Goa, a tourist spot famous for its bustling beaches has several unraveled mysteries hidden in its bosom. After all, every place has its own set of dark secrets and so does Goa.
This city has certain inhabitants since the Portuguese era who refuse to move out, even after their deaths. Also, they can’t be served an eviction notice because they are long gone.
Some such tales and incidents are chronicled below based on the experiences of locals and tourists. Read on to know the ten most haunted places in Goa that are listed below.
The Bridge that connects Navelim and Drampur has stood witness to a heart-wrenching incident. Once a school bus crashed due to the driver’s folly and that caused the end of several school kids.
Now, even years later, the pleas of these little children screaming for help can be heard during the nights.
If you presumed that the dark forces work only during the dark hours then this haunted place in Goa is sure to prove you wrong. The locals say that the spirits lurking around this place possess anyone who walks down the street during the midday hours.
Padre Lurenco, a Jew once went for a walk late in the evening and did not return home until morning. Concerned about his welfare, his family formed a search team with the help of 4 people and ran a search for Padre, only to find him unconscious near a banyan tree.
He was attacked and therefore had mud all over his body besides scratches. The four men took Padre to a Father’s house and soon it was witnessed that his body was flying in the air screaming the word Christalina.
Ever since, none dare to go near the Banyan tree after sunset, which they believe is haunted by Christalina.
Three Kings Church in Cansaulim
Once upon a time, this region was ruled by three Portuguese kings. However, one of them was extremely overambitious and in his hunger for power killed the other two by hatching a plot against them.
He invited them for dinner and poisoned their food. Later, after knowing about his misdeeds, there was a public uproar against the murderer King. So, to do away with its consequences, the third King committed suicide. Several people have reported seeing these Three Kings even after their death.
Rachol Seminary Arch
Picture passing by an arch and being denied entry by a Portuguese Soldier dressed in full uniform. Well, if that sounds impossible because the Portuguese are long gone, it isn’t so.
At least one of them had taken up his job way too seriously. So much that he continues to guard the seminary arch even after his death and in full uniform. Also, he decides on who passes by the arch and who doesn’t.
So the next time you go there and the soldier stops you, don’t be surprised because he’s just doing his duty.
D’Mello House in Santimol
Family feuds never do any good and this was no different in the D’Mello House where one brother killed the other. Ever since this incident, the D’Mello House has been one of the most haunted places in Goa.
Although years have passed since that incident, but still the spirit continues to haunt the D’mello house. Eerie sounds, arguments and scary screams are heard from this house that is believed to be haunted and unoccupied.
Irrespective of how heroic you are, never try to save a life at the Borim Bridge unless you are okay having a ghost on your back seat. This very old Bridge is one of the most haunted places in Goa where people have reportedly seen a woman trying to jump into the river and kill herself.
However, when one stops the car and gets down in order to help her, she vanishes into thin air. Later, when the driver comes and sits in the car he finds her on his back seat.
The Four Pillars in Konkani
Popularly known as the ‘Chaar Khamba’, which means ‘The Four Pillars’ in Konkani, this is one of the most haunted places in Goa that one must avoid. Also, this is one of the most feared accident zones near Panjim, where several people have reportedly noticed spirits.
Since this is one of the haunted places in Goa that is close to its crowded capital, it’s something that you must watch out for. Nobody knows for sure what had happened here or the story of this place, but several paranormal incidents have been witnessed in this place.
Baytakhol – The Haunted Road
Baytakhol is the infamous road best known for one common paranormal. Numerous people have been taken to task by the apparition of a girl who appears in the middle of the road and screams in the most fearsome manner. That often causes a mishap because the shocked driver loses control and rams into something.
NH 17 Mumbai–Goa Highway
Unless you don’t mind partying with witches, it is best to avoid carrying non-vegetarian food while traveling on NH 17. In fact, they may eat it all up and leave you hungry and even scratch you for a drink. Now if you don’t know what they drink, their favorite is Bloody Mary, but not necessary Mary.
So while you enjoy the beaches and the nightlife in Goa, there are also dreadful places that you need to watch out for. Some of them are mentioned above and we strongly don’t recommend that you go there.
If you still do, it’s at your own risk. Moreover, there is no point pondering about whether or not a paranormal world exists. That’s because how much ever adventurous it may seem, but it is always better to avoid disturbing the dead who are not yet gone.