the living room, the kitchen is to the left. I was heading to the kitchen through the dark passage when I felt something cold brush past me. This happened for a split second. I got really scared. But somehow, using the light of my cellphone screen, I reached the kitchen, and lit a lamp before the deity I had kept there, in a makeshift puja-ghar.
I felt a little better after that. I also would like to recollect here that we did not do a vaastu-shanti puja before shifting to this place. Just my in-laws, my husband and I said some prayers, kept a photo of our deity there before shifting, that's all.
After this particular incident, nothing happened and we continued to stay there for the next 10 months or so. I would like to ask if there was really anything paranormal or was it my imagination? I can say for sure that I did feel something cold touch me. I was perfectly awake/conscious when this happened. I was not under influence of any medicine or drug. Would appreciate insight on this incident from anybody over here. Thanks a lot!