Saturday, September 08, 2007

Haunted House at Ship Street 灣仔船街南固臺"鬼屋"

The famous haunted house on Ship Street in WanChai was only about 50 meters away from the bustle of Queens Road East. Hard to imagine, wasn’t it?

When I went there one late afternoon in the spring, the sun was still shinning, it was warm and everything seemed fine. There were some people standing and talking near the junction of Ship Street and Queens Road. As I walked up the street towards number 55, suddenly I realized I was alone. The sun was blocked by some big trees and the place was much cooler. And there were nobody in sight.

Ship Street ended in a series of rising, broad steps. At the end of which was another set of long, narrow stairs. I examined the stairs. They were just wide enough for two persons to pass, shoulder to shoulder. They led up to the house and nowhere else. If I went up, and someone blocked my path, I would be doomed.

I really wanted to see the house. So I screwed up my courage and went up. The entrance was blocked by a locked gate, so I could only peeked inside through the grating. There were not much to see: mostly red brick walls and broken windows.

I don’t believe in the existence of ghosts in the sense of people becoming haunting ghosts when they die. But I do believe there are evil spirits who are no friends of us. And I certainly believe there might have been living people doing drugs there or otherwise do not welcome my presence. So I retreated hastily after snapping a few pictures, which was my main purpose in the first place.

I went there at the spur of the moment. It wasn’t planned and I do not plan to do it again. I promise.




15 comments:

The Cat said...

I see some graffiti on the gate. I'd like to go there with a can of spray paint and try that myself :-D.

Of course, that is assuming that I don't freak out and run back down the steps first!

StephenC said...

I can go with you if you wish, but only in broad daylight, and in a large group.

The Cat said...

What are you freaked out about, though? People, or ghosts?

StephenC said...

I don't know for sure. People, certainly. Perhaps both.

Anonymous said...

don't be pathetic! it is the most beautiful building in Hong Kong, and there are no such things as ghosts! its a crime that the HK government has allowed it to sit there and get to the state it is in now.

Sonam said...

i went to this place yest. i did jump the wall..walked a bit n 2 black cats crossed our way.. so i came back!! but then i really want to know what exactly happened there?? i tried to search alot but couldnt find out what happened to that school?? i heard the school was on fire but why n how?? what time?? when?? if it was the school then why is the church closed?? why do we have to go through the church if we want to enter the school?? too many questions in my mind..n arnt those ppl scared of living near the school??

Anonymous said...

You should bring with you a personal alarm and a strong UV light torch. The UV light is basically handheld sunlight and should protect you!

Anonymous said...

I went there just recently and almost pissed my pants.. It was around 1am and i was scared shitless... As we got to the door I noticed the number "4" on the plaque, and that means death in chinese... After scaling the wall we heard wailing and we ran liek fuck!... scary shit

StephenC said...

That sounds scary. I wouldn't do it myself, particularly at night. Not so much because of ghosts but of people. The last time I went there, several months ago, the stairs leading up to the front gate was blocked. You have to be really determined to get inside. I wonder what it is like now.

Asifii Khan said...

we went there last week at 3pm we walked for a long time butt dint find any thing we only saw the school's basketball court all the windows of the school was broken in the same way its same like strange so two of my friends tried to get in the school but they cant they told me that something dint let them get in so than we came back but on the same they we went back again at night at around 1 to look for some thing but while we were going on the stairs two off my friend fall i help them and asked what happen and they told me someone was pulling them so we just came back and went hospital for a check up for my friends ... but now i really wanna go again to check what really happen there so i will know why there are spirits there i hope i will a group who wants to join the adventure tirp to tung chi college and Nam koo Terrace ...any one wanna join me :)

Asifii Khan said...

if u guys wanna join me contact me on my email Asifiikhan89@gmail.com

Tania said...


Okay,so ii dont know if you guys can see it but do you see the second photo the person post about this hunted house click that pic and look carefully do you see something.It's just like someone is standing or sitting in the stairs. Really believe me.ii see it.It is in white color. Please click the 2nd photo this owner post and look carefully.

Flick said...

i don't see anything in that second photo. the picture of the stairs with the scaffolding on the right, right?
mate, i think your eyes are playing tricks on you.

where exactly is this figure.

StephenC said...

I did go up the stairs, and I did not see anything on the way up, or down.

Flick said...

pffffttt
some of you need to seriously get a grip