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Tales of the Haunted: A Different Kind of Chill in Baguio City

Baguio City Ghost Tour Philippines

Have you been on a ghost tour? What are some of your spooky experiences while traveling? Share them on the comment box below! 

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Awesome post!!! I love going on ghost tours! I went to one when I was in Australia - probably around 7-9 years old then - and it scared the hell out of me. I can still remember the faint, musty smell that came from one of the "torture" rooms in an underground passage we visited. Your experience makes me want to go to Baguio and sign up for this too! >_< Love your writing style by the way. Really complements the tone and topic.

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I've never been on a ghost tour before, this sounds creepy as hell though! I'm tempted now :D

OMG!! Not sure if I would trade a nice and quiet stroll around the city for a spooky and mysterious tour. But well done courageous lady! Loved the post, good to know that in Baguio we can find such unique experiences. Cheers, Nat

I'm not a big fan of ghost tours, I'm always too afraid :D what you described in your article sounds so creepy!

I´ve never been on a ghost tour, sounds positively freaky!!!!

Great post. I like to cover huanted places and there are many in India. Greate pics complementing the story.

You are one brave girl. When we went to Baguio, my friends were very much into ghost tours but I am too scared for that so I left them to do their own thing. Waaah especially since it's known to have a lot there.

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I don't believe in ghosts, but this actually sounded pretty spooky! Great writing and descriptions of the tour. Those laughing toddlers haha-can't believe the parents brought them either!

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i want a ghost tour, too! :D pero gusto ko sobrang dami ng kasama like 30 plus hahaha

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We love ghost tours. Some are far better than others. The stop at the mansion would have definitely creeped me out from your description. :)

Interesting take on the city!

I love going on ghost tours, and this sounded like fun!

I find ghost tours really fascinating! I went on one a few years ago in Sydney and it was both funny and scary - this one looks like an interesting way to explore the city.

I always wanted to see this place! I was too young to do it the late I visited Baguio, hopefully soon!

So creepy! I love exploring abandoned buildings, didn't even know about this one!

Wow! Creepy and fascinating at the same time! I'm easily scared so not sure if I would be brave enough to do this!!

Anton sounds like a great guide. Did you believe?

I've never been on a ghost tour but there's one here in Seoul that I've been wanting to check out!

Love a good ghost tour! I just went on one in Seoul, I was anticipating creepy and scary, but aadly it wasn't! This one sounds like it would scare me a lot!

Never been to a ghost tour and wouldn't never dare to go to one.

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Sounds like something we would like to try! Brilliant narration and photos !!

Seriously, I'm ready to go on a weekend adventure here on halloween!!

Love your pictures and telling! Great halloween like adventure :D We'd have loved to go here, but didn't make it in our last trip. Hopefully a next one we will!

You're so brave to actually go there! I'd be so terrified :D

Sounds creepy! Perfect post for October (with Halloween looming)! I've never done a ghost tour, but sounds like fun! http://www.lifeismyoyster.com

We love exploring abandoned places ourselves and are avid "urbexers", granted we go without permission, but it is for the history and the atmosphere that you just can't describe! We have had some pretty spooky moments! I think we would love this!

Creepy! I think this would give me nightmares! :)

AHAH I am kind of a baby when it comes to ghosts and horror, so I probably would not have the BEST time here ahahah

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A Civil Engineer will be astonished how well this antique haunted house remained strong. A powerful earthquake and a couple of super strong typhoons never brought it down.

I stayed for 5 days at teachers camp. We lock our rooms all the time, when we came back it's unlocked. This happens during our entire stay in the village. Maybe the door is broken or something? Then the toilet cistern keeps on clanging..not flushing mind you... maybe the blasted thing needs fixing as well. Then one night at about 2 to 3 am all hell broke lose! The girls dorm went crazy, the chicks came running out screaming "Ghost! Ghost! someone one was crying in agony in their toilet. No one was there. The Chicks left in a hurry. some of the brave gals stayed and ignored the crying. Seems that the Ghost only cries and didn't hurt anyone. I heard the crying like this before in one of my newly rented retail shop. we where all men about 6 of us. We turned chicken that day. I acted brave and tried to look cool by checking the toilet out. I swear the crying was right besides me but no one was there! No wonder the stupid landlord gave me such cheap rent! Anyhoo, I blasted the place with Vanilla Ice song (Ice Ice baby) for the whole week non stop and it drove the Mamaw out of my shop! Loud music if you want these spooks out of your humble abode.

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Scary Stories At These 5 Haunted Places In Baguio City

Baguio City is not only known for its vibrant festival, it’s cool weather and cheap signature clothes for sale. The City of Pines also is known for several haunted places brought about by the City’s gloomy past. From the occupation of the Japanese during the Second World War to 1990 killer earthquake, Baguio is said to be home to wandering souls who have unfinished business and thus are walking around some of the now popular haunted places in the city.

Today, people travel to Baguio City, especially during Halloween, not only to experience the weather but also to visit these said to be “haunted” places. Want to explore these places? There are many budget accommodations in Baguio where you can stay near these sites. The following are the “haunted” places and the corresponding back story as to why the place is haunted and stories of people who experienced an encounter with the unknown.

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1 . Loakan Road  

The Loakan road is a long stretch of road that traverses Scout Barrio Barangay and ends at the Philippine Military academy area. Traveling on this road provides a serene view of the mountains and the remain forested area in Baguio. This road holds a supernatural secret.

Origins of the Unknown: The Loakan road is popularly known as the haunting ground of the Loakan White Lady. It is said that a woman was abused and killed in this area and her spirit took shelter at the Pine Tree at the middle of the road. Some years ago when the government decided to cut the pine tree at the middle of Loakan road, those who attempted to inflict damage to the tree got sick. It is also said that the person who successfully cut the tree fell ill and died.

Scary Experience: Stories of people passing by the house at night and witnessing ghostly apparitions are common especially during the time when bars and business establishments have not invaded the area across the street. One popular story was when a diner from the restaurant just across the street glanced at the White House and saw what seemed to be a white figure at one of the windows of the Laperal White House. The diner didn’t mind it until she went to the restroom of the cafe and was shocked to see the same white figure appearing on the bathroom mirror.

If you ask a Baguio resident if renting a cottage at the Teachers Camp is a good idea, the normal reaction would be, “yes if you want to see ghosts”. People who experienced spending a night or two at one of the cottages at Teachers Camp tell their experiences of seeing ghostly apparitions, poltergeist (objects moving around) and doppelgangers.

Origins of the Unknown: Teacher’s Camp was built in 1908 and it has been the training site for American teachers. It was also the training site of the Philippine Military Academy before the second world war. The dark past of this place and the untimely deaths of the victims of war must have been the reason why their spirits are still roaming around Teacher’s camp up to this day.

Scary Story: Taxi drivers sometimes are cautious when traversing teachers camp even on some of its parts along Leonardwood road. We’ll let the video tell you why. 

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5 . South Drive Former Hyatt Hotel Area

The vibrant tourism industry of Baguio City was evident even during the ’80s and ’90s. Hyatt Hotel was one of the popular hotels in Baguio and it was normally the go-to place for seminars and family vacations at that time. The hotel was located along South Drive and it brought not only income to the city but jobs as well. These all changed when at 4:26 PM on July 16, 1990, Baguio City was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake .

Origins of the Unknown: On that fateful day, Baguio city was brought to its knees, toppling large building and killing thousands of people. Hyatt Hotel Baguio was not spared, the earth cracked from underneath it bringing the once majestic hotel to the ground, killing and trapping hundreds of people under the rubble. Today the site of Hyatt Hotel is just a mere lot, haunted by the disturbed spirits of those who perished during the earthquake.

Scary Experience: Taxi driver and any Baguio motorist know that when they are about to approach the zebra path (pedestrian lane) at the waiting shed across the locked gate of the former Hyatt hotel site, they should always honk their horn especially at night. This is because this waiting shed and zebra path were the common waiting area and crossing area of the hotel employees and those who perished are said to still cross this street. One night, a driver forgot to honk his horn, his vehicle motor suddenly died for no apparent reason, he went down and checked the motor and when he glanced at the gate of the lot where Hyatt hotel once stood he saw what seemed to be a person crossing the street, the only difference is this person is floating on air.

Baguio City, having been established as a chartered city during the 1900s is witness to a lot of unfortunate events. Many of these unfortunate events brought about the untimely deaths of people who up to today are seeking peace and hoping to crossover to the other side. We can help them by offering prayers when we visit these “haunted” places in Baguio City.

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Scary Experience: One stormy night a cab driver was traversing Loakan road when a woman dressed in white was hailing his cab. He stopped to pick up the woman, as soon as they drove off into the dark road, the woman gave the directions to take her to the third cemetery, referring to the Filipino-American cemetery where soldiers who died during World War II were buried. Several meters before reaching their destination as the cab driver took a peek at his rearview mirror, the woman was gone as if vanishing into thin air!

2 . Diplomat Hotel

A photo of the old photo of the Diplomat Hotel which was hanged on the wall of the structure itself.

A photo of the old photo of the Diplomat Hotel which was hanged on the wall of the structure itself.

Situated at the Heritage Hill Nature Park at the top of Dominican Hill in Baguio City, this building is witness to the Japanese occupation during World War 2 . It was turned into a hotel during the ’80s but with the untimely death of the owner, the building remains to be abandoned until the City Government of Baguio turned it into a tourist destination. Despite its surroundings being called a nature park, no one can deny its dreadful past .

Origins of the Unknown: The cross on top of the building is the remaining symbol that this building was once home to the Dominican Priests. During the carpet bombing by the Japanese and the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, the priests, nuns and refugees took shelter in this building. Unfortunately, when the Japanese occupied the Philippines, those who took shelter in this building were killed by the invaders. The towering fountains at the courtyard were also said to be the place where infants were executed by the invaders. After the war, the building was bought and turned into a hotel, hence the name Diplomat Hotel.

Scary Experience: Residents who live nearby the hotel tell of sightings of headless ghostly figures roaming the grounds of Diplomat hotel at night. A popular story is during the 1990s when a group of fresh student graduates from a popular high school in Baguio snuck into the Diplomat hotel to enjoy a night of laughter and booze. Their “drinking session” started off well until suddenly one of their friends start to talk in a different language and a different voice, telling them to leave. One of them even said that he saw ghostly figures by the windows of the hotel. They started to run dragging their “possessed” friend along with them, and upon reaching several meters away from the entrance of the hotel grounds their friend started to go back to his normal state.

The Diplomat Hotel during night time. The surrounding is dark but the structure itself was illuminated by few lights.

3 . Laperal White House

Probably the only place in Baguio that was outrightly known as Baguio’s Haunted house. The Laperal White House is located along Leonardwood Road and this house was constructed in the 1920s. The house is originally owned by the Laperal Clan. During the Second World War, the Japanese invaders turned the house into a garrison. Today, although it has been turned into a gallery for Bamboo Art collection, the old furniture inside the house and the eerie atmosphere once you explore the house could not erase its characteristic of being a haunted house.

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Origins of the Unknown: When the Japanese occupied the Laperal White House and turned it into a garrison, people who were caught by the invaders and who were considered as enemies of the invaders were tortured and killed in this garrison.

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9 Baguio Haunted Places To Visit For A Spooky Halloween Vacation In The Chilly City

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Baguio’s haunted destinations

Baguio City is among the world’s most haunted cities, according to National Geographic . This could be because the rainy and foggy city makes the perfect setting for horror stories. But it could also be due to tragic events in its history.

If you’re a paranormal enthusiast, here are Baguio haunted places that’ll make alternative vacation spots for when you’ve been to Baguio several times and want to see something out-of-this-world for a change.

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1. Laperal White House – American colonial era mansion occupied by ghosts

2. teacher’s camp – affordable guesthouse that comes with a free paranormal experience, 3. casa vallejo – oldest hotel in baguio with otherworldly guests, 4. south drive – former location of the collapsed hyatt hotel, 5. loakan road – foggy road haunted by a white lady, 6. philippine military academy – paranormal activities that spook even soldiers, 7.  diplomat hotel – abandoned hotel with a grim past, 8. japanese tunnels in baguio – tunnels used during the japanese occupation, 9. murder woods at camp john hay – where prisoners were executed on the spot, visit baguio haunted spots for extra chills.

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The Laperal White House is a dilapidated, American colonial-era white mansion by Leonard Wood. It’s located near the city’s popular drinking spots.

Initially, it was the residence of a wealthy businessman and his family. During the Japanese occupation, it became a military post where soldiers were said to have killed locals, to which the mansion’s eeriness is attributed.

Passers-by often saw a “white lady” standing on the third front porch step. Guards, caretakers, and paranormal investigators have also heard footsteps coming from inside the mansion.

In 2021, makeup artist and YouTuber GOLDIE GEE who’s known for camouflage makeup went viral for her hair-raising experience in front of Laperal House which was caught on camera .  Her ponytailed hair moved despite the wind being calm, and, when she got home, she found out that there were scratches on her shoulder and back.

The Laperal White House is not open to tourists, but you can take photos from the gate at any time of the day.

Address: Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City

I stayed at the HAUNTED Teacher's Camp in the Philippines AND THIS HAPPENED....

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Teacher’s Camp is an affordable accommodation in Baguio that potentially comes with a free paranormal experience. It’s also in Leonard Wood Road, just a stone’s throw away from Laperal White House.

The place was built during the American colonial period as a training camp for teachers. During World War II, Japanese soldiers used this as a hospital but killings may have also taken place at the site.

A white lady, a headless priest, and a woman soaked in blood are said to haunt Teacher’s Camp. Previous guests have also heard noises at night even when they’re the only ones in their building, including the sound of something dragging its chain-bound feet across the floor.

You can check out its premises for free during the day or you can also book a stay in one of its rooms or guesthouses to get the whole spooky experience.

Address: Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City Opening hours: 7AM-6PM, Daily Telephone:   (074) 442 4417

Baguio haunted places - Casa Vallejo

Casa Vallejo is another haunted accommodation in Baguio that you can still book for your vacation.

Built in 1909 and among the oldest buildings in the city, it has gone through many historical events . It was a detention center for German Prisoners of War in 1917 and a British and Indian refugee center in 1940. The building also survived carpet bombing during World War II.

Casa Vallejo hallway

Most guests who experience the paranormal in Casa Vallejo only hear crying at night. However, you might bump into 3 otherworldly guests that still linger in the hotel’s hallways.

Address: Upper Session Road, Luneta Hill, Baguio City Contact: (074) 424 3397 |  Casa Vallejo’s website

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TV Patrol: Former Hyatt Hotel site in Baguio haunted?

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South Drive was the location of the 12-story Hyatt Hotel which collapsed and killed nearly 100 employees during the devastating 1990 Luzon earthquake.

Although the hotel had been reduced to ruins, people have claimed to see ghosts on the property or the street in front of it. One witness even saw a group of ghosts dancing. Some people even smell kalachuchi (plumeria), which is often associated with the dead, in the area.

Since the road is said to be a hotspot for the supernatural, motorists sound their horns before crossing the pedestrian lane in front of the gate of the former hotel site. They do this to pay respects to the deceased and keep restless ghosts away.

In 2020, the construction of a new hotel began in the former Hyatt hotel site, which honestly gives us the spooks.

Address: South Drive, Baguio City

Baguio haunted places - Loakan Road

Another popular haunted road in Baguio is Loakan Road that’s said to be haunted by a white lady.

According to stories, the white lady gets in the passenger or back seat of private cars and taxis, asking to be taken to the city. Local legend says that this is the spirit of a woman who had been a rape-slay victim and whose body was dumped by the side of the road.

Besides the white lady, there was also another supernatural phenomenon in Loakan Road. There used to be a pine tree in the middle of the road that brought illness to those who attempted to cut it.

However, the said tree died in 2001 and was removed the following year.

Address: Loakan Road, Baguio City

Fort Gen. Gregorio Del Pilar, Philippine Military Academy, Baguio, Philippines

You can expect at least 1 resident supernatural being at the 373-hectare Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in Baguio.

Things falling and doors being shut are said to be common occurrences in the academy. However, what sends chills down military trainees’ spines is a faceless ghost cadet who likes to do his rounds at nighttime. Sometimes, cadets also hear a ghost platoon marching at night.

PMA grounds

There are also non-military ghosts that reportedly haunt the academy, including a headless priest.

Paranormal activity seems to be more active in the academy at night, but it’s only open to visitors during the day.

Address: Quezon Avenue corner Loakan Road, Baguio City Opening hours: 8.30AM-3PM, Daily Contact: (074) 442 0102

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The ruins of the old  Diplomat Hotel is arguably the most popular haunted spot in Baguio – and understandably so.

Visitors have repeatedly seen and caught headless priests, nuns, and children in photos and videos taken at the place.

If you’re wondering why there are many headless ghosts in these Baguio haunted locations, it’s because beheading was a common execution method during World War II.

The Diplomat Hotel being one of the most active haunted places in Baguio doesn’t come as a surprise, with many tragic points in its history. It became a refugee camp during World War II but was raided, which led to bloodshed. It was also bombed after Japanese soldiers turned it into their headquarters.

Tourists can visit Diplomat Hotel for free but are not allowed to stay until the evening or overnight for security reasons.

Address: Diplomat Road, Dominican Hill, Baguio City Opening hours: 7AM-6PM, Daily Contact: 092 6  788 9234

REAL GHOST caught on camera? | HAUNTED TUNNEL underneath Baguio

Following the history of some of the aforementioned places, the Japanese tunnels in Baguio is another place that many believe to be haunted – and with good reason.

According to history, the Japanese used the tunnel system for storing ammunition and weapons. Later on, they were used as an escape route from their enemies. At some point, the Americans discovered the Japanese tunnel, which led to the bombing of all its entrances, leaving tons of Japanese soldiers to die while trapped inside.

It’s believed that their souls still live within the tunnels. Since its reopening, people claim to have seen headless ghosts and heard strange voices and noises coming from the tunnel.

Address: 37 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City Opening hours: 6am-6pm, Daily

HORRIFYING MURDER WOODS in the PHILIPPINES (MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN BAGUIO) 👻🎃

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Murder Woods is another spot whose history originated from the Japanese occupation. True to its name, Murder Woods used to be a dense forest at Camp John Hay where American, then later on, Japanese soldiers would take their prisoners and execute them on the spot, leaving them there without a proper burial.

There have been stories of people going into the forest and disappearing without a trace. Some have also claimed that ghosts and even mythical creatures such as duwende (dwarf or goblin) were captured on camera there.

This spot is certainly one that you should at least proceed with caution if you ever dare to visit.

Address: Loakan Road, Baguio City ​

If you’re looking for an alternative vacation experience in the mountain city, consider visiting these diverse Baguio haunted spots.

When you do, remember to stay safe and be respectful to both the living and the dead, so unseen beings stay where they are and don’t follow you home.

For more chilling reads, check out our lists of  unsolved crime stories in the Philippines , Filipino real-life horror and crime documentaries , and Filipino Halloween movies . For more activities and attractions, visit The Smart Local Philippines .

Cover image adapted from: @lanz_campillo, @nickoy_merced, @astridacostatanchoco via Instagram

Article originally published on 5 October 2022 by Kim Shelley Tan. Last updated by Jaya Fanoga on 30 June 2023. 

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Baguio’s Famous Haunts: The Loakan Road Hauntings

I guess I should blame it on my investigative curiosity. At the first day of exploring the haunted places at the City of Pines I was wondering what a typical local have to say about this. From my travels, I know, most of the time, people have stories to tell. And when it comes to ghost stories, I know, they have a lot more to share whether it be their own, or someone else. My instinct didn’t let me down when I asked our driver if he has any interesting ghost stories he experienced. And he does have a spine chilling tale from Loakan Road .

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Light streaks over Loakan Road

Loakan road has been a famous for white lady sightings

The driver years ago started as a taxi driver. One night, he was headed back to the city center going through Loakan Road . He knew all about the stories of “White Lady” sightings on this unlit road but never believed them. When on a turn, he suddenly felt cold. His felt his hair on his back stood up and he started to have goose bumps all over. He looked up the rear mirror and he suddenly saw a lady on his passenger seat. Cold sweat started pouring out of his skin. He could not make out her face in the darkness.

Now the site of the former Hyatt Hotel

He reached out for the lights but suddenly the girl spoke “ Wag nyo po buksan ang ilaw. Parang awa nyo na po, ihatid nyo po ako sa siudad (Please, don’t open the lights. I beg of you, help me. Take me to the city please).” He didn’t reply as every inch of his body was covered in fear. He stepped on the gas hard and didn’t care if he would crash into any vehicle up ahead. He wanted to reach the city as fast as possible and leave the blackness of Loakan Road . When he exited the road and entered the city, light poured in the car and the girl suddenly disappeared. He swears that it was the scariest thing that ever happened to him.

The remains of the Hyatt’s fountain

Whether our driver was telling a true experience or not, it’s worth noting that Loakan Road seems to be one of the centers of paranormal activity in Baguio. On its road stretch are two major sites of disaster from the 1990 earthquake . We paid a visit to the first one, the Hyatt Terraces Hotel. We heard stories that it was sprawling with spiritual activities. Our writer in the team consulted his famous psychic friend and said that most of the spirits there have moved on. I can’t verify if it was true but the site where Hyatt was, is now an empty lot and somewhat became a stable for horses. What are left now are the remains of their old fountain.

The Nevada Square now sprawls with activity fron the living and the unseen

Another major damage during the 1990 quake was Hotel Nevada just at the fore of Loakan Road. Its first floor was badly damaged and a lot of people were crushed dead inside. At the site, the place has become Nevada Square , one of Baguios premier places for night life. Rows of bars and restaurants fill the area. During the early days when it was starting, some restaurants repored a lot of ghost sightings and disturbances. One of the owners even called in the Spirit Questors to investigate. They did find spirits there and asked them to leave but things didn’t get better. The owner eventually left the restaurant because of the change in environment and the square turned into something more unpleasant. Drugs, scandals and murder have invaded the place. The ghost of Hotel Nevada may have gone but something more evil had replaced them there.

A compound a psychic calls a “grid” of spirits

We investigated another lead from this famous psychic friend of our writer. A compound I won’t name was said to be a “grid”. It was so strong when he was there because it was populated by elementals. We did check it out to find anything even splitting up to cover the place. There was nothing majorly unusual there aside from the uneasy silence of the place. The hotel however found within the compound was another story in itself. The hotel building was eerie, even from entering the reception hall. I won’t even dare stay at its crummy rooms.

Loakan Road American Cemetery

Going back to Loakan road, there’s an American Cemetery there which was also said to be a popular place for White Lady sightings. There used to be crosses standing on each grave there but it was removed. Only the epitaphs remained. It was because local Baguio residences didn’t like seeing crosses lit up by their car lights when they pass through. There were a couple of crosses there left though situated under a tree. Probably the owners want them there still.

Baguio still has a few more ghost stories to tell. We can never really say if all of them are true unless we ourselves experience these paranormal occurrences. But let It be not mistaken that because of these horror stories that we should avoid the place. Somehow, these stories have been integrated into the City of Pine’s culture and character. And Baguio is a big place, this is just a small part of them.

Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.

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5 Scary Places and Haunted Places in Baguio That You Can Visit

Think you’re brave enough to include into your itinerary these baguio haunted and scary places.

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Far from Baguio’s crowds are these landmarks, silent and spine-chilling even in broad daylight.

1. Loakan Road

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Loakan Road’s sharp turns have also claimed the lives of dangerous drag racers.

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2. Hyatt Terraces Hotel

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Some who were reported missing after the Hyatt Hotel tragedy are yet to be found up to this day.

3. Teacher’s Camp

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The camp is also a famous venue for spiritual retreats and excursions.

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4. Casa Vallejo

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Casa Vallejo is one of Baguio’s oldest landmarks.

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5. Diplomat Hotel

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The 1990 earthquake only caused more damage to the already ruined Diplomat Hotel.

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Baguio City Ghost Tour: Tales of the Haunted

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As we opened our van’s windows to take a peek into the abandoned, locked property in front of us—the former site of the infamous Hyatt Hotel that was devastated in the 1990 earthquake—we knew it was not just the famed cold Baguio City weather that made the hairs on our skin go up and our spines chill a little. It was something else—something inexplicably and eerily ominous. After all, this was no ordinary stroll around the summer capital of the Philippines.

Baguio City in Benguet province is a four-hour drive going up north from the capital city of Manila. Aside from Baguio’s cool weather, culinary discoveries, and prominent tourist spots, the city’s strange tales, urban legends, and spooky destinations also draw interest from curious travellers, thrill-seekers, and paranormal enthusiasts.

Our group that afternoon was no different. All seven of us went to Baguio City as part of a bigger assembly for our division’s team building. On that particular afternoon, we went on separate groups: one went to the usual Baguio City Tour, the other traced the movie That Thing Called Tadhana’s shooting locations, while we—the adventurous and crazy ones—decided to deviate from the typical Baguio City itinerary and signed up for a 3-hour ghost tour, courtesy of Pine City Fright Tours.

explore, travel, baguio city ghost tour: tales of the haunted

The hazy fog and the icy wind, brought about by the incessant pouring of the rain that afternoon, provided a creepy backdrop to the quest we were about to embark. While inside our van, we were even joking that our group—along with the weather and the setting—was the classic makings of a Pinoy horror film. You know, those that involve a whole barkada (group of friends) going on a road trip, only to get derailed by strange and unnatural occurrences along the way.

We met up with ex-film editor and freelance videographer Anton Villa-Abrille, the founder of the tour and its sole guide (the only licensed ghost tour guide in Baguio City, I must add), along with the other people who have signed up for the tour. To add to the bizarreness of that afternoon’s events, the other group on the tour was a family who had with them their two toddlers! What? Parents would bring their kids to a ghost tour?! The ironic part was that the kids would go into a sinister laughing fit, as if on cue, every time we were at the perplexing parts of the tour: like that time we stopped by the location of the former Hyatt Hotel as I have described at the start of this post.

explore, travel, baguio city ghost tour: tales of the haunted

Unable to go down because of the heavy rains, we cramped inside our van as we looked from afar while Anton recounted the haunted tales of the cursed land where Hyatt Hotel used to be. Everyone has heard how strange apparitions started right after the tragic 1990 earthquake that took the lives of vacationers, tourists, and hotel staff. It is believed that the spirits of the victims, unable to move on, continue to live on the Hyatt Hotel site up to this day. However, few people are aware that long before the earthquake happened, the land has already been ill-fated. Why? You must hear Anton tell the story himself as he shows spine-chilling photos and news clippings.

explore, travel, baguio city ghost tour: tales of the haunted

Our subsequent stop was the notorious Teacher’s Camp along Leonard Wood, which is a popular location for company conferences, seminars, and retreats. There are countless ghost stories surrounding Teacher’s Camp as it used to be a battlefield for native warriors and tent-city during the American occupation. It was still raining when we drove by Teacher’s Camp so we just stopped in a street fronting the large oval. But it didn’t make the situation any less frightening because the street where we were is also the same one where the ghost of a raging, violent woman—believed to have been raped and killed in Teacher’s Camp—is rumoured to appear every now and then.

explore, travel, baguio city ghost tour: tales of the haunted

Finally, we were off to the last stop and the highlight of our Baguio City ghost tour: #14 Laperal. The Laperal Mansion or the Laperal White House along Leonard Wood is probably one of the imposing structures you will encounter in Baguio City.

explore, travel, baguio city ghost tour: tales of the haunted

Its Victorian-style architecture has withstood fire, war, earthquake, and a damned family history. Built in 1920, the mansion was the home of the family of Don Roberto and Dona Victorina Laperal, one of the deep-rooted clans in Baguio City. Boasting of premium narra and yakal, the house was witness to various terrors and horrors—from the mysterious deaths of each member of the Laperal Family to the deaths and devastation caused by World War II.

Today, business tycoon Lucio Tan is the proud owner of the mansion that has been transformed into a bamboo gallery. Despite the renovations and restorations, people still believe that spirits and the supernatural continue to live in the house.

explore, travel, baguio city ghost tour: tales of the haunted

The moon was almost creeping when Anton led us inside the mansion. While I was caught impressed by the interiors, elegant furniture, and bamboo displays upon entering Laperal Mansion, it was quickly overshadowed by a dark, strong, and hostile presence that welcomed us.

explore, travel, baguio city ghost tour: tales of the haunted

I am no clairvoyant but it was as if watchful eyes were glued on us as we roamed around the house. Goosebumps sprouted all over my skin and the rest of the group couldn’t be separated from their arm locks and hand grips with one another.

explore, travel, baguio city ghost tour: tales of the haunted

And yes, the tour did have some hair-raising moments—the babies crying as we went up the narrow staircase; one of our companions getting locked up inside and coming out spooked from a small cabinet where the Laperal’s eldest son allegedly committed suicide; going inside the rooms while Anton recounted each cryptic death that fell on all the members of the original Laperal Family; peeking into the attic where Japanese soldiers died.

explore, travel, baguio city ghost tour: tales of the haunted

The stories were a mix of disturbing and historical. Anton certainly ramped up suspense with his expert knowledge and narration of the folklore, stories, and horror tales surrounding the Laperal Mansion, coupled with photos and first-hand witnesses (the mansion’s long-time caretaker was there to share his story). Best of all, Anton still managed to inject some humour into the tour despite the fright we were all engulfed into.

explore, travel, baguio city ghost tour: tales of the haunted

Overall, it was a tour that we needed to take to fully understand the myths and mist surrounding Baguio City’s horror history. If you want a thought-provoking detour from the usual Baguio City tour, there’s no way to go but to the Pine City Fright Tour.

Pine City Fright Tour

Contact Number: 0998 548 030 Address: 11 Petunia Amparo Heights, Baguio City, PH Website: www.facebook.com/frighttours

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Hgb ep. 357 - old diplomat hotel and haunted baguio.

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Old Diplomat Hotel and Haunted Baguio (Suggested by: Maria Domingo)

Atop a hill in the Filipino city of Pines sits an abandoned and dilapidated building that not only has a brutal history, it is considered the most haunted place in the Philippines. This is the Old Diplomat Hotel, which was originally a retreat for friars of the Dominican Order that later became a place of sanctuary and then eventually a place of death. But this is not the only creepy location with a haunted reputation in Baguio. The city is dotted with haunted locations like the Laperal White House. Join us as we share the history and hauntings of the Old Diplomat Hotel and haunted Baguio. 

Baguio (Bag-yo) City is home to the Old Diplomat Hotel. Baguio was the only hill station that was owned by the United States in Asia. The station was established in 1900 on the former Ibaloi (Ee bah luh o ee) village of Kafagway. The Ibaloi are an indigineous group of hill dwellers. The Spanish were early colonizers and they established a mission nearby in the 1700s. Kafagway was one of their rancherias. The Philippine Revolution in 1899 liberated the area of the Spaniards. After the Spanish-American War, the United States occupied the Philippines. The hill station established here became the summer capital of the Philippine Islands. In 1913, the Dominican Order built a retreat for themselves on a hilltop of 17 hectares, giving them a panoramic view of the city. They called this the Dominican Hill Retreat House and the hill would keep that Dominican Hill name. It was designed by a member of the order, Fr. Roque Ruaño. He had also designed the main building of the University of Santo Tomas. Construction was completed in 1915. 

The building was two-stories tall and had a cross at the top, which is still there today. The friars decided that it would be advantageous to get some tax breaks by opening a school. They started a seminary called Colegio del Santissimo Rosario, but it only was open for a couple of years because there were not enough seminary students enrolling. The priests and nuns continued to use the house as a place for relaxation and this continued until the 1940s. Their peace was broken with the outbreak of World War II. The Japanese invaded the Philippines in 1941. They initially landed on Batan Island and the Filipino and American forces tried to keep them back, but eventually were forced to surrender the Philippines to the Japanese. As the Japanese pressed in further, refugees needed a place of sanctuary and they turned to the Dominican Hill Retreat House. That would turn out to be a bad idea.

The Japanese forces took over the house and decided to make it their headquarters and rather than run off the refugees and the priests and nuns, they decided to torture, rape and kill them. This was done by the Japanese secret police known as Kenpeitai. They formed out of the Japanese Imperial Army in 1881. They were brutal and enforced loyalty within Japan and during the war, they punished their enemies and recruited locals to join them. The Kenpeitai turned the front of the building into the scene of numerous hangings. Priests and nuns were decapitated. In April of 1945, American forces liberated the Philippines, including Dominican Hill, and a bomb damaged the right wing of the building. The Japanese forces inside committed suicide.   

After the war, the house was restored and the Dominicans continued to use it as their retreat house again. In 1973, they sold the property to Diplomat Hotels, Inc. and they remodeled the interior completely, creating a thirty-three room hotel called the Diplomat Hotel. A man named Antonio Agapito "Tony" Agpaoa became the manager. Agpaoa was from Baguio and was not only an entrepreneur, but he fashioned himself a faith healer. He claimed that he could do psychic surgery. Agpaoa himself was not a healthy man and he had heart issues for years, along with a brain hemorrhage. He died in 1987 and the hotel was shut down and abandoned. Vandals came through and wrecked the place and stole much of the interior. The 1990 Luzon earthquake damaged parts of the building too.

Eventually the Philippines' Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council took over the ownership of the hotel. The City Government of Baguio took over later and named the property Dominican Heritage Hill and Nature Park and it was declared a National Historical Site. The building has been under renovation, but it is still in pretty sorry shape. This hasn't stopped it from being used as a tourist spot and a place for workshops, photo shoots and weddings. Ghost tours are hosted in the former hotel. 

Tales of paranormal activity started shortly after the hotel was shut down in the 1980s. Neighbors would claim to hear many sounds coming from the empty building. This included the clattering of dishes, doors and windows banging open and disembodied screams. There are many spirits here ranging from victims of the Japanese to the victims of Tony Agpaoa. Some of the creepier claims about the Diplomat are the presence of faceless or headless apparitions. The faceless description reminds of us the ghosts on Netflix's Haunting of Bly Manor. One of the common descriptions is of a headless priest that people have taken to calling The Black Priest. This is a dark figure that has been seen on both the first and second floors. This is not the only priest apparition seen and there are spirits of nuns seen as well. The fountain areas, there are two of them, have a lot of activity probably due to the fact that the Japanese drowned victims in the water, including children. And that might be why people hear the voices of disembodied children. There was a fire on the property in the 1980s and the morgue, which was a separate out building was heavily damaged. Not much of that morgue is left. Many people claim to see a nun out by the morgue.

Amy's Crypt is one of our favorite "go-tos" when it comes to investigations of international locations and she had the opportunity to investigate the Diplomat. She interviewed one of the tour guides and he told her that he was conducting a ghost tour in 2018 and he had about 30 people in front of the building when something supernatural occurred. He was saying goodbye to everyone with his back to the building when the attendees started gasping and pointing to an upper floor. There was a figure in a window looking down at everybody. People took pictures and managed to capture it looking down and even waving before it disappeared. Multiple cameras captured this. 

This same guide also told a bizarre story about Tony Agpaoa and the night he died of a heart attack in the building. He was locked inside a room and people could see he was convulsing and they couldn't get in the room. Finally, the door unlocked and they ran in to resuscitate him, but it was too late. An autopsy was conducted and the coroner found that the heart looked like it had been crushed by something. This room has a fireplace and many times security guards have entered the room and seen a figure standing by the fireplace. Amy conducted a spirit box session and was not getting much, we're thinking partly because she was speaking English. But something that didn't have a language barrier gave us chills. Amy was sitting on the ledge of one of the fountains and you could hear the audible cry of a baby. There were rustling and scratching noises several times and a loud bang.

Maria wrote, "Mo is our little 7 year old history enthusiast, that looks forward to new episodes.  Our most recent experience and expedition we had before the shutdown was our trip to the Philippines. We visited the Diplomat Hotel.  Mo during our walk through reached over to me and my husband and said he saw a woman standing at the arched window looking down and waving at him while we were in the courtyard.  I don’t doubt that some energy appeared to him considering the history of the Diplomat."

Laperal White House

The Laperal White House suffered a similar fate as the hotel during World War II under Japanese occupation and this has led to hauntings. The house was built in the 1930s by a prominent family named Laperal who were early settlers here. The family was headed by Don Roberto Laperal and his wife Dona Victorina. The architecture style is American colonial reflecting that at the time, the Philippines was under American rule. World War II would end the family's peace here at their vacation home. A Japanese garrison took the house over and used it as a place to interrogate spies and torture, rape and kill people. Some of those killed were said to be members of the Laperal family, although Don Roberto survived the war. When he died the house passed out of family ownership and not much is known about the years between that and 2007. It sat abandoned for a great deal of time.

Lucio Tan who is a Chinese Filipino billionaire purchased the property in 2007. He poured money into renovating it, although he did not do that so he could move in, but rather so that it could be used as a tourist attraction. In 2013, under a joint partnership of Lucio's Tan Yan Kee Foundation and the Philippine Bamboo Foundation, the house was open to the public and hosts the Ifugao Bamboo Carving Gallery. The gallery in on the first floor, but the entire house is open to the public, so people can explore on their own and there are many people who seek out the ghosts that are said to haunt the place.

One member of the Laperal family who tragically died was their three and a half-year-old daughter. Her nanny had gone outside and did not realize that the little girl had followed her outside and the child wandered into the street, a la Pet Sematary. A car struck her and this tragedy seems to have left her spirit on the property. People have seen the full-bodied apparition of the little girl, particularly on the front steps of the house. There have been photos that have captured her too. The story about this gets even worse. The nanny is said to have committed suicide because of her grief and guilt. She did this in the attic and her spirit haunts that area of the house. People claim to see her ghost peering out of the windows. Other paranormal claims are that disembodied angry voices are heard coming from the house when it is empty. People get an eerie feeling of being watched when inside.

Security guards are reluctant to enter the house at night or alone. And one guard had a weird experience. He was asked by the caretaker to cut down a fortune plant that was on the side of the house. The guard did that, but soon fell very ill and he was unable to walk for a few days before he was well again. Another guard had an experience that got him in hot water with his wife. He was making his rounds of the house and decided to call his wife. After a few minutes, she angrily asked him who the woman was that was with him. He was very confused as he was all alone. His wife told him that she kept hearing a female voice in the background. 

A woman who was a clairvoyant was once eating at a restaurant across the street from the house named PNKY. There was a large mirror in the restaurant and she looked into it and was stunned to see the house in the reflection behind her, along with a female figure drenched in blood. Apparently, this sighting of a woman drenched in blood is seen so often by diners and staff that the restaurant has taken measures to block the view of the Laperal White House. 

In 2012, Vince Tabor shared a personal experience he had at the house on the website lakbaybaguio.com , "Way back in 1996 when i was in High School the Fourth Years would have their recollection, ours was done at Teacher’s Camp, this is an overnight event however for those who did not pay for the accommodations and those who does not have their parents with them must go home. Since we live far from the City I asked my classmate if i could stay at their place at Jungle Town, which is near Leonard Wood Road. As the time for us to go home around nine in the evening my classmate asked if we can just walk going to their place, having that sense of adventure we walked from teachers’ camp to Jungle Town, walking to their house means walking along the road where the Laperal White House was located. We finally reached the Laperal White Houses’ front gate when my classmate told me to look at the house, we saw a white figure (could be fog) that is coming down from what seems to be the attic down to the front entrance, suddenly my friend started running so i followed, i thought we were being chased by dogs or something. We ran until we reached the road going to Jungle Town, when i asked him why he said he saw a woman coming towards us."

Teacher's Camp

The Teacher's Camp in Baguio is just that, a training facility for teachers. The location was established in 1907 as a training site for teachers from America. There were no buildings at first. Tents were used for classrooms and dining. The first building was constructed in 1911 and cottages followed the next year. Other buildings that were added include Tavera Hall, Teacher's Hall, White Hall, Ladies Hall, Benitez Hall and General Luna Hall. The Philippine Military Academy was here for a time before the outbreak of World War II and during Japanese occupation, the Japanese army used the camp as a hospital. The camp was reopened to the public in 1947 after repairs were made. Today, Teacher's camp hosts teachers, religious retreats and other gatherings. Tourists can also stay overnight. There are numerous claims that the old camp is haunted. Pinpointing why is hard. Obviously, if this was a hospital during World War II, some people died here more than likely. The land was originally home to the Igorot tribe. Igorot means mountaineer in the Tagalog language. Perhaps their connection to the land has left and so these were the mountain people. They left for some reason. Was there a reason why? Did they leave something behind that has left spiritual residue? One of the more widely seen spirits is our Lady in White. She is seen all over the camp, both outside and inside cottages. No one knows who she is and we wish there was a better description of, particularly what race. Vince Tabor shared another story on his website that pertains to the camp. A group of people were staying in a cottage. They decided to go out one night and left the cottage. One of the group members had forgot something and ran to fetch whatever it was and was shocked to see that in the short time between the group leaving and their return, the interior was in a complete disarray. It's possible this was a prank, but then where did the pranksters disappear so quickly? There is a ghost nicknamed the Love Sick Igorot who likes to hang out in the cottages and got that nickname because he likes to follow the females and watch them sleep. Perhaps he had been in the cabin and was angry they left? Another spirit said to be here is a headless priest and following what we already know from this podcast, it was probably someone executed by the Japanese. Another spirit that probably is a remnant from the war is a bloody female spirit that has appeared to several people when they have awakened in the middle of the night, usually around 3 am.

Emile See Less wrote on the Facebook group True Pinoy Ghost Stories , "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 to see 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."

Loakan Road

Loakan Road is also known as Route 231 and runs for nearly four miles from Loakan Airport to the main part of Baguio. There are two legends about this road. The first is about a tree that once stood at the middle of the road. It was decided that it needed to be removed, but anybody who tried to cut it down would fall ill and be unable to finish. Finally, someone did cut the tree down, but he died several months later. The other legend is about a hitchhiking ghost. There is a cemetery along the road and cab drivers claim to have been hailed by a woman wearing white outside of this cemetery, but when they stop to pick her up, she disappears. There are those who believe she was a murder victim.

There are also stories of screams and other strange sounds coming from a lot that used to be the site of the Hyatt Hotel here in Baguio. The grand hotel was brought down by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit here in 1990. Many people were trapped and killed in the collapse. Baguio does indeed seem to be a very haunted city. Are these locations that we shared haunted? That is for you to decide!

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7 Most Haunted Places in Baguio City | Scary Places in Baguio

Baguio City, also known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, is a popular destination for tourists due to its cool climate, scenic views, and rich cultural heritage. However, beneath its picturesque facade lies a dark history of haunted places that have become the subject of many chilling tales.

Looking to visit one? Here are some of the most haunted places in Baguio City:

Haunted Places in Baguio City to Visit this 2023

1. hyatt terraces  hotel.

Address: 8 South Drive, Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Benguet

The Hyatt Terraces was a luxury hotel that was destroyed in the 1990 earthquake. Many people lost their lives in the disaster, and their spirits are said to still haunt the site.

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Some visitors say that going near the area is enough to experience paranormal activities. One local shared about taking a photo in a building next to the site. They soon noticed that there were white shadows in the photograph. In a panic, they tried to delete the picture. However, the device reportedly glitches out every time.

2. Diplomat Hotel  (Heritage Hill and Nature Park Garden)

Address: Dominican Hill, Diplomat Road, Baguio City

The Diplomat Hotel is a grand, colonial-era building that was originally built as a retreat house for friars. However, during World War II, the building was used as a refugee camp and was later converted into a hotel. It is said that during the Japanese occupation, many people were killed in the hotel, and their spirits have remained there ever since.

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Nowadays, tourists and locals alike visit the area not only for the spooks but also for photo shoots. Because of the hotel’s enchantingly gothic aesthetic, it’s the perfect background and location for themed photography needs. However, some people claim that ghosts tend to insert themselves in the photos.

3. Laperal White House

Address: 14 Leonard Wood Road Barangay Cabinet Hill, Teachers Camp, Baguio City

The Laperal House is a 1910s Victorian-style mansion that was built by the Laperal family, one of the wealthiest families in Baguio City. During the Japanese occupation, the mansion was used as a military headquarters, and many people were tortured and killed there.

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Today, the mansion has been restored and is now functioning as a fancy restaurant . While the house has lost its spooky vibes, some still dine there in hopes of having an otherworldly encounter.

4. Japanese Tunnels (Botanical Garden)

Address: 37 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City

The Japanese Tunnels in Botanical Garden is a network of underground tunnels built by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. These tunnels were used to store supplies and ammunition, as well as to provide a means of escape in case of an attack. The tunnels are made of reinforced concrete and are around 18 feet wide and 8 feet high, with several interconnected chambers.

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Today, the tunnels are open to the public as a historical site, and visitors can explore the tunnels and learn more about their significance during the war. Although the tunnels are surrounded by the beauty and relaxing ambiance of the Botanical Garden, going inside is still a terrifying experience.

5. Teachers’ Camp

Address: Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City

Teachers’ Camp is a government-owned facility that was originally built as a training center for teachers. However, during the Japanese occupation, it was used as a concentration camp, and many prisoners were tortured and killed there.

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6. Baguio Cathedral  (Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral)

Address: Session Road, Baguio City

The Baguio Cathedral is a famous landmark in Baguio City, known for its beautiful architecture and stained glass windows. However, it is also rumored to be haunted by the ghost of priests and nuns who refused evacuation during World War II.

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7. Casa Vallejo

Address: Upper Session Road, Baguio City

Casa Vallejo is a historic hotel located in the heart of Baguio City. Built in 1909, the hotel has a rich history and has played a significant role in the city’s development. However, it was also a detention center for German prisoners of war in the 1910s.

The hotel’s guests and crew have reported strange occurrences such as eerie footsteps and the feeling of being watched. Some even claim to have seen the ghost of a woman in a long white dress wandering the halls at night.

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Baguio City: Beautiful and Boo-tiful

Baguio City may be a beautiful and vibrant destination, but it is also home to many haunted places that continue to intrigue and frighten visitors. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, these places are certainly worth a visit for those seeking a thrill.

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MANILA - Horror stories are everywhere in Baguio, a city north of Manila that is popular for its strawberries, pine trees, and cool climate.

And if you want to get a piece of the action this Halloween, check out these five well-known "scary spots" included in the Pine City Fright Tour established in 2015.

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1. Diplomat Hotel

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2. Baguio Cemetery

3. laperal house, 4. teachers' camp, 5. hyatt ruins.

Check out the rest of the photos from the tour here .

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B aguio City is a great place to visit and you will find plenty to do there, but even in the midst of a wonderland, you can sometimes find yourself without anything special to do. Sure, you could wander through the botanical garden or go to Asin Hotsprings, but wouldn’t you rather do something really out of the ordinary?

Baguio Cathedral at Night

How about ghost hunting? One of the best places to do that is at the more than a century old Teacher’s Camp which incidentally hosts a Department of Education Halloween Festival each year and is reputed to be haunted by more than a few otherworldly creatures.

The Teachers Camp

Oddly enough, Teacher’s Camp tells visitors that they shouldn’t engage in ‘ghost hunting, going on spirit quests or playing spirit of the glass during their stay’ which to me is an obvious invitation to do so.

Camp John Hay

The Diplomat Hotel

Teacher’s Camp isn’t the only haunted spot in Baguio though. The ruins of the Diplomat Hotel are another ghost hot spot. Sitting right at the tip of Dominican Hill you can look down on the city of Baguio which is quite pretty at night, as long as you aren’t being killed by a ghost! Make sure that you check in with the guards before you head up there though.

According to legend, there were plenty of diplomats and missionaries who stayed here during troubled times thinking their prayers would protect them from being butchered…but they didn’t. Instead, they were slain while they invoked the name of God and after that were left to wander the earth in misery.

Diplomat Hotel at Dominican Hills

It’s during the very early hours of the morning that the ghosts like to come out, like the ghost of Hamlet’s father, they don’t realize they are dead and as such, these priests and nuns are often on the way to try to convert you…into another ghost!

The Baguio Cathedral

Those who are truly brave should head to the Baguio Cathedral in the late-night hours and they are certain to hear the suffering and moans of the dead nuns and priests, but if you make a sound, the ghostly noise will disappear.

Former Site of Hyatt Hotel Baguio City

Bakakeng Road

The Vermen Pines ghosts near Bakakeng Road have been showing themselves to the living for nearly fifty years now and if you wander over to the entrance of Camp John Hay, you will find the Nevada Hotel guests who never left.

Once the building was torn down, the ghosts moved into Nevada Square where partiers have come across them time and again.

Old House in Nevada Road

Another former hotel that was haunted is the Hyatt Terraces Hotel over on South Drive. At this spot, motorists will honk their horns when passing to make sure all the spirits get out of the way!

The ghosts are said to be those who died and were not recovered after the earthquake destroyed the hotel. A fringe group called Sprit Questors visited the site and claims that they released some of the ghosts and allowed them to move on to the next life.

Spooky Bakakeng Road

The Pines Hotel ghosts are another bunch that stuck around after SM City Baguio was built on the site of the formerly haunted hotel. The hotel burned down and killed guests and four firemen but since the mall was built visitors have seen strange faces in the bathroom mirror and even a fireman in the ladies room who disappeared!

So, if you are looking for something to do in Baguio City , it might be a good time to visit the dead or maybe Ghost Hunting?.

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7 Scariest Places To Visit In Baguio City

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Last Updated on November 8, 2021 by Ran

Some of you may know that I majored in tourism when I was in college. However, only a few people know about one of my main interests in this area: dark tourism .

Dark tourism is the study of places dealing with death, tragedy, and horror. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been interested in such places. So interested, in fact, that I proposed the topic to my college BFF Kat for our undergraduate thesis. After all, I’ve always been a fan of horror and macabre, so it’s only natural that I would go down that route, isn’t it?

Today, I’m going to share the 7 scariest places to visit in Baguio City based on our research, plus the horror stories that go along with them.

I have to warn you though, these places are not for the faint of heart. Keep that in mind if you’re planning to go for a spooktacular adventure to discover Baguio City’s most haunted sites!

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1. Teacher’s Camp

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The Horror Story

A group of friends decides to stay in one of the dormitories-turned-transient-homes inside Teacher’s Camp.

Come midnight, one girl wakes up to the sound of heavy footsteps and knocks outside their door. She gets up, still sleepy, and opens the door, thinking it’s just one of her friends who might have used the restroom. Nobody comes in so she decides to leave the door open before coming back to bed.

Suddenly, she hears the sound again, this time much worse: the sound of someone dragging their chain-bounded feet on the floor, slowly getting closer and closer to their open room.

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Behind Teacher’s Camp

From the outside, Baguio’s Teacher’s Camp is seen as a premier event and training center for professionals, especially teachers, from all around the Philippines. Built in 1908 to serve this purpose for American ‘Thomasite’ teachers, the camp has already seen countless stories, both of success and horror alike.

During World War II, Japanese soldiers used the site to hold hundreds of people captive. Numerous people are said to have been beheaded and killed at the camp, making it no surprise to hear all the horror stories culminating in the place.

Top 7 scariest places to visit in Baguio City, you say? There’s no way Teacher’s Camp can’t make it into the list.

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My Personal Experience

In all our travels together, this is probably one thing that Kat and I will always remember. We stayed at the Teacher’s Camp for 3 nights as part of our study and we personally experienced something scary during our stay on the 3rd floor of a transient home.

We were unpacking our bags on the first day when Kat told me she needed to pee, so I accompanied her to the common restroom.

While I was waiting for her, we heard some people talking in Ilokano (Baguio’s local language) outside. Nothing too strange, right? It actually comforted us a bit, knowing that there were other people in the transient home aside from the lone caretaker downstairs.

Later on, as we were about to leave to conduct our research, we asked the caretaker how many people were staying on the same floor as us. He said that there was another family staying for the night.

We were about to breathe a sigh of relief when he added, “ Mamayang gabi sila dadating. Solo po muna kayo ngayon. (They’ll be arriving later tonight. You’re the only ones there right now.)”

Chills, man.

Teacher’s Camp is open 24/7, and you can stay in transient homes for as low as 300PHP (6USD) a night.

2. Loakan Road

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A taxi driver is on his way back home when he /gets flagged by a lady dressed in all white by the side of the road near Loakan. He picks her up and asks her where she’s going, but she says nothing.

After a minute or two, he looks in the rearview mirror to ask her again, but to his surprise, there’s nobody sitting in his backseat. It’s as if the lady just vanished into thin air.

Behind Loakan Road

Exit Teacher’s Camp and you’ll come face to face with this infamous haunted road in Baguio City. The road itself is already eerie in the dark, thanks to the rows of pine trees by its side, poorly-lit spots, and a naturally foggy atmosphere. What makes it even scarier though, is the story of the ghost that roams the site, looking for poor folks to spook at night.

According to local urban legends, the White Lady of Loakan, as she’s called, was a rape and murder victim whose body was dumped in the area. To this day, she hitchhikes random taxis and cars, still hoping to find her killer.

Many locals would advise avoiding this road completely in the dark as there have already been multiple accidents. allegedly due to frightened or surprised drivers. This and other ghostly encounters make Loakan Road one of the scariest places to visit in Baguio City.

3. Japanese Tunnel

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A couple is busy teasing each other while walking inside the tunnels for fun.

Out of nowhere, somebody taps the man on the back. He turns around, but there’s nobody there so the two get back to their antics.

This time, the man feels another tap, harder than before. Now annoyed, the man tells his girlfriend that someone’s playing a prank on them. They decide to check the inner tunnels for the prankster.

Inside one, they see a shadowy figure. The woman lights up the tunnel with her phone, only to find a man dressed in an old soldier’s uniform, with a bayonet still stuck in his bleeding chest.

Behind Japanese Tunnel

Back in the 1940s, the Japanese were said to have built numerous tunnel complexes underneath Baguio City in order to serve as emergency escape routes from their enemies.

Today, the opening to the tunnels can be found inside Baguio Botanical Garden. Rumor has it that this is also where Yamashita stored his famed Yamashita Treasure, but of course, there’s no scientific evidence that this treasure even exists in the first place.

Nevertheless, all these stories make it one of the scariest places in Baguio City, that’s for sure.

Japanese Tunnel is located inside Baguio Botanical Garden. It’s free to enter and open every day from 6AM to 6PM.

4. Secret Cemetery

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A young family is resting on the patio of their lodge at Camp John Hay, watching the sun set over the trees after a fun but tiring day.

Later on, while the wife brings the kids inside, the husband hears something strange in the distance. He realizes it’s the sound of native drums, seemingly coming from nearby.

Assuming it’s just from a parade of sorts, he thinks nothing of it, continuing to look out the patio. As the sound of humming drums comes closer and closer, he decides to check it out just to see what kind of event is underway.

To his surprise, it disappears the moment he steps out, the same time as strangely-shaped shadows on the road run in different directions.

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Behind Secret Cemetery

Many say that the reason why Camp John Hay is one of the scariest places to visit in Baguio City is because of its rich history. According to some urban legends, one area inside Camp John Hay actually used to be a burial site for native tribes living in the area.

When the Americans came and transformed Baguio into the city it has now become, the natives were forcefully driven out of their native lands. The Americans then decided to turn the area into a military base, building over the burial sites completely.

It sounds like the plot of a new Poltergeist movie, sure, but there are chances that it could be true. The local government is notorious for continuously forgetting to maintain old sites, even those with historical importance.

In 2014 , a US Navy veteran expressed his disappointment at the CJH admin allowing cows to ‘desecrate’ the WWII cemeteries inside the area, where almost 500 war vets are buried. “If only veterans buried there could talk.”

Secret Cemetery is a hidden site inside Camp John Hay. I’m not sure about the exact location, but it’s near some lodge accommodations. Have fun looking for it inside!

5. Murder Woods

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Three friends are out drinking and experiencing the nightlife at the famed Camp John Hay.

It’s a wild night. One of the friends, too drunk to know what he’s doing, stumbles outside and finds himself face to face with the entrance of a densely packed forest nearby.

Deciding it’s a good time to pee, he enters the forest, just in time for his friends to see him go inside. The two friends call out to him, to no avail. They also try calling his mobile phone but they can’t even reach him.

Eventually, they had to call authorities to do a search, but their friend was never found. Authorities ruled it off as a runaway case, but to this day, the two remaining friends claim that they really did see their friend enter the forest, never to be seen again.

Behind Murder Woods

To be honest, I can’t find any sources regarding Camp John Hay’s Murder Woods, except for Pine City Fright Tours. According to Mr. Fright, the place got its moniker way back during the Japanese and American occupation in the Philippines.

Apparently, soldiers would take their prisoners here and kill them on the spot. The site is also a dumping ground for bodies, which makes its name quite suitable.

Other than that, there isn’t much documentation regarding this place. This seems to be one of those things that will forever remain to be an urban legend, or perhaps a horror story to be passed down from one generation to another.

Certainly one for the books – if you’re talking about the scariest places to visit in Baguio City, that is.

Murder Woods is also inside Camp John Hay!

6. Laperal ‘White’ House

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A young woman and her friend were passing by the famed Laperal White House. As they pass by, she begins to retell an urban legend about the place.

Scared, the other girl tells her to stop. She laughs, saying it’s all just a joke and that the stories aren’t true.

They both look again at the house, only to see the ashen face of a young girl looking down at them from the empty attic window.

Behind Laperal House

Once you find out the backstory behind the house, you’ll see why this makes the list of the scariest places to visit in Baguio City.

There are many stories as to how the Laperal House, or the White House as it’s commonly called, became so haunted. Some say it was due to the Japanese occupation during World War II.

Others say it was already haunted right from the beginning. The house was formerly owned by Don and Dona Roberto and Victorina Laperal. It was built back in the early 1900s and served as the family’s summer home. They had six children and a nanny who took care of the younger kids. One by one, everyone in the family started dying. From the nanny who apparently killed herself up in the attic to the father who died on the steps of the house, nobody was spared.

Over the years, the house has turned into a popular tourist site in Baguio. Currently, it is closed to the public, but many visitors still report seeing strange shadows or hearing noises. It is said that sometimes, the little girl can still be seen waiting at the entrance, to this day.

My most recent visit to Baguio was actually just earlier this year when I went with K, my dad, and a couple of other family members for a two-night getaway from the city life.

I was determined to show my cousins all the scary sites on this list, but since my dad was the one driving (and believe me, he’s the biggest scaredy-cat of them all) he wouldn’t allow us to even step foot in any of them. He did relent when it came to the Laperal ‘White’ House, however, since it was just along the way.

We convinced him to slow down just as we were nearing the White House. I began retelling the story to my creeped-out cousins as we all looked out at the house, taking the entire view in.

Later on, when we got home, we began discussing the house again. This is where the spooky part begins. We all remembered seeing a vehicle parked in front of the house, but we couldn’t agree as to what it was.

I saw an old red coupe, Sza says she saw a blue Beetle, while Tine saw the weirdest one of the three: a brightly-colored Filipino-style jeepney with the word “survivor” written at the side.

After a few minutes of stubbornly insisting on what we each saw, we finally looked at the few snaps that we took when we passed by the house. Guess what?

There was no car parked there at all.

White House used to be open to tourists, but now you can only look at it from the outside.

7. Old Diplomat Hotel

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A couple is hanging out at the Old Diplomat Hotel. They decide to play hide and seek, so the girl hides, while the guy counts to ten.

Finally, he begins his search. He hears her giggling in one of the rooms. Smirking to himself, he follows the sound, but upon arriving at the room, he realizes there’s no one there.

His girlfriend then appears, surprising him. Feeling a bit creeped out, the guy tells his girlfriend that they should probably go.

She laughs and then suddenly stops, a horrified look on her face. They run out screaming, as the headless priest dressed in all black stands still inside the room.

Behind Diplomat Hotel

No list of Baguio City’s most haunted sites would be complete without the Old Diplomat Hotel.

The hotel was originally built in 1911 as a retreat house for Dominican priests. During the Second World War, the building served as a refugee camp until it was hit by the Japanese. Reconstruction began in 1947 and went on for a year, finishing in 1948.

In the ’70s, Diplomat Hotels, Inc. acquired the hotel and opened it as a 33-bedroom hotel. It was managed by Tony Agpaoa, a part-time faith healer who falsely claimed to cure people of all kinds of ailments using his hands alone. This continued until 1982 when Agpaoa died from a heart attack at the age of 42.

As the years went by, Diplomat Hotel fell into ruins, giving it its current dilapidated look. In 2005, the city of Baguio took over the property, but by then, urban legends were already permeating the hotel’s walls. With stories talking about headless priests and disembodied cries, how Diplomat Hotel not be one of the scariest places to visit in Baguio City?

Old Diplomat Hotel is free of charge and it’s open from 8AM-5PM daily. If you want to stay after 5PM, you’ll have to arrange a private tour, just like we did.

Pine City Fright Tours

If you’d like to visit all of Baguio’s scariest places at once, I recommend that you check out Pine City Fright Tours . Some of the photos I used in this post were actually taken during my Fright Tour with Kat early last year. We paid around 900 PHP (18 USD) per person for a 4-hour tour.

Don’t let his looks fool ya, the owner and tour guide, Mr. Anton Villa-Abrille, is a very nice and approachable man. At first, Kat and I were a bit hesitant to interview him for our thesis because he wore all-black and looked kinda menacing, literally looking like a real-life Felonius Gru from Despicable Me. But, as it turns out, he’s actually really nice–just like Gru! He’s well-traveled and knows a lot about sites like the ones listed above. He’s also very knowledgeable about Baguio City in general and will tell you everything you need to know, and more.

Just don’t call them dark tourism sites as he doesn’t really agree with the labels! 🙂 For more details, check out Pine City Fright Tours’ official Facebook page .

So, what do you think? Do you like dark tourism sites? Have you ever gone to any of the scariest places to visit in Baguio City? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

til our next adventure,

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Me multo talaga sa teacher’s camp kasi me friends ako nagstay dun tapos nung gabi me narinig sila na mga batang tumatakbo pero pagtingin nila wala man. Haunted na talaga.

Looking for a place to visit today and found myself browsing your article (kinilabutan ako)😂😂😂 I’m not a fan of horror pero parang gusto kong puntahan mga to😁.

Tara @Crystal manghuli ng multo 😀

I used to know that the legend of Diplomat Hotel started in World War II, it says that a priest was beheaded by a Japanese troop in that place, while the nun was actually a nun killer

oh man i got goose bumps by reading about these places. these reminds me of the dunes that i saw in the deserts of Dubai that were also terrifying in the first look.

may experience din kami ng mga ka-work ko dati sa Teachers Camp. May company outing kami that time at Baguio ang napili ng management na puntahan at sa Teachers Camp kami nag stay during our 3days and 2nights excursion. Di ko tanda kung ilang rooms ang inupahan namin, normally ang magkakasama sa room yung magkaka department. Every morning napagku-kwentuhan namin yung naeexperience namin nung kinagabihan na yun at guess what lahat kami iisa yung narinig nung unang gabing pa lang namin. May mga naglalakad sa hallway bandang madaling araw na at my sumigaw na babae. Pero hindi namin iniisip na kakatakutan yun. Ang weird lang halos lahat kami yun ang narinig.

We are currently staying rn in Teacher’s Camp, lagi naming nadadaanan yung Laperal at Loakan Rd, and yesterday, nasa Camp John Hay kami and ngayon, nagbabalak kami pumunta ng Diplomat Hotel. Wish us luck! emz. Advance Happy New Year everyone!

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    A company called Diplomat Hotels, Inc. acquired the property in the 1970s. The former Dominican Hill and Retreat House was turned into a fancy and beautiful accommodation. It became The Diplomat Hotel. An entrepreneur named Agapito Agpaoa managed the place. However, he suffered a heart attack and later died.

  14. HGB Ep. 357

    HGB Ep. 357 - Old Diplomat Hotel and Haunted Baguio Moment in Oddity (Suggested by Scott Booker) - Boanthropy Clinical zoanthropy is a form of mental illness in which the sufferer believes they are either becoming an animal or already have transformed into an animal.

  15. [Credits to Maymomoo!] Hotel...

    [Credits to Maymomoo!] Hotel experience in Baguio by: gix Hyatt Hotel, Baguio, Philippines Early quarter last year while I was in Baguio City I had this spooky experience. My boss just launched a...

  16. Baguio: The haunted city of the Philippine north

    November 6, 2018 Diplomat Hotel Baguio City, located in the mountains of Benguet province, is the summer capital of the Philippines. People flock to Baguio during the summer months to bask in the cool weather and pine-scented mountain air.

  17. 7 Most Haunted Places in Baguio City

    1. Hyatt Terraces Hotel Address: 8 South Drive, Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Benguet The Hyatt Terraces was a luxury hotel that was destroyed in the 1990 earthquake. Many people lost their lives in the disaster, and their spirits are said to still haunt the site. xiao.chua Hyatt Terraces Hotel xiao.chua 11,390 posts · 8K followers

  18. Baguio, Spooky Baguio 3

    The Lady in White Baguio taxi drivers tell the story about this woman, (some say it is a white lady), who would walk to the middle of the street to stop a passing vehicle in Outlook Drive near the area of the former Hyatt Terraces. Naturally, a driver would stop to avoid hitting her.

  19. Spooky Baguio

    This is why most of the early stories about ghosts in Baguio involved priests and nuns. They say that when everything is quiet—like in the wee hours of the morning—one doesn't hear the usual deafening silence while inside the Baguio Cathedral but the faint gasps and moans of the suffering and the dying nuns.

  20. Unusual ghost stories in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—All Saints' Day brings a bit of Hollywood-inspired glitz to Baguio, a city built a century ago by the American colonial government, as tourists return for the eerie atmosphere and the ghost stories during the day of the dead.

  21. Going to Baguio this Halloween? 5 places for ghost-hunting

    MANILA - Horror stories are everywhere in Baguio, a city north of Manila that is popular for its strawberries, pine trees, and cool climate. And if you want to get a piece of the action this Halloween, check out these five well-known "scary spots" included in the Pine City Fright Tour established in 2015.

  22. Got Nothing to Do? Try Ghost Hunting in Baguio City!

    Diplomat Hotel at Dominican Hills The Baguio Cathedral. Those who are truly brave should head to the Baguio Cathedral in the late-night hours and they are certain to hear the suffering and moans of the dead nuns and priests, but if you make a sound, the ghostly noise will disappear. Former Site of Hyatt Hotel Baguio City Bakakeng Road

  23. 7 Scariest Places To Visit In Baguio City

    Many locals would advise avoiding this road completely in the dark as there have already been multiple accidents. allegedly due to frightened or surprised drivers. This and other ghostly encounters make Loakan Road one of the scariest places to visit in Baguio City. Loakan Road is a public road accessible 24/7. 3.