This is not my story. It is a friend of mine who had experienced this and I am writing it as narrated by him.
In Mumbai people are always ready for trekking and exploring places around them as they want to run away from the hectic life of Mumbai, as is my friend (Prasad).
Prasad and his 5 friends planned a trip to Kokan Maharashtra. It was just a trip without any location and spot. Just to discover the road and the greenery around the Kokan area, two days on road trip in a vehicle.
As they had their own vehicle, they started off late to the journey at around 4 pm. It was a no spot, no hotel booking, nothing, trip so they all took time on their way to enjoy each and every spot they came across.
When they were almost near Ratnagiri, it was 10 pm and everybody was tired and hungry. They could not find anything for a long stretch of road for dinner.
A friend suggested for being here previously that a few kilometers ahead there is a family who feeds people for minimal amount and also the food was great. So they went to that place and asked the person (Madhukar) if they can feed 6 people and he agreed for 400 rs. Madhukar lived there with his wife and 2 sons (one around 6 years and other 8 years old) in hut-like house made by stones and mud. There were 2 other house near by. A family resided in the immediate next house and other was not so maintained house and nobody stayed there and it was locked.
As everybody was tired, Prasad suggested to his friends, "We can stay here for this night". All agreed and they asked Madhukar. Initially Madhukar said no he can't allow staying anybody here as there have been incident of being robbed 2 times. But on insisting and convincing he agreed on a promise that no smoking and alcohol should be done during the stay. Everybody in the group planned to have drinks they carried but they promised Madhukar not to drink or smoke.
Then he finally took them to the locked house nearby and said there is only one bulb and a fan and only hall can be used other rooms are locked. All of them nodded and prepared to sleep and as Madhukar went, Prasad locked the main door and removed the whiskey bottle he brought and started filling glasses.
They were sitting in circle and having a laugh about Madhukar and drinking and smoking except one of his friend Mahesh (weakest guy in the group, 5'-4" and thin body) who went quiet after they started drinking. He had his head down and was moving side by side like a pendulum and moaning. Nobody noticed that, as everybody thought it was after effect of whiskey until something really strange thing happened to the weakest guy in group with a squeaky voice. He turned his head up to the ceiling, eyes rolled up, pupils not visible, and mouth open and humming like sound.
Then Mahesh started to shout in a voice which wasn't his, heavy and scary double voice, "Itun nigha, nahi tar tumhi udyacha surya nahi bagnar" (Go away else you won't see tomorrow's sun). He was continuously saying that, as if he was chanting a mantra. Shaking his body side by side. Everybody was stunned for few seconds, they were scared like hell. Prasad got up immediately, he was not in his senses at all but our mind starts reacting when it is scared or hurt. He was scared, so he reacted by opening the door taking Mahesh out first and then others. In just few second Mahesh stopped doing the weird voices and shaking his body. He fell on the ground unconscious.
They immediately called Madhukar who gave them the room and started cursing him for leading them to such incident. Madhukar was scared as Prasad was very angry, Prasad could have beaten Madhukar. Madhukar asked what they did in the room after he left. They explained to him everything that they drank and smoked. Madhukar said, "Bhau, me mhanlo na daru and cigarette nako..." (don't smoke or drink here.) Prasad asked "What is the connection between this incident and drinking?"
Then he explained the story that once that house belonged to a family of 3 people, husband (Rama) wife and a little girl. Rama had a bad habit of drinking and they use to have fight everyday due to his habit. They have to sell there land and jewellery, but in the end they had nothing left. Rama realised his mistake but was to late as he was going to die due to drinking problem. He and his wife were depressed and planned to commit suicide, and they did. Wife and little girl were poisoned and Rama hanged himself in hall were Prasad and his friends stay.
Madhukar said that his spirit still stays there but it does not harm anybody if they are not drinking or smoking. On hearing this story Prasad slummed down as if he had no legs. He was scared and was sweating. He felt lucky that he did the right thing by taking everybody out the house.
Prasad packed everybody's bag and took his friends out of that place. Mahesh came to his conscious after 3-4 hours remembering nothing. He just remembered that when he drank it felt like he drank something very heavy object and rest he don't remember. Prasad told him what happened and he was shocked and wanted to go home immediately. They ended there trip that day itself.
Today Mahesh is fine nothing happened to him after that incident. Prasad always mention that story to us whenever we plan a trip.
Scary it is. I have stopped going to Prasad's unplanned trip.
People have the tendency to do things when they are told not to do it. And its not just india it can be any country. 😊