My native village named Edaiyapatti is in southern part of India near the temple city Madurai. My grandparents are living there and I used to spend my summer vacations with them.
Unlike city people, villagers have strong belief in ghost existence and possessions. Though I haven't experienced any paranormal in person, I have heard so many stories told by my grandmother. I believe her completely after all entire village including my other family members witnessed so many things. I wish to share two particular stories.
Lady at Night:
The priest of our village temple is residing near village border in a very lonely house surrounded by paddy fields. There is a well near to his house as well. One night around 12am he woke up and went outside the house to pee (Indian villages won't have toilet built in). As soon as he came out, he saw a woman passing by. He was not scared or afraid as he thought it was someone from the village. He called her out to check what she was doing there at that time. She didn't listen, so he followed her as if he has been mesmerized. After few minutes he got conscious and then he realized he was standing at the edge of the well. The woman vanished without a trace. Next morning the priest came to my grandfather and illustrated the whole story. My grandfather is the village chief and a firm believer in God who owns a temple. My grandfather advised him to conduct Poojas to get rid of this bad encounter.
The ghost woman he saw is believed to be the newly married woman who died accidentally by slipping into a well on a rainy day in our village a few months before. Exactly a year later to her death, her Father-in-law died of heart attack while repairing a motor inside the same well. That was an absolute coincidence, I was in my village at the time of her father-in-law's death, and it was then believed that the woman's death is not an accident.
In our village, they never allow girls to go to farm fields after 6pm. There is a belief that empty/vast lands are the places for ghosts. Once a girl named Lakshmi came to our village for vacation to her aunt's house. They resided very near to us. She is not aware of our local language (Tamil) as she was born and brought up in other state where they speak the language called Malayalam. One evening she went out with her friends to a nearby ground to play and came home after 7pm. Since then her behavior changed. She acted rude, didn't speak to anyone and was staring at things. The whole night she was sitting in the room corner. Her family sensed something bad and they called for a priest. He carried out some rituals and chanted holy words to her, immediately she started shouting at him in our local language asking him to leave her. She spoke in such a way that she got excellent fluency in our language which is actually not. The entire crowd gathered, shocked, and they couldn't believe what they were seeing/hearing. My grandmother was among the crowd. It took several hours for the priest to calm her down. The next day she became normal and couldn't remember anything that happened on the previous day.