List of reportedly haunted locations

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

Argentina[edit]

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

Australia[edit]

  • The Alkimos is the wreck of a former U.S. Navy ship from World War II, that occurred off the coast of Western Australia in 1964.[3]
  • Ararat Lunatic Asylum, or Aradale, is the largest abandoned lunatic asylum in Australia. Opened in 1867, Aradale was reserved for many of the incurable mental patients in Victoria during the 1800s. An estimated 13,000 people died here during 140 years of operation.
  • Thirteen people were executed at the Ballarat Gaol in Ballarat. The remains of seven criminals are still on the grounds. The Ballarat Ghost Tours operate nightly.[4]
  • Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in Beechworth, Victoria is reportedly haunted by several ghosts of departed patients. Open from 1867 to 1995, it has appeared in several books, television shows, and documentaries, including A.C.T. Paranormal. Ghost tours run nightly.[5]
  • Brisbane City Hall in Brisbane, Australia has several stories of deaths spanning the eras before and after its construction. During construction, workmen were said to have died while laying the foundations, which were on top of a former swamp. It is also said that the area was once a significant Aboriginal site – either a meeting place or campground. One story relates the death of a maintenance man, or lift attendant, who either fell to his death down the lift well or was crushed by the lift – this story likely results from a suicide from the clock tower that occurred in 1935.[6] Another story claims an American soldier was stabbed to death during World War II, after a fight over an Australian girl turned ugly. Staff have reported the sounds of an argument from the Red Cross Tea Room, and there are many reports of sounds and unusual activity in the areas surrounding these deaths. A third story claims the apparition of a woman is regularly seen traversing the main stairs in the lobby, and to look out over the foyer – a story which likely results from another suicide from City Hall's Clock Tower in 1937, although recent photos of the stairwell exhibit a possible apparition.[7]
  • 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 first season in 2001. Numerous production staff claim to 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.[8] In addition, theme park employees have spoken about sightings of a ghost nicknamed Jack Darke, named after a gold prospector who was claimed to have been killed by a buzzsaw in 1897.[9]
  • 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.[10]
  • North Head Quarantine Station in Manly, New South Wales housed victims of a number of diseases including smallpox and the Spanish flu between 1833 and 1984. It was the site of over 500 deaths. A number of ghost tours are run on the grounds, which includes a large cemetery.[11]
  • Port Arthur in Tasmania operate nightly ghost tours.
  • The Princess Theatre Melbourne has reported several ghosts since the building opened in 1886. The theatre's best known "inhabitant" is Frederick Baker, whose stage name was Frederick Federici, a talented bass-baritone singer who died in March 1888 whilst singing the role of Mephistopheles in Faust – and who was seen by the rest of the cast taking his bows with them shortly thereafter. For years the theater 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.[12]

Barbados[edit]

  • 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 sceptics 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.[13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

Brazil[edit]

  • 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; centered on the "Mystery of the Thirteen Souls", individuals who died within an elevator as they were trying to escape the fire, and are haunting the building today.[20]

Canada[edit]

China[edit]

West (front) side of Chaonei No. 81 in 2014.
  • Chaonei No. 81, an abandoned mansion in Beijing's Chaoyangmen neighborhood, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Kuomintang officer's mistress who killed herself there after he left her behind when he fled to Taiwan in 1949. It was the setting for the 2014 Chinese-language horror film The House That Never Dies.[21]
  • The Forbidden City, located in the heart of Beijing and home to the Palace Museum, where many visitors and workers have claimed to have seen ghosts, such as a group of ladies-in-waiting or eunuchs walking by.[22]
  • The Great Wall of China has many reports of strange apparitions and the sounds of marching footsteps, from as reported by local tourists and employees. Many local villagers will not 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."[23]
  • The Tuen Mun Road is considered haunted, where many car accident deaths occur, 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.[22][24]

Colombia[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

  • Zvíkov Castle: Until 1597 there are stories about a Zvíkovský Rarášek (Rarach is a supernatural being common in Slavic folklore, similar to an imp or trickster) which haunts people in the ancient tower, Markomanka. This tower has stones engraved with unknown symbols, and was built during the Marcomanni rule over Bohemia, in the 1st century BC and 2nd century AD. It was integrated into Zvíkov castle hundreds of years later. Weird events occur here frequently, including weird photos, technical problems, unpredictable behaviour of animals, spontaneous extinguishing of fires, electromagnetic anomalies, and the presence of ghosts. In Czech media it's a popular subject of investigation. Other areas of the castle are also haunted; it is said to be dangerous to sleep in the main tower, with anyone who does dying within a year. Another monster common in Czech culture, fire hounds are also part of the myths surrounding the castle. It is said that these spectral dogs (in some accounts they are depicted with burning eyes) are guarding a hidden tunnel underneath Zvíkov.[25][26][27][28][29]

Denmark[edit]

Egypt[edit]

  • Baron Empain Palace: Tourists have reportedly heard voices throughout the palace late at night. Guards and police have reported seeing ghostly apparitions of people who were once residents of the palace, wandering the outside lawn at midnight.[31]
  • Farafra Desert: The ghost of Akhenaten is said to wander the Farafra Desert (also known as the White Desert) of Egypt, reported by dozens of tourists and nomads. Legend says this is because Akhenaten abolished the Egyptian gods when he became Pharaoh, angering the religious followers and priests of Egypt. Upon his death, the priests are believed to have cursed him to wander the deserts forever as punishment.[32]
  • Pyramids of Giza: A man in early 20th-century clothing has been seen by visitors, rumored to be the ghost of Howard Carter. Various employees and tourists have reported seeing an orb apparition of an Egyptian Pharaoh, floating away from the pyramids towards the Valley of the Kings.[31]
  • 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.[31]

Finland[edit]

  • Alexander Theatre in Helsinki is reportedly haunted by the ghost of an officer. The ghost moved to Helsinki as the tiles to build Alexander Theatre were relocated from Åland. Some have suggested that the officer died in the Crimea War and has been there ever since.[33]
  • Finnish National Theatre in Helsinki is reportedly haunted by at least three ghosts - an unknown Grey Lady and the ghosts of actors Aarne Leppänen and Urho Somersalmi.[34]
  • Haihara Manor in Tampere is haunted by The Blue Maid, former maid of the manor.[35]
  • Mustio Manor in the village of Mustio reportedly is a location with several ghosts.[36]
  • Svenska klubben (The Swedish Club) house in Kruununhaka, Helsinki, is haunted by the Grey Madame. She is rumoured to be the former lady of the house who had an affair with her chauffeur. She is known to swing the chandeliers, play piano and walk around the house.[37]
  • Turku City Library employees have reportedly had paranormal experiences in the basement of the library. The ghost is assumed to be a former librarian.[38]
  • Villa Kleineh, a historical villa in Helsinki currently used by the Dutch embassy, reportedly hosts a ghost called The White Lady.[39]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

  • Berlin: The Reichstag building has been reported to be haunted by numerous ghosts of famous German political figures.[31]
  • Heidelberg: The Hexenturm (Witches Tower) and the Nazi Amphitheatre are both said to be haunted by various ghosts.[31]
  • Frankenstein Castle: Frankenstein Castle (German: Burg Frankenstein) is a real hilltop castle in the Odenwald, overlooking the city of Darmstadt, and allegedly an inspiration for Mary Shelley when she wrote her monster novel Frankenstein. The SyFy TV show Ghost Hunters International aired an entire episode about the castle and testified it had "... significant paranormal activity".[40]
  • Lichtenegg Castle: The ghost of a lady in a white dress is said to be seen standing in front of the entrance to the ruins at midnight. She will, usually, sit down on a flat rock covered with moss.[31]
  • Schloss Nordkirchen: The castle was built between 1703 and 1734. 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.[31]
  • 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, when Ulrich von Laaber hired two young farmers to kill his wife, Klara von Helfenstein, after discovering she was having an affair. Shortly thereafter, Ulrich and his sons also suddenly died. There have been reports of strange noises coming out of a cave area near the castle. Several expeditions into the cave, uncovering numerous animal skeletons, leading locals to decide the noises had come from hunters who were hiding their prey. While the cave noises might have been solved, this has not been the case of the haunting of the "White Woman" who is still restlessly making her rounds of the castle.[31]
  • 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, accused of mixing herbs into everyone's food in order to 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.[31]

Greece[edit]

India[edit]

Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan
National Library of India in Kolkata
  • National Library of India, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal: National library which is situated in Belvedere Estate premise is believed to be the most haunted place in Kolkata. It is only known for two things - first, its rare collection of books and the latter is - its haunted incidents. Regular visitors reported some eerie incidents about this haunted place. Some has heard the sound of footsteps coming from no where while others felt close breathing noise near them when they did not place the books at their right place. People believe it is the soul of governor's wife- Lady Metcalfe. She loved cleanliness and hated when somebody did not put things in its right place.[45][46]
  • South Park Street Cemetery, Park Street, Kolkata, West Bengal: Being one of the oldest cemetery and nature's beauty bestowed here, this place is a famous tourist spot in Kolkata. This burial ground was constructed in 1767, and most of the graves are of British soldiers. This place is considered spooky, but spirits do not annoy any visitor. There are only few reports in favor of this place being haunted. According to one, a group who went to take photographs, saw a shadow in white dress. Soon he got an asthma attack (even though not being Asthmatic) and the others had fallen ill.[46][47]
Writer's Building, Calcutta (Pre-independence photograph)
  • Writers' Building, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal: Writers Building, which was earlier a residence of junior servants and administrative staffs, has many vacant rooms closed for decades. Although, today it is Secretariat of West Bengal Government, mysterious and paranormal activities has not stopped. None of the office staff take the risk of working late evening here. People who live near this building often listen the sudden outcry, giggles and screams during midnight. It is said that those vacant rooms has kept some secret hidden.[46][48]
  • Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad: People have reported strange forces pushing them, Lights fall frequently and clothes are often torn apart. It is believed that it has been built on the war grounds of the Nizams.[49]

Indonesia[edit]

The basement of the Building B of Lawang Sewu, a former prison. It is one of the rooms where ghost sightings have been reported.
  • Jeruk Purut Cemetery: A cemetery in Jakarta said to be haunted by the ghost of a decapitated pastor, which carries its head around with it, and is followed by a large black dog. The story was used as the inspiration for the 2006 film, Hantu Jeruk Purut.[50][51]
  • Lawang Sewu: Literally meaning a "thousand doors" in Javanese, it is a former Dutch colonial building located in Semarang, in central Java. Many ghost sightings have been reported here, including a ghost of a Dutch lady as well as headless ghouls. During one of the ghost hunting programs on television, a ghost was purportedly caught on camera.[52]
  • Pelabuhan Ratu: Legend says that Nyai Roro Kidul (Nyai is a Javanese honorific for Madame), the Queen of the South Sea and daughter of King Prabu Siliwangi, is supposed to have committed suicide by jumping off the cliff into the sea. Rumors say that if someone wears green when swimming (the Queen's favourite 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.[53][54]

Ireland[edit]

  • Charles Fort: Haunted by a 17th-century bride known as "The White Lady of Kinsale".[55]
  • Charleville Castle: This castle is haunted by the third Earl of Charleville's younger daughter, Harriet. She lost her life after falling from the main staircase of this building at the age of eight, in April 1861.[56] It was featured on Scariest Places on Earth, Most Haunted, and Ghost Hunters International.
  • Drumbeg Manor in Inver, Donegal: 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.[57]
  • 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.[58]
  • Kilmainham Gaol: This former prison has paranormal activities of lights which often turn themselves on and off in the prison's chapel, unseen forces pushing people over, apparitional footsteps, the feeling of being watched by spirits, as well as unexplained bangs and disembodied voices.[59]
  • Kinnitty Castle: This 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.[60] It was featured on Most Haunted.
  • Malahide Castle: This castle is haunted by Lord Galtrim, Sir Walter Hussey, the son of the Baron of Galtrim. Killed in battle on his wedding day in the 15th century, his apparition roams the castle at night, groaning in pain, while pointing at the spear wound in his side. There is also Lady Matilda "Maud" Plunkett. Her spirit appears to workers and guests as she did on the day of her marriage to the Lord Chief Justice. Maud would chase his spirit through the corridors. The third spirit is Puck, a jester who fell in love with Gerard FitzGerald's daughter, Lady Eleanor, who was detained at the castle by Henry VIII for inciting rebellions. One snowy night in December, Puck was found stabbed through the heart, still wearing his jester suit and cap. Before his death, he swore that he would haunt here until a master with a bride from the people ruled this castle. However, he promised not to harm any male Talbot who slept here. Numerous visitors have reported seeing the jester's face on some photos taken here. The White Lady is the fourth apparition here. The White Lady is a painting of a very beautiful, but unknown, lady which hangs on the castle's Great Wall. It is said that she would leave her painting at times and wander through the grounds at night. The fifth and final spirit is Miles Corbet. He was given this castle and the surrounding property by Oliver Cromwell. During the Restoration, Miles was made to pay for his crimes, and was hanged. It is reported that his apparition appears as a whole soldier in armour which then suddenly fall into pieces.[61]
The Stewards House
  • Montpelier Hill: The Stewards House, or Killakee House, was built around 1765 by the Conolly family as a hunting lodge. The house has a reputation for being haunted. Stories tell of a particularly large ghostly black cat. The best documented account occurred between 1968 and 1970 when 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. During the conversion, tradesmen employed on the work site began 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 incorporeal 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.[62][63][64]
  • Leap Castle: Many people were imprisoned and executed in this castle, and it is supposedly haunted by several spirits.[65] It was featured on Scariest Places on Earth and Most Haunted.
  • Renyle House Hotel in Galway: Haunted by former anonymous remaining guests.[66]
  • Ross Castle: Guests often wake at night hearing disembodied voices and doors banging and shutting on their own. An apparitional spirit who roams here is Richard Nugent's daughter, Sabina. Her lover, Orwin drowned himself. A second apparitional spirit who roams here is Orwin's father, Myles "The Slasher" O'Reilly. This Irish soldier spent his last night here before dying in a battle in 1644.[67]
  • St. Michan's Church: This church is haunted by disembodied whispering voices from mummies entombed in the vaults.[68]
  • Shelbourne Hotel: This hotel is believed to be haunted by a seven-year-old girl from the 18th century, named Mary Masters, who had lived in the row of houses which once stood where the hotel is now. She died due to cholera in 1791. Her apparition roams the halls.[69]

Italy[edit]

  • Colosseum: Commonly, known as the Flavian Ampitheatre, was reported to be haunted according to some witnesses and researchers' testimonies. Visitors have described observing ghostly figures wandering the staircases. There have been reports of hearing the cheers and screams from a crowd while no sign of people in the particular section. The vaults were, reportedly, active by the spirits of gladiators waiting to fight, actors waiting to perform, and prisoners becoming prepared for execution. Several accounts of cold touches or pushes have been felt by both tourists and employees. Sounds of animals have also been heard within the vaults.[70]
  • Poveglia: The island was once a sanctuary to refugees during the Ottoman conflicts, and a hospice for sick patients throughout the centuries. It was detailed, from witnesses, haunted by many victims of the plague. In 1922, the island became home to a mental hospital, where a doctor, reportedly, experimented on patients with crude lobotomies. He later threw himself from the hospital tower after claiming he had been driven mad by the spirits of the island. The island has been featured on the paranormal shows Ghost Adventures and Scariest Places on Earth.[71] [72]

Japan[edit]

  • Amiidaji (Temple of Amida): In the Shimonoseki Strait, it 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. When the priest of the temple found out, he had the heart sutra painted on every part of Hoichi's body apart from his ears. When the samurai returned to take Hoichi to the cemetery, he could only see Hoichi's ears, so he took them instead, leaving Hoichi earless, leading to his nickname, "Mimi-Nashi Hoichi" (Hōichi the Earless). This legend was famously retold by Lafcadio Hearn in his book Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, which was adapted as part of Masaki Kobayashi's film Kwaidan.[73][74]
  • Aokigahara: The forest at the bottom of Mt. Fuji is a popular location for suicide. This gives rise to a widespread belief that it is haunted. It was featured on an episode of Destination Truth on the SyFy Channel.[75]
  • Okiku's Well: The 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.[75]

Malaysia[edit]

  • Highland Towers: After a tragedy that killed 48 residents, the remaining towers was reportedly haunted as been claimed by nearest residents who living not far from there.[76]
  • Tambun Inn: Located in Ipoh, it is one of the top tourist destinations in Malaysia, and is reported to be haunted by many ghostly apparitions. Some of these accounts mention lights turning on and off, sounds of whispers and eerie cries, as well as a report of the ghost of an old woman spotted within the vicinity of the inn.[77]

Mexico[edit]

Monaco[edit]

  • A former yacht belonging to Errol Flynn, the USS Zaca, is berthed here and is supposed to be haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing 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.[78]

Myanmar[edit]

  • Keng Tung: Kyaing Tong New Hotel was once a palace, it is now a reportedly haunted hotel.[79]

New Zealand[edit]

Norway[edit]

  • Lier Sykehus: An old insane asylum situated in Drammen, Norway, where people claim to have seen ghosts, shadows and apparitions.[85]

Oman[edit]

  • Bahla: A town located in Oman. In neighboring Gulf countries and Oman itself, there are rumors of Bahla being home to jinns, which are same as genies in English.[86]

Pakistan[edit]

  • The Koh-i-Chiltan peak: This mountain in Balochistan is described, according to a local myth and the legend associated with it, as being haunted by the "... spirits of forty babies."[87]
  • The Mohatta Palace in Karachi: Said to be haunted by ghosts of the British Raj era. Museum guides have reportedly seen various objects which have moved from their original place, or shifted about while guards have claimed to have "felt" the presence of certain spirits during the night.[88][89]

Philippines[edit]

  • Baguio City: Is itself considered highly haunted. Aside from the Philippine Military Academy and Teachers' Camp, there are other haunted places scattered throughout the city, such as cemeteries, old hotels and other sites where structures used to stand until the 1990 Luzon earthquake destroyed them, injuring and killing the people inside. The abandoned Diplomat Hotel at Dominican Hill is one of the haunted places and has been a site of executions done by the Japanese during World War II. The Laperal White House, now owned by one of the prominent Filipino-Chinese business magnate billionaires, Lucio Tan, is also reportedly haunted.[90][91]
  • 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 and killed by a taxi driver in the 1950s or she was killed by American soldiers during World War II. It is possible that the lady of Balete is seeking revenge.[92]
  • Clark Air Base Hospital: Considered as the most haunted place in the Philippines. There are reports of screams, apparitions, voices and footsteps by both guards and visitors. Ghost Hunters International visited the site in 2009, and confirmed the paranormal activities in the area.[93]
  • The Manila Film Center: The site of a construction accident in the early 1980s. When construction of the center was rushed for a film festival, the ceiling scaffolding collapsed, killing several workmen. Rather than halt construction to rescue survivors and retrieve the bodies of the 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 whom were even buried alive. Various ghostly activities have been reported on the site, including mysterious sounds, voices and poltergeist activity. In the late 1990s, 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.[94]
  • The Ozone Disco: A disco in Quezon City that caught on fire.[95] 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.[96]

Portugal[edit]

  • 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.[97]
  • 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.[98]
  • 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.[99]
  • 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.[98]
  • 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.[100]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

  • Old Changi Hospital: The vacated hospital compound was popular with film-makers after the Singapore Land Authority commenced short term rental of the buildings and is often listed as one of Singapore's most haunted locations due to its history. A former British military hospital, its reputation as a haunted location likely stems from the Japanese occupation, when the Kempeitai used its premises as a prison camp and reportedly turned some of the rooms into a torture chamber.[102][103][104]

South Africa[edit]

  • Castle of Good Hope: This 17th-century Dutch East India Company fort in Cape Town is believed to be the most haunted site in South Africa. The resident ghosts reportedly include the ghost of Lady Anne Barnard who lived there, the ghost of a soldier who hanged himself in the bell tower and the ghosts of soldiers pacing the battlements.[105]:18–28[106][107]
  • Erasmus Castle/Kasteel: "Die Spookhuis" or Erasmus Castle in Erasmuskloof, Pretoria, local residents often report strange noises and ghost sightings in and around the Victorian mansion. Paranormal activity includes lit windows in the uninhabited mansion, and hearing people moaning at night.[108]
  • Foxwood House in Johannesburg. Paranormal activity includes mysterious footsteps and visitors seeing an anonymous spectral woman with an anonymous child on the balcony of this building.[109]
  • Kempton Park Hospital: This abandoned hospital in Kempton Park, Gauteng is frequented by thrill-seekers and ghost hunters.[107][110][111]
  • Nottingham Road Hotel: A hotel in KwaZulu-Natal, where the ghost of a former barmaid is said to still wander the hotel moving pots, light fixtures, and sheets, as well as ringing the service bell.[105]:174–175[112]
  • Somerset Hospital: South Africa's oldest hospital in Green Point, Cape Town, where resident ghosts reportedly include Sister Henrietta Stockdale, a blonde girl combing her hair and others that roam the corridors at night.[105]:157[113]
  • Fort Frederick, Eastern Cape, a fort built by the British in 1799 in Algoa Bay that is repotedly haunted by theatrical ghosts of a Shakespearian play.[114]
  • Old Presidency in Bloemfontein was the official residence of the former Orange Free State. The stables at the back of the building are thought to be haunted with several reports of people hearing carriages moving into the stables. The premises reportedly house the ghost of a dog with many people hearing ephemeral barking at night. There are also many stories of children being spotted within the building due to the buildings tenure as a school and hostel.[115]

Spain[edit]

  • Palace of Linares in Madrid: Built between 1872 and 1890 for the Marquis of Linares José de Murga. According to legend this place is the most haunted of Spain. Supposedly, a little girl appears in the masion, the Marquis fathered her with his sister and they murdered her in order to hide their incestuous relationship.[116][117]

Sweden[edit]

  • Toftaholm Herrgård: The legend relates the story of a baron whose daughter was promised to a commoner, but the baron gave his daughter 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.[118]
  • Borgvattnets prästgård: The rectory of the small village of Borgvattnet in Jämtland, northern Sweden, where there have been reports of hauntings since the early 1920s. Today, the rectory is open to the public, and people are allowed to spend up to two nights for a price. The Swedish TV Show, Det okända, once went to the rectory for a visit, were unable to leave, and were forced to spend the night. There is also an infamous rocking chair, which stories are told of throwing a priest who once lived there on the floor multiple times.[119][120]

Switzerland[edit]

  • The house located in Junkerngasse no 54 in Bern is said to be haunted. The origin of this belief is unknown.[121]

Thailand[edit]

  • Lipe Island, Thailand: Located in the Andaman Sea, Lipe is inhabited by the Chao-Le, an ethnic group nicknamed the "Gypsies of the Sea". The Chao-Le have 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 stays there. Residents are said to be able to appease these spirits with offerings of cupcakes and cold strawberry softdrinks.[122]
  • Crime Suppression Division Jail Cell: Many prisoners claim to have seen ghosts in their jail cells.[123]
  • Phitsanulok Mansion: The official residence of the Thailand Prime Minister. The Mansion is however rumored to have many ghosts.[124]
  • Government House of Thailand: The offices of the Prime Minister of Thailand and the appointed cabinet ministers. This place however rumored to have many ghosts like Phitsanulok Mansion.[125]
  • Kamchanod Forest: is on a small island cut off by small waterways near the village of Tambon Wang Tong, Amphoe Ban Dung, Udon Thani Province, and its dense forest is reputed by most locals to be the underground kingdom of the mythical Phaya Naga and one place of its most famous ghost stories.[126]
  • Lumphini Park: is a 360-rai (57.6-hectare (142-acre)) park in Bangkok, Thailand. It is said that there is a haunted house in the park.[127]
  • Mathayom Taksin Rayong School: High school in Rayong City, Amphoe Mueang Rayong, Rayong Province. Many students and janitors claim this school is haunted.[128]
  • Soi Watcharapol: Soi (side-road branching off a major road) in Bang Khen District, Bangkok. A secluded location and it is well known that there are several haunted houses.[129]
  • Wat Maha But: Wat (Thai temple) in Suan Luang District, Bangkok. Location established the Mae Nak Phra Khanong shrine, a famous Thai ghost legends is well known.[130]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

See also[edit]

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