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List of haunted locations in the Philippines

One of the principal buildings housing internees at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp was the Education building (now UST Hospital building). Shanties and vegetable gardens can be seen near the building and the wall of the university compound is in the background.

There are several reportedly haunted locations in the Philippines. Reports of such haunted locations are part of ghostlore, which is a form of folklore. The entries are alphabetized


Metro Manila

  • Manila Film Center: Due to a construction accident in 1981, the building is said to be haunted.[11] The facility, formerly abandoned due to its reputation, is now in use after restoration works.
  • Miriam College:[12]
  • Ozone Disco: A former discothèque in Quezon City that was the site of the worst fire in the Philippine history. The fire killed at least 162 people and injured at least 95.[13][14][15][16][17] The site is now a new restaurant.[8][18][19][20]
  • Starmall Alabang: It is situated on the former site of the Alabang Cemetery.[7][10]
  • University of the Philippines Diliman Campus: Its long history is said to be the reason of its alleged hauntings[21]. Some of the paranormal hotspots include the College of Music, the Vanguard Building, and the Guerrero Theater.
  • University of Santo Tomas: Is reported by believers to be haunted, due to its long history that spans from the Spanish era. Santo Tomas also served as an internment camp during the Second World War wherein many prisoners died of starvation, illness, and others. [8]. Former UST Rector Magnificus Rolando de la Rosa confirmed in an interview about an alleged mass grave located near the UST museum.



Baguio, the largest city of Northern Luzon and a noted tourist destination, is said to be highly haunted. There are several haunted locations scattered throughout the city, such as cemeteries, old hotels, and other sites where structures used to stand until the 1990 Luzon earthquake destroyed them, injuring and killing the people inside. The city was also the site of some of the most brutal atrocities committed during World War II.[5][7][22][23][24] Such haunted locations include the following:



Ruins of Corregidor's hospital, where sounds of footsteps and normal hospital activities have been heard.

La Union






  • Central Philippine University - said to be haunted due to the atrocities committed by the Japanese in the place during World War II. Many Americans who founded the University were killed by the Japanese troops.

Negros Oriental

  • Silliman University - located in Dumaguete, the institution is reported to be haunted. Notable haunted structures include the Katipunan Hall as well as three dormitory buildings; Edith Carson Hall, Channon Hall, and Doltz Hall. Channon Hall was used by the Japanese Kempeitai as their headquarters and torture chamber while Katipunan Hall was formerly the Dumaguete Mission Hospital and the main hospital of Silliman as well as the general hospital of the entire area surrounding Dumaguete and its border towns.


See also


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