Who wants a good scare on Halloween?
Halloween is in less than two weeks and you know what that means – costume shopping! If a ghoulish get-up isn’t enough to scare you though, then you might want to consider something a little different this year… if you’re bored of getting trampled on in Lan Kwai Fong and you’re seeking something truly scary, then why not visit one of these 5 real haunted places in Hong Kong? Yep, we’ve found some genuinely creepy places for you to visit this Halloween if you’re looking for a good scare. Read on if you dare!
Granville 31 – Tsim Sha Tsui
Whoever thought one of Hong Kong’s most haunted places would be located in one of the busiest shopping streets? Some of you may have heard of the Hello Kitty murder before, but it’s a lot scarier than it sounds. In 1999, the police found a stuffed Hello Kitty containing the head of a 23 year old in an abandoned apartment. The poor girl was tortured by her three captors for a whole month before they finally ended her life. Gruesome. After hearing this story, you’ll never look at a Hello Kitty doll in the same way again…
Nam Koo Terrace – Wan Chai
Hong Kong may be a commercial concrete jungle, but there are bits of history preserved here and there. Those who live in Wan Chai have probably walked past Nam Koo Terrace hundreds of times, but we bet you didn’t know that behind those four walls lies a spooky past. In World War II, the historical house was used as a military brothel for Japanese soldiers, where they abused and tortured local women. Since then, there have been rumours of headless ghosts roaming around the house and spewing green smoke late at night. A teenage girl was even hospitalised after this ghost sighting! Freaky.
Waterfall Bay Park – Cyberport
If you thought you were safe in the waters, think again – apparently there are “shui gui” (water ghosts) who haunt the waterfall at Cyberport. This park used to be the resting grounds for pirates, but one day they supposedly went on a killing spree and killed all the villagers there. Since then, the waterfall has been used as a mass grave, where unclaimed bodies are thrown into the water. There have been reports of children drowning there, as the shui gui need a replacement once every year. There’s even been a ghost sighting of a woman with long black hair without a face!
High Street Haunted House – Sai Ying Pun
Not all old buildings are haunted, but this Sai Ying Pun Community Complex definitely gives off a dark and eery vibe. Originally built in 1892 as quarters for European nurses, the building was seized by Japanese soldiers during World War II and used as an execution ground before being converted into an asylum after the war. Since then, the building has gone through two fires – no wonder people claim to have spotted a devilish figure dressed in traditional Chinese clothing bursting into flames! Other than fire ghosts, rumour has it that headless ghosts run down the corridors late at night.
Murray House – Stanley
Stanley may seem like a cool place to chill and hang out, but one of the buildings there has a haunted past. Murray House is beautiful on the outside, but the building was once used an execution ground by Japanese soldiers in World War II, where they executed over 4,000 local people. Although the building has gone through two exorcisms to free the lost souls inside, there have been recent reported sightings of a headless ghost roaming the bathrooms and typing sounds heard in the dead of night.
P.S. If you’re looking for a haunted apartment for a bargain deal or actively avoiding these spooky buildings, you can check out the most updated stories on our haunted house database, or see an overview of them by using the “haunted” search filter on our map-based search results!