This happened in the year 2013 when I had completed my bachelor's degree and was in search of a job.
I thought the better job opportunities are when to step out of your boundaries and try your luck in a new place so I went to Delhi with a couple of my friends. We were not planning a vacay there so we needed a place to stay ASAP, the hotels were quite expensive considering our budget so we decided to stay on rent.
It was really tiresome as we were walking around in the scorching sun looking for a room meeting with rejection everywhere we try. Nobody was willing to rent a house or even a single room for 2 months, they required some permanent tenants who would stay for like years or so. Others were charging double or triple the price of the actual rent. There was this one old man I remember said that he don't rent a place to bachelors.
I was seriously annoyed by that still at last we found a place to stay, there was this kind old lady who offered us 3 different rooms on the second floor to stay in quite affordable rate.
To be honest when I first approached this lady there was something off about her, I didn't know what but she gave me a strange vibe. I didn't wanted to sound rude since she was the one who helped us in need so I just dealt with it. The rooms were spacious and neat, so I took the one across the hallway shared by my buddy Manav the other one at the end of the floor was taken by Saswat and his girlfriend Neena, while Raghu wanted his own space so he chose the attic.
All three rooms were very close that on opening the door of one we can peep into the other. Manav had an interview on the following day so I had to sleep alone at night.
At around 3:00 am. I woke up to the sound of someone rushing from the attic to the hallway and finally down the stairs, I didn't think much of it believing it to be Raghu walking around. He actually has a history of sleep deprivation.
But I once again heard the same sound of someone rushing from the attic to the hallway, it was not possible since no one except Raghu was there, I was puzzled as I thought he was headed downstairs, I still went to sleep. The next morning I asked Raghu whether he was running up and down last night to which he shook his head in denial, Neena interrupted saying that she heard the same but also believed it to be Raghu. Weird incidents followed to our stuff being stolen, and Saswat noticing a woman with long hair and pale body standing near Raghu's closet.
Manav being unaware of the situation saw a figure staring down at him from the attic floor every night he returns to his room, I heard a landline phone ringing at night at around the same time however there is no landline in the house at all. The most noticeable trait of all was the denial of Raghu and the owner to these situations. Raghu started to look more sleep deprived than before with bags appearing under his eyes, he refused to see us anymore and never let anyone inside his room. Everytime we saw him the more gloomier he looked.
He had a usually dark vibe surrounding him all the time. He stopped eating much and used to ask Neena for comb and other weird stuffs like baby food, rattle, toys and sometime her clothes. We were worried about him so we decided to check on him. As soon as I touched his door I felt this sickly vibe in me, it was so strong that I wanted to puke. I felt terribly nauseous but still managed to open the door to see him talking to the wall all by himself.
We were really terrified to see him in such a state. When he noticed us he started behaving like a crazy maniac throwing stuffs at us to go away. He was screaming at the top of his lungs to go away. At that point he resembled a living zombie. Manav claimed that he used to see apparition of strange kids near Raghu whenever he tried to talk to him.
The next day we all packed our bags, and left. We somehow managed to tie Raghu up with a rope, placed him on a rickshaw and left. After reaching a few miles from the house Raghu felt the urge to puke and lost consciousness for a while.
After coming back to senses he recalled that he would notice creepy apparitions of people around him whispering in his ear to STAY WITH THEM, rest of all is not known to him. We were so terrified that we immediately rode a train back home.
It's been years now and each one of us is well settled. I've now lost contact with Raghu, but all I know is that he's a real estate agent in DELHI.
I've never gotten back to the area still I always believe that the lady had something to do with it.