An urban horror stories tells of a witch that does the rounds in the streets of Delhi. The witch does the rounds from door to door asking for an onion, which it stands there and starts to peel. As the juice oozes out of the onion, so does life from the unfortunate bequeather of the onion.
7. The Harsh,Cold Truth (As told by Manish Mandal)
This incident happened to the narrator’s grandfather. He worked in the railway and one cold night, he stopped at a wayside shop for a cup of tea. A nice old couple served it to him, and what puzzled him right away, was how cold the glass was while the tea in it was warm. After drinking it, he shook hands with the man- a hand that grew colder, till he realised it was a skeletal one. He made a run for it, terrified. When he told others about this, he learnt that the place he had gone to had a reputation for being inauspicious and nobody trod it alone by night. On returning to it next morning, neither the shop nor the couple were anywhere to be found.
8. They Came For The Child (As told by Vireshwar Das)
When the narrator was an infant of around six months, he was asleep in his room while his mother was cooking outside- in a kitchen from which the bedroom was visible. All of a sudden, she hears a thud and rushes out to find the child, wrapped up still in his blankets, lying on the threshold, badly injured. There was no possible explanation for this.
9. Kolkata’s Phantom Cop
A hitchhiker haunts the streets of the city by night, dressed in a cop’s uniform. Halfway through the journey, he mysteriously disappears from his seat, evaporating into thin air. Legend of horror stories has it, that a cop was killed in a hit and run incident in the streets of Kolkata and he haunts the streets looking for his killer.
10. The Phantom Photographer
A solo camper goes outdoors and puts up near his parents’ house, in the summer he is 19. He takes pictures of his surroundings, and when he comes back and develops them, he finds pictures of himself-that he had not taken and nobody he had knowingly given the camera had-because in those photos, he was asleep. What was stranger, not a thing of his had been stolen-it was just the camera that had been used to photograph him.