This is my second story on this website. This incident happened with one of my cousins, say "B" many years ago.
Her father had a transferable job and after shifting to our town, they were having to stay in the office quarters.
Adjoining the office quarters, there was an abandoned mansion. It belonged to a corrupted landlord who murdered his own daughter (illegitimate) and buried her corpse in his garden. Soon after, the landlord too died mysteriously and his family abandoned the mansion. After this, the locals began to call it haunted.
"B" and her family were well aware of the happenings but my uncle being a skeptic person chose to stay there.
One afternoon, both her parents moved out leaving her behind. The sun was about to set and "B" was sitting on the terrace waiting for her parents to return.Suddenly, she heard a sharp voice -
" Hey, want to play hide and seek? "
She looked back with a shock to find a small girl in red dress, standing in the garden of the abandoned mansion. Her presence made "B" uncomfortable. In a moment, the haunted history flashed across her memory and she rejected her offer at once. She turned back to enter her room. She felt a bit scared but didn't want to boost the fear by overthinking. Another voice came -
" Wait, I am coming ".It was her sixth sense that kept alarming about an upcoming storm. She was really terrified and locked herself in her room. She began to doubt her senses. Was she hallucinating? How on earth is it possible? May be it's an ordinary child seeking company! But what would a normal child be doing in an abandoned house after sunset, that too all alone? Her room was on the first floor and the main gate on the ground floor was locked from inside. Before she could think anything more, another voice cleared all her doubts - " Where are you? Are you up there? " No, it's real and the sound was coming from ground floor. How did she get in? She just felt that a grave danger was approaching that her room was not safe enough to protect her. It was so strange and she was panting heavily.
Without wasting a second more, she rushed towards the puja room (where devoted Hindus offer daily prayers). She could still hear heavy footsteps moving upstairs. After stumbling twice she finally entered the puja room, necessarily bolting the door behind her.
Soon, the evil started yelling at her - this time in a harsh tone " Hide wherever you can, I will drag you out and choke you to death ".By this, she had been as terrified as hell. The evil continuously tried to distract her and make her come out. She claimed to see shadows roaming outside the window. She had already made her mind to keep sitting inside and pray until it stopped. Suddenly she heared throbbing sounds at the locked door followed by a shower of plates, glasses and steel utensils. The hell continued for about half an hour and stopped by itself. Now she heared the door-bell ring. After a few minutes, another voice came up - " Ma'am please open the door ".It was the voice of their cook. As "B" was about to step out, she recalled a life saving fact.
Their cook was on vacation!
She restrained and the fuss restarted. The voice kept threatening-
"Come out coward, you are not supposed to be there. Join me ". "B" said that she had never been so much scared in her life. As the time passed, the evil seemed to grow more furious. It started moving all around the room throwing tantrums. The shadows were no more to be seen but still, she felt a satanic presence all around. Around 7 o'clock, she heared the door-bell ring again. This time it sounded like her parents. But still, she couldn't dare to check out. Her phone started ringing in the next room and within the next moment, she heared someone thrash it on the floor multiple times. She was so late in opening the door that the neighbors had started to crowd around the house suspecting a mishap. Their voices consoled "B" to some extent. Something needed to be done. She couldn't keep sitting there all day long. Amidst serious dilemma, she grabbed a small Shiva Lingam, opened the door with a bang and rushed downstairs. While climbing down, she felt prominent giggling sounds following her and saw a mirror shatter right before her eyes. The last thing she heard was - " You can't escape, I will come to play every night ".But without looking at anything else, she successfully reached her parents and fainted out. She was all sweaty and her face reddened up like anything."B" luckily survived the unexpected life threat.
Uncle and aunt were utterly confused on finding the whole house in a mess. On recovering from the trauma, she narrated everything and it literally shocked us all. She remained ill for a few days and was provided enough of medical and spiritual treatment. After a few days, they finally changed the house and started living without the devil bothering them ever again. After this " B " no more remained the same and became more sensitive to paranormal presence. Had she not taken shelter inside the puja room, the destiny could have been something horrible. It was perhaps a lifetime lesson for their family.
Jai Shri Ram