Some people often say spooky stories about haunted Kuakata sea beach. Surprised? The beautiful Kuakata has a dark side that people don’t know because of the enormous beauty of the daughter of the ocean. But, This article will clear all puzzles.
Kuakata is an exceptionally beautiful sea beach located on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh. This is a sea beach of sandy shore. People use to call it The Daughter of Ocean because of its charming natural beauty and freshness. But, It has some paranormal incidents and haunted activities too. Most of the people don’t know about it. But, The locals often talk about it. Especially, The parents often tell spooky sleep time stories to their kids about this beautiful sandy beach.
Haunted Kuakata Location and Place Details
Kuakata sea beach is located at Latachapli union under the Police Station of Kalapara and at the district of Patuakhali. The distance of the beach from headquarters of Patuakhali district is 70 km and from Dhaka, the distance is 320 km.
The dimension of the beach is 20 kilometers in length and 6 kilometers in breadth. At Kuakata, you will find an extremely beautiful combination of the picturesque beauty of nature. The charming seashore air, sandy beach, a huge expanse of sea water, eye-catching evergreen forest and a wide-open blue sky, everything makes it attractive to the tourists.
The name Kuakata is originally generated from the word Kua and Kata which means ‘Well’ and ‘to dig’ respectively. According to the myths and local believes, the early Rakhain tribal found this place while they attempted to dig a well at the nearby place to resolve their water problem. Since then, People had dug many wells in order to fulfill the demand of drinking water at nearby localities. Also, these wells were so important for the survival of the inhabitants. Thus, the sea beach area got its name!
This place is one of those few tourist attraction points of Bangladesh that attracts both local and foreign travelers every year. A number of well-organized hotels, motels and inns are available nearby. People get to see the unbelievable view of the sunset and also the wide beautiful sandy seashore from here. That’s why visitors love to glimpse the serene ambiance and also the lovely rustic enclosure which overrides the sights at Kuakata beach.
The Haunted Stories of Kuakata Beach
There are some mysterious abnormal incidents and haunted activities at this place which take place at the sea beach area now and then. This is what we are writing about.
The Haunted Boat
The tale was not from reliable sources, but still, people use to believe that and some of them directly claim to be the witnesses.
The story is, One of the local dad and son living at Musiullipara went onto fishing and collecting fuelwood from the deep forest of Gangamati. At some point on the way, both of them felt thirsty. As it’s seashore, drinking water was not that much available there. So, they started to dig the seashore sand. Suddenly their ax hit to something hard. As they dug more to see what it was, they found a wooden big jar. The jar was with golden coverings and some gold made decorated sheets. The father and son keep digging more of the box and eventually, the box was getting bigger. The more they dug, the bigger it was getting. In the end, they found a large big boat immersed under the sand. The boat was looking precious and ancient as well.
As it was almost the dusk of the day, they called the day off. They thought to return to the place at early of morning next day. But the next daylight never came upon the duo. They died on the way to their home for some mysterious circumstances.
Rumors flew and soon people got to know about the buried boat full of gold. People also came to know about the accidental death of the father and son. Since then, the rumor and suggestion were like, the boat was cursed by evil beings and hunted as well.
Till today, people of Kuakata believe that the mysterious boat immersed on the beach is haunted. Anyone trying to explore the boat will surely die. Some incidents took place in the meantime which strengthened their belief. Still, the immersed haunted boat equally scare the local people.
However, Some people among the locals of Kuakata believe that the father and son’s spirits are still jealously guarding the boat. They appear to the people who tries to steal those or even want to pass by the road.
After the father and son’s death, the local people discovered many paranormal incidents. Some people often talk about a vision of how the father and son died. It means when people go in that area they may get a vision and know about the death of the father and son.
The acquired boat, which contained loads of gold coins and valuable metals is still there at that place between the dense forest of Gangamati. Whenever people try to pass by the area with either bad or good intention, the shadow of the ghosts appear there and try to frighten them with scary noises and shouts until the person escapes. But, The ghosts have not caused any major death or physical harm yet.
The Cursed Temple – Another Haunted Story of Kuakata Beach
Superficially, there is another haunted story that lies among the people of local villages and the Rakhain tribal as well. It is about a government-funded Buddhist temple which is now under construction. It supposed to be replaced with another temple which got harmed during the 1971 cyclone. The old temple contained an 80 years old brass Buddha.
The vast Buddha temple is located at Misry Para where the highest Buddha figurine can be glimpsed. The 21 feet Buddha is located at a place which is only 12 km away from main Kuakata town. As Kuakata is a highly renowned place among the Hindus and Buddhists. It is because of the massive religious festival called Rass Purnima and Maghi Purnima. On these two holy occasions, many of the devotees come and appear to take bath under the holy ocean water. They also enjoy customary fairs.
A rumor is circling among the visitors of the festival for years. The rumor says that an evil spirit has cursed the Buddhist’s temple. At particulars nights, unsatisfied or accidentally dead souls of people come out to worship the devil and create a rivalry against Buddha. This story or rumor has no highly definite witness. But, still, it’s a wide long rumor among the local people of Kuakata and nearby areas.
Despite of having a rumor about the duo of father and son, or the scary worshipers of the devil of the Buddha temple, Still, Kuakata is one of the most attractive wetlands of the subcontinent. The sandy shore will appear to be appealing to the tourists for the beauty of calm ocean water. And also the panoramic beauty of the seaside attracts them.