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


  • 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]


  • 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]
  • Andrews Walk (also known as Schneider’s Alley) and the adjoining Michael Perry Botanic Reserve at Stonyfell, South Australia are reputed to be haunted. Andrews Walk was originally the driveway of Clifton Manor, a Gothic stately home formerly owned by Dr. Michael Schneider in the late 1920s. A Lovercraftian urban legend developed that after the deaths of his wife and child, Dr. Schneider went insane. This lead him to conduct horrible medical experiments in an isolated hut located in bushland near the Manor, where the screams of the victims could be heard in the surrounding vicinity. Since then, it has been reported the area is haunted by the ghosts of Schneider and his victims, particularly the tree lined walk.[4] The City of Burnside have now placed a night time curfew on the trail and botanic park,[5] mainly in response to a 2011 YouTube video[6] which drew a number of nocturnal sightseers to the area, causing a major disturbance to the local residents.
  • 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.[7]
  • 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.[8]
  • 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.[9] 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.[10]
  • 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 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. In addition, since the Buzzsaw ride was built in the 2011, there have been sightings of a ghost called Jack Darke, who has been claimed to have been killed by a buzzsaw. It is also rumored that the Buzzsaw is built on a burial ground.[11]
  • Larundel Mental Asylum is a long abandoned mental asylum in Bundoora, Victoria. It is reported that a little girl who died on the third floor loved her music box, and to this day, there are claims on the internet that random explorers have heard music playing on some nights, just before or at midnight.[12][13]
  • Lalor House in Richmond, Victoria is reportedly haunted by the ghosts of the family of Peter Lalor.[14]
  • 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.[15]
  • 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.[16]
  • North Kapunda Hotel in Kapunda, South Australia is reputed to have several ghosts due to it being the main meeting point in the town for over a century.[17] The hotel was investigated on the TV series Haunting: Australia and found that most paranormal activity occurred in a disused section of the building formerly used for accommodation.[18]
  • 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.[19]
  • "Punt Road House" at 919, 923 Punt Road, South Yarra is well known by renters as a haunted house. Blogs indicate several suspicious phenomenon and bad luck for residents connected with the premises but the most horrifying story is of the child who died, sleeping in the room which a century ago was the kitchen with old stove furnace.[20] Diagnosis reported as SIDS a condition known to be associated with accidental asphyxiation.[21]
  • Whepstead House in Wellington Point, Queensland is rumoured to have a number of ghosts: Gilbert Burnett's wife Martha who spreads the scent of lavender perfume; the daughter of Gilbert and Martha, who apparently disappeared without a trace; Gilbert & Martha's son who had a withered leg and haunts the stairwell; and the ghost of an elderly servant who is seen around the house in a bowler's hat and suit. While no historical basis has been found for any of these stories, the house itself acted as a private hospital for a number of decades, during which time over a dozen people died. It is considered likely that the building's haunted atmosphere and unusual events result from this period of use.[22]
  • The Woodford Academy in Woodford, New South Wales was originally built in 1834 as an inn and later became a private boys school. Multiple accounts of hauntings have reportedly occurred at the site and has since started conducting ghost tours.[23]
  • Victoria Park Railway Tunnel in Brisbane, Queensland played host to one of Brisbane's most famous ghost sightings in 1965, after a group of local children overheard rumors suggesting a ghost had been observed within the tunnel. The following night, the children crept down in the hope of spotting the apparition. One boy, lagging behind the rest of the group as they passed through the tunnel, was apparently accosted by a misty green, limbless, headless apparition that seemed to materialise from the wall of the tunnel. Seemingly mesmerised by the spectre, the boy was dragged by his friends to the nearby Royal Brisbane Hospital, who feared he had been possessed by the ghost. The ensuing tale, as related by the children to hospital staff, made sensational newspaper headlines the next day, and within a short time thousands of local residents were lining both sides of the tunnel in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the ghost. The week following, the Victoria Park ghost became the major talking point of Brisbane, and numerous suggestions to its identity were put forward, although the spectre may very well have resulted from one of the numerous suicides that took place in Victoria Park in previous years.[24]


Chalan Beel, Natore, Sirajgonj
  • Farmhouse in Comilla: A huge farmhouse in Comilla is reported to have a lot of paranormal activities at night. Black shadow hits people and scratches them. Paranrormal entities are seen by paranormal investigators and EVP recordings have confirmed the place to be haunted.[25]
  • Farmhouse in Narsingdi: The house is over a couple of hundred years old, and previously belonged to a Hindu Nayeb named Jogoth Das. There are twin ponds called Bhobani and Rukshar, and rumour has it that there use to be a Hindu cremation ground in the spot of one of the ponds. With the land apparently being haunted by evil spirits, the whole compound is extremely infamous among the locals. People reportedly experience Nishir Daak (Call of the Night Spirit), and also seen a tall glowing figure of a woman with burning eyes climbing on a tree, who tends to attack her victims.[26]
Foy's Lake, Chittagong
  • Garments Factory in Gazipur: 3,500 workers stopped work in a garments factory at Gazipur on June, 2013. The workers protested by demanding rapid action to remove a ghost, which some workers claimed had attacked them in the ladies' washroom, making them terrified and hysterical. Medical experts contended that the workers were experiencing Mass psychogenic illness. However, special prayers were held, and food was distributed among the poor to 'drive away' the alleged ghostly entity.[27]
Kuakata Beach, Barisal
Lalbagh Fort, south entrance, south view (1875)


  • 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.[28][29][30][31][32][33][34]


  • 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.[35]


A reportedly haunted house in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
  • In Sihanoukville, the Independence Hotel has been rumoured to be haunted by a poltergeist.[36]


Banff Springs Hotel, October 1929. The former bare hillsides. Trees would later cover these slopes.
  • Banff Springs Hotel in Banff is an alleged paranormal site. An anonymous young bride, who died of a broken neck on her wedding day in 1932, has also reportedly been seen by patrons within these grounds. Dressed in her wedding gown, she was descending a staircase. She tripped on her gown and fell down the stairs. Her ghost can reportedly be seen dancing alone in the dining room, only to burst into flames. The apparitional resident is reportedly a former employee of the hotel. A bellhop who died after announcing his retirement in 1976, Sam Macauley, has lived on in the eyes of some guests and hotel staff members who claim to have seen visions of the man in full uniform, helping out guests just as if he had never left. They have reported sightings of a bartender's ghost telling customers that they have drank too much and need to go to bed. An apparitional headless male bagpiper has been occasionally haunting here.
  • Dunvegan Provincial Park in Fairview. There are many mysterious things that happen in Dunvegan Park, including sightings of ghosts. One ghost is that of a woman on the top of the North Hill. It is said that you can see the flickering of her lantern still. Many years ago in the middle of winter this woman's child came down with a fever. The father left to bring back the doctor but he was taking so long that the woman set out to see if she could spot them. She took her lantern and in the middle of the snow storm, climbed the North Hill to try to spot her husband. The husband returned to their home with the doctor to find his wife missing. He went in search of her hand found her at the top of the hill frozen to death with her lantern still flickering. Another ghost is the priest in the rectory. He has been seen standing in the window of the rectory, and seated at the desk in the room. A pen has also been seen writing by itself at the desk. There have also been occasion when people have entered the rectory and it was as though they were seeing what it looked like in the past. Then there is the ghost of the lady on the bridge. This ghost has been seen in a long, white hooded cloak and bare feet. She has also been seen in the mists coming from the river. The first sighting of her was shortly after the Dunvegan bridge was completed. Next is the Nun on the hills. A nun, in her habit appears as a dark mass walking up and down the hills picking berries and rosehips. Those are just the main ghosts spoken of in Dunvegan. There have been other sightings in Campshacks, by the river, and of course at the Maples, but no one has been able to put a name to those ghosts. There is a feeling of unease and of being watched that comes from different areas of the park.
  • Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper. There is a very steep staircase in one of the signature cabins, Point Cabin, that is haunted by a housekeeper who fell and broke her neck on it. She has been known by visitors to push people on the staircase as well as being responsible for the chilly winds that sometimes blow down it. People have also reported a feeling of being watched on the staircase and in the connecting hall and animals are said to be very hesitant about going on the stairway. Security guards have claimed to receive phantom calls from the cabin only to arrive and no one is there. A senior couple dressed in old-fashioned clothing have been seen by patrons either dancing or sitting at a table in one of the restaurants. Children's hand prints appear on the window in the main ballroom and people have noted an eerie feeling of being watched in the ballroom.[37]
  • Multicultural Heritage Centre in Stony Plain. White misty figures have been seen in the main building. During the reconstruction of the kitchen in the basement objects would be moved or disappear and reappear elsewhere on their own. An apparitional woman dressed in 1940s clothing is occasionally seen in the corner of people's eyes. Stools have stacked on tables at night when no one was present. There is also a second smaller building called "The Oppershauser Building" that is also active. The spectral figure has been referred as "George" after a former owner of the house. Paranormal activity includes spectral footsteps are heard and objects have flown off the walls on their own, objects placed in the upstairs closet have a way of disappearing and reappearing elsewhere in the house. Disembodied faces have also been in the windows at night as well as spectral voices.[38]


  • The Burma Inn in Beijing 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.[39][40]
  • 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.[41]
  • 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.[39]
  • 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."[42]
  • The Huguan Huiguan Opera House was built in 1807, originally as a home for the poor. 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.[43]
  • The Normandie Apartment, now the Wukang Mansion, in Shanghai, was named after the World War I warship Normandie, and was designed by the famous Hungarian architect Ladislav Hudec. Sounds of footsteps running up the stairs, loud voices from empty rooms, and even the sounds of breaking glass are rumoured to be heard from this apartment building. The seventh floor corner apartment is believed to be haunted by a former tenant, who supposedly was an actress who committed suicide by jumping out of the window.[39][44]
  • 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 within the closed mansion complain of bizarre animal bites and sightings.[39]
  • 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.[39][45]
  • The Yun Shan Fan Dian hotel in Chengde is supposedly haunted with a man in western clothing and a woman in ancient Chinese imperial attire, who always lurk at the end of the eighth story corridor. There have been a few occasional sightings of others dressed in ancient Chinese clothing as well.[46]


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.[47][48][49][50][51]



  • 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.[46]
  • 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 become 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.[53]
  • 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.[46]
  • 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.[46]



  • Berlin: The Reichstag building has been reported to be haunted by numerous ghosts of famous German political figures.[46]
  • Heidelberg: The Hexenturm (Witches Tower) and the Nazi Amphitheatre are both said to be haunted by various ghosts.[46]
  • 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".[54]
  • 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.[46]
  • 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.[46]
  • 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.[46]
  • 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.[46]


  • Bhangarh Fort, 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 the sorcerer Singhiya.[55]
  • Three Kings Church, Goa: It is believed that spirits of those three kings roam in this church. Due to these happenings, this place has turned into a spooky and creepy church.
  • Grand Paradi Towers, Mumbai, Maharashtra: Said to be the most famous haunted building in Mumbai, as it was the site of several suicides and deaths.[56]
  • Lambi Dehar Mines, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand: An alleged screaming witch, and several accidents, are claimed to have been associated with paranormal activity.[57]
  • Dumas Beach, Surat, Gujarat: As per Hindu tradition, the human body is burnt after death, and this beach is used by the local residents for that purpose. The tourists who visit this beach hear many voices, but cannot see anyone. These voices tell them to go back to where they have come from.[58]
  • Lothian Cemetery, Delhi: The oldest burial ground for Christians in Delhi is also the ground for unexplainable activities. People claim to have seen a headless ghost walking in the Cemetery with his head in hands.[citation needed]
  • GP Block. Meerut: Uninhabited for almost 8 decades, the not so famous GP Block in Meerut gained its notoriety when people started reported strange sightings of men and women in this place.
  • Jamali Kamali Masjid, Delhi: It is said that if one visits this place at night, they get slapped by something not visible to the naked eye.
  • Kuldhara, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan: Once a village of the Paliwal Bhramins who abandoned the village because of their insane ruler and hence, before leaving, cursed the place that it won't ever flourish. People have reported strange hand imprints on their cars and an eerie feeling which runs throughout.
  • 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.[59]


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.[60][61]
  • 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.[62]
  • 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.[63][64]


  • Charles Fort: Haunted by a 17th-century bride known as "The White Lady of Kinsale".[65]
  • 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.[66] 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.[67]
  • 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.[68]
  • 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.[69]
  • 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.[70] 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.[71]
  • 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
    The Stewards House
    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.[72][73][74]
  • Leap Castle: Many people were imprisoned and executed in this castle, and it is supposedly haunted by several spirits.[75] It was featured on Scariest Places on Earth and Most Haunted.
  • Renyle House Hotel in Galway: Haunted by former anonymous remaining guests.[76]
  • 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.[77]
  • St. Michan's Church: This church is haunted by disembodied whispering voices from mummies entombed in the vaults.[78]
  • 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.[79]


  • 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 Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, which was adapted as part of Masaki Kobayashi's film Kwaidan.[80][81]
  • 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.[82]
  • 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.[82]


  • 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.[83]


  • Fort Manoel: Reportedly haunted by the Black Knight, resembling António Manoel de Vilhena, the Portuguese Grand Master who financed the construction of the fort.[84]
  • Fort St Angelo: Reportedly haunted by the Grey Lady, a woman killed by guards of the De Nava family. The ghost reportedly no longer haunts the fort since an exorcism took place.[84]
  • Grandmaster's Palace: Reportedly haunted by the ghost of a large cat.[84]
  • St. John's Co-Cathedral: Reportedly haunted by a monsignor.[84]
  • Verdala Palace: Reportedly haunted by the Blue Lady, a woman who jumped to her death while attempting to escape the palace in the late 18th century.[84]



  • 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.[85]


  • Keng Tung: Kyaing Tong New Hotel was once a palace, it is now a reportedly haunted hotel.[86]

New Zealand[edit]


  • Lier Sykehus: An old insane asylum situated in Drammen, Norway, where people claim to have seen ghosts, shadows and apparitions.[92]


  • 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.[93]


  • 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."[94]
  • 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.[95][96]


  • 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.[97][98]
  • 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.[99]
  • 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.[100]
  • 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.[101]
  • The Ozone Disco: A disco in Quezon City that caught on fire.[102] 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.[103]
  • Some prestigious universities in the Philippines also are reportedly haunted. The University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle University, and Ateneo de Manila University are a few of these reportedly haunted institutions.


  • 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.[104]
  • 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.[105]
  • 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.[106]
  • 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.[105]
  • 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.[107]




  • Old Changi Hospital: Reputed as one of the most haunted places in Singapore, Old Changi Hospital was used by the Japanese as a prison camp during the Second World War. Those who fell dead in the hands of the Japanese soldiers are still seeking revenge, apparently.[citation needed]

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.[109]:18–28[110][111]
  • 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.[112]
  • 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.[113]
  • Kempton Park Hospital: This abandoned hospital in Kempton Park, Gauteng is frequented by thrill-seekers and ghost hunters.[111][114][115]
  • 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.[109]:174–175[116]
  • 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.[109]:157[117]
  • 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.[118]
  • 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.[119]


Palace of Linares
  • 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.[120][121]


  • 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.[122]
  • 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.[123][124]


In the federal city of Berne: The house located in Junkerngasse no 54 is said to be haunted. The origin of this belief is unknown.[125]


  • 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.[126]
  • Crime Suppression Division Jail Cell: Many prisoners claim to have seen ghosts in their jail cells.[127]
  • Phitsanulok Mansion: The official residence of the Thailand Prime Minister. The Mansion is however rumored to have many ghosts.[128]
  • 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.[129]
  • 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.[130]
  • 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.[131]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

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