Monday, March 11, 2013

Haunted places/Ghosts of Bangalore - 1 : Haunted House in St Mark's Road

Friends,

I am back after a break of 1 year. I have plans of writing about quite a few awesome supernatural topics so please stay tuned.

Bangalore is one of India's most distinctive cities. Its status as a IT powerhouse has attracted people from all over the country. Bangalore also has a great amount of history attached to it. Since its founding by KempeGowda to the time of Tippu Sultan, going forward to its use as a military cantonment by the British to being chosen as the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore has seen a lot.  It is no wonder then that Bangalore also has a few haunted places and legends about ghosts.

Let us examine one of them today.

1. Haunted house / mansion in St Marks Rd: Most old timers in the city would name this among their list of haunted places. The funny thing is I have walked past this place like a million times when I was in Bangalore. I did my high school (or PUC) a t St Joseph's College and I walked past this house at least twice a day on my way to Brigade Road to enjoy the sights :)..Thought I did hear some rumors I find it strange now that I was not that curious about it back then. But I always did get a weird feeling when walking past it. Some places just give out that eerie feeling. But was it really haunted back then in 2001 or was this a more recent occurence? Read below and find out.

It is still fresh in my memories. The dilapidated state of the house along with that run down car just sitting there gathering dust over the years. The whole place is in decay and I haven't been there for quite a few years now. Maybe those of you in Bangalore can actually post newer pics or maybe you will tell me that this house was broken down and remodeled long ago.

 Pic credit: http://tonymon7287.blogspot.com/2010/10/haunted-house-on-stmarks-road.html


Anyways here is the legend about it.

The house belonged to two Anglo Indian sisters who were spinsters, Vera Vaz and Dolce Vaz. Dolce Vaz was murdered in this house by an unknown assailant in front of her sister. The legend then continues that the lady was buried in this house. She was 75 when she was killed and her sister was 80. The killer was never caught. The house was then deserted because nobody wants to live in a house like that. And the place was soon deemed haunted.

People claimed to see things, hear noises. A bunch of folks even went in and were attacked by a supernatural force.

But the reality is this murder happened fairly recently. 2002 in fact. The Times of India actually reported the murder.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2002-09-04/bangalore/27320795_1_elderly-woman-murderer-stab

So all those times when I walked past this place when I was in college (1999-2001), it was actually not deserted. However I have been walking past this house after the murder in 2002 and it still did not make much of a difference to me. The place was just as eerie and rundown before Dolce's murder.

In any case, the strange thing is that there are some articles like statues, furniture and other stuff lying around in the house but nobody has had the courage to go steal them. From time to time, so called ghost hunters (actually groups of students with no better work to do) go here and post about their "experiences".
This one takes the cake.

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=1&contentid=20100410201004100502474912279e776

So what do you think? Is this place really haunted? Or are we witnessing the creation of a ghostly legend that over the next few years will grow to be more frightening.

If you happen to be in Bangalore, please do visit it and let me know. I would appreciate newer pictures of this place.

Footnote: After this murder, the house and its property is under litigation. It can be assumed that poor Dolce was a victim of murder. But with this haunted legend gaining steam, I wonder who would dare to come forward and buy this property. I think builders are one of the most superstitious folks out there. Would you like to buy this place?

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93 comments:

  1. Hi i am fan of your blog ill read most of the time ur blogs...i went to bandipur national park with my parents really it was amazing in that forest we all enjoyed a lot and we stayed inBandipur Resorts it was very good to stay i wish to vist again and stay ther

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  2. well, if you have seen this place recently, there is an isolated square ill looking building that has come up in front of this house. ofcourse most of the house still remains,they have built this new building in a little square space in front. but i have noticed one thing,(i would keep visiting egg factory, a restaurant which is on the road adjacent) each time i would go to the restaurant, the aldrop of the door of that house would be open, and sometimes closed. ofcorz we would laugh about it then, but now after reading your article it is giving me the shivers.

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    1. Hey Divya thanks for the latest update. I am in Bangalore now and will soon stop by this place soon and check it out and hopefully will update my blog with the latest pics too.

      Yes as I said in the post, this place has a weird feel to it and after learning about its past, its kinda scary. Even if there is no haunting, it surely is a desolate and evil place since the murders too place here.

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    2. Hey Calvin ... Did you check out the place , if you have not , maybe we could check we could check it out together( That and other creepy places in the city )

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    3. hi we are planning to visit that place this weekend on 25th august, if you are interested you can join us.
      contact num - 8123781945, Nishanth

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    4. Why. ?? Scared to go alone shetty.??

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    5. im gonna do sumthing interesting with this.....=D

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    6. I'm going there this sunday.. Interested people can join +91 8762632589

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  3. we had walking past this house after the murder in 2012 and it still did not make much of a difference to me.
    Nitesh Napa Valley Bangalore

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  4. I just stumbled upon your article and wanted to let you know that I have liked reading the blog. I hope you will write a new post again in near future. See more information about Places to visit in India unhaunted places . Thanks for sharing.

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  5. ok...if this house is haunted...and as some say they went in and being attacked...why is that nobody made an attempt to really find out the truth....today we are in such an advanced age...where we have created many many gadgets, electronic devices..etc..etc....as simple as a hand held scanner which normally all the security guys do at the shopping malls to idntify a bomb threat or the like....if that can do the job.i think there should be something which can measure the intensity of the hauntedness etc...and find out the real thing...i have been on this road many number of times...during my work schedule..and also had taken up a project on st.marks road..and everyday...i had to take a tun just in front of that house....during work..we used to move around that house (on the way back home) as late as 1am and 2am...now...recently i have visited the egg factory too...and had a good look at that house....nothing seems to be changed....i didn't feel anything strange except that the house...which has a huge value in todays real estate market...is still in ruins....there are many houses, hotels, and other buildings around that house...and they are doing their businesses normally...deeply regret that whomsoever it belonged to, today...there is nobody to whom it belongs....i am sure...that place has some old records...which can be traced...and the place be given to whomsoever it belongs too.....it makes sense....

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    1. I agree about the part where folks say they saw something. I always keep an open mind and take such things with a pinch of salt. It definitely presents a great case for a thorough investigation. As I said in one of my earlier replies, the place might not be haunted but it has acquired a kind of evil since the murders took place there + the fact that its been left so desolate for these years.

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    2. EVEN In such advance age.. there are still such aspects which is unanswerd !!..!!!

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  6. nonsense... we went to dat place a few months ago arnd 2 a.m... d place is nt dat scary...i hv a few photos dat v took... but if u look closely,u cn actually see a disfigured face in d background :D

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    1. please we wud luv to see ur effforts !!
      where r the pics ??? :)

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  8. This place is near my school! And ya it's really scary :/

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    1. Hey Navya can you please add your experience.

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    2. Navya really u went thr?? If s cn u share ur experience ...

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    3. I too have a plan of visiting this place.

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  9. can anyone tell me where this place is exactly. i am very interested in supernatural mysteries. i am new to bangalore.. so lemme know where exactly this place is i 'd like to check this place out

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    1. hi we are planning to visit that place this weekend on 25th august, if you are interested you can join us.
      contact num - 8123781945, Nishanth

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  10. Hai my name is bharath......

    I have a plan to hunt this house any one who are intrested lets join with me than create a group then we start investegation
    Contact - bharathkb710@gmail.com
    Phone +91 9019538845

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  17. hmm.. nyc1 thank u like these post..!!!
    horror is my favourite too..!!!! looking forward 4 more

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    1. hii this is yogish am on a ghost rsearchs ...this building is demolished right now think so ...if any information plzz do share me ...inbox me in fb yogish gowda ...in "bangaluru ghost hunterzz 'group .. or watsapp me 8050883677 plzz

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  18. and Calvin i think going alone will be dangerous ya...!!!

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    1. Hi Nupur yes I agree going alone may not be a sensible thing. Its always advisable to go with some company.

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    2. my dick u will go alone mother fuckr .........u hear sumone talkin abt this and ua bulshiting .like ua some suprnatural motherfuckr goin thr alone and fuckin all ghosts

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  19. Hey we had been to the house this evening as the gate was locked we could not get in to the property so got some pics n planing hope the compound to get in this sunday

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  21. Can someone please tell me the exact location of the place??

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  22. HI All,
    I had been to this place on November 8Th 2013, I never know that this place had a background like this or else I would have taken photograph of it. Interestingly things are quite the same till now as explained by many in the blog. I am a part time photographer so you can expect a latest photograph of this place soon. I will visit this place once again and try to capture a panorama photograph of this place.

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  23. Me and one of my Office colleagues went there. We took few equipment with us; A Camera, A Video-Cam, an emergency light, 2 long screw-drivers. We shot the whole of the place & took many pictures. We could not feel anything, until we started shooting the room where the lady was killed.
    Strangest thing that happened to my friend was that when he was shooting the pics from outside the house, battery was 100%, but as soon as he came insde to take closer shots, the camera said Battery-Low!!!

    We then came back and found out strange things in the pics and the video we took. There were huge blots of white spots in the pics which we took at the room where the murder was done. and at few places in the video, there was someone talking or arm-chair crackling sound!

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  24. hi guys..... if anyone going for ghost hunt...pls lemme know.... i would love to join u ppl

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  25. Hi Calvin. My family and I went to this house many times in Nov and Dec one year ago. We went during the day and we went at night. We were not going there to ghost hunt rather we were looking for family heirlooms...treasures to bring home with us. My father grew up in this house. My aunt was the one murdered. The rightful owners are known. We took MANY pictures while we were there and never had any supernatural experience or anything bizarre show up in the pics. The only strange thing we experienced was that a drunk decided to use one of the rooms to phase between passed out and throwing up.....sad that it has come to that - along with stray dogs and homeless people seeking what shelter they can. Thank you for letting me share!

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    1. Thank you so much for replying here. I read now that the house is sold. What do you think of it?

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  26. hi me n mates r goin tommorow aftrnoon ............................ we donno if ghosts gonna be thr r nt ........we will fnd out ..... anyways no1 gonna get kild by enterin an haunted house

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  28. hey we read your blog its really interesting.thanks for providing more information about such stuff.we're from bangalore and like to know more about this place.we were wondering what happened to the elder sister(vera).?coz nobody actually mentioned her anywhere..

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  29. I did once peeped through the windows there is nothing . I too used to go to school in front of this house and the haunting is sheer stupidity !

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  30. There is no life after death so how can there be ghosts?

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  31. http://www.bangaloremirror.com/bangalore/cover-story/Ghostbusted--Rs-20-crore/articleshow/29727092.cms

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    1. Yes I read it....There is no place even for ghosts in Bangalore now.

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  32. Thank you for providing clear information on this. you can also refer Villas in Sarjapur Road

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  33. this house has been demolished now :) the story is over .... who ever saw this house will miss it forever :( ... as it gave a creepy feeling by just looking at it :(

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  34. yeah dats really sad to hear..!! but the person who has bought dat place!!
    maybe going to use it for commercial thing..! maybe new story might just arise!

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    1. I am sure they will try to do some religious rituals to clean up this place.

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  35. Yes Nupur you never know. Something else might just happen!

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  36. hey guys if their is a real ghost in that house i would like to see that ghost plies if any1 planing to go their let-me no that ply z contact me to this no_(ABHI) 8892633234_ (VINAY)9900309825 AV GROUP ROCK

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    1. I too want to go. But I don't believe in ghosts

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    2. I think this house has been demolished now..Please go and give us updated.

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  37. I want to experience some adrenaline rush, heart thumpin, blood pumping stuff.. Please i am game .. email me at gmail: asvjtha

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  39. the story is really stunning my mind i must see this house once

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  40. I w'd join if anyone ready to go there

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  42. hey am a paranormal detective...nice info you got there..listen please leave them alone...they trouble me a lot after people come knocking there to seek thrill after reading these articles....hell I live in Bangalore.....

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  45. does this place still exist??..plzz let me know..i wud luv 2 go there...any1 interested could join..no:-7795440828

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  46. anyone interested to buy this building? whom to contact? cost?

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    1. It was sold recently I heard. So a new buyer has plans with it.

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  50. Very scary!!!From a witch in a white sari to unexplained sounds coming from a house, there are many stories of paranormal activities in Bangalore waiting to be explored, whether they are true or not can only be told by people who have experienced it themselves. Check out all haunted places in Bangalore.

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  51. Dont play with these guys. People's who see this in will deserve a lot like me

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  52. There are more things to entertain

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  53. There are more things to entertain

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  54. Can U plz Tell me where this place is is it Church Street or St Marks Road Coz there is a abandoned house in church street which looks just like this

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  56. I went inside that house ... And I found only dust and spiders..the second time we stay there for 2 night but nothing happened.. It's safe

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    1. can u tell me wen did u visit the house..cz i hv heard tht its demolished now.

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  58. I heard the same thing happening in J.P.Nagar 6th phase Rose garden. People used to hear some strange voice and knocking of door. So people started vacating.

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    1. Hi Hemanth,
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