I have chronicled my visit to Bhangarh Fort in my previous post The Haunted Bhangarh Fort Experience. Bhangarh is considered as most haunted place in India.
Me: What are you doing? (to the man)
Man: Just sitting here and watching the buffaloes graze
Me: Do you visit this place to collect the wood? (finding the axe placed close to him)
Man: (Looked perplexed) hmm
There are restrictions on cutting trees and therefore people are generally discreet about cutting trees. As per Indian Forest Act cutting of trees is punishable offence. Villagers being poor rely on forest wood to fire their ovens to prepare food.
Me: What’s you name?
Man: Prahalad Bairwa
(Bairwa community is famed for masonry work )
Me: Do you live close by?
Me: Are you resident of Gola ka bas village?
Nearest village from Bhangarh Fort is Gola Ka Bas.
The Lady who was sitting closely interuptted
Woman: But I’m Maali (meaning she was from a different caste than the man)
(Maali is a community engaged in gardening)
Me: So you come here everyday?
Me: You bring the buffaloes for grazing? (pointing towards buffaloes grazing around)
Me: How many buffaloes you own?
Me: Have you ever seen ghosts around here?
She pointed her finger towards the Bhangarh palace ruins located further inside the complex but didn’t comment. I have no clue as to why she didn’t commit. May be she didn’t want to talk about it or may be she was not sure about the existence of Ghosts. Yet another theory is that may be she has had some frightful experience in Bhangarh Fort. We can only guess!
She pulled out another chillum and started smoking, I understood its time to leave!
Village people are quite content and happy even in the adverse situations. They are God fearing and follow religious & social rituals which often drain their financial resources. They are quite simple and accepts the situations as their destiny!
So the question of ghosts at Bhangarh Fort is still open with no conclusive answers. Many people claim to have seen or experienced paranormal activities in Bhangarh Fort but the reality is that most such claims are bluff and there are no substantial evidences to back-up. Do you have any experience to share? If you are planning to visit Bhangarh Fort don’t forget to read Bhangarh Fort Guide