Which do you think are the most haunted schools and campuses in the Philippines?
Here is our list of the creepiest school settings according to student tales.
1. St. Paul's University
In fact, long-time professors and senior students would warn incoming freshmen students to avoid entering the elevators alone or going to restrooms without a company.
How about that? The stories feel like one of those straight from the popular Philippine Ghost Stories book.
2. St. Pedro Poveda College
Today, the students believe that the spirit of Ursula is reportedly haunting the school's garden, known as the "black garden," behind the chapel where she took her own life according to rumors. When you thread across the garden walkway, you are supposed to walk straight until you reach the other side. Never look back while walking or else Ursula will appear to you!
3. Central Philippine University
Some of the buildings have survived the destructive World War 2 and later on used as school buildings today. A lot of school ghost stories in Central Philippine University are popular among both students and staff.
One of the popular ghost sightings is that of a little girl with chained wrists and feet. This ghost was heard playing around the hallway of the Roblee Science Hall. There is also a lady dressed in white reportedly seen in one of the men's toilets in the Old Valentine building. Mysterious footsteps are also often heard along the ladies' dormitory stairs in Weston Hall. There were even rumors that a doppelgänger appeared in the faculty room and dormitory in the Johnson Hall.
Whatever the case, students make sure not to wander off at night.
5. University of Sto. Tomas
Some famous accounts include the Benavides Park also known as "lover's lane." A spirit of a man wearing a Dominican outfit was repeatedly seen by students and faculties roaming this area. A white lady also appears in the ladies' comfort room in the school's Main Building, where a young female student is believed to have committed suicide. Sounds of a piano and a violin were also heard from the Conservatory of Music after midnight even if no one is around.
If you don't want to hear the ominous wailing of a woman, make sure to have a company when you enter the restrooms, specifically when entering Room 406.
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