Philippines’ Most Thrilling Ghost Hunting Destinations
Any travel plans this Halloween season? Here are some thrilling ghost hunting adventures you shouldn’t miss.
The Philippines is a home to a lot of ghost hunting destinations. So start driving with your friends to some of the country’s famous tourists spot like the Manila City Hall, Intramuros and Fort Santiago.
The Malacañang Palace is also known to be haunted by several ghosts including the former presidents, former presidential aides and attendants. Meanwhile, the renowned Balete Drive in Quezon City is known to be haunted by a white lady often trying to hitch a ride.
Outside the Metro, Baguio is definitely on the list of the spookiest destinations here in the Philippines. Numerous haunted locations are scattered throughout the city of pines like the creepy cemeteries, old hotels and other sites where structures were destroyed during the 1990’s destructive earthquake. Baguio also became a venue to some of the most brutal crimes occurred during World War II.
The Loakan Road, Laperal White House, Diplomat Hotel, Hyatt Terraces Hotel, and even the Teacher’s Camp and Philippine Military Academy are perfect destinations for those who want to learn the terrifying history of the city.
During World War II, the island of Corregidor served as a fortress against incoming enemy warships. Now, it is one of the country’s most significant tourist sites. As for thrill-seekers, they may stay on the island overnight for a little ghost hunting adventure. Visitors can to bring their own bicycles and go on a creepy night ride around from the Corregidor through all the ruins and the Malinta Tunnel. For those who opt to walk, they can explore the old Corregidor Hospital Ruins and Malinta Tunnel’s 24 lateral tunnels which are believed to be the most haunted
Literally, the name itself already brings chills as this island-province in Visayas is commonly known to be associated with faith healers and sorcery. It is also called the “Mystic Island” as its dark reputation both fascinates and frightens tourists. In fact, the island’s tourism industry has benefited from this and even sells products such as spells and potions for tourists.
One of the most eerie landmarks in Siquijor is the Enchanted Balete Tree, a 400-year old tree that is believed to be the oldest and the biggest tree in the province. Most Filipinos believe that balete tree is a favorite dwelling place for supernatural beings such as white ladies and the so-called kapres and tikbalangs.
Another spooky place in Siquijor is the U-shaped Bahay na Bato convent. It is one of the largest convents built back in the Spanish colonial era. Now, it houses the Siquijor Heritage Museums, which holds collections of important church relics and paraphernalia.
For some reason, the province of Capiz has long been related and denounced as being the origin of the so-called aswang, a shapeshifting monster popular in the Western Visayas region.
Until present, the province’s caves still get a bad reputation and a sense of mystery and fear as superstitious folk always associate caves with invisible spirits and dark creatures.