The Legend of the Ghost of Stow Lake

The Legend of the Ghost of Stow Lake

This article will be taking a look at the urban legend of the Ghost of Stow Lake from Golden Gate Park in San Francisco…


A Terrifying Encounter

In early January, 1908, a man was upheld by local police for ‘speeding’ near the Golden Gate Park. Once apprehended, he explained to the law officers that he was speeding because he had just had a frightening encounter with ‘something’ otherworldly.

He went on to explain that he was in the process of leaving the park, when a woman appeared from nowhere and blocked his exit. Apparently, she had a strange ‘shine’ to her.

She was dressed in an all white gown and her bare feet slightly levitated off the ground.

This was the first ever recorded sighting of the Ghost of Stow Lake.


The Pioneer Mother Statue

The Pioneer Mother (also referred to as Pioneer Woman and Children) statue that now sits in Golden Gate Park was sculpted and cast in bronze in 1914.

It was finally moved into the park in 1940.

Over the years the statue has been through various stages of neglect, leading to it’s appearance becoming slightly disturbing.

The Pioneer Mother Statue

It has a greenish hue to it’s body and half of her face has turned white – much like a ‘phantom’ mask.

But are these strange colorings really down to natural processes?

Apparently not!

Many people believe that these strange bronze markings have something to do with the paranormal stories linked to this monument…


The Urban Legend

This legend seems to have been floating around San Francisco for well over a century now…

Apparently, Stow Lake is haunted, and that people venturing near there in the dead of night have come across a woman looking for her child.

In the early 1900’s, an unnamed woman took her children for a walk around Stow Lake – they were full of energy and she decided to see if she could tire them out.

The Urban Legend

After a while, her legs began to ache, and she told the children to have a little play when she sat down for a few minutes on a nearby bench with the baby.

Before long another woman joined her on the bench, and they began having a conversation.

As they spoke, the woman kept an eye on her kids playing by the lake…but forgot about her baby in the pram, parked next to her by the bench.

The pram gradually rolled off into the lake, and her baby drowned.

When she finished chatting, she realized that the pram had disappeared into the water, and ran into the lake frantically searching for her baby.

Her children stood watching her, terrified, on the lake bank.

She eventually disappeared into the depths of the lake, and was never seen again.


The Ghost of Stow Lake

Over the years, there have been numerous reports from people who claim to have encountered the Ghost of Stow Lake.

They all claim to have come face to face with barefooted woman in white looking for her lost baby – always at night.

The Ghost of Stow Lake

The spirit is always in a terrified state, frantically searching for her lost child, which has already perished in the lake.

The Pioneer Mother statue is also linked to the legend – many people believe that the spirit of this unfortunate mother resides in the statue. If you approach the statue at night, you may get a glimpse of the statue’s head moving, as if it is scanning the area…searching for something…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the legend of the Ghost of Stow Lake, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Coventry Freemen Ghost

The Coventry Freemen Ghost

I first encountered this paranormal image about five years ago – at the time I struggled to find any ‘extra’ information on it, so I put it on the back-burner and saved it for a rainy day (so to speak!).

Anyway, last week I came across a short yet sweet article on the subject, and it provided me with a little more information on the incident/picture.

Let’s take a closer look at the Coventry Freemen Ghost (or Coventry Freemen Monk!)…


The Monk

First things first – do you notice anything strange about the photograph at the top of this article?

Take another look, at the ‘hooded’ guy standing at the end of the line…

The Monk

The image/photograph was taken during prayer at a 1985 dinner event for the Coventry Freemen organization (on January the 22nd).

The photographer who was hired for the night, decided that the prayer time was a perfect moment to snap a great memory of the occasion. The room was dark (to allow for a longer than usual exposure) and everyone was standing still.

A couple of weeks after the event, members and associates of the Coventry Freemen organization began to come forward with concerns regarding a robed figure standing near the end of one of the tables.

Nobody had turned up in this sort of costume for the event – and nobody remembers anyone standing in that position when the prayer took place.

The strange robed figure seemed to be joining in with the prayer – with head slightly bowed and hands clasped in front.


St Mary’s Guildhall – Paranormal Activity

St Mary’s Guildhall, where the event took place, is located in Coventry, Warwickshire. It is known to have a lot of paranormal activity linked to it.

The most famous reports involve a gray lady, a girl in a blue dress, strange lights/orbs and a monk. Many believe that this image from 1985 has managed to capture the paranormal monk!

St Mary's Guildhall - Paranormal Activity

Over the last decade or so, the ghostly photograph has been put under the microscope of numerous skeptics – most believing that the exposure has captured two people standing close together…

But I’m not too sure about this.

What about you?

A simple trick of the light or real paranormal photograph?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Hull House Devil Baby Story

The Hull House Devil Baby Story

In this article we will be taking a look at the Hull House devil baby story from 1913, when a Chicago address was swamped with locals demanding to catch a glimpse of a satanic child…


Where Was Hull House?

Hull House was built at 800 South Halstead Street, Chicago, in 1856 by Charles J. Hull (that’s where it get’s it’s name!). For a long time now it has been considered to be one of the most haunted properties in the Windy City.

Hull picked this particular neighborhood because it was fashionable for ‘well off’ Chicago families at the time, so it was perfect for his wife and children.

Where Was Hull House?

Unfortunately tragedy struck, and Hull’s wife died suddenly…and his children followed her shortly afterwards.

With his beloved family now gone, a broken Hull decided to leave the property and move to another part of Chicago.

Many locals believe that his wife’s spirit stayed behind to haunt her room at the address.

The Chicago Fire of 1871 ruined the neighborhood, but Hull House managed to survive the flames. It then became a run-of-the-mill home for the elderly, until 1889…


The Devil Baby of Hull House

In 1889, Jane Addams and Ellen Starr co-founded Hull House, a ‘settlement house’ that aimed to help immigrants become more socially acceptable.

The program at Hull House became a complete success, and Addams and Starr went on to open other properties in the city with the same immigrant aid setup.

In 1913, three Italian women burst through the doors of Hull House and demanded to be introduced to something called the ‘Devil Baby’.

The Devil Baby of Hull House

The workers on duty, and the people staying there, had no idea what they were talking about…

But they would not leave – they wanted to see this devil child!

They managed to get the three ladies to leave…but the neighborhood had caught on to the incident, and hundreds of people began turning up to see this so-called devil baby.

Things got out of hand pretty quickly, and before long people from outside of the Near West Chicago area were calling by, people from all over the country wanted to see this satanic child.

This whole, pretty mad episode, lasted for a total of six weeks.


The Devil Baby of Chicago

So who was the Devil Baby of Chicago?

Well, there are two main urban legends that link to this story…

The first involves a devoutly Catholic woman who hung a religious picture on one of the walls in her home. Her husband was apparently atheist, so he tore it down.

In a rage he stated that he would rather have the devil himself in residence rather than the picture on the wall.

About a year later, the woman gave birth to a devil child, and died with shock. The atheist husband then panicked, and left the child on the doorstep of Hull House.

The Devil Baby of Chicago

The second urban legend centers around a man who’s wife gave him six daughters – but he obviously wanted a son!

In a heated argument one night, he told his wife that he would rather raise the devil himself than have another female child.

Guess what happened when his wife fell pregnant about a week later…

Both these ‘myths’ are believed to have some sort of element of truth about them – apparently a strange child was raised inside Hull House at one point in time.

It was a peculiar looking child that was capable of the greatest of blasphemies – resulting in the main owners of the house getting it baptized…or exorcised.

Another myth points to this exorcism not going to plan, and the child spending the remainder of it’s life locked in the attic.


The Hull House Devil Baby Story

In modern times, numerous workers and renovators have reported hearing the ghostly cries of a child, coming from the attic area of the house.

What are your thoughts on the subject – do you believe there is some weight behind the Devil Baby story?

Or do you believe it is nothing more than a urban legend?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Ghost Road – A75 Kinmount Straight

The Ghost Road - A75 Kinmount Straight

This article will be covering what is known as ‘The Most Haunted Road in Scotland’ – The ghost road A75 Kinmount Straight. Peculiar animals, ghostly figures darting out in front of passing cars…and an eyeless man on crutches…

What is behind these strange paranormal incidents?

Let’s take a closer look…


A Paranormal Report

This paranormal report began with an incident involving Derek and Norman Ferguson, who were driving down the A75 Kinmount Straight.

Without warning, a hen appeared from nowhere and flew straight into their car windscreen. The Ferguson’s braced for impact and covered their faces from the incoming windscreen glass…but nothing happened!

There was no crack of the glass, no horrible thud of the bird’s body and no jolt – the hen simply vanished into thin air.

Luckily, they managed to keep the car on the road, and carried on slowly with their journey…

Until an old lady jumped straight into their path, waving her hands frantically!

Just as the car was about to hit her – she disappeared.

The Ferguson’s barely had time to recover before a man, and a group of animals, appeared and seemed to be chasing after the old lady’s apparition. They also disappeared before the car managed to hit them!

A Paranormal Report

All this had happened in a thirty second period, and the Ferguson brothers were understandably shocked. They pulled over for a breather, to regain their composure.

Within seconds of the car being stationary, it began to rock back and forth, violently. Derek got out of the car but the movement stopped the instant his foot touched the ground.

He sat back down in the car, and was horrified to look up and see a large van hurtling towards them…but it also disappeared just before it hit them.

This incident happened in 1962…but there are many other paranormal reports linked to the A75 Kinmount Straight…


The A75 Kinmount Straight

The haunted section of this dangerous and winding road is thought to be a 15 mile stretch from Annan to Dumfries.

Over the years, motorists have reported encounters with a vanishing couple (two lovers that calmly walk in front of passing cars, holding hands!) and a man in red that flings himself in front of passing vehicles, only to disappear before impact.

A75 Ghost Road

Several motorists have also reported seeing a man standing at the side of the road with a dirty old sack over his head. His arms are always outstretched, with a length of rope in one hand.

There have also been incidents involving a mysterious man on crutches. As motorists pass by him they notice that he has no eyes – skin just seems to cover his eye sockets!

This road is considered to be one of the most dangerous roads in Scotland, and it has seen it’s fair share of road accidents over the years. Could these paranormal encounters be linked to the lives the road has taken in the past?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Visions of Oakabella Homestead

The Visions of Oakabella Homestead

This article will be taking a look at the strange visions the current Oakabella Homestead owner had before she purchased her dream property…and the ghosts and spirits that still reside there…


Dreams Can Come True…

The current owner of the Oakabella Homestead had spent over forty years dreaming about a white house that sat in a hot and dusty area. These dreams were actually giving her a glimpse into the future – visions of a house she would own outside of Geraldton, Western Australia.

The decades of strange dreams took place when she was living in Canada, but in 1989, she decided to up roots and move on to Perth, Australia.

During the first few months of her new life in Perth, the dream became more vivid – much stronger and much more frequently.

Dreams Can Come True...

One day she decided to take a short road trip with one of her new Australian friends…and she was shocked to end up at the front door of the house she had been seeing in her dreams, for over four decades.


Oakabella Homestead History

The Homestead was first established by a James Drummond back in 1851…but it did not go down well with the local indigenous tribes.

The property ended up being built on one of their important religious sites –  and they were not going to sit back and let that happen, without a fight.

It wasn’t long before a full-on local war broke out between the natives and the pioneers. The indigenous population lost the fight, and also lost of large number of their tribesmen in the violence.

The Oakabella Homestead eventually went through several owners before William and Amy Jackson purchased the property in 1910. They opted to use the land for simple farming chores, and also bred horses for the British Army in India.

Oakabella Homestead History

History tells us that the Jackson family suffered from numerous child deaths over the decades, due to disease and freak accidents.

In 1973, George Jackson met an untimely end when he sat down to clean his gun…which went off accidentally, and killed him.

The property was eventually closed for refurbishment in 1995 and then opened again to the public in 1997, for tours. During the refurbishment, workers at the property found cat bones in the door and window frames.

These animal bones are apparently an old fashioned way of warding off demons and spirits.

The current owner of the Homestead has gone to great pains to keep the property as authentic as possible – numerous artifacts of 1800’s pioneering life are still on display there.

The Portal of Spirits


The Portal of Spirits

Many of the locals to the area believe that the Oakabella Homestead is a portal for the spirits – it is somewhere they can meet and appear to the living.

Numerous visitors have reported coming face to face with the ghostly figures of past owners, and children frequently claim to have met with the spirit of a little boy.

The current owners believe that the loudest, and most active spirit at the property, is that of George Jackson. They believe his ghost is behind the frequent banging sounds inside the Homestead’s walls.

The Yamaji people are the original owners of the Homestead’s land, and they point out that there were ancient spirits linked to the landscape, many centuries before the property was built. They also believe that these spirits have the power to influence your dreams…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Oakabella Homestead, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Donaldina Cameron House in San Francisco

The Donaldina Cameron House in San Francisco

This article will be covering the Donaldina Cameron House in San Francisco – a property that used to hand Chinese sex trade workers a second chance at life…until a tragic fire broke out in it’s basement…


The Fire

The great San Francisco Earthquake took hold of the North Coast of California in April 1906, and managed to claim over 3000 lives.

The earthquake was bad enough…but the fires that followed the event managed to claim the homes and livelihoods of tens of thousands of victims.

During these tragic events, a Presbyterian Home that had been the center for helping to free Chinese sex workers and servants, caught fire. The Superintendent of the home, Donaldina Cameron, went back into the flaming building to protect the important papers which gave her guardianship over these unfortunate sex workers.

The Fire

Unfortunately what happened next is a little mixed up between fact and fiction – a bit of an urban legend.

It is near enough impossible to separate the facts from the legend…so make your own mind up…


The Safe Haven

The building at 920 Sacramento Street was built as a safe haven for the unfortunate women it housed. When they finally managed to escape their trade, more often than not, their heartless employers would try and track them down, and use them once again.

As a result, the building was constructed with a system of secret sections and passageways in place, with a basement that had a hidden entrance.

The ex-sex workers found sanctuary in these hidden locations – they could finally live some sort of life away from the threat of their past employers hunting them down.

When the fire struck the sanctuary, the women who were in these secret underground sections were completely trapped, and ended up suffocating to death, as the smoke filled each room.

Locals believe that the paranormal activity at the location began a matter of days after the fire claimed the lives of these women – their souls were trapped in the underground system.

At first, disembodied voices were heard coming from the building…and before long, passers by began to notice strange moving lights traveling past the windows.

920 Sacramento Street

These paranormal happenings seemed to get worse, with each day that passed, and eventually the basement was sealed with a special Chinese charm.

The building eventually changed it’s name to the Donaldina Cameron House in 1942 – to honor the woman who once ran the setup and looked after the Chinese women.

Apparently (according to the legend), a Reverend Wichman moved into the property in 1947 and went about unsealing the haunted basement area. Locals then believe that he used the area to assault and abuse young boys in his care.

Legend suggests that the souls of these young men joined the souls of the dead Chinese sex slaves, and they both now haunt the building.

The Donaldina Cameron House is now thought to be one of the most haunted properties in San Francisco, but it’s impossible to find out how much of it’s past is actually based on truth.

What do you think?

Do you believe the legend that surrounds the Donaldina Cameron House in San Francisco?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

Haunted White House Stories

Haunted White House Stories

The world-famous office (and residence) of the President of the United States – a site of numerous landmark political events and home to some of history’s most important and interesting figures.

But did you know that the White House is perhaps one of the most haunted places in the United States?

In this article we will be covering a handful of haunted White House stories recorded over the years – specific areas that supposedly attract powerful paranormal reactions…


The White House Attic

The White House attic is thought to be haunted by the shortest-serving president in history – William Henry Harrison.

The unfortunate president actually died in the famous building not more than a month after his inauguration (pneumonia).

Apparently, several modern-day presidents have experienced sounds of an individual rummaging through the attic contents – looking for something unknown. Guards have also been sent up to check the area out on various occasions.

The White House Attic

These subsequent residents all believe that this is the ghost of William Henry Harrison.

But Harrison is apparently not alone up there – in Truman’s era, a close protection guard reported a ghostly voice stating “I am David Burns”.

Historic research tells us that David Burns was the man that owned the land that the White House was originally built on. He didn’t want to sell it – but was forced to by the government at the time!


The White House Rose Garden Location

A lot of famous presidential announcements have taken place in the White House rose garden location. It was originally planted by First Lady Dolley Madison in the early 1800’s.

When First Lady Ellen Wilson moved into the residence, more than a century later, she didn’t particularly take to this area of the garden, and requested that it be dug up and changed.

The White House Rose Garden Location

The workers and gardeners were brought in…but stopped working within hours of starting!

They all claimed that Madison’s angry ghost had appeared to them as soon as they cut into the earth – she was there to stop them from damaging her beloved rose garden.


The White House Basement Ghost

The White House basement ghost seems to be a much more sinister entity – a reported demon cat!

There have been numerous paranormal reports over the years that claim the cat first appears as a cute little kitten, but as you get closer to it…it becomes a larger and larger phantom beast.

The White House Basement Ghost

The cat has been linked to many events over time – people now believe that the appearance of the demon cat serves as a warning of a great national disaster.


The White House Yellow Oval Room

When president Lincoln was in office, the White House Yellow Oval Room acted as his own personal library – he spent A LOT of time in there.

Over the years, numerous White House employees have reported glimpsing the ghost of Lincoln, gazing out the windows of this room. First Lady Grace Coolidge also came forward and admitted she had encountered the former president’s spirit in the room.

The White House Yellow Oval Room

It has also been noted that the ghosts of both Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Tyler have appeared in this former library.


The White House North Portico

The spirit of a lady named Anne Surratt is said to haunt the White House North Portico. Surrat’s mother, Mary, was executed in 1865 for her role in the Lincoln assassination.

The White House North Portico

Surrat’s specter is often seen banging on the North Portico doors, pleading for her mother’s release and pardon. Some witnesses have even seen her ghost on the front steps every July the 7th – the anniversary of her mother’s execution.


The Lincoln Bedroom Ghost

Often referred to as ‘the most haunted room in the White House’. Winston Churchill famously encountered the Lincoln Bedroom ghost after he had emerged from the bath – it was standing beside the fireplace.

Churchill was so shaken up the following morning, he refused to ever go in the room again.

The Lincoln Bedroom Ghost

The presidential children, Susan Ford and Maureen Reagan, also reported seeing the ghost of Lincoln standing in the exact spot that Churchill described.

The room has also been prone to attacks of poltergeist activity over the years.


Haunted White House Stories

Now it’s over to you – have you heard of any paranormal activity in the White House that we have not covered above?

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the White House ghosts we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Case of the Hammersmith Ghost

The Case of the Hammersmith Ghost

This article will be covering the Hammersmith Ghost that terrorized the London area back in the early 1800’s. The ghost became so feared that locals began arranging armed patrols at night, to keep the entity at bay…


The Paranormal Entity

1803, in Hammersmith, a district in West London, and numerous reports start surfacing regarding a male paranormal entity haunting the area.

The ghost was thought to be that of a man that had cut his own throat, and was then buried in the Hammersmith Churchyard.

Why did locals believe that this was the ghost of this particular man?

Well, religious studies point to the fact that suicides are not supposed to be placed in consecrated ground – this resulted in a restless soul that was doomed to walk the area for eternity.

The ghost was known for haunting the church and graveyard location, and the lanes that connected to one another outside the cemetery.

Most paranormal entities make do with just being seen by passers by – but this ghost was different. It opted to chase whoever it appeared to…

In one famous case, it chased a woman and actually managed to catch up with her. It then gripped onto the poor lady with a supernatural force, until she eventually passed out.

The woman was found walking aimlessly around the area in complete shock – she never recovered, and died a matter of days later.

The Paranormal Entity

The ghost always fit the same description – an extremely tall man that shone brilliant white.

Before long, local businesses in the area started to claim that the entity was effecting their profits. Apparently, certain clients and deliveries did not want to venture to that part of London…as they were afraid of bumping into this frightening paranormal force.


Tragic Events

By 1804, locals had had enough of the ghost and it’s antics – they started to form armed groups and patrol the streets at night. On the 3rd of January that year, one of these armed citizens came face to face with what he thought was the ghost of Hammersmith…

The patrolman was named Francis Smith, and he was in the process of covering Black Lion Lane. Suddenly, a figure appeared from nowhere and started making it’s way down the hedged lane towards him.

Smith called out to the figure and told it to stop and stand still…otherwise he’d shoot!

The figure in white continued to walk down the lane, and Smith eventually let off a shot. The figure then dropped to the floor, dead.

Tragic Events

Francis Smith had tragically managed to kill a bricklayer and plasterer by the name of Thomas Millwood. This unfortunate guy had been wearing traditional clothes of his trade – all white. A later investigation found out that he had actually been mistaken for the ghost before, days before his tragic death.


Murder

Francis Smith was a decent man, and he was horrified by what he had done – he contacted the authorities immediately.

Unfortunately, the authorities were rather strict with him…

He was put on trial for for willful murder, although numerous heads of the public came forward to back up his good character. The judge would have none of it – he told the jury to find the defendant guilty of murder if they believed the facts behind the case.

They eventually found Smith guilty of manslaughter…but the judge would not accept this verdict…and Smith was then found guilty of murder and sentenced to be hanged and dissected.

Luckily, Smith managed to get his verdict reduced, and ended up serving 12 months of hard labor.

The actual Hammersmith Ghost ended up being a local shoemaker named John Graham, who dressed up to scare his apprentice (or so they say…).

The tragic spirit of Thomas Millwood is said to now haunt the Black Lion Lane pub, where his body was kept, after he was shot that night.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Hammersmith Ghost, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Dead Children’s Playground

The Dead Children's Playground

In this article we will be taking a look at what is known as the Dead Children’s Playground, in Maple Hills Park, Huntsville, Alabama. Many locals to the area now believe that children buried in the nearby cemetery, rise from the dead to claim the park for their play….


They Only Come Out at Night

The council and authorities of Huntsville, Alabama, decided that it was time to knock down an aging playground so that the nearby cemetery could be expanded slightly.

The local were less than impressed.

Within days of the authorities statement of intent, a public outcry was underway, that eventually managed to change the council’s minds. They even replaced the old play rides with modern play equipment.

Many believe that the public outcry was due to the fact that so many kids used the playground…but not all of those kids were flesh and bone…


Paranormal Activity

Locals who live near the Maple Hill Park refer to the area as the ‘Dead Children’s Playground’. Over the years there have been numerous paranormal reports linked to the area.

Paranormal Activity

Most of these incidents have occurred after dark. Witnesses have claimed to have heard the ghostly yells of mothers calling out to their children, children playing, children calling out to each other and the sound of numerous small feet pattering around the area.

Locals believe that the most active time for this paranormal force is between the hours of 10 pm and 3 am – this is the time when the dead children know it is safe to come out and play.


The Nearby Cemetery

The nearby cemetery is called Maple Hill Cemetery, and many paranormal investigators believe that this is where the ghostly children come from at night.

It is the biggest cemetery in the Huntsville area, with over 80,000 burials throughout it’s history. The oldest intact grave marker is that of infant Mary Frances Atwood, who was buried there in 1820.

Strangely enough, the Dead Children’s Playground also has a popular urban legend linked to it…


The Child Disappearances

During the the early 1950’s, the area where the playground was built was apparently a limestone quarry. The cliff faces that surround the children’s area were all put in place during this quarry work time.

The quarry was closed, and nature moved back in, creating natural bushland, filled with weeds and trees.

The Child Disappearances

In the 1960’s, a rather sinister individual decided that this overgrown area would be perfect for his/her twisted actions…

Around this time, a series of child disappearances began to be reported in Huntsville…unfortunately, none of these children ever turned up…alive.

A local man who was walking his dog through the quarry area, stumbled across a tiny skull, and reported the find to the police. The whole area was searched thoroughly and several young bodies were uncovered.

They never managed to track down the twisted murderer, but they did find out more about the children who were killed. The bodies revealed that they were probably detained for long periods, and were suffering from Malnutrition.

The children’s remains were eventually buried in the nearby Maple Hill Cemetery.

Are these the children that use the park between the hours of 10 pm to 3 am?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions, in the comment section below.

Old Changi Hospital Ghost Stories

Old Changi Hospital Ghost Stories

This article will be covering a few of the Old Changi Hospital ghost stories that often arise at paranormal gatherings. Are these tragic hauntings linked to the death and cruelty that took place within its walls?

Let’s take a closer look…


Plans For The Singapore Changi Hospital

The Old Changi Hospital was last purchased in 2006 by a developer that proposed to build a luxury resort – it had been put up for sale by the Singapore Land Authority.

For some reason this purchase and construction plan went drastically wrong, and the location ended up being returned.

The people behind the purchase claimed that it was due to the high costs of the project…but locals believe it was down to the paranormal residents who still reside in the building…


Old Changi Hospital History

The Old Changi Hospital was built in 1935 as the Royal Air Force Hospital. In 1942 the ownership changed hands…when the Japanese invaded Singapore.

Many believe that the paranormal activity started in the hospital when the Japanese occupied it. They quickly turned it into a prison camp and base for the Japanese Secret Police.

Old Changi Hospital History

Many locals believe that resistance fighters were frequently taken to the hospital to be horrifically tortured for information. Apparently, hundreds of civilians and soldiers were killed there.

After the war the hospital reverted into a medical center once again, and in 1965 turned into the Singapore Armed Forces Hospital.

The hospital was closed in 1997 and has remained abandoned ever since.


Old Changi Hospital Haunted Happenings

These days, the hospital is considered the most haunted location in Singapore, with hundreds of paranormal experiences linked to it.

More often than not, brave visitors report seeing numerous shadow people in the abandoned wards and corridors. Many people have also reported hearing tortured, disembodied screams from groups of unfortunate, invisible people.

The strangest paranormal ‘event’ that takes place at this location happens when groups of thrill seekers enter the hospital…

During their ‘search’ through the hospital, the group will suddenly realize that one of their members is missing. They then make their way through the abandoned rooms until they find the missing member, in a lonely part of the hospital.

They will be disorientated and tell an all too familiar tale…

They enter the building with the full group, but suddenly one of the group members convinces them to break off from the main team – maybe they could experience more paranormal activity with just two of them?

Old Changi Hospital Haunted Happenings

So, they break off, and start exploring with the other friend…who suddenly disappears.

This is the point where the terror kicks in, and they are usually discovered by the group in a right old state of fear. When questioned they realize that this friend never left the group with them…they just walked off by themselves at some point!

Nobody seems to know much about this strange paranormal force, or why it takes the image of a friend and then deserts it’s victim?

It’s worth noting that over the last half century, several people have been rumored to have entered the building alone, never to be seen again…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Old Changi Hospital ghost stories, please leave them in the comment section below.