In my paternal home which is located 40 kms from Jaipur, and is very old, people say they have seen an old man in white attaire with long white beard along with a big and very long snake, which too has a beard. They are mostly seen by people who are not from the family or the people who enter the place with wrong intensions.
We’ve been living in that place since genrations and never encountered any such thing. Still people are afraid of entering the place after the dusk falls. Recently an old lady who was appointed to do ‘pooja’ daily in a small family temple located in the oldest part of the house, which also is hovered by the looming hills, got her leg fractured. When she was asked how it happened? She said she saw someone in white attire with long white beard who appeared sad or not happy with her efforts, so in her hurry she slipped on the steps and fell down which led to the fracture. But when my uncle who lives in the village itself, went to check for it, he found nothing of the sort.
On every ‘Deewali’ night many from the village gather at the foothills of the hills adjoining our place, waiting for the snake to appear and the hill to glow in golden hue, which according to them happens only for a flick of a second. But is visible to only those who are considered blessed. Very few people are left who have got the chance to witness this phenomenon along with the old man and the mythical snake.
In our family they believe that the presence of the snake denotes the presence of wealth hidden by our ancestors in our home. And the old man is none other than one of them, who is looking after the family home and the family. His presence is felt by many in our home but not anyone from the family members. Once I remember as a child I heard a story from old village man who said that my grandfather in his youth tried to dug out that wealth. He had sent my great grandmother to his city home in Jaipur and he started the search. Here in city that very night she got a dream, where an old man in white with long white beard appeared and warned her saying that if she wants her son to be alive she should stop him form digging the area or else he will die. As this is not for him but for the fourth genration. The next day my great grand mother started back for village and asked my grandfather to stop all that. That was the first and last time anyone tried for the hidden treasure. But the appearence of the two pious beings is still felt and are seen from time to time.
I know it’s weird but it’s true. I mean whatever I told you is true but that doesn’t mean I believe in all this. But old families do have such spooky stories, don’t they?