The name Mahim is derived from the ancient 'Mahimavati' meaning miraculous in Sanskrit. Here we present to you top 10 most haunted places in Mahim.

1) D`Souza Chawl 
A well in the D`souza Chawl area of Mahim has acquired the reputation of being haunted. It is said that a woman, while getting water, fell to her death in the well. Many people claim to have seen the ghostly apparition of that woman near the well during certain nights. 

2) Nasserwanj Wadi 
Located within a few minutes distance from the Mahim railway station, this place once belonged to a Parsi gentleman named Nasser, who was brutally set on fire and murdered in a cabin close to the wall that is in the compound. This persons spirit still visits this place. 

3) Mahim Station 
People who travel after 12 during the night, have experienced unusual paranormal things on this station. Many have reported seeing, people like beings suddenly disappear and on some occasions even heard creepy sounds. 

4) Naya Nagar 
A family of three used to live in one of the rooms in this slum area. The child of the couple started behaving in an unusual manner. This kid started speaking in different languages in different tones. A fakir came to the rescue of this family, who confirmed that the condition of the child was due to a jinn and performed certain rites to get rid of the jinn. 

5) Makhdum Nagar 
During the time of riots, many of the huts were burnt in this area. According to the locals, the spirit of those people who died in this incident can still be witnessed on several occasions. 

6) Ruparel College Hostel

According to ex-students of this college, the hostel area is supposed to be haunted and an idol was placed near this hostel to protect the students from some evil entity. 

7) Ram Sakit Building, behind Paradise cinema 
There is a sealed well in its compound that is rumored to poses the spirit of a 50 year old Maharashtrian lady Sulochana who died after falling into it 20 years ago. The entire neighborhood believes she still appears during Amavasya and vanishes in the morning. The belief is said to be so strong that a person called Richard, who claims to be the landlord, carries out exorcisms of laying flowers on the well every day, to please the spirit. 

8) Mahim Fort 
According to the legend, many years ago a prostitute was brutally raped and murdered here, since then the spirit of this woman is said to haunt this place during a night on certain occasions. Incidents like hearing screams of a woman and people being slapped in the face is quite common. 

9) Building at LJ Road 
According to sources, a flat in one of the buildings on LJ Road is supposed to be haunted by the spirit of its previous owner, who died in this flat. This person who committed suicide was mentally ill and after his death strange paranormal things were experienced in the flat. 

10) Sitlaldevi road 
After two in the night, there has been sightings of paranormal entities on this road. According to people, these entities come in the form of human being to take the souls of the living with them. 

Deepakkumar Poojari

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