Indian lawyers convinced their local court house is haunted

If it’s such a haunted place, why do we have the same low-quality evidence that is only convincing to believers? This is another example of believing is seeing.

Lawyers, staff in Delhi’s Karkardooma court complex convinced that it’s haunted.

The usual cacophony of lawyers, petitioners and visitors at the Karkardooma Court Complex has of late been replaced by hushed talk about ghosts, spirits and the supernatural. A white shadowy figure has been sighted in many parts of the complex. And a video footage has only buttressed the claims – and fears – of paranormal activities.

According to Shahdara Bar Council joint secretary Raman Sharma at Kakardooma Court, following complaints of strange sightings by many, eight CCTV cameras were installed at different spots in the ten-storey building in east Delhi that included the library and bar offices.

“In the morning, four computers were found to be switched on. When we looked at the CCTV footage, around 11.35 p.m. a white shadowy figure appears from one of the walls and turns on all the computers simultaneously,” Sharma told IANS. IANS has the CCTV footage that clearly shows the light and the computers suddenly switching on.

In another eerie incident, the camera recorded bubbles floating in the air around 1 am in the library, said Mahesh Sharma, a senior lawyer and former president of bar council. He also claimed that he recently sighted a ghost in his own chamber.

Meanwhile, a team of paranormal investigators who inspected the complex a few days ago has not ruled out the possibility of presence of something inside the building. “We have experienced some abnormal activities and there might be something inside the building,” Rajnish Jha, one of the investigators, told IANS.

In a surprising twist the paranormal investigators actually did come up with some sound and valid answers regarding some of the incidents of the paranormal. What was unsurprising is that the answers were not evidence of anything paranormal. It turns out the the computers that turned themselves on was due to a preset algorithm in the software. Ooooh, spooky. It takes time and effort to examine the normal possibilities. And, if you can’t find anything definitive, you STILL can’t say “paranormal” because you haven’t exhausted all potential causes. I wonder why this is news except as filler and to reinforce superstition in a spooky idea.

A video from the videos that is supposedly proof of paranormal activity in the Karkardooma Court Complex. It is as mundane and non-conclusive as you’d expect.

  7 comments for “Indian lawyers convinced their local court house is haunted

  1. Mark Richards
    September 17, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    My desktop PC turns itself on at 5am every morning. Can I develop this technical mundanity into a monetizable news story if I say it’s ghosts? Or goblins, perhaps?

  2. kiljoy616
    September 18, 2014 at 2:40 AM

    unsurprising is that the answers were not evidence of anything paranormal. It turns out the the computers that turned themselves on was due to a preset algorithm

    I was thinking upgrade from IT department. Either that ghost get bored also at night.

  3. Blargh
    September 18, 2014 at 6:20 AM

    And yet again, we have someone shooting a video of a screen instead of just copying an obviously digital original. *sigh*
    The charitable explanation – which makes sense but isn’t very flattering – is that there’s a significant overlap between believers in ghosts/alien craft visiting Earth and people with a poor understanding of technology. Because it’s that or deliberate obfuscation.

  4. busterggi
    September 18, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    Scraych the surface and you find that most people are still mentally living in the Middle Ages.

  5. Rex Dart
    September 18, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    But still, where did the preset algorithm come from?[/GOBBluth]

  6. Mike C.
    September 18, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    That’s just plain silly!

  7. MADAN LAL KALKAL,advocate
    November 9, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    There is no existence of ghost in the KARKARDOOMA court library.The story of ghost was cooked by the some of Brahmin Advocates because they had no chambers for themself,even being the executive member of the BAR ASSOCIATION of Shahadra Bar Association

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