Did Somebody Say Haunted?

For those of you who enjoy going through haunted houses on Halloween and love the things that go bump in the night, there are several must see places in Asia that you might enjoy.  Whether it’s vengeful spirits, black magic, or war ghosts, these places are said to be some of the most haunted in Asia.

GonjiamGonjiam Psychiatric Hospital – South Korea

The Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital is located in Gwangju and is one of the most haunted places in Korea.  It was closed suddenly in the 1990’s due to many mysterious deaths of patients and staff alike.  The families demanded explanations but the deaths remained unsolved.

It is believed that the spirits of the deceased roam the abandoned hospital and visitors have been seen running from the building screaming.  The spirits who inhabit the hospital are extremely violent and many who have visited the abandoned hospital claim to have been scratched by something they couldn’t see.  Wails and moans are also said to echo through the hallways.

Wat Phra Si Sanphet Temple – Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya was one of the largest cities in the world in the 1700’s.  There were nearly a million people who inhabited the city and it was the centerpiece of the Siam empire.  The Siam Kingdom traded with all the major European empires and, in turn, had Siamese embassies everywhere.

Unfortunately, in 1767 the city of Autthaya was brought to its knees by Burmese troops.  The troops of Burma stormed the city, killing anyone they could find and stealing anything they got their hands on.  The once beautiful Wat Phra Si Sanphet Temple crumbled to ruins and it is said the ghosts of those killed in the massacre still inhabit the old temple today.

Green Island
Green Island – Taiwan

The White Terror was a 38 year period of unrest in Taiwan where anyone who was suspected of being anti-government was arrested and sent to the penal colony on Green Island.  Taiwanese people of all ages and societal classes were sentenced to death by firing squad, some never even got to see their children as they were arrested before their child’s birth.  If you visit this island today, you may be able to hear and see the ghosts of the people who were killed during the White Terror.

Tat Tak
Tat Tak School – Hong Kong

The school was abandoned after one of the teachers committed suicide while wearing a red dress.  People have glimpsed her ghost lingering in the cemetery next to the school and on the school grounds.

As all curious students seem to do, a group visited the school and one was possessed by the ghost of the dead teacher.  The girl reportedly attacked her classmates, was incredibly unstable emotionally, and tried to kill herself.  Cab drivers refuse to drive on the streets by the school and it is believed that the ghosts of the people massacred by the British and buried in the cemetery also haunt the area.

Sai Ying Pun Community Complex – Hong Kong

This complex was built in 1892 as quarters for European nurses.  The complex was taken over by the Japanese in World War II and was then used as an execution hall.  Once the war was over, the building was turned into an insane asylum.  Seems like a good idea, right? Wrong….it was abandoned in 1961 and since then has been damaged by two separate fires.  Visitors to the complex have since seen terrifying devilish ghosts on fire and headless poltergeists.

So for all you ghost story lovers and paranormal activity enthusiasts, you may want to add a few of these sites to your must see list!

~ Jordan

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