Sau Mau Ping
This area was the Kwon Tong Resettlement Estate in 1972. The government was planning to relocate many homeless people and used Kwon Tong as a temporary location for the people to stay (most of which consisted of slapdash shacks) but were about to be moved due to construction. On June 18th, 1972 after a typhoon and heavy rain had saturated the ground, an entire cliff side slid and fell onto the shack community, killing dozens, mostly children.
The Chung family, who provided the information, lived only 5 minutes away from the disaster and while they couldn’t hear the cliff fall, said that the sirens went on and one and friends had to redirect officers and assistance to the resettlement estate due to the landslide. Many people see ghostly mothers and their children, covered in mud that never washes off.
Chinese University of Hong Kong (Chung Man Dai Hok)
The story behind this haunting is extremely widely known. A young illegal immigrant was trying to sneak from mainland China to Hong Kong. She is young, beautiful with long dark hair in a braid. She was being pursued on a train and when she went to jump off of the train, her braid caught. There are two versions of the story. In one, she was completely decapitated and in another she was scalped and died from her injuries. Either way, the consequences were devastating and she has been seen wandering around, asking for help.
Tung Tai Resort, Cheung Chau Beach
Similar to the draw of Aokigahara in Japan, this particular resort is home to an unusual number of suicides. While it is not the only resort on that string of beaches, it is the one of choice for suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning using charcoal. Many speculate that then resort may be jinxed or cursed and I’m surprised anyone wants to stay there.
Pacific Place, Tai Koo Kwong Cheung
This location was a badly bombed British military outpost. When Japan invaded Hong Kong, this area was hit hard due to its location. It has been since turned into a mall. Many who are in charge of watching CCTV footage see ghostly figures wondering and hear the sound of marching.
While the list seems extensive, that is just a drop in the bucket of haunted locations. For a culture rife with superstition and paranormal belief, there are many old, beautiful and heartbreaking locations all over haunted Hong Kong.
A big thanks to Susanna, Rafael and Raoul Chung, my amazing sources for the locations that Hong Kong natives actually believe are the most haunted places. If you want to learn more about haunted Hong Kong and their superstitions, check out this article about the Chinese hopping vampire, the Geungsi.
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(Featured image courtesy of HK URBEX)