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10 Most Haunted Places in Philippines

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Hauntings in Philippines

Philippines, though a small island country, has a number of noted hauntings documented, study of those is very important for any paranormal enthiusiast. These hauntings range from smoky to full-bodied (even headless) aparitions of dead people.

If you're aware of any place in Philippines though personal experience, that we may have left out, which is known for it's paranormal activity, please do bring it to our notice.

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Baguio, Haunted City in the Mist

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The City of Pines is not just about the cold weather and the strawberries; it seems to be the place for a whole lot of paranormal activity too. Some of the best known haunted sites are found here.

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Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City, Philippines

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Diplomat Hotel, an abandoned structure in Dominican Hill that allegedly saw the beheading of nuns and priests during the Second World War. Residents in the area claim to have heard screaming and howling even during the daytime. Former hotel employees even say that there are headless ghosts walking the halls carrying their heads on platters.

History of Diplomat Hotel on Dominican Hill Horror - Most Haunted places in Philippines

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The former Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City, Philippines sits on top of the Dominican Hill. It used to be a rest house and a seminary way back 1911 before it was developed into a hotel.

During the World War II, numerous nuns and priests were beheaded there and this was believed to be the reason why headless apparitions can often be seen during the night inside the hotel. The employees and guests also claimed that they have been hearing strange sounds.

Since the death of its owner, Spiritual Healer Tony Agpaoa, in 1987, the hotel ceased its operation and has been closed to the public. It was declared off limits to visitors as well. However, the people who are living nearby would often be disturbed by sounds coming from the Dominican Hill at night. They would hear banging of doors and windows, clattering of dishes and voices of screaming people, who seem to be agonizing.

A lot of documentaries have been written about this mysterious and panoramic building. Until now, a lot of curious people would like to see its ruins in person, the once grand hotel which boasts of its large rooms and striking combination of qualities.

Real Ghostly Encounter at Diplomat Hotel - Paranormal activity in Baguio City, Philippines

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Let me share a story about what I experienced in this place...

"...several pictures also show orbs, shadows and unexplained images during our photo ops in this placed anyway but the scariest thing I did experience is shooting on an unknown shadow that i thought its another airsofter player, I ran out of bb's but the shadow is still in there until umpires shouted game over... I went back to our neutral zone and was told that I'm the only player left..

Another story is that a kid was running on the 2nd floor went to a room were the chimney is located, we thought that there is a civilian visiting the area, we shouted "cease fire! civilian in the area..."

We waited around 5 min no civilian went out, we went to the 2nd floor,check chimney room no one was there..we heard rumors about this kid, that this kid died during the fire when diplo was still a hotel.. another one is i several moving an ilhouettes in white moving from one room to the other and others like you feel you are being watched...or as if you are with someone in a certain room but you are alone...but to be honest i love this placed a mix of adrenaline rush and goosebumps while you are playing...but we still pay respect to this place...before we play we pray."

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Teacher's Camp in Baguio City, Philippines

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At Teacher's Camp, a popular location for company meetings and school seminars, visitors claim to have heard mysterious voices and seen weird shadows. Legend has it that the camp, constructed as a tent-city for teachers during the American Occupation, was built on an old battleground for Baguio's indigenous citizens. It seems that some of the warriors who lost their lives here have never left.

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Ghostly Footsteps at Teacher's Camp

Paranormal activity in Baguio City, Philippines

"Ghosts are definitely not real. Those were my words said before we started our trip up to the mountains of Baguio city. A group of delegates from our grade school department were going to a leadership seminar in one of the most haunted places in the Philippines, Teachers camp. Plenty of ghosts stories come from that dreaded place where we were about to stay for six days. It was known for it's old age and the rumors that it was built on top of a war-related area. People see ghosts of war veterans and enemy soldiers kidnapping women. I thought I could never experience something like that, But I was wrong.

First day of the trip was fun, as I remember. We went biking around the park there and hung out in the hotel room of one of the delegates parents. I didn't even think about the place we were really supposed to stay, until of course I saw our hall in Teachers Camp. The camp was enormous, plenty of halls we could've stayed in. But of all of the halls we were assigned to, we were assigned to White hall, the oldest and the one in the worst condition. The floor would creak with every step and because of an opening between the ceiling and wall you could hear anything from chattering teachers to the bags of others dragged on the floor. Our toilets didn't even work well. So everyday I dreaded coming back to that hall at night.

The long awaited first night in our room finally came and as usual I didn't sleep well, I always have difficulty sleeping whether at home or a creepy camp. Room 109 was our assigned quarters, four other girls stayed in the room with me and they were comfortable with the place, just a bit disgusted at the counterproductive toilet. Anyway, As I was saying I didn't sleep well at all. I was awake until the hours of eleven desperately trying to sleep, of course I left the lights on fearing something might go bump that night. Finally, I fell asleep for around four hours and woke up again at 3:00 am. "Screw sleep." I thought. Luckily, I brought an interesting book from my sister. I read undisturbed yet still a bit paranoid for a few minutes. Until I heard something.

Footsteps. Faint yet coming closer. I stopped reading and waited if they'd actually get louder. They did. Before anything got any louder I actually peeked outside of my room, finding nothing, but the footsteps kept coming. Stronger and closer as it headed down from the stairs across the room. I went back to my bed and just stayed there, sitting upright, my ears eagerly taking in the footsteps. I was nervous, I tried to calm myself saying that there were late guests coming in. But then the footsteps reached the entrance of the room, so roughly that I felt the bed move whenever it sounded. I freaked and hid my head under the blanket. Hurriedly, reciting my prayers, while my friends slept soundly. I feared I'd see something that I'd remember for the rest of my life. The footsteps felt as if it was coming towards my bed. Then it stopped. I lifted enough courage to look up from my blanket. I saw a white shady figure with a somewhat bloodied face. It was only for a few seconds, until I finally got the urge to hide myself from it. I hid under the blanket again. The footsteps ensued but this time grew fainter and fainter until it was gone, like the figure. I was so scared I could barely get sleep. For the passing days, in room 109, nothing else happened.

I told my friends about this ghostly experience and they laughed about it. I know what I saw, whether it was a ghost or just my mind playing paranoid tricks on me. I still go to Teachers Camp and I still hear stories of the hauntings, even ones similar to mine, but hearing or reading ghosts stories can never amount to the thrill of experiencing one."

- Emile

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A close encounter with a lovestruck ghost at the Teachers' Camp

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"The former Miss V who is a daughter of a pastor had a close encounter with a lovestruck ghost at the Teachers' Camp in Baguio City. She was teaching in a university when this incident happened, not to mention that she was still single and had just broken up with her medical intern-boyfriend.

My friend's group planned to stay at the Teachers' Camp for their summer sojourn in Baguio. Although the camp accepted non-academic groups for the use of the facilities, they still thought that it would be much easier for them to be accommodated if they have a referral from someone in the academe.

I was requested to get that referral from my friend, Miss V. I met her during her lunch break at the faculty room. While handing to me the letter, she asked me if I believe in ghosts.

I said yes, but I did not tell her that I could see one. I sensed that she was reluctant to discuss what she considered as unbelievable. It was another faculty who urged her to tell a story about the ghost at the Teachers' Camp.

Their church had this summer leadership training for the youth of their parish. She was responsible for the program and activities. Together with her in a room were the invited speakers who were also her colleagues in the academe. The two first two days were scheduled for the lectures and the remaining two were for the activities. The last day would be for the graduation of the participants and tour of Baguio City.