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Paranormal Encounter On Beach


This incident happened with me around 5 years ago. During summer vacation I visited my native place Achara village which lies in the beautiful konkan region. Achara has an untouched and beautiful beach and the region is blessed with abundant of forest.

In our native house my grandfather's brother stays with his family which consists of his son, son's wife and their two children Anil and Bhushan. Bhushan is elder while Anil is of my age. I had visited my village with family during summer. We were chatting, playing in the house and courtyard. In The evening Me, Anil and two neighbouring friends used to take walk on the beach which was 5 minutes walking distance from our home and the path was covered with thick forest. The beach was very isolated and hardly a person could be seen on the beach.

One day Anil had some work so he had went to town and the neighboring friends were also not there. So I decided to go to beach alone. My uncle and parents told me to return home before dark. I was strolling on the beach and was enjoying the cool breeze and fresh air which could rarely be enjoyed in Mumbai. It was already dark by then and I decided to leave the beach. I was in a hurry as I was warned to come home before dark and I was alone on the beach.

But after I left the beach and entered the narrow path towards home. I heard a sound of a man crying from behind. He was crying as if he was in a lot of pain. It seemed that the man was pleading to someone and the language used by him was not heard by me earlier. But from the tone of language I thought he was speaking urdu. I was freezed by hearing all this sounds and had started to sweat profusely. Gathering all my courage I slowly started to turn back and what I say was very shocking.

It was a pathan with long beard and cap. He was crying and pleading by folding his hands. He was badly injured and blood was oozing out of his face, hands etc. It was dark but I could see him clearly. Without wasting a second I just ran towards home as fast as I could. After reaching home I sat down in one corner of the room shivering. All came running towards me and but I could not utter a word. My mother checked my temperature and it was showing 102 on thermometer. All were constantly telling me to speak what happened but I was unable to utter a word. My mother gave me some tablets and asked me to lie down comfortably. I couldn't sleep that night and next morning I narrated a whole incident to them. All of them looked puzzled and said that I must have seen a dream but I was sure that it was not a dream.

Next day an elderly man from village fondly known as 'Bhau kaka' had came to meet my uncle. When my uncle narrated the incident to him he promptly said that it must be a ghost of a pathan trader who was killed by the villagers. He said that around 100 years ago a group of pathan traders had came to the village for trading but the traders were very lecherous and would always try to molest village women. Fed up of this all the men in the village gathered and went after them with sticks in hand. When the pathans saw the villagers approaching all of them ran away in the thick forest but one of them came into the hands of the villagers and was beaten badly after which he died on the spot. Bhau kaka told that this was told to him by his father and said that on that spot only near the beach pathan was killed and it must be a ghost of pathan.

I was again shocked hearing all this by now I had only heard of paranormal experience but that day I had experienced it. Whenever I think about that encounter I have shivers down the spine.

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Fariya (7 stories) (52 posts)
8 years ago (2016-02-12)
How is it possible for a mumbaikar to not be familiar with urdu. Common its just like hindi. Any hindi speaking person can understand normal urdu. And also that he can be a real man because no one ever saw him before. If it were a ghost someone should have seen him before. And I think if it were a ghost, when you tried to run away, he would have tried to stop you or scare you. Anyways thanks for your story:)
kphari (4 posts)
9 years ago (2015-03-27)
I'm sorry, but I don't think its paranormal. Neways thanks for sharing. Cheers.
sds (14 stories) (1436 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-22)
Hi nishad72, welcome to YGS. I have my own doubts to brand it as a paranormal encounter. I feel that because you were told to come before dark to your home and that you were all alone in the beach, when you saw a man, who was injured and was crying for help, I think you might have run away and the elderly man's story might have corroborated and you might have concluded that you had paranormal experience. Without much input and your investigation, if at all it had been done, the next day or to enquire your neighbours about the incident or if any other person had seen such a person any time before or after, it is not possible to put it as paranormal encounter.

Regards and respects to you.

TinAA (1 stories) (84 posts)
10 years ago (2015-01-17)
Hi Nishad, I agree with believer, what if he might have been a human really in a need for help. And what made you run away after seeing him? Because at that time you were not aware what you saw was inhuman... Normally when we see any one in need its our human tendency to ask them for any help... But I did not understand why did you run away from him in a shocked state of mind. As the way you described it seems he was a human. I can't say it was 100% a ghost... It might been a human too.
Anyway...thanks to share... It was interesting to read...
sheetal (6 stories) (771 posts)
10 years ago (2015-01-16)
Hey hi, Nishad... Welcome to YGS. Your experience is really creepy... I am just curious to know did you feel anything weird after that? Did you again visited to kokan...?

Thanks for sharing,
Regards, 😁
ifihadyoux (6 stories) (607 posts)
10 years ago (2015-01-16)
Ah that makes perfect sense then. Did you ever find out if anything happened on the beach shortly after your experience? Just curious.
Sam222 (8 stories) (461 posts)
10 years ago (2015-01-16)
Wow this is quite a story, it sounds like a real beautiful beach, I would have been so tempted to help that man but I'm sure fear would have overtaken the temptation. Fear is weakness we all have...
nishad72 (1 stories) (2 posts)
10 years ago (2015-01-15)
when I was on beach there was no one nearby and I was so scared after seeing him that I just ran away.
believer12 (11 posts)
10 years ago (2015-01-15)
nishad72 did you try to find if there was a pathan family living nearby? And if this was not really a ghost but a living human who was really injured? He could be from nearby village that your family didn't know
lady-glow (16 stories) (3165 posts)
10 years ago (2015-01-15)
I agree with the previous posters, it could had been an injured man in need of help.
Did any of your relatives go to the beach the next day looking for evidence of an accident or an act or violence happening there? Perhaps blood stains on the ground?
I'm sure seen something like that is scary, but it would be terrible if the man was in need of help and no one helped him.
elnoraemily (guest)
10 years ago (2015-01-15)
I do have to wonder if there was an injured man in the woods that was actually crying for help... Just how clear he was described makes me wonder a bit.
ifihadyoux (6 stories) (607 posts)
10 years ago (2015-01-15)
This might be a translation/communication error but the way you word is was you saw a man who was badly injured and then ran away from him? But then you tell your family and they said you saw a ghost? Was it more like a man or like a ghost?
Either way it was an interesting tale.

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