Okay, time for ghost/paranormal stories. Note: I am not a witness to any of these stories. STORY 1: This was told to me by my Grandaunt. The story must have been 50 yrs back. She had a 1 year old child then. Her husband was the night watchman then and was known around for his fearlessness. He and another man in the village were to do the job on alternate days. At that time tigers and a lot of other wild animals were living and found here. So my grandaunt and her kid were sleeping alone at home as it was her husband’s duty night that day. After sometime she woke up to the feeling of something moving around in house.(She thinks it was around midnight) They didn’t have current those days, only kerosene lamps, which were diminished before going to sleep. And she saw a slender tall, dark human like figure with hands drawn forward, holding a diya or something with a big flame of around 1 ft length. The figure roamed around in the house, often went out to again come back. She was crying by now and praying for her child. But she didn’t get up and acted to sleep. She was sleeping on the floor in a side room. The figure was constantly moving in and around the house. It never paused or stopped. The figure would go out of her sight for 10-20 mins and again come back. It seemed oblivious of any other presence. This went around for almost 2 hours until the figure stopped moving and stood still in front of the fireplace (chullah) with the fire still in its hand. He just stood there for almost one hour until she opened her eye to not see it. After some time when see thought it was safe to get up she dragged her self and banged at the wall and called her neighbor quietly. The walls between homes were joined and her neighbor could hear her. She knew her husband was not home and upon hearing her call she sent her husband to look. He came, looked inside and around the house but found nothing. He sat in the front verandah for the rest of the night. They did some Pooja after that. But no incident happened in between or after that. PS- My grandaunt has a strong conviction that the figure came out from the chullah and went back inside it. Also, after hearing it I never asked her for another ghost story.