6 haunted spots in Hong Kong you should check out for Halloween

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Hong Kong may be a city oozing with sexy bars in dark corners, and chockfull of hole-in-the-wall dim sum joints, but little did you know that you can summon your inner ghostbuster for a spooky night about town.

Skyscanner shares the chilling histories behind these haunted spots.

1. Nam Koo Terrace

It's hard not to get the heebie jeebies just by climbing up the steps of Nam Koo Terrace.

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Known as "The Wan Chai Haunted House", local legend holds that during World War II, Japanese soldiers made Nam Koo Terrace a military "comfort" brothel, raping and torturing local women.

It is said that these women's spirits still haunt the terrace, where their crying and screaming can be heard. Apparently, in 2003, a group of teenagers who were on a ghost-hunting excursion were possessed and had to receive treatment.

2. Granville Road 31

The lingerie store on the first floor of this block of apartments in Tsim Sha Tsui may deny it, but in 1999, a severed head was found stuffed into a Hello Kitty toy in one of the apartments in this complex.

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Apparently, three debtors tortured her for an entire month in an abandoned apartment in the building - she was amputated, skinned and boiled.

For months after the slaying, CCTVs in the area captured a female form lurking in the shops long after closing hours. Talk about late night shopping.

3. Sai Ying Pun Community Complex

Built in 1892, the complex, known by locals as the High Street House, was originally intended as quarters for nurses, but urban legend has it that the Japanese seized and used it as an execution hall during world war II.

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After the war, it was made into a mental asylum and finally abandoned in 1961.

It has since been badly scarred by two fires. Repeated accounts of seeing a figure dressed in traditional Chinese costume bursting into flames on the second floor and headless poltergeists running through its corridors have been documented.

4. Tsung Tsai Yuen

Once a popular picnic spot to while away time, Tsung Tsai Yuen in the New Territories was never quite the same when a tragic landslide killed 28 people from a group of teachers and young pupils in 1955. It is said in hushed voices that the dead still haunt the area.

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One famous tale involved a woman with long hair and a pale face boarding an empty mini bus that was driving through the area who paid for her fare using joss paper.

When the driver asked the woman for her fare, she didn't respond. Instead, at the next stop, she whispered "thank you" and peacefully left the bus.

5. Museum of Coastal Defence

Located in Shau Kei Wan, the museum was a coastal defence fort during the Ming and Qing periods, and continued to be so during the British rule and the Japanese Occupation.

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Locals maintain that it is haunted by those who have died in battle over the years. Security guards have reported hearing the screams of women, and seeing a mysterious woman with waist-long hair dressed in white wandering the building.

6. Mong Man Wai Building, Chinese University Hong Kong

The rumour mill has it that the Chinese University's second floor used to house a morgue, which provided cadavers for scientific study.

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To this day, many students feel an eerie chill when they take the elevator past the second floor.

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