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List of Haunted Places in the Philippines

Philippines has many haunted places where ghosts and paranormal activities manifest, especially, the country is made up of thousands of islands. Moreover, each island has its own culture.

When do we say a place is haunted?
The place is considered to be haunted when the presence of spirits such as ghosts of dead people is at a very high level. Meaning they could always manifest anytime of the day - day and night times. The hauntings could be the result of a tragic history of a certain place where tens and hundreds of souls were trapped in the area. There are famous haunted places in the Philippines that could be the subjects of paranormal investigations.

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Alphabetically Arranged

  • Baguio City - Diplomat Hotel [1][2]

  • This was a Seminary during the early 1900, WWII came and several priest and nuns were killed, some of them beheaded by Japanese occupying forces. This was converted into a hotel after the war. In itself, it was pretty eerie, big rooms with two king size beds, bibles at the side tables and the rooms are dimly lit. Clerks, bell hops, and hotel guest complain of wailing even during day time, and when night comes, apparitions of headless priest roam the corridors, some even say that they see ghost carrying their heads on a platter. Hauntings are not limited inside the hotel for when you stroll outside the compound you would see neighboring houses with crosses painted on their doors and windows, and are kept shut when darkness falls.

  • Baguio City - No. 14 Laperal [1][2]

  • It is popularly known as the White House. The house is owned by the Laperal Family and was built decades ago. It became famous because of the paranormal entities which still haunts the place. The documentary by Jay Taruc in I-Witness captured sounds and images in the house. But the much more goosebumps thing they caught was the voice of Mr. Laperal - the male owner, saying, Nandito kami ... (We're here ...)

  • Baguio City - Philippine Military Academy

  • Several ghosts haunt this place. Sometimes late at night a platoon can be heard marching in the parade grounds. A ghost of a cadet dressed in parade uniform and left in one of the lockers still appears. A ghost of a priest who was beheaded during the Japanese occupation period appears here as well as the ghost of a white lady.

  • Baguio City - Teacher’s Camp [1]

  • It is believed that, one hundred years ago, this was once a battlefield of the native citizens there. Ghosts of native warriors, as well as spirits that are still restless, are reportedly seen there.

  • Corregidor - Hospital Ruins, and Bunkers

  • Sounds of activities can be heard within the area of the hospital ruins, which were destroyed during WWII, sounds such as footsteps, and rumblings of normal hospital activities. Around the bunker area, sounds of ghostly moans can be heard, assorted noises as well.

  • Corregidor - Malinta Tunnel

  • An underground headquarters of the US Armed Forces in WWII. Witnesses report eerie sounds and seeing a spirit nearby.

  • Davao City - Ateneo de Davao (Matina)

  • Ateneo is a sprawling campus which makes it a fodder for many ghost stories, ever since in grade school until high school the eerie stuff I heard could just fill a book. Before the school was built, the place was then a Japanese Airfield in World War 2. hence stories are rife about ghosts of Japanese soldiers and one tale includes a security guard on night detail who heard a telephone ringing (in the old -now demolished wooden building, there was a telephone which students often used to call up their sundo) the guard answered and the voice in the other line was a man muttering in language that somewhat resembled Nippongo. There are many eerie stories like apparitions at a statue (forgot the name) near the old grade school chapel. In high school, some classrooms are said to be haunted by the spirits of departed students. In some Acacia trees inside the campus, live some friendly dwarves who occasionally appear to groups of people.

  • Davao City - Juna Subdivision, Champaca Street

  • Juna Subdivision is home to an alleged haunted house. The old abandoned house is located in Champaca Street of the said subdivision. At first, rumors about ghosts appearing in the house spread within Juna Subdivision: most especially to students of the Philippine Women's College of Davao, the school nearest to the place. Some of the subdivision's inhabitants are even claimed to have had enough of the paranormal activity. As time passed, rumors slowly spread across the city and more and more people became curious about the haunted house and started visiting it at night.The haunted house is currently owned by no one and anyone may enter as they wish or dare.
    Juna Subdivision can be reached through McArthur Highway or Quimpo Boulevard. Once inside the subdivision, you can ask tricycle drivers or locals for directions.

  • Davao City - Palm Drive

  • This is a small road just before you reach SSS Bajada (when you are going to the direction of Davao Medical Center). Based on local stories gathered years after, the brown lady (who plagues the place) was once a house helper in one of the residences in the area. Afterwards, she was killed during a robbery attempt in the residence.

  • Diliman Teacher’s Village - Claret School, Quezon City

  • Many stories were spread since 97 the first was the high school student who jumped from the 5th floor to the ground that appears when the area is silent and the 2nd is the headless priest. That school is said to be an old cemetery.

  • Espana - Manila, University of Santo Tomas

  • Ghosts and wailing voices are heard from the 3rd and 2nd floars of UST Main Building. Since this is the oldest building in the oldest Catholic university in the Philippines, it is undoubted that some Spanish friars and Filipino souls were tormented and killed in this place.

  • Iloilo City - Central Philippine University (CPU)

  • This school was founded by American Missionaries and during WW2 many of the missionaries were executed by the Japanese.

  • Iloilo City - Central Philippine University (CPU), Football Field

  • A female ghost is said to be seen jogging on the tracks early in the morning. She is said to join you while you are jogging and strikes up a conversation and will disappear after she passes a certain spot. Several students, teachers, and the school president have reported jogging with her.

  • Iloilo City - Central Philippine University (CPU), Ruby Hall

  • A school janitor as well as students and teachers have reported that while passing by the building at night after it is locked down, one classrooms lights would always be turned on while everything else is shut off. They have reported strange imp-like creatures running around the classroom. This is one of the most haunted halls in the university. This is a medical hall and it houses several cadavers for the use of the med. students. From cold spots and moving furniture, to sometimes being pushed or tripped while walking.

  • Iloilo City - Central Philippine University (CPU), Valentine Hall

  • The ghost of a dead female student haunts the women’s restroom, several female students since the early 70’s have reported seeing her. The ghost is usually seen during noon. Classes have been interrupted because of screams from the girls. According to the students, she appears behind them while they are looking in the mirror while doing their makeup or fixing their hair. The ghost of Rev. Valentine who was beheaded can be seen on certain nights standing at the entrance of the hall dedicated to him. The ghost is reported to be headless.

  • Katipunan - Quezon City, Balete Drive

  • Balete Drive is a residential area famous for the apparition of a white lady. It is told that there was a teenage girl who was raped by a cab driver in the 50s in that area. It is possible that the lady of Balete is seeking revenge. Never walk alone at night in eerie Balete Drive.

  • Katipunan - Quezon City, Miriam College

  • On the 2nd floor ladies comfort room of the caritas building a nun haunts the bathroom and is said to peak over the stall while girls are using the bathroom. A face can be seen when you look above the door, but there are no feet when you look below the door.

  • Katipunan - Quezon City, Miriam College, CSC

  • There was also this “manananggal” that lives there. It used to be a student that was hit by a car inside the campus. Rumors are that every school fair, someone faints.

  • Katipunan - Quezon City, Miriam College, Immaculate Heart Of Mary Hall

  • One witness claims that when they were in Grade 3 encountered that a spirit scratched her ankle when they were doing the 99 steps. And then, when she came back to the corridor, she was crying. And then she told us all to cover our nametags and never shout our name until class time.

  • Katipunan - Quezon City, Miriam College, Miriam Of Nazareth Hall

  • in the Grade 2 bathroom, there was this girl who was washing her hands, and there was a demon that came out of the toilet bowl. The girl prayed hard, but nothing happened.

  • Katipunan - Quezon City, University of the Philippines Diliman

  • Ghosts sightings at the College of Education, College of Science Library, Palma Hall, College of Mass Communication, UP Main Library.

  • Laguna - Siniloan Road

  • In Siniloan, Laguna, a white lady was wandering in the road - similar to that of Balete Drive.
    The sighting of this ghost is blamed to an acacia tree. In that tree, the drivers may encounter two young children seeking for help and a white lady. Because of this appearance, many vehicles were brought to accidents.
    According to Ronnie Villamarso, there was this family with six members consisted of a mother and father with their four children. This family once lived in their house in the midst of a storm. When it strengthened more, the family except the father didn't survive to the catastrophe. They were flowed harshly by the river and their body were found in the acacia tree - the same tree being haunted by ghosts.
    One week after the sad event, the drivers who pass on the road felt mysteriously in that place.
    According to the investigation made by GMA Channel 7 - Imbestigador, actually there's no ghost in the said place.

  • Makati City - Asian Institute of Management

  • A Professor died of a heart attack a few years ago in one of lecture rooms on the third floor of the main building. There are voices; shadows and cold spots can be felt in that specific room where the professor died. His car remains in the faculty parking area even until now.

  • Makati City - International School Manila (Former Campus)

  • Fine Arts Theatre - One year, one of the high school students was acting as the stage manager for the Community Play. The theatre was already uncomfortable for her when it was dark, but one night, on her way out, she was leaving through the front doors of the auditorium, something she couldn’t see followed her up the aisle. Very aggressive, very menacing and very scary. She ran out the door just in time as they slammed shut behind her. Suffice it to say, she never stayed in the theater alone again.

  • Manila - Arellano high school

  • There are spirits mostly seen by the students and teachers because when a building in front of the school collapsed by an earthquake many years ago, the remains were placed in the said school. so the spirits were staying in that place.

  • Manila - De La Salle University

  • A chapel located on the 2nd floor of the De La Salle University -main Building is haunted by several ghosts said to be the victims of a mass killing during World War II. They start haunting the place when evening has crept in and the area is already silent. Sightings of headless monks and screams of people are being heard there during rainy nights.

  • Manila - Film Center[1]

  • When the construction of Film Center at the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex was rushed in the early 1980s for a film fest, the ceiling scaffolding collapsed killing several workmen who fell to the orchestra below. Rather than halt construction to rescue survivors and retrieve the bodies of dead workmen, cement was poured into the orchestra, entombing the fallen workmen. Some of them were buried alive in the orchestra. Various ghostly activities were reported on the site including mysterious sounds, voices, and poltergeist activity. 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 in the building. Some of these spirits claimed to have moved on, but a few allegedly remain.

  • Manila - Manila City Hall

  • It is true that the structure of the Manila City Hall building was comparably like the shape of coffin when looking at the sky. Of course, coffins are the last bed of humans, and because of that, the building is a good place for ghosts to dwell. Reminder, the so-called ghost employees are actually not ghosts, they were illegal workers there, who accepts salaries even they're not truly working there.

  • Manila - Ozone Disco [1] [2]

  • Once there was a disco there, and it caught on fire, people tried to get out but people were pushing and panicking so no one got out. Some people hear disco music in their houses at night and see faint people dancing and no one can explain how. It happened on March 18, 1996.

  • Manila - Rizal Park area

  • Near the Rizal Park in Manila has the angry spirits of dead Japanese soldiers in the ruins of a building outside of the park. many Japanese soldiers died in the building when it was blasted. Reports of a cold presence and menacing feelings.

  • Muntinlupa - San Jose Village

  • An overgrown black bird with powerful wings can be heard circling the village whenever there’s a pregnant woman. It’s wings are so powerful that you’ll sometimes feel like its windy but only on the place where you’re standing at.

  • Muntinlupa - San Jose Village, St. Bernadette St.

  • From 12 midnight onwards, a lot of tricycle drivers have already encountered the white lady who loves to get a free ride. More often, this lady would be sitting beside the driver. Other times, a red lady is said to roam around the area following people who dread to walk this haunted street at night.

  • Muntinlupa - San Jose Village, St. Clemence Street

  • Another white lady haunts St. Clemence Street where her hair stands up and appears to be very angry.

  • Muntinlupa - San Jose Village, St. George Street

  • At St. George Street you can sometimes hear someone calling you but the voice is hidden in the tall grasses beside the street.

  • Muntinlupa - San Jose Village, St. Joseph

  • A mysterious headless priest is said to haunt the playground and the hill beside it.

  • Muntinlupa - San Jose Village, St. Peter’s Street

  • Ghostly apparitions of people partying near an old cave at St. Peter’s Street can be seen during unholy hours from 12mn to 3am.

  • Pampanga - Clark AB Hospital

  • Five-storey building abandoned when US Military base in Clark Air Base deserted. When the time of 1960's soldiers from the Vietnam War was brought there for medication, and now, the place was full of roaming ghosts.

  • San Juan Greenhills - Resalest educational center

  • A principal who haunts the students and stole money from them, people said that the haunted principal is a greedy ghost who lives in that school.

  • Surigao del Sur - Cantilan, Malitangtang Bridge[1]

  • There was an engkanto dwelling in that place.



    1. The dangerous road mentioned here is not in Sinoloan but in Mabitac
      after the Zigzag road and the ridge of the pass. This road is downhill
      and on the left side of the road going to Mabitac are two huge Balete
      trees (Mag Asawang Balete). Cars, Jeeps and Buses always blow their
      horns upon approaching the place. This is not an urban legend but a
      fact. Several accidents took place in that road.

      1. no... that road is real... the one mentioned here is real it's near ilog putol in LSPU! siniloan road!

    2. The UST Main building is not 400 years old (contrary to popular belief). The current campus in Espanya is a relocation during the 1900s (if I am not mistaken) from the original campus in Intramuros. Thus, it's unlikely that Spanish friars will haunt that place....

      1. more likely filipino priests, students, american soldiers and maybe japanese peeps likely haunt that place

    3. There are other places which are not well known but are more haunted than some of the place mentioned above.

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    5. sigh* if only ghost were actually real :/

    6. about the iloilo school thing...cpu...if that certain rev. valentine refers to its founder...rev. william orison brown valentine, who died of malarial complications in 1928...then who is that rev. valentine they are referring to as headless?....this rev. valentine that haunts the campus is not the same as the founder for he died in 1928 (and its not possible, a dead comes back to life only to be killed sometime again)...was there another rev. valentine that lived through the ww2 and was brutally killed and now is haunting the place? (no rev. valentine can be seen in the list of hopevale martyrs - those beheaded by the japs on dec.20, 1943)...or was the real data about the death of rev. valentine was faked...which at present...states he died in 1928? decide and hope this will be clarified...

    7. Yeah hale sy is right. Im a Centralian. Im studying at cpu. Yes i always go in the toilet of old valentine bldg. And its really creepy. But why the baseball field and the swimming is not mentioned?! And also the mary thomas bldg and the lopez hall and the two dormitory inside the campus. Weston hall and franklin hall.


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