List of reportedly haunted locations

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The list of reportedly haunted locations throughout the world, that are locations 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. 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.[1]

Australia[edit]

  • The Buratimos is the wreck of a former U.S. Navy ship from World War II, that occurred off the coast of Western Australia in 1964.[2]
  • Ararat Lunatic Asylum, or Aradale, is the largest abandoned lunatic asylum in Ararat. 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.[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • Brisbane City Hall in Brisbane, Queensland 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. Another story claims an American soldier was stabbed to death during World War II during a fight. 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.
BuzzSaw roller coaster in Dreamworld.
  • 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.[5] Additionally, 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.[6]
  • Fremantle Arts Centre in Fremantle, Western Australia was originally built as a psychiatric hospital - Fremantle Lunatic Asylum - it has seen much overcrowding, abuse and death. It was built using convict labour between 1861 and 1868. Cold spots are commonly felt, sounds of crying, laughter and yelling have been heard. Some people have reported the feeling of being kissed on the cheek by unseen persons. A lot of the activity takes place on the first floor where doors open and close and objects move by themselves. One of the apparitions that is seen, a woman whose daughter had been kidnapped was admitted to the asylum due to her deep depression, committed suicide by throwing herself through the first floor window. It is said she can be seen about the building as she still searches in hopes of finding her daughter.[7]
  • Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, Western Australia is a former prison built in 1855 primarily by convicts using limestone quarried on-site. Initially used for convicts transported from Britain, it was transferred to the colonial government in 1886 for use for locally-sentenced prisoners. At least 43 men and 1 woman were executed between 1886 and 1964. There have been many reports of sightings of apparitions and unexplainable occurrences.
  • Monte Cristo Homestead in Junee, New South Wales was the site of seven deaths during the 1800s, and is reported[by whom?] to be the most haunted house in Australia. Various ghost groups have reported sightings there.[8]
  • 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.[9]
  • Port Arthur in Tasmania operates 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 during 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 soon 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.[10]
  • Campbelltown NSW Fisher's ghost is a popular Australian ghost story or folk tale dating to the early 19th century. On 17 June 1826 an English-born Australian farmer from Campbelltown named Frederick Fisher (born 28 August 1792 in London) suddenly disappeared.
  • Macquarie Fields NSW south west of Sydney train station where numerous people have accounted hearing a girl crying. Late at night, when it’s still, and the last trains have pulled out, a “faint crying” can be heard carried on the breeze at Macquarie Fields station.
  • Northern Beaches NSW the Wakehurst Parkway is busy road north of Sydney is not the type of place you would usually associate with the supernatural, but the Wakehurst Parkway has for years been linked with reported sightings of a mysterious female figure, with claims the apparition has even appeared in the back seat of people’s cars before disappearing.

Bangladesh[edit]

  • Dhaka Airport Road: The segment of the road between Nikunjo and Biman office is reported by believers to be haunted by a lady at night, supposedly causing accidents.[11]
  • Dhaka Golf Heights, Banani, Dhaka: Claimed by believers to be haunted by a crying baby, and feelings of being watched are reported.[12]
  • Under-construction apartment in Old DOHS, Banani, Dhaka: Said to have ties to Satanism. Lanes 4 and 5 are reputed to have been built on top of graves.[13]
  • Purbo Nayatola Rail Crossing, Dhaka: Reported by believers to be haunted by a woman frantically looking for her missing infant.[14]
  • Shahidullah Hall Pond, Dhaka: The old pond adjoining Shahidullah Hall at Dhaka University campus is believed to be haunted by people who drowned in the pond.[15]
  • Farmhouse in Narsingdi: This farmhouse, over a couple of hundred years old, contains twin ponds called Bhobani and Rukshar, and rumours claim of a Hindu cremation ground on site of one of the ponds.[16]
  • Highway Near Mirsharai, Chittagong: The highway connecting Dhaka and Chittagong near Mirsharai, Chittagong is claimed by believers to be haunted by a vanishing hitchhiker at night.[17]
  • Pakri Beach, Chittagong: This silver sand beach has a reputation of being haunted. Reported hauntings range from mysterious footsteps and disembodied screams to an apparition of an old sailor.[18]
Kuakata Beach, Barisal
  • Kuakata Beach, Barisal: Rakhaine settlers claim this beach to be haunted. Believers also claim of a large, wooden, gold-laden boat in the surrounding forest area that is supposedly cursed.[19]
  • Farmhouse in Comilla: A huge farmhouse in Comilla is reported to be haunted by black shadows assaulting people at night.[20]

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 during 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.[21][22][23][24][25][26][27]

Brazil[edit]

  • The Grande Hotel Trilogia in Cambuquira, Minas Gerais is allegedly haunted and appeared on episode 16 of the 1st season of Ghost Hunters International.
  • The Joelma Buildingbr (now the Praça da Bandeira Building) in São Paulo is allegedly haunted by victims of the fire that started on 1 February 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.[28]

Cambodia[edit]

Canada[edit]

Several sites in Canada are reputedly haunted, including Citadel Hill (Fort George) in Halifax, The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews By-The-Sea in New Brunswick, Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Darke Hall at University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton, Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, Plains of Abraham in Quebec City and Bytown Museum in Ottawa.

China[edit]

Western (front) elevation of Chaonei No. 81 during 2014

Several sites in China are reputedly haunted, including Chaonei No. 81, an abandoned mansion in Beijing's Chaoyangmen neighborhood, and the Wukang Mansion, formerly known as the Normandie Apartment, in Shanghai (named after the World War I battleship Normandie).

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. Strange 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, as anyone who does supposedly dies 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.[30][31][32][33][34]

Denmark[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Farafra Desert
  • 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.[36]
  • 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.[37]
  • 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.[36]
  • 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.[36]

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.[38]
  • 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.[38]
  • Haihara Manor in Tampere is haunted by The Blue Maid, former maid of the manor.[39]
  • Mustio Manor in the village of Mustio reportedly is a location with several ghosts.[40]
  • Nummela Sanatorium, an abandoned hospital in the village of Röykkä is told about rumors of paranormal phenomena, like the windows of the building show mysterious lights, and on the edge of the roof there is a woman who commits suicide by jumping down. There is also a rumor that the hospital might be haunted by the spirit of a girl who died there at a young age.[41][42]
  • 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.[43]
  • Turku City Library employees have reportedly had paranormal experiences in the basement of the library. The ghost is assumed to be a former librarian.[citation needed]
  • Villa Kleineh, a historical villa in Helsinki currently used by the Dutch embassy, reportedly hosts a ghost called The White Lady.[44]

France[edit]

Several sites in France are reputedly haunted, including the Château de Brissac, the Château de Trécesson in Brittany, the Catacombs and Cemetery of Père Lachaise in Paris, Mont Saint-Michel, and the Château de Châteaubriant in western France.

Germany[edit]

Northern front of Schloss Nordkirchen.
  • 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.[36]
  • 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. Soon thereafter, Ulrich and his sons also died suddenly. 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.[36]
  • Würzburg: There is supposedly the ghost of 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.[36]

India[edit]

South Park Street Cemetery.

Several sites in India are reported to be haunted, including Agrasen Ki Baoli, Delhi Cantonment, Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb and Lothian Cemetery in Delhi; Golconda Fort, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad; Howrah Bridge, National Library of India, Nimtala Crematorium, Rabindra Sarobar Metro Station, South Park Street Cemetery and Writer's Building in Kolkata and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.[46]

Indonesia[edit]

''' Lawang sewu''' is an iconic landmark for attractions is as served as a haunted place, the place were used for the administrative headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Railway Company since 1917, during the Dutch-colonialism when the Japanese troops take over the building used for several torture and execution. The building dark past remains of mystery as a result. The building's basement of B building is served with an passage to the underground area filled with standing and squatting prisons where prisoners were put to death. The basement is trance terrible tense auras and authentic atmospheric. Lawang sewu Literally meaning to "thousand doors" in Javanese. The rest of the complex was finished in 1919-1920.[4] It was initially used by the NIS (The Netherlandsch), some eye-witnesses have seen the spirits wandering the building's main hall, visitors claimed to see a shadow figures, (odd) apparitions of supernatural beings from inside the building's walls. The ghost of a former Dutch Lady or Kuntilanak have reportedly seen who committed suicide in the building itself and it have been caught in one of the night-vision camera, especially in the underground basement, the basement areas of the Building B onced used as the main area where inmates were used for treated in the building until they're killed.


Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital: The government run hospital located at Salemba, Jakarta.It is rumored to be creepy and absolutely eerie when the hospital arrives when at night, some ways how people morgues considered to be said to be the popular place for haunted spots; the hospital is home of the strange things, reportedly some officers reports of things moved by itself which is similar to poltergeist of moving objects this can led to paranormal events. One of the ghost that were said to roam old hospital at night.

Jakarta History Museum: Located on the Old Town city of Indonesia, Jakarta. As the main building standing in the middle building. This historical building once served used as the administrative building, the site of the Dutch East Indies during the lifetime of the Germany colonialism - of the Netherlands build the construction. The front square of the building was often used as a place of executions for criminals. During nighttime there are reports of sighting of a headless ghost, Dutch colonial lady, and mysterious sounds coming from the underground prison. The small prison is where the inmates brutally killed with their feet chained.

Jeruk Purut Cemetery: This Legendary cemetery used for the Dutch as a burial grounds of the deceased, this Hantu Jeruk Purut has been inspired from 2006 horror movie as well as to be creepy where the tombstone is said to be haunted graveyard which has a inspiration from the background of the scene. It it said to be a decapitated pastor which always his head along the tomb in search for his own grave, but it is not located there.

University of Indonesia This University of Indonesia is not being creepy for instance, the Campus itself have many revealed spots secrets to its dark corners. However, the students have circulating that this building save for mystical story that were stored. There were many experienced by high-schoolers believed that there are many report of strange taking lives, some people have told that at night can be so creepy including sightings of ghosts from different places, The Campus have also a sense of tense temperature because of the creepy figures naming to run in one of these buildings,- including an eerie classrooms with rows of chairs, long dark corridors, The rectorate building, Three lakes, Library and the park with is filled shrouded with so many trees. Some of that to college students have seen the appearance of Kebaya ghost, phantom train, drooping girl who hang herself in the rectorate, and the red Kuntilanak, last another sight of a Pocong can barely seen prayer rooms, Spooky stories including; absolutely chilling.

'''Kampung Gajah''': Opened in 2010, Kampung Gajah was once an amusement park in Lembang, West Bandung Regency until the company that once ran the amusement park filled bankruptcy. The park was permanently closed in 2018. After the closure of the park, many ghost hunters started to use the former site of the amusement park for ghost hunting. One of local YouTuber from West Bandung once visited the former site and reported some abnormal incidents like the camera suddenly goes off twice and drone problems.

Parangtritis: This popular tourist beach located in southern coast of Yogyakarta contains legend regarding the foundation of the Mataram Sultanate. It was said that here Panembahan Senopati, the founder of Mataram Sultanate made a spiritual pact with Nyai Roro Kidul, the ruler of Javan's southern sea for the well-being of Mataram. Every year, the Labuhan ceremony is held there and in neighboring Parangkusumo beach to commemorate the event.

Pelabuhan Ratu: Similar to Parangtritis, this port to the sea/ocean holds many mystery story. legends says that the existence of Nyai Roro Kidul (which is the Queen of the South Sea and daughter of King Prabu Siliwangi), have often seen from the surface of the ocean. it is rumored to have committed suicide by jumping off the cliff into the open sea. Rumors say that if someone wears green while swimming (the Queen's favorite color), he or she will be pulled by her ghost into the open water. Room 308 at the Samudra Beach Hotel is set aside for the Queen's ghost.

Saidah Tower this abandoned office building on East Jakarta, is as served corporate office building it has said to be the most haunted tower, People said that Saidah tower was onced used by wealthy family of the same name. According to the witnesses that the building (tower) was constructed on top of a land that is used for dumping ground. The foundation is tilted due to the 28-story building. The building itself have reports that they're were no occupants mainly on open space, viewers also asked that the building is rumored to be haunted building. The property is still cursed and had to closed the manufacturing process, It is said that many invincible ghosts who roams this tower is the singular red lady who fell victim died on the railway incident are not far from the Tower.

this tower had an underground also had a basement, from now on people investigating the sounds, creepy ambiances in the building that they've heard mysterious noises and sounds coming from an nowhere adding more tense scene, by adding more suspense, some security officer said that the building might be more the lights efficiently dimmed at that time. Also officer had claimed that when he check the basement often heard whispering voice calling for "help". There's also some shadowy figures dashing and quickly disappeared.


Casablanca tunnel The Casablanca Tunnel is said to be haunted abandoned highway is said to be built on top of land that is used for cemetery, this connecting tunnels have been reported seeing the shadowy figures of a woman wearing in red dress, drivers whoever crosses this tunnel must to honk three times before entering. Some many people said that there are mainly biggest tense car accidents throughout the year. This as a symbolized that the red Kuntilanak often seeks revenge for individual person when she got disturbed. to destroy everything in its path.

Ireland[edit]

Kinnitty Castle
Malahide Castle
Stewards House, Montpelier Hill
  • Charles Fort: Haunted by a 17th-century bride known as "The White Lady of Kinsale".[47]
  • 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.[48] 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.[49]
  • Ducketts Grove: The mansion was owned by the Duckett family for 300 years, and is said to be haunted by a Banshee Ghost. On 17 March 2011, the SyFy show Destination Truth featured a four-hour live investigation for the season finale to find out the mystery of the ruins.[50]
  • 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.[51]
  • 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.[52] 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 during 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.[53]
  • 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'Briens, 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 Montpelier 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.[54][55][56]
  • Leap Castle: Many people were imprisoned and executed in this castle, and it is supposedly haunted by several spirits.[57] It was featured on Scariest Places on Earth and Most Haunted.
  • Renyle House Hotel in Galway: Haunted by former anonymous remaining guests.[58]
  • 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.[59]
  • St. Michan's Church: This church is haunted by disembodied whispering voices from mummies entombed in the vaults.[60]
  • 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 during 1791. Her apparition roams the halls.[61]
  • Wicklow Gaol: a prison for over 200 years, it is claimed to be haunted by many former prisoners.[62]

Italy[edit]

  • Colosseum: Known also as the Flavian Amphitheatre, 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.[63]
  • The castle of Montebello, in Montebello di Torriana (in the province of Rimini), is famous for the medieval legend that tells that an albino (in the Middle Ages, albino people were thought to be incarnations of Satan) girl nicknamed "Azzurrina" (Italian feminine diminutive for "azzurro", "light blue", the colour of her eyes), born about in 1370 and mysteriously vanished on 21 June 1375 (solstice day), while her father, Signore ("Lord") of Montebello, was fighting in a battle. According to the legend, Azzurrina's ghost appears in the castle every five years from that day, on solstice day. The legend provided fame for the town of Montebello di Torriana and much tourism to the castle, especially on 21 June.
  • Poveglia: This island, near Venice, 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.[64][65]
  • Teatro Massimo in Palermo.[citation needed]
  • Hotel Burchianti It was a popular destination for celebrities during the 20th century. Guests have been reported sounds of children skipping skipping down the halls. In the Fresco room guests claimed they felt icy breaths down their spines.[66]

Japan[edit]

Several locations in Japan are reputedly haunted, including the Himeji castle, Aokigahara on the side of Mount Fuji, and Sunshine 60 with in Tokyo.[67]

Jordan[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Agnes Keith House in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. Pictured in 2007.
Kinarut Mansion ruins as pictured in 2012.
Remains of the Highland Towers during 2008.
  • Agnes Keith House: A house built in the site of a former house for British colonial officials. Reportedly haunted with a female apparition based on the experience by the house former owners including a known American author named Agnes Newton Keith. The house has now turned into a museum in 2004.[69][70]
  • Bukit Tunku: Previously known as Kenny Hills, Bukit Tunku is a leafy area with British colonial houses. There's a report of a phantom motorcycle and a ghost of woman standing in the middle of the road. Local taxi drivers usually refuse to pick up women and children at night.[71][72][73]
  • Genting Highlands: Some apartments like Amber Court and Ria Apartment are reportedly haunted as well as First World Hotel, which 6,118 of its rooms are reportedly haunted due to gambling related suicides.[72][73]
  • Highland Towers: After a tragedy that killed 48 residents, the remaining towers was reportedly haunted as claimed by the nearest residents who live not far from there.[72][73][74]
  • Kinarut Mansion: A former German manor house in the Graeco-Roman style. Local population living near the area of the mansion ruins claimed the place is haunted with "Hantu Tinggi", a type of Malay ghost in the form of tall tree who usually disguised as a normal tree in the heavily forest area.[75] Other passerby claimed to have seen a fast moving apparition and hearing the eerie voice of pontianak, a Malay female ghost at night which were also supported by media crews who covering information about the mansion when they felt "something" was following them through their walk in the area.[75]
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport: The main international airport of Malaysia stands on former oil palm fields. Nighttime employees often see sightings and hear mysterious sounds. There are also reports of possession of airline staffs and airport securities.[76]
  • Masjid Kampung Tedong: A new masjid in Kampung Tedong, Melaka, in May 2016, CCTV cameras can capture two wooden boards that can move itself similar to poltergeist.[77]
  • Mimaland: Located in Gombak, Selangor, Mimaland used to be a largest theme park in Malaysia until its closing in 1994 due to giant water slide incident that killed a Singaporean tourist. Locals often reported paranormal activities around the former site of the theme park.[78][79]
  • 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.[73][80]
  • Tawau Hills Park: Located in the town of Tawau in Sabah, this forest park is a popular tourist destination in Tawau. Home of the tallest tropical tree in the world, the yellow meranti (shorea faguetiana). People are not advised to go to the park at night, as the location is said (by the town residents) to be haunted.
  • Kuala Lumpur - Karak Highway : Located in Karak, This highway has some horror stories like example : Yellow Beetle sightings, A 'ghost' boy that finding his mother and anything else . However the mysteries of this highway are still unsolved.

Mexico[edit]

Entrance to Metro Panteones.

Several sites in Mexico are reputedly haunted, including the Palace of the Inquisition and the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the City of Mexico, Hospicio Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mapimí Silent Zone in the state of Durango, Chautla Hacienda in Puebla, and the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza on the Yucatán Peninsula.

Monaco[edit]

  • A yacht once belonging to Errol Flynn, the USS Zaca, is berthed here and is supposed to be haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing Errol Flynn's ghost pacing aboard. Others have described the sounds of voices and laughter as if a wild party were happening on board.[81]

Myanmar (formerly Burma)[edit]

  • Keng Tung: Kyaing Tong New Hotel was once a palace, it is now a reportedly haunted hotel.[29][82]

Netherlands[edit]

Anne Frank House
Kasteel Waardenburg
  • Anne Frank House, in Amsterdam is the former home of Anne Frank, the Dutch/Jewish girl who wrote the world-famous The Diary of a Young Girl the Second World War. In this war, Anne and her family had to hide from the Germans, they did that in the now called Anne Frank House. Which, back in World War 2, was her father's office. Anne, her sister, and her mother later died in concentration camps. People nowadays say that they feel cold spots in the house, have the feeling of being watched and the staff sometimes hear sounds coming from the secret annex. They[who?] say that if you stand outside of the house at midnight you can see a little girl hanging out of the window. Many[who?] say the girl is Anne.[citation needed]
  • Singraven, or Singraven Manor is an estate in Overijssel, a province in The Netherlands. In the sixteenth century, Singraven Manor became the residence of some Franciscan nuns for a short time. One of the nuns got bricked up alive, and after that, many strange things started to happen. After the new owner arrived he was unexplainably set on fire by an oil lamp. People[who?] say that the bricked up nun is still haunting the estate today.
  • Hoensbroek Castle, is a castle in the province of Limburg. In this castle there is said to be a ghost called the blue lady. Her official name was Anna Catherina and she died on 5 November 1760. People say that she is looking for her 2 children who died at an early age. The children where supposedly buried inside the castle walls while she was not informed.
  • Waardenburg Castle, or Kasteel Waardenburg is a castle in the province of Gelderland. This castle is said to be one of the most haunted places in The Netherlands. People feel like they are being watched, hear footsteps and whispers, see things move and feel cold spots. people say that in medieval times the wizard who lived in the castle made a pact with the devil, that he could do and get whatever he wanted for a period of seven years and after that he would be taken by the devil. Till this day there are 2 bloodstains that cannot be washed off on one of the castle walls.[citation needed]
  • Blokhuispoort, is an old building complex in the city of Leeuwarden. Blokhuispoort was originally built in 1499 as a citadel. Then it became a fortress, a court and execution place and from 1580 till 2007 it served as a prison. Nowadays it holds little businesses can hire workspace, a museum, a restaurant and the city's library. People have seen objects move on their own, shadow people, doors closing on their own and locked doors opening, voices, people being touched and footsteps.
  • Binnenveld mansion, is a rijksmonument located in Huissen, in the province of Gelderland. The mansion is better known as the 'haunted house of Huissen'. This building stood in the front area during the Battle of Arnhem (a major battle of World War II). According to locals, this house would be haunted.[83][84]

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.[90]

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.[91]

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."[92]
  • 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.[93][94]

Panama[edit]

Peru[edit]

  • Lima: A paranormal event was recorded on security camera in a co-working space in Lima, Peru.The place has been a notorious site for paranormal anomalies and has been haunted ever since. The location is close to an ancient temple, where human sacrifices occurred. Locals claim that this is the source of all haunted events. Multiple situations in which doors and servers move and unexplained sources of lights appeared during the night .

Philippines[edit]

Manila City Hall, one of the several locations in the country considered by believers to be haunted

Several sites in the Philippine Islands are reportedly haunted, including the historic Fort Santiago in Manila, the abandoned Diplomat Hotel in the northern city of Baguio, and Silliman University in Dumaguete of the Visayan Islands.

Poland[edit]

  • An unfinished house at Kosocicka St. in Kraków.[96] According to the story known by locals, the house was located on former cemetery ground. Construction started in the 1970s as an investment made by two brothers, but stopped after one of them killed the other in the house. After that the property was bought by another owner, who, for unknown reason, committed suicide in the house at night, at the 3rd floor. Locals claims that ghosts appear in the house.[97]
  • Abandoned hospital in Olesno[98]
  • Haunted house in Jeleń (part of Jaworzno city). Several families left this place, complaining of noises in the night and items thrown about by a poltergeist. The current owner offers adventure seekers an opportunity to stay in the house overnight (however, only groups of at least two people are accepted).[99]

Portugal[edit]

  • The Beau-Séjour Palace, in Lisbon, is said to be haunted by the Baron of Glória, who lived in the palace during 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.[100]
  • 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.[101]
  • 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.[102]
  • 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.[101]
  • 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.[103]

Romania[edit]

Bánffy Castle in renovation

Several sites in Romania are reputedly haunted, including historic Bánffy Castle in Bonțida and the Hoia Forest.

Russia[edit]

Moscow Kremlin
  • Moscow Kremlin: Said to be haunted by the Soviet leaders Lenin and Stalin along with other historical figures.[104]

Singapore[edit]

  • Bedok: A planning area in the southeastern coast of Singapore, which is famous for its paranormal activities. There are numerous reports of suicide or murder-suicide around the residential areas. The most famous paranormal activity in the area is the ghost of a woman and her 3-years-old child. She allegedly died by jumping from the HDB (government high-rise flat), after throwing her child.[105]
  • Old Changi Hospital: The vacated hospital compound was popular with movie-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.[106][107][108]
  • East Coast Park: One night a couple was strolling around the area at night. It was at this tower where a group of thugs attacked them, knocking the boyfriend unconscious and killing the girlfriend after violating her. After this particular incident, there have been people claiming to have seen a female figure near the tower; while there have even been alleged screams of help resonating from the area.[109][110]
  • Pasir Ris Park: One of the white sand beaches of Singapore. It is a place where it has been reported that a haunted place is a hotspot where women commit suicide. Nowadays, it is very popular among the ghost hunters.[111]
  • Stansfield School of Business: According to a former lecturer there, if you spend time alone in the upstairs teaching rooms at Stansfield School of Business, Middle Road, you can feel unexplained intense anxiety and depression. When the rooms are crowded, this is not apparent. It was a leper hospital during World War Two. In 2001-02 it was occupied by Singapore Institute of Commerce.

South Africa[edit]

Several locations in South Africa are reputedly haunted, including the Erasmus Castle in Pretoria and the Grey High School in Port Elizabeth.

South Korea[edit]

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 in Spain. Supposedly, a little girl appears in the mansion, the Marquis fathered her with his sister and they murdered her in order to hide their incestuous relationship.[115][116]

Sweden[edit]

  • 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. On December 2, 1947, Bishop Torsten Bohlin revealed plans to "order a scientific investigation of the vicarage after several years of ghosts". The Church of Sweden confirmed ghosts and the village of Borgvattnet immediately became world famous. Today, the rectory is open to the public, and people can spend nights in the house for a small fee (which benefits the village).[117]

Switzerland[edit]

  • The house located in Junkerngasse no 54 in Bern is said to be haunted. The origin of this belief is unknown. According to a story, around 12 and 1 am, the windows open and a headless woman appears, laughing in a creepy way. One Story tells that a woman dressed in black appears walking along the rooms.[118]

Taiwan[edit]

  • Chiayi Min-Hsiung Haunted House: Located in Chiayi City, it was once the residence of the Liu family. It is probably one of the most recognized haunted house in Taiwan.[119]

Thailand[edit]

Many sites in Thailand are reputedly haunted, including Government House of Thailand, Phitsanulok Mansion, Lumphini Park, Sathorn Unique Tower (Bangkok), Ayutthaya Historical Park, and Mahidol University in central, or Lipe in southern etc.

United Arab Emirates[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Tower of London (left) and Glamis Castle (right).

Many sites in the UK are reputedly haunted, including the Tower of London, 50 Berkeley Square (London), Belgrave Hall, Arundel Castle, Speke Hall, and Bruce Castle in England, and Ardrossan Castle, Fyvie Castle, Glamis Castle, and Stirling Castle in Scotland.

United States[edit]

The Octagon in Washington, D.C. (left), and Winchester Mystery House in California (right)

Many sites in the United States are reputedly haunted, including: Dudleytown, Connecticut; the Cherry Hill Estate and 112 Ocean Avenue House (a.k.a. the Amityville Horror House) in New York; several areas in Williamsburg, Virginia; several buildings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Octagon House and the White House in Washington, D.C.; and El Adobe de Capistrano in California.

Vietnam[edit]

  • 300 Kim Mã in Hanoi is a building which was proposed to be the Bulgarian Embassy in Vietnam, but was abandoned for an unknown reason. After a murder near this building, the story of mysterious phenomenas including the ghost of a Western man is popularised across the nation. Now it is the property of Vietnamese government.[123]
  • Côn Đảo: The unfinished stone bridge in the deep jungle named "Ma Thiên Lãnh Bridge" is called by the locals "Ghost Bridge", which is a bridge built by over 300 prisoners who suffered a lot and died under French control. One villager saw a long haired male ghost in a white shirt and black pants watch him while he was drinking with a friend, and then disappear. And a female villager said she saw a woman wearing a white dress standing on a bridge alone at the dawn. She knew instantly that it was a hungry ghost. One woman says she had come across a ghost of two boys without a shirt. They forced her to give them dessert.[113]
  • The Hui Mansion (now Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts): One of the most mysterious places in Ho Chi Minh City, located at 97 Phó Đức Chính Street, District 1. People believe that the mansion is haunted by the ghost of Mr. Hui Bon Hoa's leprosy daughter.[29][124]

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