KT journalists spend night in 'haunted' RAK village
Here are pictures and videos from their night out at the abandoned village in Ras Al Khaimah - did they encounter any 'paranormal activity'?
Abandoned many years ago, many say a village in Ras Al Khaimah is haunted. The residents allegedly left many years ago.
The reason:"supernatural experiences". Three brave Khaleej Times journalists spend a night in the abandoned Jazirat Al Hamra village in Ras Al Khaimah.
Here are details of their encounter:
Did our journalists just spot something 'mysterious'?
The trio goes live on Facebook from the 'ghost village'
The 'haunted village has clearly inspired KT photographer Rahul - here is his second teaser from the night
Journalists, Sunita Menon and Sushmita Bose, discuss how they would react to a 'paranormal activity' and the 'witching hour':
With two hours to midnight - the trio patiently wait for some 'paranormal activity' at the abandoned village
It's 10 pm. The meal is over. The trio are back in the village.
After a bit of searching, the trio finally comes finds a place to eat. It's 9.30 pm now.
Sushmita: This pokey little place called Madras Cafe, near the haunted village, serves Rabbit Masala and Deer Masala. It's all happening here!
It's 8.53 now, and the trio are hunting for food ...come across a restaurant called Titanic...(car brakes and reverses).
As the night gets darker...
...the fear seems to be getting to our journalists. Here's Rahul trying to 'lighten' up the mood
Seems like even Bollywood songs aren't helping our journalists' cause:
(The scene outside: pitch dark)
Sushmita: Hey anyone want to listen song ....
Sunita: Yes why not (Rahul turns on the radio... And the song , " Mar Jawa")
(Radio is turned off...)
Here's a look at the eerie village as our intrepid journalists set up camp in the village.
The journalist explore the village as they prepare to spend the night in the 'haunted village':
What IS that strange light? Only the car headlamps! :)
(KT photos and videos: Sunita Menon, Sushmita Bose and Rahul Gajjar)
However, not just the town, but even a 'haunted' palace has gained notoriety in the past few decades, Al Qassimi Palace.
Is this solitary hilltop in RAK beautiful or eerie or both?
From dust-covered furniture that hasn't been touched for decades, to spectacular mosaics covering the walls and ceilings, the palace is every bit as beautiful as it is eerie. Each of its three floors has its own charm - albeit slightly offset by the palace's unusual architecture.
Windows of all sizes are scattered about the walls, with no uniform in the design. It all adds to the creepy backstory.
Detailed arty tiles in a room on the second floor. several such motifs around the palace
Stunning chandeliers and mosaics, again, on the second floor of the palace
A well-lit top floor offers a view of the streets of RAK and neighbouring houses
For the years of disrepair, these sofas, mirrors, and paintings, need only a slight facelift
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