Ancient Ram Inn, a haunted building in Gloucestershire. It has been featured on various paranormal television programmes.
Arundel Castle in Sussex is often said to be home to just four ghosts but there are more ghostly goings on between its ancient walls than first meets the visitor. The spirit of the first Earl of Arundel, who originally built the castle, is said to still haunt the Castle’s Keep. Another spirit is said to be of a young woman who, stricken with grief from a tragic love affair, took her own life by jumping to her death from one of the towers. Seen by some, she is said to still haunt the castle on moonlit nights dressed in white. Another spirit is that of a ‘Blue Man’ who has been seen within the library since the 1630s and it is thought that he could be a Cavalier due to his time period seeming to be from King Charles I’s reign. Another notable ‘spirit’ is that strangely of a white owl like bird. Legend tells that if the white bird is seen fluttering in one of the windows, it is an imminent warning of a death of a Castle resident or someone closely associated. It’s interesting to note here that Dukes used to keep a colony of white American Owls here at the castle before its restoration. There is also mention of a servant lad who once lived at the castle who was treated very badly until beaten to his death. He is said to now haunt the kitchen area and has been seen scrubbing pots and pans. Another strange sighting was more recent in 1958 by a footman. Working late one night on the ground floor the footman was walking near the servant’s quarters and saw what he thought to be a man walking in front of him when he thought he had been alone. As he got closer to the apparition the man faded and then was gone.
Bochym Manor is residence to two ghosts, the short pink lady, and an unnamed ghost who stands at one of the bedroom windows.
Belgrave Hall in Leicester, attracted attention in 1999 when a white figure was captured on CCTV. One theory is it is the daughter of a former owner.
50 Berkeley Square is reputed to be the most haunted house in London.
Blue Bell Hill in Kent, specifically the A229. This has been the site of a female phantom hitchhiker. Cars have stopped to pick up a female hitchhiker, only for her to vanish to the drivers’ disbelief.
Borley Rectory in 1892
Borley Rectory in the village of Borley, Essex, England. Many sightings have been reported since 1885. The house burned down in 1939, and remains a huge source of controversy.
The Black Lady of Bradley Woods is supposedly seen near Bradley, Lincolnshire.
Brislington, once an attractive Somerset village but now a neighbourhood in Bristol, has many ghosts in pubs and hotels, houses old and new, and public spaces.
Bruce Castle in Tottenham, North London is haunted by the ghost of a woman who allegedly appears every 3 November. The ghost is thought to be Lady Coleraine, who was kept locked up in a chamber within the castle by her husband.
Castle Lodge , Shropshire, is believed by many to be haunted by a young girl in Tudor dress. Some say this is Catherine of Aragon, who lived in Castle Lodge during her marriage to Prince Arthur.
Chingle Hall in the village of Goosnargh, near Preston, England. Chingle Hall, previously known as Singleton Hall, was built in 1260 by Sir Adam de Singleton. It is reputably haunted by more than one spirit.
Crowley Hall in the north of England, is supposedly haunted by the spirit of Dr. Bernard Leys. Leys ran the hall for a number of years before dying under mysterious circumstances in 1952. Sightings of ghosts have been reported since the 1970s.
Dartmouth, Devon, ancient maritime town has many modern and traditional ghost stories including (in its hinterland) some recently discovered spirits from the Bronze Age.
Highwayman, Jamaica Inn, Cornwall
Deane Road Cemetery, Liverpool, burial ground for numerous Jewish families dating back to the 17th century  After the cemetery fell into disrepair during the 18th century residents of the road have reported hearing children’s screams in the middle of the night, doors slamming unexpectedly and furniture seemingly rearranging itself. Some of the older houses on the street which may have been involved in keeping slaves during the slave trade in the latter part of the 19th century have experienced screams, scratching sounds, loud footsteps, doors shutting and locking and supposed possession. During the times of slavery it was not uncommon for slaves to be kept in ill conditions in the large basements of these old homes and it has been speculated that this fact may be central to the hauntings of these particular houses more so than the cemetery itself.
In Dorset an axe wielding ghost riding a horse, bareback is described by witnesses as looking like a stone age warrior.
Edge Hill, Warwickshire the location of the first battle of the English Civil War, the Battle of Edge Hill. Ghostly sightings and noises of the battle have been reported ever since the war.
Ettington Park Hotel, a neo-Gothic building in Warwickshire, has many ghost sightings by guests and staff.
Footsteps by an unseen pedestrian are said to be heard around 1 a.m. on Gloucester Drive, Finsbury Park, North London. The steps are said to begin outside #7, cross the street and continue through the front gardens, accompanied by the sound of breaking twigs. The Guardian named the street Britain’s 5th most haunted road.
Hammersmith where there have been multiple sightings, especially of the notorious Hammersmith Ghost. Hampton Court Palace, home of King Henry VIII of England, whose fifth wife, Catherine Howard, is supposed to be heard screaming in the “Haunted Gallery”. On 21 December 2003, CCTV footage allegedly showed someone in 16th-century clothes and no face closing a fire door that, though locked, was constantly being opened without anyone near it. Another is the ghost of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife who died a few days after giving birth to Edward VI.
The Jamaica Inn in Cornwall is reputed to be haunted by a highwayman, a murdered smuggler, a mother and child, and horses.
RAF Metheringham is the location for the phenomenon known as the Metheringham Lass. Minsden Chapel in Hertfordshire is reported to be haunted by a monk climbing stairs which no longer exist. The Old Bailey, London’s main criminal court. A figure (of unclear sex) supposedly appears in the building during important trials. These appearances have been allegedly witnessed by judges, barristers and policemen. Pluckley in Kent is listed in the 1998 edition of the Guinness Book of Records as the most haunted village in England. Ghosts include a phantom coach and horses, a colonel and a highwayman.
The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall has been sighted quite a few times over the years. She is so called because of the brown brocade dress she is supposedly seen wearing while wandering the halls and staircase. In 1849 a Major Loftus and a friend named Hawkins claimed to see the ghost one night after retiring to bed, saying they were amazed by the old-fashioned clothing she wore. The next night Loftus claimed to see the figure once again, saying he took note of her empty eye-sockets. The incident resulted in several members of staff resigning and a full investigation of Raynham Hall involving local detectives.
Renishaw Hall, a stately home in Derbyshire where renovations uncovered a coffin built into the floor of a bedroom of the house. Several people who slept there had reported being woken by cold kisses. The ghost of a female servant was also seen.
There have been a number of reported sightings at the Royal Albert Hall, including the ghost of Father Willis, walking around inside the organ and two ladies wandering the corridors. Samlesbury Hall in Preston, Lancashire, is supposedly haunted by Lady Dorothy Southworth, known as the “White Lady”. Weeping is often heard, and her ghost has been seen wandering near where her lover was buried. Residents of a house at 69 Spenser Grove, Stoke Newington, were forced to flee by several ghosts and a poltergeist after a series of fires in 1969. The house has since been demolished.
Temple Newsam is reported to be the most haunted house in Yorkshire, with the most famous ghost being Mary Ingram, commonly known as “The Blue Lady”, who in her life became deranged after an attack by highwaymen. Ghosts linked with the more famous residents of Temple Newsam include “The White Lady”: this is said to be the ghost of the “Nine Days Queen”, the unfortunate Lady Jane Grey. She was executed by Mary I.
Tower of London — The fortress has been reported to be one of the most haunted buildings in England, since its construction by King William the Conqueror in 1078. The Wakefield Tower is reportedly to be haunted by Henry VI of England, whose weak and ineffectual reign ended here with his murder “in the hour before midnight” on 21 May 1471, as he knelt at prayer. Lady Jane Grey, Thomas Becket, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury and The Princes in The Tower the nephew’s of Richard III who mysteriously vanished are all said to haunt the vicinity. The whimpering wraiths of two children, Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, dressed in white nightgowns, and clutching each other in terror have frequently been seen in the dimly lit rooms of their imprisonment. Sir Walter Raleigh, has been seen frequently near the walls of the Bloody Tower. Catherine Howard has been seen still running down the hallway screaming for help. Queen Anne Boleyn is buried under the Chapel’s altar and reports of her headless body has also been numerously seen walking throughout the corridors of the Tower.
Wakefield Kirkgate railway station is believed to be haunted by a ghost that has the appearance of a Victorian woman, who wanders the subway between platforms 1 and 2 at night.
Willington Mill — The house and flour mill in Willington, near Wallsend have been reported to have been haunted since 1834.
Windsor Castle — home of English and British royalty for 1,000 years. Numerous ghosts are supposed to have been seen, including Queen Elizabeth I. Her mother, Anne Boleyn, is also said to haunt Windsor castle and supposedly runs down a corridor screaming. Among those who claimed to have seen the ghost, who sometimes is said to be carrying her head, are King George VI, William Ewart Gladstone and The Duke of York.
Wysing Arts Centre – An area of farmland in Bourn, Cambridgeshire converted into a museum and performance space. A member of the family whose home stood on the ground now holding the Arts Centre is said to wander the grounds. The Cambridge University Paranormal Society attribute this to the absence of a grave from the collection at the rear of the house. A family member reportedly perished in the fire that destroyed the farm building, and his remains were never recovered.
Zurich Office – The site of an old Medieval Monastery, Farnborough converted into the offices of Zurich Insurance Company. It is said that heretic monks were imprisoned and tortured in the ground floor cages until as late as the 14th century when the Black Death wiped out most of the population. The building was unused until being repurposed sometime in the 2000s to house insurance staff working for Zurich. The sounds of monks screaming from the torture can be heard in the vicinity of the ground floor at certain times of the day, and members of staff have reported paperclips being violently hurled across the office – which indicates the presence of poltergeists.
Springhill, Moneymore, County Londonderry
Ballygally Castle is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a Madame Nixon who lived there in the 18th century. After she died it was said that she haunted the castle, wandering the passages at night dressed in a silk dress and amusing herself by knocking on the doors of different rooms. Her fleeting appearances have recently been confined to a room in a corner turret.
Dobbins Inn Hotel in Carrickfergus
is haunted by Elizabeth, the wife of the owner Hugh Dobbins, fell in love with a soldier stationed at Carrickfergus Castle. She used to use a passage at the back of the old stone fireplace to secretly meet with the soldier known simply as “Buttoncap”. It wasn’t long before her husband was to discover the affair, and the reports say he murdered both of them with his sword. Elizabeth’s ghost is the one that wonders the hotel to this day. In 1946, the Inn underwent a makeover converting what was then an old dilapidated Inn, into a hotel. Elizabeth’s spirit (has become known as “Maud”) is still said to haunt the rooms and corridors of the Inn, stroking the faces of guests. Several other guests have also reported the sighting of a black mass shooting from the reception area over to the old stone fireplace were the tunnel still resides.
Grace Neill’s in Donaghadee is haunted by the original pub owner herself.
Grand Opera House in Belfast is haunted by a ghostly figure in a long, dark robe roam the stage.
HM Prison Crumlin Road – This former prison has paranormal activities of strange sounds. Doors slam shut by themselves and disembodied voices clearly call out for help. An apparitional man who walks down the “C wing” and disappears has been seen by both tourists and investigators.
Springhill – the 17th-century Plantation House, home for nearly 300 years of the Lenox-Conyngham family, reputedly plays host to the most-sighted and best documented ghost in Ireland. Site of the tragic suicide of then-master George Lenox-Conyngham in 1816, the Blue Bedroom is the traditional setting for the many well-recorded appearances of the tall lady, dressed in black, always said to be George’s widow, Olivia. Although the tale is uncertain, the strange and particular circumstances of her husband’s dramatic death has always been the reason given to explain his widow’s continued “running” of the corridors of the old mansion. Now owned by the National Trust, Springhill has become infamous for regular sightings of Olivia, historically by the family and their guests, but more recently by those who have visited the property since.
Main article: Reportedly haunted locations in Scotland
Local legend talks of a ghost ship that haunts the coast near Abergele, North Wales, allegedly Prince Madoc’s Gwennan Gorn. Sightings have been reported by present day locals and tourists.
Gwrych Castle has had many reports of ghosts.
Baskerville Hall in Powys, Mid Wales was the location in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote most of his novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. The magnificent mansion was first built back in 1839 and is by no surprise steeped in years of meaningful history. The Hall is well known for its ghostly hounds, but there’s far more of the paranormal occurring here, with reported sightings of many spirits including the White Lady.
Beaumaris Castle in Anglesey, North Wales is said to be home to strange echoes of chanting which have been caught on audio recording equipment by visitors to the small chapel area. The feeling of being watched has also been felt in the long dark corridors and an over-all sense of loneliness can be felt.
in South Wales is said to be haunted by a ghost known as the Green Lady.
located in Denbighshire, is haunted by many of its former patients and staff. Built in 1848 and it closed its doors in 1995. It has been featured on Most Haunted Live
The Llindir Inn in Henllan, Denbighshire is said to be haunted by a ghost in a long blue gown named Sylvia, who dates back to the 18th century. Local legend has it that Sylvia and her lover were murdered by her husband, a sea captain, who caught them in bed together.
Llandegla’s Bodidris Hall is alleged to be haunted by a monk, a soldier, a boy, a well-dressed woman and a dog.
Newton House in Dinefwr Park, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire is haunted.
The Skirrid Mountain Inn, one of the oldest public houses in Wales, is reputed to be home to several ghosts. These include the spirit of a 32-year-old woman who died of consumption, and the shade of a man climbing a staircase. The hauntings have been linked to mass executions carried out at the Inn during the 17th century, following the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.
Hand Hotel in Llangollen have reported the sensation of being followed during their stay, only to turn around to find no-one there. One room is said to contain the spirit of a lady who died in childbirth, while in another a figure has been seen sitting at an organ.
The Britannia Inn (allegedly built in the 13th century), have also reported paranormal activity. In the latter case, the spirits of monks from the nearby Valle Crucis Abbey have been seen walking through the car park, the bar area, and appearing in the bedrooms in the middle of the night.
The ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey itself are said to be haunted. Set in the countryside near the River Dee, a number of events are said to have occurred at the Abbey; the manifestation of mysterious floating lights, supernatural voices, and apparitions including Welsh prince Owain Glyndŵr. One report from the 1930s describes the appearance of golden figures bathed in bright light.
Tudor manor house near Nelson in the Caerphilly County Borough is allegedly haunted by a number of ghosts. These includes a spectre who appears to be a 19th-century housekeeper known as “Mattie”, a young boy who fell to his death from one of the upper rooms, a man usually seen in deep contemplation, and a figure who walks the grounds, but not within the Manor. In 2007, the Guardian listed Llancaiach as one of the top ten haunted places in the United Kingdom.
The Penrhyn Old Hall
in Penrhyn Bay has had many witnesses to paranormal. Many people have claimed to see an old lady sitting by the large fireplace and a feeling of being watched in the functions room. The main building was established in 1590 but the baronial hall which is now the dance floor is believed to originate from the 12th century, which caused much interest from paranormal investigators who claim they experienced fluctuations in temperature and dizzyness.
Plas Teg is a Jacobean house located near the village of Pontblyddyn between Wrexham and Mold. The house has featured on Living’s Most Haunted programme on two occasions. The second occasion was featured as part of the Halloween Most Haunted Live! series on 31 October 2007. It was also featured in Ghost Hunting With… Girls Aloud in 2006, where the girls visited the house as their first location, where they claimed to have experienced paranormal activity.
Port Talbot’s Margam Castle is a Victorian mansion house said to be haunted by many spirits including Lord Talbot and his daughter Emily Charlotte.
The Town of Llanelli is reputed to be Wales’s most haunted town.
Cinco Saltos in Río Negro has been reported to have a number of ghosts, most of them reportedly the result of witchcraft. In 2009, an intact corpse of an 8–12 year old girl who had died in the 1930s was found in a cemetery ossuary.
The Alkimos is the wreck of a former U.S. Navy ship from World War II, that occurred off the coast of Western Australia in 1964.
Ararat Lunatic Asylum, or Aradale, is the largest abandoned lunatic asylum in Australia. Opened in 1867, Aradale was reserved for many of the incurable mental patients in Victoria during the 1800s. An estimated 13,000 people died here during 140 years of operation.
Ballarat Gaol in Ballarat. The remains of seven criminals are still on the grounds. The Ballarat Ghost Tours operate nightly.
Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in Beechworth
Victoria is reportedly haunted by several ghosts of departed patients. Open from 1867 to 1995, it has appeared in several books, television shows, and documentaries, including A.C.T. Paranormal. Ghost tours run nightly.
Brisbane City Hall in Brisbane
Australia has several stories of deaths spanning the eras before and after its construction. During construction, workmen were said to have died while laying the foundations, which were on top of a former swamp. It is also said that the area was once a significant Aboriginal site – either a meeting place or campground. One story relates the death of a maintenance man, or lift attendant, who either fell to his death down the lift well or was crushed by the lift – this story likely results from a suicide from the clock tower that occurred in 1935.(Haunts Of Brisbane) Another story claims an American soldier was stabbed to death during World War II, after a fight over an Australian girl turned ugly. Staff have reported the sounds of an argument from the Red Cross Tea Room, and there are many reports of sounds and unusual activity in the areas surrounding these deaths. A third story claims the apparition of a woman is regularly seen traversing the main stairs in the lobby, and to look out over the foyer – a story which likely results from another suicide from City Hall’s Clock Tower in 1937, although recent photos of the stairwell exhibit a possible apparition.(Haunts Of Brisbane)
Dreamworld is a theme park in Coomera
Queensland. One building inside the grounds of the theme park, where the reality television series Big Brother Australia is produced, has been reported to be haunted since the show’s start in 2001. Numerous production staff claim to have witnessed the presence of a young girl, as well as a child’s voice and fog appearing late at night and early in the morning. In addition, since the Buzzsaw ride was built in the 2011, there have been sightings of a ghost called Jack Darke, who has been claimed to have been killed by a buzzsaw. It is also rumored that the Buzzsaw is built on a burial ground.
Larundel Mental Asylum is a long abandoned mental asylum in Bundoora, Victoria. It is reported that a little girl who died on the third floor loved her music box, and to this day, there are claims on the internet that random explorers have heard music playing on some nights, just before or at midnight.
Lalor House in Richmond
Victoria is reportedly haunted by the ghosts of the family of Peter Lalor.
Monte Cristo Homestead in Junee
New South Wales was the site of seven deaths in the 1800s, and is reported[by whom?] to be the most haunted house in Australia. Various ghost groups have reported sightings there.
North Head Quarantine Station in Manly
New South Wales housed victims of a number of diseases including smallpox and the Spanish flu between 1833 and 1984. It was the site of over 500 deaths. A number of ghost tours are run on the grounds, which includes a large cemetery.
North Kapunda Hotel in Kapunda
South Australia is reputed to have several ghosts due to it being the main meeting point in the town for over a century. The hotel was investigated on the TV series Haunting: Australia and found that most paranormal activity occurred in a disused section of the building formerly used for accommodation.
Port Arthur in Tasmania operate nightly ghost tours.
The Princess Theatre Melbourne
has reported several ghosts since the building opened in 1886. The theatre’s best known “inhabitant” is Frederick Baker, whose stage name was Frederick Federici, a talented bass-baritone singer who died in March 1888 whilst singing the role of Mephistopheles in Faust – and who was seen by the rest of the cast taking his bows with them shortly thereafter. For years the theater kept a seat vacant in the dress circle for Federici (only ceasing the practice on economic grounds), and his appearance in the dress circle during rehearsals for a new show is considered a good omen.
Whepstead House in Wellington Point
Queensland is rumoured to have a number of ghosts: Gilbert Burnett’s wife Martha who spreads the scent of lavender perfume; the daughter of Gilbert and Martha, who apparently disappeared without a trace; Gilbert & Martha’s son who had a withered leg and haunts the stairwell; and the ghost of an elderly servant who is seen around the house in a bowler’s hat and suit. While no historical basis has been found for any of these stories, the house itself acted as a private hospital for a number of decades, during which time over a dozen people died. It is considered likely that the building’s haunted atmosphere and unusual events result from this period of use.
The Woodford Academy in Woodford
New South Wales was originally built in 1834 as an inn and later became a private boys school. Multiple accounts of hauntings have reportedly occurred at the site and has since started conducting ghost tours.
Victoria Park Railway Tunnel in Brisbane,
Queensland played host to one of Brisbane’s most famous ghost sightings in 1965, after a group of local children overheard rumors suggesting a ghost had been observed within the tunnel. The following night, the children crept down in the hope of spotting the apparition. One boy, lagging behind the rest of the group as they passed through the tunnel, was apparently accosted by a misty green, limbless, headless apparition that seemed to materialise from the wall of the tunnel. Seemingly mesmerised by the spectre, the boy was dragged by his friends to the nearby Royal Brisbane Hospital, who feared he had been possessed by the ghost. The ensuing tale, as related by the children to hospital staff, made sensational newspaper headlines the next day, and within a short time thousands of local residents were lining both sides of the tunnel in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the ghost. The week following, the Victoria Park ghost became the major talking point of Brisbane, and numerous suggestions to its identity were put forward, although the spectre may very well have resulted from one of the numerous suicides that took place in Victoria Park in previous years.
Chase Vault is a burial vault in the cemetery of the Christ Church Parish Church in Oistins, Christ Church, Barbados best known for a widespread but unverified legend of “mysterious moving coffins”. According to the story, each time the heavily sealed vault was opened in the early 19th century for burial of a family member, all of the lead coffins had changed position. The facts of the story are unverified, and sceptics call the tale “historically dubious.” The tale appears to have originated from anecdotes told by Thomas H. Orderson, Rector of Christ Church during the 1800s, and subsequently repeated in James Edward Alexander’s 1833 Transatlantic Sketches.
The Joelma Building in São Paulo is allegedly haunted by victims of the fire that started on February 1, 1974, after an air conditioning unit on the twelfth floor overheated; centered on the “Mystery of the Thirteen Souls”, individuals who died within an elevator as they were trying to escape the fire, and are haunting the building today.
haunted house in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
In Sihanoukville, the Independence Hotel has been rumoured to be haunted by a poltergeist.
The Burma Inn in Beijing has been reported to have a ghost walking throughout corridors looking for the chef that poisoned his food. The chef stabbed himself on the same evening of the poisoned patron’s death.
Chaonei No. 81, an abandoned mansion in Beijing’s Chaoyangmen neighborhood, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Kuomintang officer’s mistress who killed herself there after he left her behind when he fled to Taiwan in 1949. It was the setting for the 2014 Chinese-language horror film The House That Never Dies.
The Forbidden City
located in the heart of Beijing and home to the Palace Museum, where many visitors and workers have claimed to have seen ghosts, such as a group of ladies-in-waiting or eunuchs walking by.
The Great Wall of China has many reports of strange apparitions and the sounds of marching footsteps, from as reported by local tourists and employees. Many local villagers will not go up the wall alone, believing something very unfortunate will happen if they do. The TV series Destination Truth sent an expedition to spend the night investigating these supernatural reports near “The Wild Wall.
The Huguan Huiguan Opera House
was built in 1807, originally as a home for the poor. Supposedly built on top of an ancient graveyard, it is now a small opera house and museum holding regular performances. Legend has it that if a stone is thrown into the courtyard, a loud scolding will be heard, but no one will be seen.
The Normandie Apartment
now the Wukang Mansion, in Shanghai, was named after the World War I warship Normandie, and was designed by the famous Hungarian architect Ladislav Hudec. Sounds of footsteps running up the stairs, loud voices from empty rooms, and even the sounds of breaking glass are rumoured to be heard from this apartment building. The seventh floor corner apartment is believed to be haunted by a former tenant, who supposedly was an actress who committed suicide by jumping out of the window.
The Qiu Mansion was built by two brothers who were peasants turned millionaires during the beginning of the 20th century. They lived a lavish lifestyle with a garden around the mansion complete with peacocks, tigers, and crocodiles. During the prime of their life they both simply disappeared. Since then workers within the closed mansion complain of bizarre animal bites and sightings.
The Tuen Mun Road is considered haunted, where many car accident deaths occur, said to be the result of drivers trying to avoid hitting ghosts that suddenly materialize in the middle of the road. Some drivers have reported to officers that they had lost complete control of their vehicle, as if someone else were driving.
The Yun Shan Fan Dian hotel in Chengde is supposedly haunted with a man in western clothing and a woman in ancient Chinese imperial attire, who always lurk at the end of the eighth story corridor. There have been a few occasional sightings of others dressed in ancient Chinese clothing as well.
Zvíkov Castle: Until 1597 there are stories about a Zvíkovský Rarášek (Rarach is a supernatural being common in Slavic folklore, similar to an imp or trickster) which haunts people in the ancient tower, Markomanka. This tower has stones engraved with unknown symbols, and was built during the Marcomanni rule over Bohemia, in the 1st century BC and 2nd century AD. It was integrated into Zvíkov castle hundreds of years later. Weird events occur here frequently, including weird photos, technical problems, unpredictable behaviour of animals, spontaneous extinguishing of fires, electromagnetic anomalies, and the presence of ghosts. In Czech media it’s a popular subject of investigation. Other areas of the castle are also haunted; it is said to be dangerous to sleep in the main tower, with anyone who does dying within a year. Another monster common in Czech culture, fire hounds are also part of the myths surrounding the castle. It is said that these spectral dogs (in some accounts they are depicted with burning eyes) are guarding a hidden tunnel underneath Zvíkov.
Dragsholm Castle in Zealand is said to be haunted by the ghost of James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, imprisoned there for about five years until his death in 1578.
Baron Empain Palace: Tourists have reportedly heard voices throughout the palace late at night. Guards and police have reported seeing ghostly apparitions of people who were once residents of the palace, wandering the outside lawn at midnight.
Farafra Desert: The ghost of Akhenaten is said to wander the Farafra Desert (also known as the White Desert) of Egypt, reported by dozens of tourists and nomads. Legend says this is because Akhenaten abolished the Egyptian gods when he become Pharaoh, angering the religious followers and priests of Egypt. Upon his death, the priests are believed to have cursed him to wander the deserts forever as punishment.
Pyramids of Giza: A man in early 20th-century clothing has been seen by visitors, rumored to be the ghost of Howard Carter. Various employees and tourists have reported seeing an orb apparition of an Egyptian Pharaoh, floating away from the pyramids towards the Valley of the Kings.
Valley of the Kings: Eyewitnesses have reported seeing the vision of an Egyptian Pharaoh in the Valley of the Kings, wearing his golden collar, headdress, and riding a fiery chariot with black phantom horses.
The château de Châteaubriant
said to be haunted by the ghost of Françoise de Foix.
Château de Brissac: legend says that Jacques de Brézé caught his wife, Charlotte, with another man, and in a fit of rage murdered them both. Tourists have reported a sense of an eerie feeling, slight touches, ghostly sightings, and wailing throughout the halls.
Château de Châteaubriant: this castle in Brittany is said to be haunted by the ghost of Françoise de Foix, a mistress of King Francis I. According to the legend, she was locked in her bed chambers by her husband, Jean de Laval-Châteaubriant, Governor of Brittany, jealous of her relationship with the King. She died on 16 October 1537, rumored to have been either poisoned or bled to death. Since then, there have been ghostly sightings at the château every 16 October at midnight.
Château de Trécesson: among the various legends attached to this castle are those of the Dames Blanches (White Ladies), the headless curate, the phantom card players and the Manoir du Pied d’Ânon.
Château de Versailles
once home to the French royal family between 1682 and 1789, a few tourists and employees have reported seeing people in 18th-century clothing. There have also been sightings of the beheaded Queen Marie Antoinette, orbs and ghostly presences in tourists’ photos, and descriptions of being touched by ghosts.
ghostly sightings of monks wandering the area have been reported
The Catacombs of Paris
are said to be haunted by strange orbs and human figures from different centuries. There have also been reports of voices being heard through the walls, and the feeling of a presence or a touch by someone not there.
Père Lachaise Cemetery: the largest cemetery in Paris, France; it is the most visited cemetery in the world, and is said to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in Europe. Some people have experienced overwhelming shivers and a sense of unease, while others have experienced a feeling of calmness. Claims have been made of photos from visitors and investigators revealing orbs and ghostly apparitions.
Berlin: The Reichstag building has been reported to be haunted by numerous ghosts of famous German political figures.
The Hexenturm (Witches Tower) and the Nazi Amphitheatre are both said to be haunted by various ghosts.
Frankenstein Castle (German: Burg Frankenstein) is a real hilltop castle in the Odenwald, overlooking the city of Darmstadt, and allegedly an inspiration for Mary Shelley when she wrote her monster novel Frankenstein. The SyFy TV show Ghost Hunters International aired an entire episode about the castle and testified it had “… significant paranormal activity.
The ghost of a lady in a white dress is said to be seen standing in front of the entrance to the ruins at midnight. She will, usually, sit down on a flat rock covered with moss.
The castle was built between 1703 and 1734. According to the legend, at full moon and on certain foggy nights, a few people have reported seeing a luxurious carriage with stallions running through the grounds.
Wolfsegg Castle: This 14th-century castle was supposed to be a sanctuary for travellers . The folklore of this haunting originated from the 1500s, when Ulrich von Laaber hired two young farmers to kill his wife, Klara von Helfenstein, after discovering she was having an affair. Shortly thereafter, Ulrich and his sons also suddenly died. There have been reports of strange noises coming out of a cave area near the castle. Several expeditions into the cave, uncovering numerous animal skeletons, leading locals to decide the noises had come from hunters who were hiding their prey. While the cave noises might have been solved, this has not been the case of the haunting of the “White Woman” who is still restlessly making her rounds of the castle.
There is supposedly the ghost a dead nun walking through the halls of Praemonstratenser Abbey. The ghost is said to be that of Maria Renata Von Mossau, accused of mixing herbs into everyone’s food in order to bewitch them. The nun was taken to be executed only three days after her sentencing in court. She was first decapitated, and then burned and her ashes scattered. To this day, there are reports of her walking down the hallways and holding a bouquet of roses while picking off the petals, leaving a trail across the grounds.
Tuen Mun Road: An expressway in Hong Kong that has recorded an astounding number of road accidents since 1978. Drivers claim the accidents are due to ghosts who suddenly appear in front of cars, causing them to swerve violently.
Bhangarh Fort, Bhangarh, Rajasthan: Bhangarh was purportedly brought to ruin as a consequence of the curse of Baba Balanath. Another legend attributes it to the curse of the sorcerer Singhiya.
Three Kings Church, Goa
It is believed that spirits of those three kings roam in this church. Due to these happenings, This place has turned into a spooky and creepy church.
Grand Paradi Towers
Mumbai, Maharashtra: Said to be the most famous haunted building in Mumbai, as it was the site of several suicides and deaths.
Lambi Dehar Mines
Mussoorie, Uttarakhand: An alleged screaming witch, and several accidents, are claimed to have been associated with paranormal activity.
Dumas Beach, Surat, Gujarat As per Hindu tradition, the human body is burnt after death, and this beach is used by the local residents for that purpose. The tourists who visit this beach hear many voices, but cannot see anyone. These voices tell them to go back to where they have come from.
The basement of the Building B of Lawang Sewu, a former prison. It is one of the rooms where ghost sightings have been reported.
Jeruk Purut Cemetery
A cemetery in Jakarta said to be haunted by the ghost of a decapitated pastor, which carries its head around with it, and is followed by a large black dog. The story was used as the inspiration for the 2006 film, Hantu Jeruk Purut.
Literally meaning a “thousand doors” in Javanese, it is a former Dutch colonial building located in Semarang, in central Java. Many ghost sightings have been reported here, including a ghost of a Dutch lady as well as headless ghouls. During one of the ghost hunting programs on television, a ghost was purportedly caught on camera.
Legend says that Nyai Roro Kidul (Nyai is a Javanese honorific for Madame), the Queen of the South Sea and daughter of King Prabu Siliwangi, is supposed to have committed suicide by jumping off the cliff into the sea. Rumors say that if someone wears green when swimming (the Queen’s favourite color), he or she will be pulled by her ghost into the sea. Room 308 at the Samudra Beach Hotel is set aside for the Queen’s ghost.
Charles Fort: Haunted by a 17th-century bride known as “The White Lady of Kinsale.
This castle is haunted by the third Earl of Charleville’s younger daughter, Harriet. She lost her life after falling from the main staircase of this building at the age of eight, in April 1861. It was featured on Scariest Places on Earth, Most Haunted, and Ghost Hunters International.
Drumbeg Manor in Inver Donegal: Considered to be one of the most haunted places in all Europe. Apparitions and strange events are reported to have taken place within the manor, and on its grounds. Stories say that a screaming woman can be heard, as well as the appearance of a man in a white suit walking the halls.
The mansion was owned by the Duckett family for 300 years, and is said to be haunted by a Banshee Ghost. On March 17, 2011, the SyFy show Destination Truth featured a four-hour live investigation for the season finale to find out the mystery of the ruins.
Kilmainham Gaol: This former prison has paranormal activities of lights which often turn themselves on and off in the prison’s chapel, unseen forces pushing people over, apparitional footsteps, the feeling of being watched by spirits, as well as unexplained bangs and disembodied voices.
Kinnitty Castle: This Gothic castle sits on a plot that once housed Druids and Bards. It has witnessed a long and turbulent history, and is reportedly the home of many ghosts, the most popular of which is the Phantom Monk of Kinnitty It was featured on Most Haunted.
Malahide Castle: This castle is haunted by Lord Galtrim, Sir Walter Hussey, the son of the Baron of Galtrim. Killed in battle on his wedding day in the 15th century, his apparition roams the castle at night, groaning in pain, while pointing at the spear wound in his side. There is also Lady Matilda “Maud” Plunkett. Her spirit appears to workers and guests as she did on the day of her marriage to the Lord Chief Justice. Maud would chase his spirit through the corridors. The third spirit is Puck, a jester who fell in love with Gerard FitzGerald’s daughter, Lady Eleanor, who was detained at the castle by Henry VIII for inciting rebellions. One snowy night in December, Puck was found stabbed through the heart, still wearing his jester suit and cap. Before his death, he swore that he would haunt here until a master with a bride from the people ruled this castle. However, he promised not to harm any male Talbot who slept here. Numerous visitors have reported seeing the jester’s face on some photos taken here. The White Lady is the fourth apparition here. The White Lady is a painting of a very beautiful, but unknown, lady which hangs on the castle’s Great Wall. It is said that she would leave her painting at times and wander through the grounds at night. The fifth and final spirit is Miles Corbet. He was given this castle and the surrounding property by Oliver Cromwell. During the Restoration, Miles was made to pay for his crimes, and was hanged. It is reported that his apparition appears as a whole soldier in armour which then suddenly fall into pieces.
Montpelier Hill: The Stewards House, or Killakee House, was built around 1765 by the Conolly family as a hunting lodge. The house has a reputation for being haunted. Stories tell of a particularly large ghostly black cat. The best documented account occurred between 1968 and 1970 when the Evening Herald and Evening Press newspapers carried a number of reports.
The Stewards House
regarding a Mrs. Margaret O’Brien and her husband Nicholas, a retired Garda superintendent, who were converting the house into an arts centre. During the conversion, tradesmen employed on the work site began complaining of ghosts. One night, a friend of the O’Brien’s, artist Tom McAssey, and two workmen were confronted by a spectral figure and a black cat with glowing red eyes. McAssey painted a portrait of the cat which hung in the house for several years afterwards. Although locals were skeptical of the reports, further apparitions were reported, most notably that of an Indian gentleman, and of two nuns called Blessed Margaret and Holy Mary who had taken part in black masses on Mountpelier Hill. There were also reports of incorporeal ringing bells and poltergeist activity. In 1970, an RTÉ television crew recorded a documentary about the house. In the documentary, a clairvoyant called Sheila St. Clair communicated with the spirits of the house through automatic writing. In 1971, a plumber working in the house discovered a grave with a skeleton of a small figure, most likely that of a child or, perhaps, the body of the dwarf alleged to have been sacrificed by the members of the Hell Fire Club. The house operated as a restaurant in the 1990s before closing in 2001; it is now a private residence.
Leap Castle Many people were imprisoned and executed in this castle, and it is supposedly haunted by several spirits.It was featured on Scariest Places on Earth and Most Haunted.
Renyle House Hotel in Galway Haunted by former anonymous remaining guests.
Guests often wake at night hearing disembodied voices and doors banging and shutting on their own. An apparitional spirit who roams here is Richard Nugent’s daughter, Sabina. Her lover, Orwin drowned himself. A second apparitional spirit who roams here is Orwin’s father, Myles “The Slasher” O’Reilly. This Irish soldier spent his last night here before dying in a battle in 1644.
St. Michan’s Church: This church is haunted by disembodied whispering voices from mummies entombed in the vaults.
Shelbourne Hotel: This hotel is believed to be haunted by a seven-year-old girl from the 18th century, named Mary Masters, who had lived in the row of houses which once stood where the hotel is now. She died due to cholera in 1791. Her apparition roams the halls.
Amiidaji (Temple of Amida): In the Shimonoseki Strait, it is the location of a legendary haunting. It is said that the blind Biwa hōshi Hoichi, a resident of the temple, was visited every night by the ghost of a dead samurai, and made to play the biwa in the cemetery. When the priest of the temple found out, he had the heart sutra painted on every part of Hoichi’s body apart from his ears. When the samurai returned to take Hoichi to the cemetery, he could only see Hoichi’s ears, so he took them instead, leaving Hoichi earless, leading to his nickname, “Mimi-Nashi Hoichi” (Hōichi the Earless). This legend was famously retold by Lafcadio Hearn in his Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, which was adapted as part of Masaki Kobayashi’s film Kwaidan.
Aokigahara: The forest at the bottom of Mt. Fuji is a popular location for suicide. This gives rise to a widespread belief that it is haunted. It was featured on an episode of Destination Truth on the SyFy Channel.
Okiku’s Well: The well at Himeji Castle is often said to be haunted by the ghost of Okiku. She is supposed to rise from the well at night and count to nine before shrieking and returning to the well.
Tambun Inn: Located in Ipoh, it is one of the top tourist destinations in Malaysia, and is reported to be haunted by many ghostly apparitions. Some of these accounts mention lights turning on and off, sounds of whispers and eerie cries, as well as a report of the ghost of an old woman spotted within the vicinity of the inn.
A former yacht belonging to Errol Flynn, the USS Zaca, is berthed here and is supposed to be haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing Errol Flynn’s frustrated ghost pacing on board. Others have described the sounds of voices and laughter as if a wild party was happening on board.
Keng Tung: Kyainge Tong New Hotel was once a palace, it is now a reportedly haunted hotel.
Larnach Castle, on Otago Peninsula, is said to be haunted by at least one, and possibly two ghosts: that of Kate, daughter of the mansion’s original owner, William Larnach; and that of Larnach’s first wife, Eliza.
The Vulcan Hotel, in Saint Bathans, Otago is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a nineteenth century prostitute, “The Rose.
Lier Sykehus: An old insane asylum situated in Drammen, Norway, where people claim to have seen ghosts, shadows and apparitions.
Bahla: A town located in Oman. In neighboring Gulf countries and Oman itself, there are rumors of Bahla being home to jinns, which are same as genies in English.
The Koh-i-Chiltan peak: This mountain in Balochistan is described, according to a local myth and the legend associated with it, as being haunted by the “… spirits of forty babies.”
The Mohatta Palace in Karachi: Said to be haunted by ghosts of the British Raj era. Museum guides have reportedly seen various objects which have moved from their original place, or shifted about while guards have claimed to have “felt” the presence of certain spirits during the night.
Baguio City: Is itself considered highly haunted. Aside from the Philippine Military Academy and Teachers’ Camp, there are other haunted places 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 abandoned Diplomat Hotel at Dominican Hill is one of the haunted places and has been a site of executions done by the Japanese during World War II. The Laperal White House, now owned by one of the prominent Filipino-Chinese business magnate billionaires, Lucio Tan, is also reportedly haunted.
Balete Drive: A residential area in Cubao, Quezon City is famous for the apparition of a white lady. It is told that there was a teenage girl who was raped and killed by a taxi driver in the 1950s or she was killed by American soldiers during World War II. It is possible that the lady of Balete is seeking revenge.
Clark Air Base Hospital: Considered as the most haunted place in the Philippines. There are reports of screams, apparitions, voices and footsteps by both guards and visitors. Ghost Hunters International visited the site in 2009, and confirmed the paranormal activities in the area.
The Manila Film Center: The site of a construction accident in the early 1980s. When construction of the center was rushed for a film festival, the ceiling scaffolding collapsed, killing several workmen. Rather than halt construction to rescue survivors and retrieve the bodies of the 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 whom were even buried alive. Various ghostly activities have been reported on the site, including mysterious sounds, voices and poltergeist activity. In the late 1990s, 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.
The Ozone Disco: A disco in Quezon City that caught on fire. Due to mass panicking, nobody was able to get out. Some people near the location hear ghostly disco music in their houses at night and see faint people dancing. Some prestigious universities in the Philippines also are reportedly haunted. The University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle University, and Ateneo de Manila University are a few of these reportedly haunted institutions.
The Beau-Séjour Palace, in Lisbon, is said to be haunted by the Baron of Glória, who lived in the palace in the 19th century. Employees working at the palace report moving and disappearing objects and windows opening and closing abruptly. Visitors to the gardens also report hearing the ringing of non-existent bells.
Visitors at the Bela Vista Hotel, in Portimão, report hearing unexplainable wailings and bangs on the walls at night. The ghost of the previous owner of the hotel is said to haunt room 108, where she reportedly died.
The Castelinho de São João do Estoril in Estoril, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little blind girl who accidentally fell to her death in a nearby cliff.
The Quinta das Conchas, in Lisbon, is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a woman from São Tomé and Príncipe who’s reported to have been kept in a cage for several years by Francisco Mantero Belard, the owner of the house in the early 20th century.
The Quinta da Juncosam
in Penafiel, is said to be haunted by the Baron of Lages and his family. Suspecting that his wife was unfaithful to him, the baron reportedly tied her to one of his horse’s legs and dragged her across the floor, killing her. After finding that she was innocent, he proceeded to kill his children and commit suicide. Locals have reported seeing the ghost of the baron several times over the years.
Moscow Kremlin: Said to be haunted by the Soviet leaders Lenin and Stalin.
Castle of Good Hope
Castle of Good Hope: This 17th-century Dutch East India Company fort in Cape Town is believed to be the most haunted site in South Africa. The resident ghosts reportedly include the ghost of Lady Anne Barnard who lived there, the ghost of a soldier who hanged himself in the bell tower and the ghosts of soldiers pacing the battlements.
Kempton Park Hospital: This abandoned hospital in Kempton Park, Gauteng is frequented by thrill-seekers and ghost hunters.
Nottingham Road Hotel: A hotel in KwaZulu-Natal, where the ghost of a former barmaid is said to still wander the hotel moving pots, light fixtures, and sheets, as well as ringing the service bell.
Somerset Hospital: South Africa’s oldest hospital in Green Point, Cape Town, where resident ghosts reportedly include Sister Henrietta Stockdale, a blonde girl combing her hair and others that roam the corridors at night.
Palace of Linares
Palace of Linares in Madrid: Built between 1872 and 1890 for the Marquis of Linares José de Murga. According the legend this place´s the most haunted of Spain. Supposedly, a little girl appears in the masion, the Marquis fathered her with his sister and they murdered her for to occult their incestuous relationship.
Toftaholm Herrgård: The legend relates the story of a baron whose daughter was promised to a commoner, but the baron gave his daughter to someone else. On the day of the wedding, the commoner hanged himself from the rafters. The spirit of the commoner is said to wander Room 324, where the rafters once were.
The rectory of the small village of Borgvattnet in Jämtland, northern Sweden, where there have been reports of hauntings since the early 1920s. Today, the rectory is open to the public, and people are allowed to spend up to two nights for a price. The Swedish TV Show, Det okända, once went to the rectory for a visit, were unable to leave, and were forced to spend the night. There is also an infamous rocking chair, which stories are told of throwing a priest who once lived there on the floor multiple times.
In the federal city of Berne: The house located in Junkerngasse no 54 is said to be haunted. The origin of this belief is unknown.
Lipe Island, Thailand: Located in the Andaman Sea, Lipe is inhabited by the Chao-Le, an ethnic group nicknamed the “Gypsies of the Sea”. The Chao-Le have animist beliefs, and say their island is full of rowdy spirits which they call ha-too. Tourists also claim feeling the presence of invisible forces during their stays there. Residents are said to be able to appease these spirits with offerings of cupcakes and cold strawberry softdrinks.
Crime Suppression Division Jail Cell: Many prisoners claim to have seen ghosts in their jail cells.
Phitsanulok Mansion: The official residence of the Thailand Prime Minister. The Mansion is however rumored to have many ghosts.
Kamchanod Forest: is on a small island cut off by small waterways near the village of Tambon Wang Tong, Amphoe Ban Dung, Udon Thani Province, and its dense forest is reputed by most locals to be the underground kingdom of the mythical Phaya Naga and one place of its most famous ghost stories.
Lumphini Park: is a 360-rai (57.6-hectare (142-acre)) park in Bangkok, Thailand. It is said that the haunted house in the park.