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Haunting

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This is a list of locations in the world that are reportedly haunted by ghosts or other supernatural beings including demons. Reports of haunted locations are part of ghostlore, which is a form of folklore.

Argentina

  • Cinco Saltos in Río Negro has been reported to have a number of ghosts, most of them being the result of witchcraft along the years.[1] In 2009, an intact corpse was found in a cementery ossuary of an 8–12 year old girl who had died in the 1930s.[2]

Australia

  • Ararat Lunatic Asylum or "Aradale" is the largest abandoned Lunatic Asylum in Australia. Opened in 1867, Aradale was reserved for many of the incurable Lunatics in Victoria during the 1800s. An estimated 13,000 people died here in 140 years of operation.
  • Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in Beechworth, Victoria is reportedly haunted by several ghosts of departed patients. The asylum was open from 1867 to 1995. It has appeared in several books, television shows, and documentaries, including A.C.T. Paranormal. Ghost tours run nightly.[4]
  • Monte Cristo Homestead in Junee, New South Wales was the site of seven deaths in the 1800s and is reported[by whom?] to be the most haunted house in Australia. Various ghost groups have reported sightings there.[5]
  • Thirteen people were executed at the Ballarat Gaol in Ballarat. The remains of seven criminals are still in the grounds. The Ballarat Ghost Tours operate nightly.[6]
  • Port Arthur in Tasmania operate nightly ghost tours. However, no mention is made of the Port Arthur massacre there and they like to keep that respected by the public.[7]
  • Princess Theatre in Melbourne has reported several ghosts since the building opened in 1886. The theatre's best known 'inhabitant' is Frederick Baker, stage name 'Federici', a talented bass-baritone singer who died in March 1888 whilst singing Mephistopheles in Faust – and who was seen by the rest of the cast taking his bows with them shortly thereafter. For years the theatre kept a seat vacant in the dress circle for Federici (only ceasing the practice on economic grounds), and his appearance in the dress circle during rehearsals for a new show is considered a good omen.[8]
  • "Gawler house" in Gawler, South Australia is reportedly haunted by past tenants. One visitor has reported feeling a choking sensation when he entered the house. The house is almost destroyed, missing its roof.
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  • Dreamworld is a theme park in Coomera, Queensland. One building inside the grounds of the theme park, where the reality television series Big Brother Australia is produced has been reported to be haunted since the show's start in 2001. Numerous production staff have witnessed the presence of a young girl, as well as a child's voice and fog appearing late at night and early in the morning.[10]

Barbados

  • Chase Vault is a burial vault in the cemetery of the Christ Church Parish Church in Oistins, Christ Church, Barbados best known for a widespread but unverified legend of "mysterious moving coffins". According to the story, each time the heavily sealed vault was opened in the early 19th century for burial of a family member, all of the lead coffins had changed position. The facts of the story are unverified, and skeptics call the tale "historically dubious." The tale appears to have originated from anecdotes told by Thomas H. Orderson, Rector of Christ Church during the 1800s, and subsequently repeated in James Edward Alexander's 1833 Transatlantic Sketches.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

Brazil

  • The Joelma Building in São Paulo is allegedly haunted by victims of the fire that started on February 1, 1974, after an air conditioning unit on the twelfth floor overheated. The building is famous for the "Mystery of the Thirteen Souls", individuals who died within an elevator when they were trying to escape the fire, and are allegedly haunting the building today.[18]

Cambodia

Canada

Main article: List of reportedly haunted locations in Canada

China

  • Beijing: The Buma Inn has been reported to have a ghost walking throughout corridors looking for the chef that poisoned his food. The chef stabbed himself on the same evening of the poisoned patron's death.[21][22]
  • The Huguan Huiguan Opera House was built in 1807 it was originally a home for the poor. Although, it was supposedly built on top of an ancient graveyard, it is now a small opera house and museum holding regular performances. Legend has it that if a stone is thrown into the courtyard, a loud scolding will be heard, but no one will be seen.[23]
  • Chengde: The Yun Shan Fan Dian hotel is supposedly haunted with a man in western clothing and a woman in ancient Chinese imperial attire, who always lurks at the end of the eighth story corridor. There have been a few occasional sightings of others dressed in ancient Chinese clothing as well.[24]
  • Forbidden City: Located in the heart of Beijing and home to the Palace Museum. For 600 years the Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It was the home of the country's all-powerful imperial family – along with a nest of concubines and servants willing to betray and murder one another for influence. Thousands have lived and died within its blood red walls. As a result, many visitors and workers have claimed to have seen ghosts there, such as a group of ladies-in-waiting or eunuchs walking by.[21]
  • Great Wall of China: The Great Wall has many reports from strange apparitions as well as the sounds of marching footsteps from the reports of local tourists and employees. Many local villagers will try not to go up the Wall alone, believing something very unfortunate will happen if they do. The TV series Destination Truth sent an expedition to spend the night investigating these supernatural reports near "The Wild Wall."[25]
  • Shanghai: The Normandie Apartment, now the Wukang Mansion was named after the World War I warship Normandie and was designed by the famous Hungarian architect Ladislav Hudec. The building has a French Renaissance style similar to a large ship. Built in 1924, the building was the first apartment house in Shanghai with an outside gallery. Over the years the apartments were home to many film stars. Sounds of footsteps running up the stairs, loud voices from empty rooms, and even the sounds of breaking glass are rumored to be heard from this apartment building. The seventh floor corner apartment especially is believed to be haunted by a former tenant, this tenant supposedly was an actress who committed suicide by jumping out of the window.[21][26]
  • The Qiu Mansion was built by two brothers who were peasants turned millionaires during the beginning of the 20th century. They lived a lavish lifestyle with a garden around the mansion complete with peacocks, tigers, and crocodiles. During the prime of their life they both simply disappeared. Since then workers who have come in contact with the closed mansion complain of bizarre animal bites and sightings.[21]
  • Tuen Mun Road: Over the years many claim that this highway is haunted, which is though to be the direct cause for the many car-accident deaths that occur. The accidents are said to be the result of drivers trying to avoid hitting ghosts that suddenly materialize in the middle of the road. Some drivers have reported to officers that they had lost complete control of their vehicle as if someone else were driving.[21][27]
  • Yu Shan Fan Dian: built in the city of Chengde, China which is north of Beijing. It is a 220-room hotel beside the Yangtze River which is popular with summer vacationers. The ghost of the Dowager Empress Cixi has been reportedly sighted by guests, still tending her former gardens. Sightings occur both inside the hotel and on one of the balconies.

Colombia

  • La Candelaria: Famous for its rich history and because it was there where Bogotá was founded, and also because of its reputation for being haunted. There are a lot of stories and testimonies of apparitions in almost all of the houses around the neighborhood.[28] One of the most famous apparitions is the Green Jacket Ghost, which haunts Rufino José Cuervo's House. Rumor has it that the ghost is José Manuel de Ezpeleta, 1st Count of Ezpeleta de Beire, governor of Nueva Granada who lived at the end of 18th Century.
  • Lievano Palace: Home of Bogotá City Hall. Light lumps have been reported in offices, typewriters operating by themselves, an unusually giant owl flying over the parking lot, and lights turning on and off with no one around are some of the phenomena that the staff from the city hall report happening during any time of day.[29]
  • Barranquilla: The General Hospital is a place where the ghost of a nun who worked there during the 50's is rumored to appear. The ghost has been reported to walk around Maternity Wing.[30]

Denmark

Egypt

  • Baron Empain Palace: Tourists have reportedly heard voices throughout the palace during tours late at night. Guards and police have reportedly seen ghostly apparitions of people who were once residents of the palace, wandering the outside lawn at midnight.[24]
  • Farafra Desert: The ghost of Akhenaten is said to wander the Farafra Desert (also known as the White Desert) of Egypt and has been reported to have been seen by dozens of tourists and nomads. Legend has it is because Akhenaten abolished the Egyptian gods when he become pharaoh, thereby angering the religious followers and priests of Egypt. When Akhenaten died, the priests are believed to have cursed him to wander the deserts forever as punishment for banishing their polytheistic beliefs.[32]
  • Pyramids of Giza: A man in early 20th century clothing has been seen by visitors, and rumors have reported him to be the ghost of Howard Carter. Various employees and tourists have reported seeing an orb figure that appeared to be an apparition of an Egyptian Pharaoh, float away from the pyramids, and head south toward the Valley of the Kings.[24]
  • Valley of the Kings: Eyewitnesses have reported seeing the vision of an Egyptian Pharaoh in the Valley of the Kings, wearing his golden collar, headdress, and riding a fiery chariot with black phantom horses at the front.[24]

France

  • Château de Brissac: The story says that Jacques de Brézé caught his wife, Charlotte, with another man and in a fit of rage, Brézé murdered them both. Tourists have reported a sense of an eerie feeling and slight touches. Reports of ghostly sightings abound and wailing throughout the halls.[33]
  • Château de Châteaubriant: This castle in Brittany is said to be haunted by the ghost of Françoise de Foix, a mistress of King Francis I. According to the legend, she was locked in her bed chambers by her husband, Jean de Laval-Châteaubriant, Governor of Brittany, because he was jealous of her relationship with the King. She died on 16 October 1537, and rumors said that she was either poisoned or bled to death. Since then, a ghostly procession would visit the château every 16 October at midnight.[34]
  • Château de Trécesson: There are various legends attached to this castle. The best known is that of the White lady, but there are also those of the Headless curate, the phantom card players and the Manoir du Pied d'Ânon .[35]
  • Château de Versailles: Was once home to the French royal family between 1682 and 1789. A few tourists and employees have reported seeing people in 18th century clothing. There have been reports of numerous sightings of the beheaded Queen Marie Antoinette. Claims of orbs and ghostly presences seen in tourists' photos have been made, and descriptions of being touched by ghosts are often recounted. Some have reported supernatural experiences throughout the gardens, seeing a different landscape than what people would see today.[33]
  • Paris: The Catacombs of Paris are said to be haunted by strange orbs, and standing human figures from different centuries. Reports of voices being heard through the walls, and the feeling of a presence or a touch by someone not there have also been made.[33]
  • Père Lachaise Cemetery: The largest cemetery in Paris, France; it is the most visited cemetery in the world and is said to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in Europe. Some people have experienced overwhelming shivers and a sense of unease, although some have experienced a feeling of calmness. Claims have been made of photos from visitors and investigators revealing orbs and ghostly apparitions, as well as EVPs being recorded throughout the cemetery.[33]

Germany

  • Berlin: The Reichstag building has been reported to be haunted by numerous ghosts of famous German political figures.[24]
  • Heidelberg: The Hexenturm Witches Tower and the Nazi Amphitheatre are both said to be haunted by various ghosts.[24]
  • Lichtenegg Castle: The ghost of a lady in a white dress is said to be seen standing in front of the entrance of the ruins at midnight, stepping down into the ditch. She will, usually, sit down on a flat rock covered with moss.[24]
  • Schloss Nordkirchen:The Nordkirchen Castle was built between 1703 and 1734. There used to be a large water tower in its place in the 1600s. Being surrounded by two water ditches the castle, thus, sits on a square island with four pavilions located on the island, one in each corner. The architecture is a baroque style constructed by Johann Conrad Schlaun. According to the legend, at full moon and on certain foggy nights, a few people have reported seeing a luxurious carriage with stallions running through the grounds during the night.[24]
  • Wolfsegg, Bavaria, Wolfsegg Castle: This 14th-century castle was supposed to be a sanctuary for travellers . The folklore of this haunting originated from the 1500s. During this time, Klara von Helfenstein and her husband Ulrich von Laaber were living in the castle. Ulrich, a knight, did not stay at Wolfsegg very often at that time; so his wife Klara needed a man in the castle to support her, and for protection if problems occurred. Her choice ended up being "Georg Moller" who owned the Hammermuehle in Heitzenhofen. Klara did not only take advantage of Georg's support and protection, but also started an affair with him there closely after hiring him. Georg Moller was also the arch enemy of Klara's husband. Upon learning of this, Ulrich von Laaber did not waste any time in hiring two young farmers to kill his wife immediately. Not much later, Ulrich and his sons also suddenly died. There have been reports of strange noises coming out of a cave area, which have been described as being very haunting. There were several expeditions into the cave, where many skeletons were found, including the cadaver of a cave bear and many other animal skeletons. Locals decided that the noises coming out of the cave were from hunters who were hiding their prey. Still, people avoided going near the cave area. The strange noises coming out of the cave may have been solved by the findings of the expeditions; but this has not been the case of the haunting of the "White Woman" who is still restlessly making her rounds.[24]
  • Würzburg: There is supposedly the ghost a dead nun walking through the halls of Praemonstratenser Abbey. The ghost is said to be that of Maria Renata Von Mossau. She was accused of mixing herbs into everybody's food so that she could bewitch them. The nun was taken to be executed only three days after her sentencing in court. She was first decapitated, and then burned and her ashes scattered. To this day, there are reports of her walking down the hallways and holding a bouquet of roses while picking off the petals, leaving a trail across the grounds. According to legend, this is the sign of death for a holy man originating from Würzburg.[24]

Hong Kong

  • Tuen Mun Road: an expressway in Hong Kong that has recorded an astounding number of road accidents since 1978. Drivers claim that the high number of accidents are due to ghosts who suddenly appear in front of cars, which then violently swerve to avoid hitting them.

India

  • Bhangarh, Rajasthan: Bhangarh was purportedly brought to ruin as a consequence of the curse of Baba Balanath. Another legend attributes it to the curse of a sorcerer Singha Sevra[37]
  • Grand Paradi Towers, Mumbai: is said to be the most famous haunted building in Mumbai. Because it was the site of several suicides and deaths it is believed by the management to be haunted.[38]
  • The Lambi Dehar Mines, Mussoorie: An alleged "screaming witch" and accidents are claimed to have been associated with paranormal activity.[39]

Indonesia

  • Jeruk Purut Cemetery – A cemetery in Jakarta is said to be haunted by the ghost of a decapitated pastor which carries its head around with it, among other spirits, and is followed by a large black dog. The story was used as the inspiration for the 2006 film Hantu Jeruk Purut.[40][41]
  • Lawang Sewu – literally meaning a 'thousand doors' in Javanese, is a former Dutch colonial building located in Semarang, in central Java. The building gains its name from having many doors, and tall windows which look like doors. Many ghost sightings have been reported in the place, including a ghost of a Dutch lady as well as headless ghouls. It has been reported that during one of the ghost hunting programs on television, a ghost was purportedly caught on camera.[42]
  • Pelabuhan Ratu – Legend says that Nyai Roro Kidul (Nyai is a Javanese honorific for Madame), the daughter of King Prabu Siliwangi, who was the Queen of the South Sea is supposed to have committed suicide by jumping off the cliff and into the sea. Rumors say that if someone wears green when swimming (the Queen's favorite color), he or she will be pulled by her ghost into the sea. Room 308 at the Samudra Beach Hotel is set aside for the Queen's ghost.[43][44]

Ireland

  • Drumbeg Manor – Drumbeg Manor Inver, Donegal is considered to be one of the most haunted places in all Europe. Apparitions and strange events are reported to have taken place within the manor, and on its grounds. Stories say that a screaming woman can be heard, as well as the appearance of a man in a white suit walking the halls.[45]
  • Ducketts Grove: The mansion was owned by the Duckett family for 300 years, and is said to be haunted by a Banshee Ghost. On March 17, 2011, the SyFy show Destination Truth featured a four-hour live investigation for the season finale to find out the mystery of the ruins.[46]
  • Kinnitty Castle:This stunning Gothic castle sits on a plot that once housed Druids and Bards. It has witnessed a long and turbulent history, and is reportedly the home of many ghosts, the most popular of which is the Phantom Monk of Kinnitty.[47]
  • Montpelier Hill: The Stewards House or as Killakee House was built around 1765 by the Conolly family as a hunting lodge. Over the years, it has served as a dower house and as a residence for the agent who managed the Killakee Estate. To its rear is a belfry; this was once a common feature of large farmhouses and was used to call in the workers for meals. The Hell Fire Club held meetings here for a time following the fire that damaged Mount Pelier lodge. The house has a reputation for being haunted. Stories tell of a particularly large ghostly black cat. The best documented account of these hauntings occurred between 1968 and 1970. The Evening Herald and Evening Press newspapers carried a number of reports regarding a Mrs. Margaret O'Brien and her husband Nicholas, a retired Garda superintendent, who were converting the house into an arts centre. The redevelopment had been a troubled affair with tradesmen employed on the work site began leaving complaining of ghosts. One night, a friend of the O'Brien's, artist Tom McAssey, and two workmen were confronted by a spectral figure and a black cat with glowing red eyes. McAssey painted a portrait of the cat which hung in the house for several years afterwards. Although locals were skeptical of the reports, further apparitions were reported, most notably that of an Indian gentleman, and of two nuns called Blessed Margaret and Holy Mary who had taken part in black masses on Mountpelier Hill. There were also reports of incorpreal ringing bells and poltergeist activity. In 1970 an RTÉ television crew recorded a documentary about the house. In the documentary a clairvoyant called Sheila St. Clair communicated with the spirits of the house through automatic writing. In 1971, a plumber working in the house discovered a grave with a skeleton of a small figure, most likely that of a child or, perhaps, the body of the dwarf alleged to have been sacrificed by the members of the Hell Fire Club. The house operated as a restaurant in the 1990s before closing in 2001; it is now a private residence.[48][49][50]
  • Leap Castle: Many people were imprisoned and executed in the castle, and it is supposedly haunted by several spectres.[51]
  • Superquinn Shopping Centre, Carlow: The Shopping Centre is built over the old Carlow Gaol, It is said to be haunted by the ghost of Lucy Slye.

Italy

Japan

  • Amiidaji (Temple of Amida) in Dan-no-ura, in the Shimonoseki Strait, is the location of a legendary haunting. It is said that the blind Biwa hōshi Hoichi, a resident of the temple, was visited every night by the ghost of a dead samurai and made to play the biwa in the cemetery, but the priest of the temple soon found out and had the heart sutra painted on every part of Hoichi's body apart from the ears. When the samurai returned one night to take Hoichi to the cemetery, he could only see Hoichi's ears, so he took them instead and Hoichi was left earless. Hoichi is commonly known as "Mimi-Nashi Hoichi", "Hōichi the Earless", due to this event. This legend was famously retold by Lafcadio Hearn in his Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things which was later adapted as part of Masaki Kobayashi's film Kwaidan.[52][53]
  • Okiku's Well at Himeji Castle is often said to be haunted by the ghost of Okiku. She is supposed to rise from the well at night and count to nine before shrieking and returning to the well.[55]

Malaysia

  • Tambun Inn: The Tambun Inn of Ipoh, one of the top tourist destinations in Malaysia is reported to be haunted by many ghostly apparitions. Many reports of the apparition events have been documented at the inn. Some of these accounts mentioned lights turning on and off, sounds of whispers and eerie cries heard in the inn, as well as a report about the ghost of an old woman that was spotted within the vicinity of the inn.[56]
  • Victoria Institution – a famous school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was turned into a torture chamber for captured soldiers and civilians by the Japanese during World War II. Apparitions are occasionally sighted during both night and day, and violent possessions among the students have been recorded.
  • Lormalong Primary School - A school at about 2.5 Kilometers north of Kunak. Reported to be haunted by a spirit from the Lormalong Islamic Cemetery.

Mexico

  • Agua Caliente Casino and Hotel in Tijuana. This former casino which is now a high school is allegedly haunted by a female singer who poisoned her lover after stealing money from him in the 1930s. According to legend, the man pursued her in an attempt to get the antidote, but she refused to give it to him and he shot her to death in his frustration.[57]
  • Casa de Aramberri in Monterrey is reputed to be haunted by a man's wife and daughter who, according to legend were tortured to death by three male robbers in 1933.[58]
  • Guanajuato: Le Casa de las Brujas or The House of the Witches, was built in 1845, and was owned by a Dutch mine owner by the name of Juan Carson. He was imprisoned for the murder of a man, and his daughter Susan was left in the custody of her aunts in the house. She was supposedly found beaten and starved to death in the cellar after a year. According to legend, Susan's ghost is said to haunt the house and odd sounds, and cold spots have been reported here.[58]
  • Hotel Finnestera in Cabo San Lucas. The ghost of a maid as well as voices are allegedly encountered.[59]
  • Hotel San Diego in Guanajuato. According to legend, there is a room on the hotel's top floor where sounds of doors slamming and furniture moving around can be heard.[60]
  • Jarquin in Mietchulan, Oaxaca. This small store is haunted by its anonymous former owner. The owner's apparition is known to walk both in and out of the building. His notoriety is pushing customers out of this store.[61]
  • San Juan Teotihuacán: The Pilar Hacienda was built by the Spaniards who came to Mexico in the 16th century. It was one of the many ranches built by these explorers. On the top floor of the building there is a large cut on the window which is believed to be the mark of Miguel Aritztia who was a Spanish hidalgo. It is thought that he died from falling off of the balcony, and while he fell he grabbed at the window and created a long scratch. The ghost of the wife of Miguel has been reported to be seen on the balcony crying "oh, my husband." She was there at the time of his death and tried to save him. Mr. Aritztia has been reported to be seen hanging from the window, and also seen in a window. It is said that at times the scratch disappears from the window.[63]
  • Swamp South of Mexico City: The Island of Dolls is rumored to be one of the most haunted sites in Mexico. Don Julian Santana was a man who lived as a hermit on this island for over fifty years, where he is believed to have lost his mind. The tragic accident of a girl who drowned on the island while visiting caused further madness in Julian. Some people believe that he started fishing dolls out of the river because he believed that the dolls were real children. Whatever it was that motivated him, the island was turned into a shrine for that little girl. Dolls by the hundreds hang in the trees and the house. Don Julian Santana was found in the same part of the river that the little girl drowned in by his nephew. He said that he heard voices beckoning to him from the river. Each of the dolls is believed to be fused with the energy of the little girl. Candles, hard candy, and dolls are occasionally brought as offerings to appease the spirits. The dolls are said to move, beckon, and speak to those who come. The man's specter also roams this place. Orbs, loud sounds, and reports of doll eyes opening abound.[63]
  • Villa de Santiago, Puerto Genovevo: These mountainous roads have been the site of many car accidents. Among the numerous crosses, there is a set of ten crosses which are there for the remembrance of a family who were the tragic victims of a truck accident. If one stands next to the crosses, it is rumored to be possible to see a truck moving very fast through the trees. Also, it is said that at midnight the screams and pain of those in the accident can be heard.[63]
  • Colegio Salvatierra in Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur. According to legend and student experiences. There was a student, a little kid who used to play with marbles in the girls bathroom, the girls always took out the boy. He returned to the bathroom and he accidentally swallowed a marble and choked. After teachers took out the body the girls who entered to the bathroom have said they heard noises of laughter and a children playing with marbles and some have said they've looked marbles run into the bathhouses.[64]

Monaco

  • A former yacht belonging to Errol Flynn, the USS Zaca is berthed here and is supposed to be haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing the visage of Errol Flynn's frustrated ghost pacing on board. Others have described the sounds of voices and laughter as if a wild party was happening on board.[65]

Myanmar

  • Keng Tung: Kyainge Tong New Hotel was once the palace before. Current rumored to be haunted hotel.[66]

Nepal

  • Mount Everest: the tallest mountain on land is reported to be haunted by the ghost of climber Andrew Irvine, who died in his attempt to reach the top back in 1924. His spirit is said to visit the tents of other climbers, giving confidence in their ascent.

Norway

  • Lier Sykehus is an old insane asylum situated in Drammen, Norway where people claim to have seen ghosts, shadows and apparitions.[67]
  • Nes Kirkeruiner: Ruins of an old 10th century church where people claim to have seen ghosts.[67]
  • Akershus Fortress, a castle in the City Centre of Oslo is said to be Norway's most haunted place.
  • Fredriksten Fortress in Halden. A white lady is said to haunt the place.
  • Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim is said to be haunted by a monk.

Oman

  • Bahla is a town located in Oman. In neighboring Gulf countries and Oman itself, there are rumours of Bahla accommodating jinns which is same as genies in English.[68]

Pakistan

  • The Koh-i-Chiltan peak in Balochistan is described, according to a local myth and legend associated with it, as being haunted by the "spirits of forty babies."[69]
  • The Mohatta Palace in Karachi is said to be haunted by ghosts of the British Raj era. Museum guides have reportedly seen various incidents where objects have been moved from their original place, or shifted about while guards have claimed to have "felt" the presence of certain spirits during the night.[70]

Philippines

  • Baguio City itself is considered highly haunted. Aside from the military academy, there are other haunted places scattered throughout the city, such as cemeteries, old hotels and sites where populated buildings and structures used to stand until the 1990 earthquake brought them down, injuring and killing the people inside.[71][72]
  • Balete Drive, a residential area in Cubao, Quezon City, is famous for the apparition of a white lady. It is told that there was a teenage girl who was raped by a cab driver in the '50s in that area. It is possible that the lady of Balete is seeking revenge.[73]
  • Clark Air Base Hospital is considered as "the most haunted place in the Philippines." There are reports of screams, apparitions, voices and footsteps both by guards and visitors. Ghost Hunters International visited the site in 2009 and confirmed the paranormal activities in the area.[74]
  • The Manila Film Center was the site of a construction accident in the early '80s. When construction of the center was rushed for a film festival, the ceiling scaffolding collapsed, killing several workmen who fell to the orchestra below. Rather than halt construction to rescue survivors and retrieve the bodies of dead workmen, Imelda Marcos, the First Lady and the main financier of the project, was believed to have ordered cement to be poured into the orchestra, entombing the fallen workmen. Some of them were even buried alive in the orchestra. Various ghostly activities were reported on the site including mysterious sounds, voices and poltergeist activity. In the late '90s, a group called the Spirit Questors began to make visits to the film center in an attempt to contact and appease the souls of the workmen who were killed in the building. Some of these spirits claimed to have moved on, but a few allegedly remain.[75] Previously abandoned for its haunted reputation, the building is now currently in use.
  • The Ozone Disco was a disco in Quezon City that caught on fire.[76] Due to mass panicking, nobody was able to get out. Some people near the location hear ghostly disco music in their houses at night and see faint people dancing.[77]
  • The Malacanang Palace is believed to be haunted by deceased former presidents and politicians of the Philippines.
  • The Intramuros is the oldest district and historic core of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Known as the Walled City, the original fortified city of Manila was the seat of the Spanish government during the Spanish colonial period. It is now considered as one of the most haunted places in the Philippines due to old and long history of the site.

Portugal

  • The Beau-Séjour Palace, in Lisbon, is said to be haunted by the Baron of Glória, who lived in the palace in the 19th century. Employees working at the palace report moving and disappearing objects and windows opening and closing abruptly. Visitors to the gardens also report hearing the ringing of non-existent bells.[78]
  • Visitors at the Bela Vista Hotel, in Portimão, report hearing unexplainable wailings and bangs on the walls at night. The ghost of the previous owner of the hotel is said to haunt room 108, where she reportedly died.[79]
  • The Castelinho de São João do Estoril, in Estoril, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little blind girl who accidentally fell to her death in a nearby cliff.[80]
  • The Quinta das Conchas, in Lisbon, is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a woman from São Tomé and Príncipe who's reported to have been kept in a cage for several years by Francisco Mantero Belard, the owner of the house in the early 20th century.[79]
  • The Quinta da Juncosa, in Penafiel, is said to be haunted by the Baron of Lages and his family. Suspecting that his wife was unfaithful to him, the baron reportedly tied her to one of his horse's legs and dragged her across the floor, killing her. After finding that she was innocent, he proceeded to kill his children and commit suicide. Locals have reported seeing the ghost of the baron several times over the years.[81]

Romania

  • Hotel Cismigiu, in Bucharest, is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a female student who accidentally fell down an elevator shaft in the early 1990s. She is said to have died there after a few hours, when no one came to her aid.[82]
  • Hoia Baciu Forest, near Cluj-Napoca, has a reputation for paranormal activity. Reports have included, among others, folk ghost stories, apparitions, faces identified in photographs that were not visible with the naked eye, and, in the 1970s, UFO sightings. Visitors to the forest report anxiety and the feeling of being watched, and the local vegetation is often bizarre (strangely shaped trees, charring on tree stumps and branches).[83]
  • Iulia Hasdeu Castle (Prahova County) is included in the list of haunted places, after a man said that it was built on the basis of sketches that the writer received in sleep from his dead daughter. Years ago, newspapers reported that in the castle, by night, Iulia piano could be heard singing and Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu clapping.[84]

Russia

  • The Kremlin: is said to be haunted by the Soviet leaders, Lenin & Stalin.[86]

Singapore

  • Old Changi Hospital once a military hospital in Singapore before being closed down some years ago, this hospital is the most haunted spot in Asia's most ghost-ridden city. The morgue is a particular hot spot for ghost sightings of the headless and feetless kind. In 2006, there was a plan to convert it into a spa-resort by the first half of 2008. The plan was scrapped for because the company wanted to demolished the building and build a brand new one over it. As it was so famously haunted, using the same building is difficult to remove its history and make people forget. But the old hospital building with its rich british colony structure is listed as part of preservation and it is not allowed to demolish it. Thus the spa resort plan is abandoned. Where the walls of old changi hospital is having a fresh coat of white paint, removing all the graffiti there used to have sanatic drawings.

South Africa

  • The Nottingham Road Hotel: A hotel in KwaZulu-Natal, the ghost of a former barmaid is said to still wander the hotel moving pots around the pub, moving light fixtures, moving sheets, and ringing the service bell.[87]

Spain

  • Royal Palace of Madrid: Strange noises and other related paranormal course can be heard and seen in this palace.

Sri Lanka

  • Borella Kanatte Cemetery: Borella is home to Borella Kanatte Cemetery, the main burial ground for all faiths within the city of Colombo. It is located where Narahenpita Road (Elvitigala Mawatha), Bullers Road (Bauddhaloka Mawatha), and Baseline Road (D S Senanayake Mawtha) meet at a large roundabout. There have been various reports of paranomal activities inside and near the cemetery at night. The cemetery was also featured in a reality show called Venasa in channel ITN.

Sweden

  • Toftaholm Herrgård: The story from the hotel began between a commoner and a baron's daughter. However, the baron had his daughter married to someone else . On the day of the wedding, the commoner hanged himself from the rafters. The spirit of the commoner is said to wander Room 324 where the rafters once were.[88]
  • Borgvattnets prästgård: the rectory of the small village of http://www.paranormal.nu/borgvattnet.htm

Thailand

  • Phitsanulok Mansion – the official residence of the Prime Minister of Thailand. But do not use it as a residence. There used to be the house for official business.[89]
  • Lipe Island, Thailand – located in the Andaman Sea, Lipe is inhabited by the Chao-Le, an ethnic group that are nicknamed the “Gypsies of the Sea.” The Chao-Le still cling to animist beliefs, and say their island is full of rowdy spirits which they call ha-too. Tourists also claim feeling the presence of invisible forces during their visit there. Residents are said to be able to appease these spirits with offerings of cupcakes and cold strawberry softdrinks.[90]
  • Crime Suppression Division Jail Cell – many prisoners claim to have seen ghosts accused in jail cell.[91]

United Kingdom

United States

See also

Lists of episodes of paranormal television series that feature reportedly haunted locations

References

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