GP-Block-Meerut-Haunted

Meerut is a metropolitan city situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, Hindi and Urdu languages spoken here. This GP Block although not well known but is to be found one of the most haunted areas in the city’s history. It has a very unique and strange type of haunted story. This GP Block reported corresponds to a double storey apartment which is deserted and without any residence.
People have claimed to see the spirit of a woman sitting on the roof and others have added to see women wearing red clothes getting in and out of the house. It has been always seen that four men sitting inside the house around a table with a single candle lighted in the centre, and having alcohol. It happens to be most common sight for people passing through that area but few people also added that even they seen the men sitting on the rooftop. The scenes keep repeating all over the house. The house has remained locked for as long as people in the area can’t remember. People don’t tell all these as apparition too. These are clearer than that. People generally avoid that route stretch lying in the front of the house, and today no one passes by the unidentified yet haunted place.
Meerut has 7 railway stations linked with the ‘Meerut City’ railway station is connected to New Delhi and other major cities of North India. There are regular bus and taxi services connecting Meerut with all major cities of North India. There are no flights between New Delhi to Meerut but there are 16 direct trains from New Delhi to Meerut. These trains are Ddn Janshatabdi (12055), Haridwar Mail (19150), Utkal Express (18477), Dehradun Shatabdi (12017) etc. The train distance from New Delhi to Meerut is 71 kms take time 1h 15m while the road distance it is 70 kms. The nearest airport is in New Delhi, situated at a distance of 80 kms (approx).

Meerut: Branches of trees blocking the view of three dilapidated buildings, a deathly silence. On a full moon night it could be an ideal setting for a horror flick. Welcome to Meerut’s GP Block, a compound with three spacious buildings in which nobody lives. In fact, nobody has cared, or perhaps dared, to stay here since the 1930s.

Located near a renowned school and behind a banquet hall in the city’s Cantt area, GP Block, often referred to as the “haunted place” in Meerut, may not have had people living there for decades, but was not associated with ghosts either. However, in 2011, after a national news channel reported that it was among the 10 most haunted sites of India, locals began exchanging all kinds of stories. Some said they had seen four boys drinking beer in candlelight on the rooftop of one of the buildings and other claimed they had witnessed a woman dressed in red clothes coming out from the block.

The ground floor of one of the buildings currently acts as a house for a group of six people, who have been asked by the Army to stay there as caretakers. Arvind, one of them, says, “I have been living here since the past eight months. I have never seen anything which sends shivers down my spine, but lately, my mother did see something unnatural.”

On further query, he reveals that a month back his mother saw a lady in a red dress at night. “She was extremely afraid after that incident, but we compelled her to stay back.”

As the spot is located opposite St. Mary’s Academy, students often try to sneak in, but have never been successful in doing so. Visharad Bhatia, a class XI student, says, “I have always been curious to know about the place. One can read all sorts of bizarre things about this place on Google. But to know the truth behind the story whenever my friends and I try to get in, the locals inform police and we are shooed away.”

But did any of the students see anything unnatural ever? Satyarth Sharma says, “I have always heard about such things, though I have not seen any of them. But due to paranormal tales associated with the place, I have never tried getting inside the buildings.”

In an attempt to know more about the history of the place, TOI got in touch with some of the noted historians in the city and heard a completely different version. Dr Amit Pathak, a historian and a radiologist, says, “This place used to be a military establishment in the 1930s. But it has been lying vacant ever since. And thus it has been termed haunted.”

So why does the internet suggest otherwise? “It was only after a news channel reported that GP Block in Meerut is one of the 10 most haunted places in the country that such rumours started. Now, everybody in the city associates it with ghosts,” says Pathak, adding that there have been talks of converting the establishment into a library or a museum, but nothing has been finalized yet.