6 Indian Urban Legends That You Should Know About

We live in a country that is full of hoax beliefs and superstitions. So it will not be wrong to say that we have our own urban legends, that is plain stupid. We can’t say if these stories were true but people have been believing them for ages. So today we bring you with 6 stories on some urban legends that have been around for a while.

Here are the 6 urban legends you should know about:-

1. Onion Witch

This rumor was widely spread during 2007 and 2008 in the rural suburbs of Balangir and Sambalpur. According to the story tellers, the onion witch was a woman who would appear after 7 PM. She would ask for 1-kilo onion. If you don’t give her what she is asking for, she would say that all of your family members including you would die horrible deaths. Which eventually turned out to be true.

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In order to keep this creepy lady away, people used to write OM on their toes.

2. Abandoned Village of Kuldhara

The Kuldhara village is situated in Jaisalmer. If you walk through this place, you’d find abandoned houses. People around here believe that the head of the region had his evil eyes on the village Chief’s daughter and wanted to marry her forcefully. Instead of submitting to his wish, all residents chose to flee the village leaving no trail of their whereabouts.

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Kuldhara is said to be cursed, as it continues to be uninhabited by humans until today.

3. Mande Burung

Mande Burung is known to be a 10ft tall and 300 kilos, black-gray ape. It is believed to live in the thick subtropical forest in the remote Garo hills of Meghalaya. While the forest officials dismiss the presence of any such animal, continued sightings have created immense hype in the media in India and abroad.

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4. Jhalak Dikhla Ja

Himesh Reshammiya’s song, Jhalak Dikhla Ja is believed to have the power to raise the dead. It was banned in a small village of Gujarat after people were allegedly getting possessed by evil spirits while humming. Apparently, several CDs of the song were burnt down in order to save the people.

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5. Nale Ba Witch of Bangalore

During the 90s, a witch used to roam the streets of Banglore. She would knock on the door and speak in the voice of close relatives and if you open, you die. So the people came up with a smart plan. They started writing Nale Ba meaning ‘come tomorrow’ on their toes. After reading it, the witch used to go back and come back the next day and the cycle continued.

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6. Monkey Man

In 2001, the people in Delhi were terrified of this creature. People claim that they have sighted the monkey man terrorizing in the night time. According to the eyewitnesses, this savage beast was was 4ft tall, covered in blackish gray thick hair with a metal helmet, metal claws, glowing red eyes and 3buttons on its chest.

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Even after going through a lot of trouble, the police failed to capture the monkey man.

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