As we celebrate Halloween and commemorate our dearly departed this coming All Soul’s Day, we have gathered the top five places in the Philippines which are said to be haunted. These locations are said to be sites where people have died because of war, crime or accident. Whether or not this list is just urban legend, it’s up to you to judge. Or better yet, visit–so you can witness and experience for yourself. Here’s the top five haunted places in the Philippines:
1. Teacher’s Camp
First established as a training site by American teachers (Thomasites), it is now training center for teachers in the country. It is alleged that it was built on the site of a battlefield of the former indigenous residents
2. Balete Drive
Situated in an affluent neighbourhood in New Manila, Quezon City, Balete Drive is noted as the site of several apparitions of a white lady, who is said to be the ghost of a teenage girl who was raped and killed by a taxi driver in the 1950s. The eerie vibe of Balete Drive is especially felt at night because of the big Balete trees that line up both sides of the avenue which make you feel that they can attack and envelop you without warning.
3. Ozone Disco
A former discothèque in Quezon City that was the site of the worst fire in the Philippine history and among the Top 10 Worst Nightclub Fires in the World. The March 1996 fire killed at least 162 people and injured at least 95. Most of the club guests were high school and college students attending graduation or end-of-the-school-year celebrations. Survivors reported seeing sparks flying inside the DJ’s booth shortly before midnight, followed by smoke which they thought was part of the party plan of the DJ. Many of the bodies were discovered along the corridor leading to the only exit, piled up waist-high.
4. Manila Film Center
Located near the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the facility was the site of a construction accident in 1981. While the building was being rushed for a film festival, the ceiling scaffolding collapsed, killing several workmen. But instead of halting construction, then First Lady Imelda Marcos ordered cement to be poured into the orchestra, entombing the workers, some of whom were allegedly still alive. 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. Some of these spirits claimed to have moved on, but a few allegedly remain.
5. Clark Air Base Hospital
Unknown to many, this is considered as the most haunted location in the Philippines. This is known to be an asylum to the wounded and dying American soldiers during the Second World War and Vietnam War. Ghost Hunters International visited the hospital in 2009, and confirmed the paranormal activities in the site. It is said that people who visit the hospital and sleep within 8 hours after the visit, experience nightmares and intense lucid dreaming for a week.
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