10 Most Haunted Places in Asia

10 Most Haunted Places in Asia

Number 10: Battleship Island
Hashima, better known as the Battleship Island, truly looks as creepy as its name would suggest. To reach it, visitors have to take a speedboat
off the port of Nagasaki. It’s not a long ride, but arriving at the
island feels like traveling back in time. Hashima is a small island, only about 6.3
hectares wide and it was once well known for its undersea coal mines. There are wrecked and abandoned buildings
around this deserted island, and they all tell a dark story of the atrocities that took
place during WWII. The place resembles a battleship lost at sea
and, with buildings lacking any windows and doors, it’s a haunting sight. The island was home to countless slave laborers
during the war, and dozens of people are said to have died there. It was one of the many sites where forced
labor was institutionalized. Chinese and Korean prisoners were forced to
work from dawn to dusk in terrible conditions. Many of those who died under slavery perished
due to malnutrition, exhaustion, or because of the dangerous working environment. This location is also known by an alternative
moniker, one that quickly displays how grim and grey the site truly is. It’s called “Midori nashi Shima” which
translates into English as “the island with no green”. Number 9: Old diplomat hotel in the Philippines
There are few places considered more haunted by locals than the Old diplomat hotel in the
Philippines. Throughout its long history, it was used in
various circumstances. It began as a college but lacked enough students
to make it profitable. During World War II, the government used it
to grant refuge to citizens escaping from Japanese attacks. When the war was over, the building went through
a massive reconstruction and was reopened in 1948. This time, it was transformed into a hotel,
but it would only host regular customers for a short while. During the 1970s, a faith healer by the name
of Tony Agpaoa turned it into a sinister retreat. He performed psychic surgeries, a practice
many referred to as a hoax. Agpaoa claimed he only used his hands and
left no scars behind. In the early 1980s, the hotel was abandoned. This didn’t keep new administrators from
attempting to make a profit from it. None were successful. Clients claimed to experience strange sightings
and noises. They reported paranormal phenomena, such as
seeing several headless ghosts roaming the hallways. Hearing screams seemed to have become a regular
and creepy occurrence. It’s not known if the spirits are victims
of Agpaoa’s scams or refugees of WWII. There are plenty of conspiracy theories on
the matter. In 2013, the site was declared a historic
building. Taking advantage of people’s fascination
with morbid locations, a few entrepreneurs decided to rent it out as a venue for weddings
and social events. Number 8: Old Changi Hospital in Singapore
The Changi hospital was built back in 1935 and operated in the grand military base. During WWII, the Japanese army occupied the
city. They decided to use the building to torture
and murder prisoners of war; both civilians and military personnel. Untold cruelty was endured by those forced
to remain on these supposedly cursed grounds. The hospital’s creepy history doesn’t
stop there. After the war was over, the very soldiers
who’d hurt so many prisoners during the mayhem were executed on its grounds. The government attempted to restore it as
a hospital, but it eventually closed its doors in 1997. The spirits of the restless souls that were
tortured in the hospital are said to still roam the building. There are rumors that entities locals refer
to as shadow people still inhabit the hospital. Visitors claim to have seen shadows and heard
strange footsteps during the night. It’s not considered a safe place to step
into. The Changi hospital’s creepy atmosphere
has inspired several horror movies, including a feature entitled “Haunted Changi”. Some people insist that there are underground
passages hiding beneath the building. As of the making of this video, the rumor
has neither been confirmed nor denied. Number 7: Bhangarh Fort in India
Bhangarh Fort is rumored to be one of the most haunted locations in India. It looks beautiful, surrounded by green landscapes,
but there is a dark history lurking just beneath the surface. It was built centuries ago, back in 1613,
by King Madho Singh. It’s said that the Fort was cursed soon
after construction had begun. A wise man named Baba Balak Nath, who resided
in the area, had placed a spell many years before. He declared that any builder who dared craft
a home taller than his own would suffer some gruesome consequences. The curse was cast against the building instead
of the man who’d created it. Ever since then, strange occurrences have
been reported in the area. Nowadays, the building is considered so dangerous
that tourists are prohibited from remaining in the area in the hours between sunset and
sunrise. Darkness is supposed to make the curse even
more powerful, and thus, more dangerous to people who dare enter the building. Locals believe that whoever is foolish enough
to stay within the fort’s walls during the night will never be seen again. Number 6: Lawang Sewu in Indonesia
Back in 1919, the grand Lawang Sewu was built for the massive Dutch East Indies Railway
Company. It was meant to be the company’s main headquarters
in the country. Unfortunately, this didn’t last for long. It was considered such a massive building
that its name can be translated into English as the “Thousand Doors.” This is due to the multiple doors and arches
that were included in the design of the structure. This may seem creepy enough on its own. Still, after the occupation of the Japanese
soldiers during WWII, it became the perfect location to hide prisoners in. Stories of horrible and brutal tortures and
even mass executions occurring in Lawang Sewu have been told ever since the war ended. There are many ghosts inside the building,
according to local folklore. Most famously, a Dutchwoman who committed
suicide and a dangerous vampire, known as a kuntilanakare, are said to roam the Lawang
Sewu’s corridors. There are reportedly countless entryways to
the basements, and getting lost within them can be deadly for those who visit the building. Number 5: Karak Highway in Malaysia and Balete
Drive, the Philippines Highways and dark roads seem to be the favorite
spots for apparitions and ghosts to lurk around. This is especially true in both Malaysia and
the Philippines. Each country has its own cursed roads, but
none more so than Karak highway and Balete drive. Locals in Malaysia have a simple recommendation
for travelers driving through Karak Highway, which is to never stop for anyone or anything. The highway was opened back in 1977, and it
stretches for just over 37 miles, connecting Kuala Lumpur with Pahang. This road is particularly windy and has been
the spot of many lethal accidents. Several creepy sightings are said to occur
at nighttime. A yellow Volkswagen will drive slowly along
the road. When any driver overtakes it, they’ll soon
encounter it again and again further down the highway. There’s also a young schoolboy wandering
alone, searching for his lost mother. It’s not a wise idea to stop and offer him
help. The Philippines’ Balete Drive is no friendlier
to tourists or locals either. Since it was built back in the 1950s, motorists
have claimed a young woman clad in white asks them for a ride to the city. Those who agree to drive her are shocked to
realize that she mysteriously disappears from their car, just a few miles later. People in the Philippines believe that ghosts
and spirits continuously lurk near the trees surrounding the road. It’s not considered a good idea to stop
among the foliage after dusk. Number 4: Aokigahara forest in Japan
Aokigahara is a dark and gloomy forest, and it’s easy to get lost in it. Visitors are not only warned about the presence
of spirits among the trees but of something even more sinister. This location is well-known by people in Japan
as the Suicide Forest. For some unknown reason, it’s the island’s
most popular spot for people who want to end their own lives. During 2004, in what was considered one of
the most tragic years at Aokigahara, over 108 people killed themselves amid the forest’s
dark foliage. There might be an intrinsic darkness to Aokigahara
that sends out a beacon to those who wish to die. It’s not so far-fetched, when considering
the forest’s history. Before the 19th century, it was the preferred
location for families to abandon their sick relatives. Locals claim that though during the daytime
the forest is eerily quiet. However, at night, visitors can hear the whispers
of all those who died there. It’s not recommended to travel through the
woods while going through difficult times. It’s rumored that any sadness and frustration
people experience before going in will only become greater among its tall trees. It’s believed that every single person who
died within the forest has remained there as a yurei or ghost. Number 3: Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine
Arts, Vietnam Though nowadays the massive building hosts
the popular Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts, in Vietnam, it wasn’t constructed
for this purpose. Initially, it operated as the home of real
estate tycoon Hui Bon Hoa. The property was built with a colonial-era
style and featured several ornate decorations. Bon Hoa fathered many sons, but only had one
daughter, and it was known that he cherished her. It all changed, however, when an epidemic
of leprosy took over the area. Neighbors claimed that they heard sobbing
and screams coming from inside of the mansion. Soon the family announced that their only
daughter was dead. Rumors began to spread like wildfire, and
it was widely believed that the young woman had contracted leprosy. She was said not to have died straight away
but rather been locked away in a bedroom to hide her disfigurement. A worker hired at the mansion described there
being a beautiful room on the top floor. After the girl’s death was announced, he
noticed a servant delivering a tray of food through a hole carved into the door. There have been countless reported sightings
of the distressed girl inside the museum over the years. This legend even inspired a horror movie,
“The Ghost of the Hua House.” Number 2: Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand
The Suvarnabhumi Airport was constructed over cemetery grounds. This was considered a bad move by the city’s
most superstitious and religious locals. In order to placate the spirits who might
be angered by the disruption of their resting place, there are several shrines located in
different areas of the airport. Workers claimed that they would continuously
hear chanting and screams that seemed to come out of thin air. Several fatal accidents were reported during
the construction of the airport. This led to 99 Buddhist monks being summoned
for the inauguration, in order to cleanse the area and placate the angry spirits. The monks prayed on the premises for nine
weeks. In Thailand, the number 9 is considered to
be a sacred number. The cemetery’s caretaker, a man by the name
of Poo Ming, is said to still roam the airport, scaring employees and visitors alike. It’s said that the angry spirits are responsible
for several incidents plaguing the location, including a plane losing control during landing,
back in 2013. There are also an unusually high number of
suicides that happen within the airport. It became such a frequent occurrence that
glass barriers were placed around the terminal areas to keep visitors from jumping off them. Number 1: The Grand Paradi Towers in Mumbai,
India The Grand Paradi Towers are a series of high-end
and stunning housing buildings. In spite of their beauty, the structures are
known to have a dark past. The buildings have been the site of an eerily
high number of suicides, to the point that they’d been dubbed “The towers of death.” Built back in the 1970s, the towers housed
wealthy families due to the stunning views of the city, as well as the prime location
they’d been built in. The suicides are all quite similar, with people
jumping to their deaths from the highest levels of the towers. More eerily still, three generations of the
same family killed themselves in strangely similar ways. The first were Vasadeo and Tara, an elderly
couple. Their suicide note made it clear they took
this drastic decision after dealing with their son’s harassment for years. Next, their son and his wife took their lives
in similar fashion. They jumped off the very balcony Vasadeo and
Tara had had years before. Unfortunately, there was more to the tragedy. Their 19-year-old daughter jumped with them,
holding her parents’ hands. People have tried to make sense of the many
suicides occurring in the towers. It’s reported that the ghosts lurking inside
the buildings push the residents into the desperate decision to end their lives. Locals claim to have heard voices, as well
as seen creepy apparitions during the night. Thanks for watching! Would you rather spend a night alone in one
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