Backbone-chilling scares: 29 true Singapore ghost tales filled with eerie thriller and spooky twists

Spine-chilling scares: 29 true Singapore ghost stories full of eerie mystery and spooky twists
Do you are feeling a chill going up your backbone?

As a result of all of us love Singapore ghost tales… proper? P.S. Learn these at midnight for optimum impact.

You don’t have to avoid wasting your terrifying tales for the Hungry Ghost Competition or Halloween. Spooky incidents happen on a regular basis in Singapore, and never simply within the metropolis’s haunted spots. Overlook horror motion pictures. We’re right here to let you know the true deal. Presenting: the juiciest Singapore ghost tales. We’ve gathered eerie encounters that the Honeycombers group (and our pals) have skilled, and it’s solely proper we share ‘em all for a spine-tingling storytelling session. Take that, Goosebumps!

Freaky real-life Singapore ghost tales

1. What the duck?

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Military camps are a hotbed for ghostly actions; mine was no exception. One time, my buddy and I have been on guard obligation for an evening shift at 3am. Whereas chatting to remain awake, my buddy noticed some geese additional up the highway. Thoughts you, it was in the course of the night time. Shouldn’t the animals be asleep? However in response to a Malay city legend, seeing or listening to geese means a pontianak is close by. I assume we’re fairly fortunate the geese weren’t quacking…

2. The haunting of a college

I participated in a Malay language appreciation camp throughout my secondary faculty days. Some campers and lecturers spontaneously deliberate an evening stroll across the faculty. Considered one of them dressed up in a baju kurung and headband and parked himself at one finish of the science block. The night time stroll was successful, however contributors mentioned they noticed two figures – one was the occasion organiser, whereas the opposite seemed eerily comparable and stood on the reverse finish of the constructing. Everybody knew the college was haunted, however we didn’t know which space precisely. After that night time, we bought the reply.

3. No less than it was hopping away

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Nationwide service ghost tales could be a dime a dozen, however this one story of mine has all the time caught with me. Whereas on a routine night time patrol round my camp, my buddy and I occurred to see some motion within the distance, which was bizarre contemplating it was so late. Towards our higher judgement, we stayed and waited to see if we may get a greater take a look at the determine.

That was after we seen that the determine wasn’t strolling, it was leaping. And when it handed a road lamp, we realised it was a pocong, a ghost that’s mentioned to be the soul of a useless individual trapped in a white shroud utilized in burial rituals. For some purpose, we couldn’t look away, and watched because it hopped from the streets into the forest. We checked out one another and shortly walked again to our workplace with out saying something and I used to be just about awake for the remainder of that night time obligation.

4. Eerie diseases

My household takes common walks within the park that’s close by our flat. It was late at night time, and I had wandered off someplace within the park. My dad requires me and shouts my full Chinese language identify, which I’ve realized is extremely taboo to do at night time. The subsequent day, I broke right into a sky-high fever and coughing match that each Western medication and conventional Chinese language medication couldn’t repair. Quick ahead per week later, my fever continues to be current and somebody advisable we go to a temple as a result of the trigger may need been supernatural. After some prayers, my fever fully subsided later that night time with none type of medicine.

5. Ghostly doppelganger

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My father-in-law normally leaves for work at 6am. Sooner or later I wakened at 7am and realised he was nonetheless in mattress. After showering, I checked on him however noticed he was not there. I requested my mum-in-law the place he’d gone and she or he mentioned he’d been out since 6 within the morning. If he wasn’t house, then who was sleeping in his mattress?

When my husband got here house, I instructed him what I noticed and described ‘who’ was on the mattress – a tan-looking man of comparable construct to my father-in-law. My husband knowledgeable me a person in his 50s had handed away a couple of flooring above us. Apparently, my husband had seen this factor too – it looks as if the spirit misplaced its manner and couldn’t discover its own residence. We instructed our in-laws, they did some prayers, and every little thing was high quality after that.

6. The automobile with no driver

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My cousin died of drowning on the tender age of eight. It was the primary time such tragedy occurred in our household so the entire thing was heavy for all of us. The wake was held in our ancestral home. I had simply considered the coffin and got here again to my aunt’s comfort retailer to man it. However immediately, somebody touched my ear out of nowhere, and I actually ran screaming to my aunt in worry.

It didn’t finish there. I child you not after I say that my uncle’s automobile began shifting by itself for about 200 metres. It solely stopped when it hit one of many benches in our city’s former moist market. All of us thought our drunk uncle was driving it, but it surely was empty. Apparently, my deceased cousin cherished automobiles.

7. Whose footprints are these?

My husband (then boyfriend) and I had solely begun relationship when certainly one of his family handed away. As we practise totally different religions, I used to be shocked to see his household dispersing powder on the bottom. He defined that in doing so, we’d be capable to see the footsteps of the useless. I didn’t assume a lot about it, however after I wakened the subsequent morning and noticed footprints, I used to be completely mortified. I needed to make my husband swear it wasn’t him goofing round! It’s been nearly a decade but I nonetheless can’t get that picture out of my thoughts.

8. Polaroid phantom

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It was our colleague’s final day and all of us huddled collectively for a Polaroid shot. However what we noticed had us fully frozen. There have been 4 of us, and because the picture developed, we seen a further determine – a spirit dangling over our buddy’s shoulders! She was so traumatised that she took a while off work to settle down. We’ve got since developed a phobia of taking Polaroids and 7 years later, it nonetheless haunts me.

9. The TV episode

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My husband and I have been alone at house chilling in our room after we seen from below the door a shadow pacing backwards and forwards. It didn’t trouble me at first. I believed my in-laws have been house till I obtained a name from my mum-in-law and realised we have been certainly the one ones there. I freaked out and opened the door however there was nobody. I seen that the TV was on and determined to show it off. However then I felt somebody sit beside me on the couch and will see the dent it made on the seat. Not eager to scare myself extra, I calmly turned off the TV and bumped into the room. I instructed my husband what occurred and he mentioned he noticed one thing strolling round too. Every little thing went again to regular after that however I all the time questioned who it was…

10. The heartland haunting

Woodlands is understood for its haunted HDB constructing (Block 852), which was as soon as empty for the longest time. Years in the past, my cousin moved to the neighbourhood and unknowingly stayed close to the haunted block. Issues quickly took a bizarre flip. The tv would swap on with out warning, however the household brushed it off.

Throughout the first night time of the seventh month, he was sleeping alone in his room when he wakened in the course of the night time after listening to a bizarre noise. He noticed a ghost with extraordinarily lengthy hair and black eyes spinning with the ceiling fan and gazing him. He tried to shout for assist however wasn’t in a position to make a sound. Feeling helpless, he began praying and the ghost lastly disappeared when he opened his eyes. From then on, that room was left empty till the household moved out.

11. Of cats and automobile parks

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As soon as, I returned house previous midnight and noticed a cat outdoors the automobile park. I finished to pet it, then continued heading house. All through the stroll, a rancid, pungent poop scent dogged me. I believed I had stepped on canine poop, so I didn’t assume a lot about it, particularly for the reason that scent disappeared after I was in my room.

Quick ahead to the subsequent morning, when my late dad instructed me I introduced again one thing ‘soiled’ as a result of it took a liking to him and sat on his mattress until daybreak. I had checked on my dad after I bought house, so the ‘factor’ that adopted me apparently stayed in his room to ‘admire’ him till he removed it. He bought as much as say the decision of prayer and chased it away.

12. Goodbye, my lover

I had a boyfriend who died, however I didn’t get to say goodbye earlier than he handed on. Just a few days after that, I used to be strolling house from the gymnasium. All of a sudden, I smelled his favorite cigarettes. Once I entered the raise, the scent grew stronger as if he was beside me, like previous occasions. I instinctively known as his identify and the emergency bell rang. When the door opened, I ran out. The scent adopted me till the purpose the place he used to cease to kiss me goodbye and ship me off.

13. The lodge with a rep

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In Tokyo, my complete flight crew checked right into a lodge that’s rumoured to be ‘soiled’. The second I entered my room, I felt an odd vibe however chalked it as much as exhaustion. Come bedtime, I slept on the mattress nearer to the door. I sometimes maintain the TV on when sleeping (it acts as a white noise machine and nightlight), so I used to be just a little cautious after I wakened a couple of hours later in a silent, darkish room. I used to be dealing with the door, however I had this sense somebody was on the opposite mattress.

Once I switched on the sunshine and rotated, I noticed a lady sitting upright on it. I screamed and the lady’s neck moved 90 levels, screaming together with me. Immediately, I ran out of my room and spent the remainder of the journey with one other crew member. That’s not the weirdest half, although. Once I was showering, I seen a scratch mark on my again that stung just a little.

14. The midnight customer

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It was late at night time. I heard three loud knocks on the primary door, every time round 2am to 3am. I seemed via the peephole however noticed no one. This got here and went for days. So at some point, when the knocking occurred once more, I recorded a video. Nobody was there, however on playback, I may hear somebody laughing…

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15. It’s all the time the purple gown

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My workplace was positioned proper reverse a well-known temple at Telok Ayer. It wasn’t unusual to listen to keyboards typing away at empty desks or see the printer activated when nobody was close to it. However nothing spooked me as a lot as this incident. It was 3am and a handful of us have been making ready for a enterprise pitch in our convention room. Because it was useless silent, we heard the chuckles of a younger little one earlier than we noticed just a little lady in a purple gown working throughout the corridor and disappearing off into the wall. For sure, all of us determined it was time to name it a day.

16. Who’s within the bathe?

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Whereas on a lodge staycation with my pals, I needed to have an early night time and was about to fall asleep after I heard somebody shuffle round in the bathroom. I used to be alone within the room, however the bathe head turned on by itself. Instantly, I bolted to my buddy’s room and solely returned the subsequent morning to pack my issues.

17. Vacation from hell

My mum was on Skype with my sister and her household whereas they have been holidaying in Malaysia. As my sister took her on a tour of their spacious villa, my mum caught sight of one thing on the ceiling beams and pointed it out to my sister. However she couldn’t see something odd and ignored my mum. Not eager to scare my sister, my mum held her peace. It was solely once they bought again that my mum defined she had seen a creepy darkish determine on the beams overlooking the household room. Even stranger, my sister mentioned she was ‘disturbed’ within the night time by a creepy determine that was on prime of her!

18. What NOT to do throughout Hungry Ghost Competition

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Like a complete newb, I used to be completely fascinated by the choices round Telok Ayer throughout my first Hungry Ghost Competition in Singapore. Like a complete idiot, I took images of an providing and Instagrammed it. I even hashtagged it. Even worse, I did it at house late at night time after I was the one individual awake. Out of nowhere, I heard the sound of little bells jingling – as if a cat with bells on its collar was coming from our again door and down the hallway. However we don’t have a cat. And there was nothing there.

For months, the door of a selected room in our residence would lock from the within. I’d hear the sound of a ball bouncing in my children’ room at night time (whereas they have been asleep!). Generally, I’d really feel as if a baby was by my facet. However after I seemed down anticipating to see my toddler, no one was there.

19. A person left behind

This occurred to a couple members of my household. We have been on a staycation at a resort in Sentosa and it was late at night time. Virtually everybody was asleep apart from a couple of night time owls. When my cousin popped by the pantry to get a glass of water, he seemed out the window and noticed an odd sight on Siloso Seashore. It was a ghostly aberration of a person sporting a Japanese military uniform, clutching his rifle and staring in his course.

20. Issues that transfer within the night time

On the museum the place I used to work, there was a small area in one of many exhibition rooms. It was all the time pitch darkish however had a small desk with workplace chairs for us to relax. My colleagues and I sat across the desk one night, and I used to be so engrossed with my telephone I didn’t realise they’d left.

A couple of minutes later, I heard an workplace chair rolling (it was as if somebody simply bought off the chair). I seemed up and noticed the desk beginning to levitate a teeny bit. I bolted earlier than considering. The worst half? I left my telephone charger within the room and had to return to retrieve it (not alone, in fact!).

21. Pontianak’s fragrance

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I needed to pop into the workplace to run an errand on a Saturday. As I used to be packing my stuff, I caught a sudden whiff of fragrance. It was a powerful, sickly-sweet floral scent as if any individual was standing beside me. However there was no one round and the AC was switched off. The hairs on the again of my neck stood up and I left shortly after.

In Malay city legends, unexplained floral scents are related to the presence of a pontianak, or vampiric feminine spirit. Was it a supernatural encounter? Who is aware of. It undoubtedly gave me the chills, although.

22. Unwelcome mattress buddies

I used to be sleeping at my aunt’s place and dreamt that an previous man was mendacity on prime of me. I saved eager to erase that thought and dream of one thing else. However after I wakened within the morning, there was this crushing weight on my chest that was getting heavier by the minute. I began panicking and screaming however no one heard me. I attempted making the signal of the cross (I’m Catholic) however I couldn’t transfer my arms. I mentioned, “go away!” and after a couple of minutes, the blanket lightened. The craziest half? The identical factor occurred to my mum!

23. Spirits within the raise

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This occurred to me throughout the Hungry Ghost Competition. Strolling previous an altar, I briefly questioned why it had choices of Yakult, toys and biscuits. Then, I remembered these choices have been meant to appease spirits. Throughout a day nap on the identical day, I had a vivid dream about two children trailing behind me as I used to be strolling house. “Assist us, assist us”, they repeated in unison. I keep in mind telling them, “I can’t enable you and I don’t know what you need. Please go house.” They disappeared and I entered the raise alone… or so I believed.

Because the raise started its ascent, two ghostly faces stared at me via a mirrored image on the glass. They seemed regular, apart from one factor: They’d no legs! Once I arrived house, they stopped on the door. They couldn’t enter as a result of I had a feng shui bagua mirror (a pentagon-shaped image believed to keep off detrimental vitality). “Allow us to are available in. We’ve got unfinished enterprise. Please assist us so we are able to transfer on,” they pleaded. Exasperated, I mentioned, “I can’t enable you, depart me alone!” They disappeared, and I wakened from my nap. Until at the moment, I keep away from breaking any seventh month superstitions. Simply in case.

24. My grandfather’s clock

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My grandfather gifted us with a grandfather’s clock a very long time in the past. Considered one of its chimes stopped working when he handed away. However shortly after his loss of life anniversary, the clock began chiming each quarter of the hour. Nobody is aware of why or how.

25. Sleep paralysis… or was it?

This occurred to my brother. It was a Saturday morning and he got here into my room asking, “Did you wash your toes once you got here house final night time?” He mentioned one thing had disturbed him the night time earlier than. When he was sleeping, he felt a weight on his physique and as his eyes drifted open, he noticed a determine with lengthy hair sitting on his physique and searching proper at him.

The subsequent morning, he mentioned it may need been a nightmare however he wasn’t certain. In a Malay family, it’s believed if you happen to don’t wash your toes once you come house, you’re inviting dangerous spirits into your home.

26. What’s up with the washer?

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I used to be in my model new rental alongside East Coast Highway. I loaded laundry into my new washer and left the constructing. Nevertheless, after I got here house, not solely was the washer nonetheless working, but it surely had turned 180 levels round in its cubby and was now ‘again to entrance’. I used to be satisfied somebody had damaged in to play methods on me, however the CCTV confirmed no one had entered or left the constructing. And mine was the one residence occupied at the moment. The thriller was by no means solved!

27. The ‘silver surfer’ customer

I used to be eight years previous when this incident occurred in an HDB flat… at Yishun, of all locations. On some nights, my household would pull out our mattresses, pillows and blankets for film marathons and sleepovers in our lounge. One time, I wakened in the course of the night time dealing with the room doorways and noticed a white Silver Surfer-lookalike floating from one room to a different. I freaked out! Not sure if I had actually seen a ghost, I shut my eyes tight and tried to lull myself again to sleep.

28. The horrors of dinner

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It was a standard night and I used to be having my late dinner of rooster curry and rice. Everybody went to mattress early that night time, leaving me the one one awake at 11pm. The view of my eating room and kitchen was dealing with dense vegetation, which was pitch black. As I used to be washing up afterwards, a powerful gust of wind blew in via the kitchen window. Dry leaves flew round within the kitchen and I instantly closed the window with my moist arms.

Once I was achieved, I seemed up and noticed one thing white within the nook of my eye. It appeared once more within the eating room. I ran to the lavatory and slammed the door, hoping it could go away, however no! The white determine was nonetheless there. Why did it comply with me?! Then, I seemed within the mirror and realised there was a grain of rice on my eyelash. That’s the one ghost story you’ll get from me.

29. Mirror, mirror on the wall…

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My spouse and I as soon as took a weekend journey to a preferred hill station in Malaysia. We’d heard tales, however we didn’t assume in our wildest goals they’d occur to us. We requested for a non-smoking room. Nevertheless, the second I walked in, I felt like cigarette smoke blew proper in my face. It appeared like somebody was smoking within the room… however there was nobody. Unusually, my spouse couldn’t scent something.

At night time, we have been unable to sleep. There was a basic uneasiness we couldn’t clarify. After 3am, my spouse woke me up. She noticed a pair of eyes and a shadowy determine within the mirror subsequent to my facet of the mattress. And it was trying down at me sleeping. For sure, we packed our luggage in a flash and inside minutes we’d bolted out the door and checked out, stopping by a Chinese language temple downstairs. I remembered my mom’s recommendation and went in to say a prayer. The priest took one take a look at me and mentioned, “You noticed one thing soiled, one thing evil!”

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