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The Mystery of the Midnight Wedding

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An entire wedding band goes missing while performing at a wedding, leaving only one survivor. The police detective and his officers try to solve this mystery. A short horror tale based on actual events. Reading time: 22 minutes. This tale was penned by my father decades ago. I remember reading it when I was just a kid. Recently, I asked him to look for the original manuscript, so I could translate and present it to you guys. The Mystery of the Midnight Wedding The world is familiar with the Taj Mahal and the city of Agra. It's an infamous city whose history is filled with tragic events. The many under-developed towns all around the city are part of this history. There are many ruins of several settlements scattered on this land. They had been a witness to some significant events and catastrophes throughout history. Take the town of Shikohabaad, for example, not very far from Agra, settled by Darashikoh. It was when the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb rebelled against his father Shahzah

Cursed

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A middle-aged man finds an old photograph of a woman resembling his dead wife. Little did he know what would follow. Reading time: 17 minutes. Cursed It had been raining all day, so I waited until it stopped. Those drenched streets and the stormy grey clouds reminded me of the day I had met my wife. Maybe that's why I was missing her so much that day. The pain of losing your loved ones can leave you broken and lost. It had been more than twenty years since I lost my wife. I used to come to this flea market every time I missed her. All those memories would come rushing back whenever I walked through these makeshift shops. It felt like she was still with me. After walking for an hour, I was at the flea market she used to take me to. Suddenly, I stopped at this handicraft shop. An old, charred, wooden photo frame has caught my attention. "How much for the frame?" I asked the man behind the pile of old antique stuff. "Whatever you feel like, good sir."

They Are Real

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A seventeen-year-old boy is in therapy after surviving an accident, claiming that he can see dead people. Reading time: 6 minutes. They Are Real "Why do you think you see dead people?" Dr Wilson asked Daniel, who sat across from him on a couch. "I don't THINK; I KNOW," Daniel, a seventeen-year-old boy, sneered. "...have known for a while." Disappointment and despair covered his face. "I can see dead people. They are everywhere. If you could see them," he said, pointing at the doctor. "You'd freak out." Dr Wilson kept staring at Daniel across the living room on a quiet afternoon in late May. The wind was as calm as it was hot. "And how long since you have been seeing them?" Daniel blinked in disbelief. He did not expect Dr Wilson to believe him so quickly. "I had been seeing them ever since I was a child," he said. "But I never thought much about it." "Tell me about them." "Th—t

Lithobolia: The Stone Throwing Devil

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My report on some weird cases of stone rains across the globe. Reading time: 6 minutes. Lithobolia: The Stone Throwing Devil I’m sort of a wannabe paranormal researcher, and I always wanted to travel across the country in search of the unnatural. I don’t remember how I got interested in this line of research, but it has fascinated me ever since I was just a little kid. We had a subscription to this magazine named 'Tell Me Why?'. Each issue used to have a theme. Once, it was all about ghosts and the paranormal. I had never enjoyed that magazine more than that issue. Maybe that’s where it all started. My first ever case is still ongoing, and it is about a few incidents reported in my state. It was first brought to my notice when one of my roommates in college told me this story. One evening, we were just chatting, jumping from one topic to another. When we started talking about any supernatural events that we had experienced, my friend brought up this incident from his vil

We Went to a Restricted Area in Brazil's Forest

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A group of friends decides to visit Brazil's forest and gets stuck in the restricted area. Reading time: 9 minutes. We Went to a Restricted Area in Brazil's Forest We had been in this company for quite a long time, so we decided to take a vacation. We are a group of five friends—actually just four, but Katie always tagged along. Our group decided to go to Brazil. They say the summer is the best time to visit there. We all are college friends, and we all happen to work in the same company in different positions. Robert or Bob was the first one to join the company. He helped all of us, one way or another, to get a job with him. Daisy, his girlfriend, works with him as a team. I'm Nick; I work in a different department with Katie and Jensen. Our company manufactures bolts for machinery. We get orders in bulk from Multinational Companies and some other small ones. We hadn't taken a leave ever since we joined, so we thought it was high time. Hence, we all took leaves

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