I am from South Dinajpur, West Bengal and it is my first story on this page.
Before skipping into the main content I would like to acknowledge my readers that I am a passionate paranormal investigator and I have been taking part in traditional Indian Occult rituals for the last many years. I have even assisted in serious practices like home purification and exorcisms from the age of 7 yrs,literally!All the horror stories I narrate are 100% real and the readers may blindly trust me.
The incident I am going to narrate now actually took place when I was about 5 or 6 years old. At that time my grandma used to live in a separate house about a mile away from ours. My grandpa had been the Municipal Chairman of our town during late 19th century. After his assassination, my grandma had to live in the palatial house all alone. It is really creepy to know that most of my forefathers, both from paternal and maternal side had been killed by black magic. It has been predicted that I too would die the same way. My place, date and time of death had also been apprehended! Anyways let's get back to our topic.
My grandma was a famous kirtan singer of her time. As she grew older, my father started visiting her daily,cooking,and doing all her household chores. One day, after she returned from her daughter's home in Berhampur, my father noticed an amulet on her wrist. She revealed that one of her daughter's relatives presented it to her.However,no one paid any heed to it for quite a long time.
After about a month, situations took a scary turn.Granny's health declined sharply. Her face appeared unusually pale and depressive. She always remained irritated and talked in a commanding tone. Children including me were always scared to go near her for some unknown reason.
She almost gave up eating due to loss of appetite. Later she reported that she only felt hungry right at the mid of night. As the days passed, her situation worsened and she grew more and more hungry for fishes. Even at that age, she could eat any amount of fish offered to her. My father provided enough of medical treatment to her but all in vain. Seeing her demeanor other elders of the colony finally concluded that she was certainly possessed.
Once a neighbouring man saw her standing on the roof aimlessly, at the crack of dawn.Luckily,the man was a local ojha (traditional bengali exorcist). He claimed to see an unearthly expression on her face and offered to visit her house in the evening. He warned that granny should keep a fast until he completes an EXORCISM on her.
As said, he visited my granny the same evening. None was allowed inside the house other than him and granny. Whatever happened next was narrated by granny herself after she recovered.
She had no idea of what had taken place during the process. She just recalled that after the exorcism was complete, she just banged her head forcefully and heard a bloody scream from the top of a palm tree behind her house. The old man revealed that whatever was screaming had been residing in her body ever since. A black magic had been played on her through the amulet.
After the old man left, granny couldn't sleep the whole night. She kept sitting inside the puja room and called my father immediately after sunrise. My father rushed to her and was enthralled to hear all this. He snatched the amulet from her and burnt it down in her backyard. He and the other locals present at the scene claimed that the amulet produced smells of burnt human flesh on being set on fire.
This initially ended her suffering. Gradually she got well but memories of the incident kept traumatizing her. My granny had died years ago. I don't know why, but now the story scares me even more.