Nale Ba

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Origin: India 

Nale Ba or Naale Baa translated in English means "come tomorrow" and it is a popular folk legend that features prominently in areas across Karnataka.

"Naale Baa" has been found written on walls of small towns and villages (Rural Bangalore) for years now. Villagers write this on walls to deter the entry of malevolent spirit into their homes. In some variations of the myth, the spirit is believed to be a bridal ghost who roams around the town in search of her husband. 

She is known to take away the man of the house who is often the sole earning member of the family, therefore, bringing bad luck to the entire household.

Naale Baa was an urban legend that went viral during the 1990s. The myth goes "A witch roams the streets in the night and knocks the door. The witch apparently speaks in voices of your kin so you would be deceived to open the door. If you open it then you will die." 

So the residents came up with a smart idea of writing "Naale Baa" outside the doors and the walls of their house. So that the ghost reads it and goes back to come again the next day, and the cycle repeats.


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