PHL's Haunted Destinations

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Choose Philippines | Oct 22, 2013

Sharing to you the haunted stories from different parts of the archipelago --- 7,107 spine tingling stories that one will surely enjoy.

1.) Clark Air Base, Pampanga - Clark Airbase has a long, turbulent, and often bloody history in the Philippines. The old air force base was closed after the US withdrawal, and a portion of the large base became the DMIA airport, commonly thought of as Manila’s second airport. However, there are a number of reminders of that bloody past in existence today, and those locations are some of the most haunted in the Philippines.

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Clark Air Base, Hospital, Home Plate canteen, Clark Museum Clark Air Base, being an American settlement, this building experienced major bombing from the Japanese during the War. One of these reportedly happened during Christmas of 1941 -- an air raid that marked the death of merrymakers inside the Home Plate canteen, who were then celebrating Christmas. The souls apparently have not lost their party spirit, as early morning joggers have reported hearing party music and excited talk coming from inside, even when the building is obviously empty. Other paranormal activities are reported in the abandoned Clark Air Base Hospital, where apparitions and mysterious voices are commonly occurred. Violent spirits witnessed by the inhabitants have rendered the area is off limits to everyone. And in Clark Museum, the ghost of a serviceman who committed suicide still haunts the place where he hanged himself.

2.) Pindangan Ruins, San Juan La Union - this is the home of the headless stabbed priest whose sole ghost prowls at night, either carrying his severed head or searching for his head. Some reports said they hear his head calling out for his body to find it. Many say EVP's happen here all the time and the wind is known to whisper strange malediction to those that disrespect the location.

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Pasatsat is word rooted on the Pangasinense word satsat, meaning "to stab". Pasatsats are ghosts of people who died or were killed in the Second World War. Coffins during the time were so expensive, so the families of the dead wrapped the corpses in reed mats or icamen. The dead were buried in places, other than cemeteries because tomb robberies were rampant during that era of extreme poverty. These ghosts usually show up in solitary paths and block passersby. To get rid of such a ghost, one needs to stab (hence pasatsat) the reed mat and unravel it, but doing so will show no presence of a corpse, although the mat will emit a noxious odor, much like that of putrid flesh.

3.) Diplomat Hotel, Baguio City – Diplomat Hotel, an abandoned structure in Dominican Hill that some allegedly saw the beheading of nuns and priests during the Second World War.

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The haunted fountain is said by many to be a place where few dare to tread. Many say it once flowed with human blood and still is a favorite spot where the dead congregate to commune with the living. If your brave enough to stay their in that spot for 24 hours.

4.) Hamtic Church Ruins, Hamtic Antique - San Jose is the capital town in the province of Antique on Panay Island. Located in the West Visayas a location that may locals will tell you is haunted by the ghost pirates of generations past. An urban legend that pirates are still guarding their hidden treasures and frightening the living to this day. Tales of White Lady ghosts, aswangs and evil WakWaks or often spoken of it boasts many haunted cemetery, ghosts of Natives and Spanish settlers have been experienced.


Many people state that they get an eerie unnatural feeling when they come to this spot. Ghost photos and Evp's are said to occur here on a daily basis and it is sometimes referred to as a place where evil dwells. The myth of the manananggal is popular in the Visayan region of the Philippines, especially in the western provinces of Capiz, Iloilo, and Antique.

5.) Manila Film Center – was the site of a construction accident in the early '80s. And many say the ghost of those who died roaming the area looking for live bodies to possess and take over as their own. It is said to be haunted as well as cursed due to the accident that took place in the construction of the structure.

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When construction of the center was rushed for a film festival, 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, Imelda Marcos, the First Lady and the main financier of the project, was believed to have ordered cement to be poured into the orchestra, entombing the fallen workmen. Some of them were even buried alive in the orchestra. Various ghostly activities were reported on the site including mysterious sounds, voices and poltergeist activity. In the late '90s, 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. Previously abandoned for its haunted reputation, the building is now currently in use.

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