Do You Dare? The Six Most Haunted Places In Mumbai That Will Give You The Chills

Jayati posted on 30 October


Picture this. Empty roads, spooky shadows from the trees and eerie sounds that only you can hear. Sounds like a scene straight out of a horror film. If you’ve recently been to the theaters, and made it through Annabelle, dear reader, have a look at the supposed haunted places in Mumbai.

Tower Of Silence

It may sound innocent, the Tower of Silence is actually believed to be haunted. What’s the story? Read on. The Tower of Silence in Malabar Hills is where the Parsis say their final goodbyes. The dead bodies are left out in the open for the vultures to feast on.

Rumours have it, this gory place is known to have experienced paranormal activity and more. Our suggestion? Don’t venture here post 10pm.

Tourist Attractions

August Kranti Marg, Simla Nagar, Malabar Hill, Mumbai

D’Souza Chawl

D’Souza Chawl in Mahim has a spooky legend attached to it, and is considered as one of the most haunted places in India. The story goes, a local woman from the chawl fell to her own death in the well at the chawl – an untimely event that till date sparks panic among the locals of the chawl.

The rumour is ever since then the chawl gets haunted by her spirit after the sunset.

Mukesh Mills

Mukesh Textile Mills were set up way back in the 1870s, and is also one of the oldest mills in the city. However, with its ancient history comes its haunting story. Supposedly, following a fire that killed thousands of people working at the mill, the mill had to be shut down.

Ever since, the rumour goes like this: anyone who enters the premises of the mill post sunset is scared away by the souls of the mill workers.

Fun fact: The same mill was used as a set in the super-popular film, Om Shanti Om.

Vrindavan Society

Humble Thane has its own spooky legend, and it circles back to a posh Vrindavan society. The rumour has it, a man from the society jumped off the building from Flat No. 66, B wing. And ever since, his spirit remains to haunt and scare the local residents. Though over time the tales and incidences have reduced, every now and then the guards of the buildings have reported supernatural occurrences and feeling uneasy.

Aarey Milk Colony

Possibly your run-of-the-mill typical horror narrative comes from the green and peaceful Aarey milk Colony. The road which is a stretch of say, about 10 kilometres is home to a woman clad in a white saree {obviously} who scares the travellers.

St. John’s Baptist Church, Andheri

The Baptist Church in Andheri has a tragic history attached to it. According to the story, a bride’s spirit haunts the church and torments those who trespass her site. The legend goes, am exorcism was organised back in 1977 to remove the spirit from the space, and it ended rather brutally – wails and splashing from the nearby pond could be heard. Till date, it is a rather spooky place.

Religious Establishments

Seepz Road D, Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone, Andheri East, Mumbai