With Halloween just around the corner, it’s only fitting that some of us may want to feed the hunger for adventure in us, especially if that adventure involves the paranormal or “otherworldly entities”.
Whether you’re a believer in those kinds of things or not, it is undoubtedly fascinating as nothing captures the thrills like things that go beyond our senses.
Like any city around the world, Kuala Lumpur has its own stories of horror that promises to give you the chills and goosebumps; amid the spooky season, it’s only fitting that a list about the top 5 places in Kuala Lumpur be made.
1) Bukit Tunku
Known to be a neighborhood of the upper and exclusive class in KL, there have been reports of motorcyclists mysteriously disappearing in the dark and also rumors of pontianaks roaming the area as well along with creepy noises heard in the dark.
An abandoned colonial mansion also attracts ghost hunters to the area due to an alleged suicide by one of its residents, who infamously still roams the building today. Visitors have also reported sudden drops in temperature, a perfume scent that fills the air and also bright orbs floating about the place.
2) Victoria Institution
The oldest secondary school in Malaysia has its roots traced back to the late 1800’s, hence, it definitely has its fair share of spooks.
Used by the Japanese to imprison enemy combatants during World War 2, rumor has it that captives from the Allied forces were tortured and even killed on the historic grounds of the school. Students have claimed to have seen ghostly apparitions during the day and night, but the most compelling one would be about a possession of a student.
The student was alone in the school late one evening when he found himself on top of the water tank with no recollection of how he got there. He also said that the last thing he remembered was asking a girl he saw where she was going before waking up on the rooftop.
3) Mona Fandey’s House
Before her death, Mona Fandey had infamously predicted that she will never die. Mona who fell from her celebrity status by murdering politician Mazlan Idris in 1993, had dabbled in black magic and was a self-professed bomoh.
Even after her execution at age 41, her house still stands today in Section 12, Shah Alam, abandoned and rumored to be haunted by spirits as a result of the black magic she practiced there. Those who have ventured in had all agreed that the house carries an eerily dark energy, the closets anybody can get to the house is the road that runs alongside as it sits in the Selangor Royal Family Estate.
4) Highland Towers
Those who have been around long enough would know about the tragic story that led to the the death of 48 people and the eventual abandonment of the Highland Towers. Subject to vandalism and illegal activities in the present day, ghost hunters have ventured in to explore the remains and came across ghostly sightings that is accompanied by the crumbling towers.
Among them are sightings of an old lady’s apparition with a baby, sounds of crying, wailing, and screaming being heard in the compound. Some have also claimed to have been possessed by spirits while ghost-hunting, and also to have seen creepy figures lurking around at night.
5) Mimaland, Gombak
A water theme park that was operating way back in 1975, it was a popular spot among locals at that time but a series of unfortunate events such as a tragic death of a Singaporean had led to the closure of the park in 1994.
The pre-historic themed funland is now closed off from the public but still stands today covered in graffiti and taken by by nature. It is rumored to have a spooky atmosphere for its all too quiet surrounding and also intense darkness at nightfall.