|Ramoji Film City|
This city is India’s version of Hollywood. Ramoji is located in Hyderabad. It was first opened in 1996 and covers over 2,000 acres making it the largest film facility in the world.
Many Hindi, Malayalam, Bengali and English television and films are produced out of this studio. It has gained a reputation of being “the land of a million dreams.”
Hyderabad’s picturesque scenery plus several man-made attractions make it an ideal area to film.
Ramoji is like Universal Studios in that it is also has an amusement park, which attracts a large number of tourists.
This film studio and the hotels that support the film and tourist industry are considered to be haunted which attracts even more attention to the area.
Many point to the area’s history to explain these hauntings.
The city was built on the war grounds of the Nizam sultans. Thousands of soldiers that died during these battles are buried in the area.
One indication the ghosts that haunt the area are deceased soldiers is the fact that strange marks resembling Udu—the sultans’ language—has been discovered on mirrors.
Ghostly activity often happens during shoots.
One of the most chilling stories involves crewmembers that work with the lights high up. Unseen hands have shoved several of these men—they have fallen and serious injuries have been the result.
These large lights have also crashed down from the ceilings for no apparent reason.
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Food left out overnight in various rooms have been discovered scattered across the floors in the morning—no one has claimed to see these ghosts but strange sounds heard and images spotted are common occurrences.
Because of this activity there are areas at the studio that are avoided or never used.
Women at the studio are often the victims of this activity. In various changing rooms shadows are seen and many females have reported having their clothes or costumes torn by unseen hands.
Another active spot is the various ladies’ restrooms where doors are knocked on—when they are opened no one is there.
The activity at Film City has become so annoying that efforts have been made to exorcise the ghosts but these attempts have all failed. Officials avoid discussing the hauntings.