It’s Halloween – These Are The Scary Destinations You Should Try

It’s Halloween and wouldn’t you want to experience some scare? If there’s ‘Trick & Treat’ for the kids, going on a Halloween scary travel should be for the not so young. It can be a ghost hunting trip or just going through the places where wandering souls are believed to dwell.

Laperal Ancestral Home Halloween Destinations You Should Give A Try
Laperal Ancestral Home – Halloween Destinations You Should Give A Try

So, pack your bags and try some ghost hunting to scare your heart out. Here are the must-try places in the Philippines for this Halloween season;


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Manila Film Center

This film center is one of the major scary places around the metro. It can be recalled that on the fateful dawn of November 17, 1981 at exactly 3am, the ceiling of the film center collapsed.

Allegedly, it was built in a rush, as ordered by then First Lady Imelda Marcos. According to rumors, Imelda Marcos gave an order to pour cement over the area regardless of the fact that the workers will be buried alive.

Manila Film Center
Manila Film Center

It has become haunted since then, with voices begging for help being heard.

University Of Santo Tomas

University Of Santo Tomas
University Of Santo Tomas Photo credit: Ram Gironella via Foter.com / CC BY-ND

Being one of the oldest universities and with about more than four hundred years in the Philippines, it has become witness to many events that have happened. Almost everyone who had become part or stepped on the campus has encountered the so called “supernaturals” that are roaming around. The hanging girl from the ceiling and the beheaded friars are among the most popular scary stories of the University of Sto.Tomas.

Clark Air Base Hospital

Clark Air Base Hospital via standardnews.com
Clark Air Base Hospital via standardnews.com

This hospital in Angeles, Pampanga served as a refuge during the war for the American soldiers and this being said, you can say that it had witnessed the many numerous violence and deaths. It was even featured in the ‘I Wouldn’t Go In There’ horror series of the National Geographic, considering it as one of the world’s most haunted destinations. The wandering souls in this hospital are considered violent as they throw objects at the visitors that they do not like.

Mt. Cristobal

Mt. Cristobal via Yodisphere.com
Mt. Cristobal via Yodisphere.com

Besides the famous Mt. Banahaw is Mt. Cristobal. If Mt. Banahaw is known as the home of the religious deities, Mt. Cristobal is known as the “Devil’s Mountain”. Paranormal activities are said to have been experienced by those who are daring enough to go on a hike on this mountain. Getting lost, missing items and losing control of the mind are just some of the spine-chilling things that hikers have experienced. So how about you, would you dare?

Herrera Mansion

Herrera Mansion via M2Comms
Herrera Mansion via M2Comms

This mansion which is located in Tiaong, Quezon is said to be the oldest house here. This was designed by Tomas Mapua in the 1920s and owned by Isidro and Juliana Herrea. Though the said house had survived the WWII, it wasn’t spared from ghost sightings. It is said that an old couple in white clothes wander around the mansion at night and sightings of headless Japanese soldiers.

Bahay Na Pula

Bahay Na Pula via CNN Philippines
Bahay Na Pula via CNN Philippines

Bahay na Pula which is located in San Ildefonso, Bulacan was owned by the Ilusorio family. During the world war, the mansion became the barracks of the Japanese soldiers where the comfort women worked forcibly. It had already been dismantled partially in 2014, it still remains as one of the most legendary fright destinations in the country.

Baker Hall, U.P.

Baker Hall, U.P.
Baker Hall, U.P. By Patrick Roque – Taken using my own camera with model DSC-WX80, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

This building was named after Charles Fuller Baker who was the longest-serving Dean of the College of Agriculture. It served as an inhumation camp for the allied prisons of war, civilians and Americans and these may be the reason why the ghosts of garrotted prisoners have been appearing all the time. Aside from this, there is a creepy tunnel just beneath the building that had served as the POWs passage throughout the war.

Diplomat Hotel

Diplomat Hotel
Diplomat Hotel

This hotel which is now abandoned was already standing in 1911 as a seminary then turned into a school and later on into a hotel. Priests and nuns were beheaded here during the WWII. Several children were brutally killed too. This is why they say that there have been headless ghost sightings, babies wailing.

Have you decided which among these destinations you prefer to get your spine tingling scary Halloween escapade?

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