Looking for a good scare or some spine-tingling fun? Then gather your friends and head to the most haunted places in the Philippines.
If you are a brave soul, have a third eye, or just want to have a ghostly encounter, then going to these places is definitely for you.
Just make sure you don’t upset the spirits in any way.
1. Teacher’s Camp
Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Why is it haunted? It is believed to be a place where frustrated souls of Baguio’s citizens reside, spirits that for whatever reason, refuse to leave Teacher’s Camp.
The infamous Teacher’s Camp in Baguio City along Leonard Wood Road used to be a training site by American teachers in 1908. Now, the more than 100-year-old camp serves as a training center for teachers all over the Philippines who visit Baguio every summer for special courses in education.
Aside from seminars, trainings, and affordable accommodation, Teacher’s Camp is also known to be infested with spirits. Caretakers and visitors claim that they often hear strange sounds like a lady crying in one of the cottages, footsteps along the hallway, and a horrifying vision of a white lady and a headless priest walking around. However, nothing is more terrifying for guests than waking up in the middle of their sleep, at 3:00 AM, with a bloodied white lady standing beside their beds.
2. Manila Film Center
CCP Complex, Pasay City, Manila
Why is it haunted? Many people died here during its construction.
At around 3:00 AM on November 17, 1981, a tragic accident occurred that buried hundreds of people during the height of the construction of the Manila Film Center in Pasay City. Rumor has it that former First Lady Imelda Marcos rushed the construction of the building to accommodate the first Manila Film Festival scheduled for January of the following year. However, on that fateful day, the ceiling scaffolding of the film center collapsed, sending construction workers down into the freshly-laid concrete below. With only 2 months left before the Film Festival, it was said that Imelda Marcos ordered cement to be poured into the orchestra pit below burying the fallen workmen, some of whom were still alive.
According to urban legend, Manila Film Center is now haunted and that people who go there claim that they hear cries and moans of the angry spirits in the building, as if the walls of these Parthenon-inspired building talk. That’s probably because there are trapped spirits inside, seeking justice to this day.
3. Ozone Disco
Timog Ave. cor. Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Manila
Why is it haunted? A tragic fire, killing hundreds of students, burned the small disco.
This 50 sqm disco located along Timog Avenue corner Tomas Morato Avenue is a witness to the worst fire accident in the Philippines. On March 18, 1996, shortly after midnight, a massive fire engulfed Ozone Disco, burning and suffocating 160 people to death and leaving 95 others injured, mostly high school and college students, attending graduation or end-of-the-school-year parties.
Approved for occupancy for only 35-50 people, the establishment had 40 employees that evening while the logbook showed that there were about 400 people who were in and out of the club during that ill-fated night. People who lived to tell the story reported that they saw sparks flying and smoke inside the disc jockey’s booth, which they thought was part of the party effects. Many of the bodies were discovered along the narrow corridor leading to the only exit. Having no proper fire exit was also seen as one of the reasons why there was a high number of casualties that night.
Until now, the Ozone Disco is still abandoned and people who pass by claim to hear the faint beat of music, voices in agony, and even ghostly figures dancing when night falls.
4. Diplomat HotelDominican Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Why is it haunted? Beheadings of nuns and priests by the Japanese during WWII took place here.
In the early 20th century, Diplomat Hotel used to be a seminary that served as a school, monastery, and summer retreat house for Dominicans. At the height of the World War II, the seminary was attacked by Japanese forces. Nuns and priests were beheaded. Babies were mercilessly killed.
After the war, Spiritual Healer Tony Agpaoa converted the seminary into a hotel. Since then, employees and guests claim to hear wailing even during day time. When night falls, apparitions of headless priests and ghosts carrying their heads on a platter, can be seen roaming inside the hotel’s corridor.
After Agpaoa’s death in 1987, the hotel was closed and later abandoned.
Until now, residents near the Diplomat Hotel are known to be disturbed by banging of doors and windows, clattering of dishes and agonizing screams of people and chilling cries of infants. Many say that the haunted fountain, where the babies were said to be murdered, once flowed with human blood. It was also believed to be the spot where the dead connect with the living so this is a place where only a few dare to tread.
5. Clark Air Base HospitalClark Air Base, Angeles City, Pampanga
Why is it haunted? The hospital served as an asylum to dying American soldiers during the height of the war.
If there’s one place in the Philippines that’s proven to be really haunted, then it has to be Clark Airbase Hospital in Pampanga. This place is so creepy that it was even included in National Geographic’s horror docu-series “I Wouldn’t Go In There,” for having the most number of supporting details and testimonials that the place is indeed haunted. In fact, Ghost Hunters International even regarded Clark Airbase Hospital as “one of the most haunted places in the world.”
Tracing back its history, Clark Air Base Hospital served as a refuge for wounded and dying American solders during the WWII and Vietnam War. This hospital has been a witness to the trauma and all sorts of negativity during those times. Paranormal activities like apparitions, screams, and eerie voices are just some of the common incidents at the deserted hospital. While most of the spirits in haunted houses are considered harmless, some unseen elements at the Clark Airbase Hospital are deemed to be violent. Several objects have been thrown towards uninvited visitors, sending a clear message that their presence is not welcome.
Have you been to any of these places? How was your experience like? Know of any other haunted places in the Philippines? Tell us more about it.