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Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs
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Lambi Dehar Mines lies a couple of km ahead from the hill town of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand and is one of the most infamous yet popular tourist attractions in the state. Also known as the “Mine of Death”, it is locally believed that the mines are haunted by a witch. The area in and around the mine is enveloped in lush greenery and surreal landscape but all with an eerie and spooky silence. The mine was functional till the early 1990s, after which it was shut down due to the death of around 50000 people working here.
While the experts say that the death was caused due to inappropriate mining practices that caused lung disorder and eventual death of the people, the locals believe that the accident was caused by some spirit who haunts the place still. There have also been reportings of sinister behaviour, blood curdling wails, strange accidents and paranormal activity near the mines, by the locals. There have been several road accidents near the spot and a helicopter also crashed at the spot, which scared the people even further and made them stick to their beliefs. So if you are in for a little adventure and are not of faint heart, gear up and take a tour. But do not venture out after dusk as it might be unsafe, as the area lies desolate and in seclusion.
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