Friday, August 23, 2013

D’Souza Chawl, Mahim, Mumbai

D’Souza Chawl is located near Canossa Primary School in Mahim, Mumbai. The Chawl has a well from which the people used to fill in water and wash clothes. The well was quite dangerous as it did not have any boundary walls around it. One day, while filling water a woman fell in the well as the whole structure around the well collapsed. The lady struggled for quite a time and then died a painful death.

D'Souza Chawl

D'Souza Chawl

After this unpleasant incident, the locals, especially the residents of the Chawl believe that the lady is seen every night near the well. Many people have spotted the apparition of a lady, speculated to be the ghost of the unfortunate woman, in the vicinity of the well during the nights. This has been reported multiple times.

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She appears near the well every night, wanders around, and then eventually disappears by the dawn. Even though the apparition is believed to be harmless, the residents of the Chawl are advised to keep at bay from the well especially during the nights.

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The D’Souza Chawl in Mahim, Mumbai is considered haunted and is placed at 5th position in the list of ten most haunted places in India.

1 comment:

  1. Traveling is one of the most good reward we can offer to our self either domestic or international. It is the time where we can relax and unwind. Experience good things like food, culture, sight seeings.Also, the time to forget negativity.