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Looking to do some paranormal investigating in North America and the world, well you’ve come to right place. This web page is a service of Haunted North America Investigations.
We will be listing haunted and paranormal sites all over North America with locations/directions, photos, history, documented stories, websites and events etc. so you can do your own investigations. We will working periodically on all sections of North America so come back often and check on your area. If you know of any haunted location that we have missed or details we’ve gotten incorrect or missed or if you have done your own investigations at any of the locations we cover then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and give us the details.
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Location of the Week
Rajasthan,India, Bhangarh Fort and Townsite
Chance of Paranormal Activity - 5+
Status – Heritage Property, Abandoned Fort and Townsite
Investigation Ease -Daytime (5), Nighttime (1)
The fort was founded in 1573 with the town growing up around it. It was built by Raja Bhagawant Das the ruler of the city of Amber. By 1630 the decline of the site was already beginning when Madho Singh (second son of Das) was killed in an attack. In 1783 the city and fort were completely abandoned after a famine – the entire site remains abandoned to this day.
This site is considered to be the most haunted place in all of India. There are even signs around the site saying entry is strictly prohibited between sunset and sunrise. The Indian Government wanting to put an end to the legends of haunting and curse ordered the military to patrol the grounds at night and get to the bottom of the stories. This failed because no one in the military would enter the site after dark.
Legends and Paranormal Activity
It is said that the last Princess of Bhangarh was exceptionally beautiful and when she reached the age of marriage she had many suitors – including a powerful and evil sorcerer. Unable to reach the Princess he put a spell on a bottle of perfume he saw a servant buy in the city. The Princess found out about his plan and smashed the bottle. The sorcerer was killed when this happened but cursed the site with his dying breath. Within a year almost everyone in the fort and city were dead (including the Princess) – most during an attack. Legend says the city and fort were abandoned virtually overnight.
Pretty much every possible level of paranormal activity has been reported at this site including: apparitions, mysterious mists, disembodied voices, laughter and screams, light anomalies, phantom footsteps and other unexplained noises, feelings of horror, unease, illness, being watched and being followed, shadow figures and many more.
The abandoned fortress of Bhangarh is located between the Pink City of Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan and Alwar, a city in the same state located about 160 km south of Delhi. Rajasthan is located in the north-west of India and it’s country’s largest state.
Nearby cities of Jaipur and Alwal are great starting points as they are major metropolitan hubs and are easy to get to. If you are already in India, you can take a train to either city, or if your budget allows, you can fly in instead. Regular bus service leaves for Bhangarh Ruins but requires about a kilometer of walking because nearest bus stop is not directly at the ruin. Another option is to take private taxes which are more expensive than buses, but get you there faster and at a time convenient to you.
Article of the Week
Urban Legends – Bloody Mary
By Sammi Lewis
The legend of “Bloody Mary” was one of my favorites as a kid. I scared 90% of my friends at various slumber parties with this one. I would drag all of my friends into the bathroom and turn off the lights. I told everyone in hushed tones not to move or make a sound. I would turn on a flashlight, (Mom wouldn’t let me have candles.) and begin in a whisper, chanting “Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary” getting louder as I went. On the 13th I would scream and turn off the flashlight. “Bloody Mary” was supposed to appear. She never did for me, even when I tried it by myself, but it sure was fun scaring the heck out of my friends.
Janet Langlois’ study in 1978 found that this ritual practiced mainly by young females served to thrill and excite those who were looking for some form of entertainment. I guess I fit right in with her study. Many scholars who have read the story note that there are many elements that can be traced back to earlier myths and superstitions.
Mary is said to be a witch who was executed a hundred years ago for plying the black arts, or a woman of more modern times who died in a local car accident in which her face was hideously mutilated. Some may even confuse the mirror witch with Mary I of England, whom history remembers as “Bloody Mary.” However my favorite take on the legend was that it may have originated from the real life of Countess Elizabeth Báthory (08/07/1560 to 08/21/1614). Elizabeth was a Hungarian countess. Her family is famous for defending Hungary against the Ottoman Turks. I have read that she is possibly the most prolific serial killer in history. Elizabeth was accused of torturing and killing hundreds of virgin girls and young women, why? Well to bathe in their blood to retain her youth and beauty of course. The case has led to legendary, but so I’m told false, accounts of the Countess’ beauty treatment. However she has been compared to my favorite folk hero Vlad III the Impaler of Wallachia.
Do you dare call on Bloody Beth in the dark?
The information on this website is only partially based on personal experiences of certain team members. The rest of the information is gathered from research from many different websites and other sources. We have collected information about reported hauntings, paranormal activity, personal reports and local legends; but in locations not personally visited by a member(s) of the team we can in no way validate that the hauntings described in the entries are valid and/or still occurring in modern times.
We here at Haunted North America do not claim any responsibility for any actions of anyone who enters a location we have described on this website. We are merely providing a geographical reference to locations rumored to be haunted in North America. We certainly do NOT endorse trespassing; so wherever you explore and whatever you do there is your own responsibility.
Obviously, the main objective of this site is provide information for people wanting to do their own paranormal investigations at reportedly haunted locations. A secondary objective is to provide information on some of the historically important buildings and sites in North America. A lot of these sites are in serious need of renovations and care. Please get involved in societies in your local area that are working to save these essential parts of our history; we have lost so many already.