With Halloween around the corner, people want to get scared out of their wits! In Korea, there are many places that will do just that. Abandoned throughout the 1900s, Yeongdeok Ghost House is a creepy place that is surrounded by mysterious ghost stories and public fear. In fact, it is said that this house is haunted by 700 soldiers who were killed while fighting in the Battle of Inchon.
Since many of the owners have met an untimely demise, there are many questioning stories surrounding this house, making it one of the most haunted places in Asia. Some locals believe that you can hear the voices of the dead who long to be free along with demons that might just kill you. If you are willing to explore a place that will make your skin crawl, you'll need to know more about this house before you go so that you are aware of what to expect when you get there, making for a visit you will never forget!
As its name states, the Yeongdeok Ghost House is located on the hillside of Yeongdeok, North Gyeongsang Province. In order to get there, you can take a car, bus, or train, but visitors usually go by car since it is less complicated. If you are in Seoul, it can take up to four hours to arrive at the house, depending on the mode of transportation. After you've arrived, you are free to wander the premises and explore as much as you would like.
- The House
Comprised of two floors and a small basement, Yeongdeok Ghost House is not a full-day adventure, but it is spooky enough to give you a nerve-wracking feeling. Covered in graffiti inside and out, it is obvious that the house has not been maintained for quite a period of time. When you go inside, the house seems to be pretty normal for an abandoned site, but there are many who insist that there is a more sinister side to it.
With so many rumors surrounding this house, many supernatural specialists still choose to avoid this site due to the number of ghosts said to have been found there. Some visitors have said that they have experienced sudden headaches while feeling cold throughout their visit. This is said to be a sign of spirit possession. Furthermore, many paranormal specialists say that they have had a direct encounter with ghosts, strange shadows, and baffling events. In fact, it is said that people are flooded with a strange feeling when they first enter the house.
Now, there are some tips and cautions that one must be aware of when visiting such places. In most abandoned locations, you will find a wide variety of interesting objects. Keeping this in mind, it is respectful to not touch anything and to leave it be. After all, you do not want to end up ruining this experience for any other adventurers. You also have to be careful when exploring any abandoned location.
Since Yeongdeok Ghost House has been abandoned for many years, there are many potential hazards that you should be careful of when you are there. For this reason, always make sure to bring someone with you while you explore so that they can watch your back and help keep you safe. Above all, have fun and enjoy yourself to the fullest!
Even though Yeongdeok Ghost House has been abandoned, it is still able to garner global attention by adventure seekers. Are there any abandoned places in your country that you believe will give you a blood-curdling feeling? If so, let us know in the comments below!
Written by Valeria Voelkl