This story was told to me by my grandmother. It\'s about a house which belonged to her friend named Sumitri Chhatopadhya. It was thought that the house was under the asylum of some kind of an evil entity.
My grandmother lives in Lucknow the capital of Uttar Pradesh (Northern Province of India). The house in which her friend lives was of Zamindars. She actually brought that house from Zamindars in 1975).
Let me give you some information about Zamindars. They held enormous tracts of land and held control over peasants, from whom the zamindars reserved the right to collect tax (often for military purposes) and was governed by Maharajahs, Nawabs and later on governed by British. After getting independence, their rule was dissolved by the government slowly but simultaneously in all the provinces of India.
Coming back to the story, the person who sold that house to Chhatopadhya\'s family was suffering from ghostly activities and he was desperate to sell that house to them. Although Chhatopadhya\'s family has heard the house was haunted and paid little attention to the rumour, they were quite excited regarding the deal. My grandmother had warned them not to buy the house but they took her lightly too. They said that the stories related to this house are rumours. However some incident forced the Chhatopadhya family to believe in those stories which they had ignored earlier. On moving into the house permanently, they had some nasty experiences.
Their thriving family business was not doing so well. Mr. Vipin Chhatopadhya was involved in a car accident that almost took his life. Mrs Chhatopadhya\'s health disintegrated dramatically. They often found furniture dismantled and mattresses were ripped apart. But the worst was yet to come for them.
After a year or so, Ms Sumitri Chhatopadhya gave birth to twin babies but both of them were dead. Their nightmare continues as she gave birth to 8 dead babies in the forthcoming years. Mr. Vipin Chhatopadhya used to bury the dead bodies of infants in the backyard of that house.
Mr. Vipin Chhatopadhya would smoke cigars when he was under stress. One evening he was smoking a cigar on the balcony when he saw that street dogs chasing something and barking but there was nothing present for the dogs to be barking or chasing. They stopped barking and chasing near his gate and then turned away.
After all these unusual experiences, he thought he would cleanse his house and get it blessed so that he and his wife could get relief from whatever evil energy was present in that house. So, they arranged a holy ritual. The priest assigned to do the ritual knew about that house as his was called before by the person who had sold that house to Chhatopadhya family. Before starting the ritual the priest decided to tell them the truth regarding that house. He said that there house was occupied by a demon and he should not expect wonders from him as the demon is very strong. He also said Mr. Chhatopadhya that some creepy things would happen when they start the ritual so he should be focusing on the ritual than anything else.
The priest started the ritual and the atmosphere inside the house started changing dramatically. Creepy sounds started coming out and got louder and louder. Objects were being thrown by the demon. But the Chhatopadhya family along with the priest continued with their ritual until the demon stopped his evil activity completely. When the ritual finished both the Chhatopadhya family and the priest were satisfied that they had achieved full success in their goal. The priest then binded the whole premises with holy mantras so that the demon could not get any access in the house further. After a peaceful year Ms Sumitri Chhatopadhya gave birth to a healthy baby. Mr. Chhatopadhya business picked up trade again. They were enjoying their time and were thinking that they nightmare had over. But their nightmare returned.
One evening, Mr. Chhatopadhya and his wife were enjoying listening music on the radio sitting out on their lawn. Suddenly, Mr. Chhatopadhya saw that a pitch black creature on the first floor of their house watching them with anger. Mr. Chhatopadhya suffered a heart attack on seeing this dark apparition and died in the hospital. But before dying, he told his wife about what he had seen on the first floor. A Few days later, Ms Chhatopadhya was informed that the priest who had done the ritual had committed suicide. Ms Sumitri Chhatopadhya fell into a deep depression after her husband's death at which point she decided to move from the house so that she and her baby and she could be safe from that demon. She moved into her mother's house.
The house was eventually demolished and all furniture etc. In the house was put to burn. They sold the land to the local municipal authority and in its place they constructed a public park.
My grandmother told me that still Ms Sumitri Chhatopadhya still sees the demon laughing in her dreams.