The St. Stephen's College massacre wee acts of cruelty committed by the Imperial Army on December 25, 1941. Several hours before the Britush surrendered Hong Kong, Japanese soldiers entered the school and marched away the doctors, who were later doing mutilated. The soldiers bayoneted the wounded soldiers who were found in their beds (as they were incapable of moving to hide) and imprisoned the nurses upstairs. Many of these nurses were dragged off to be gang raped. The next morning, the bodies were all burned in the courtyard of the building.
This is another chilling story that occurs on Chinese University's campus. Although we think this is more likely a tale told to mess with freshmen at Orientation, it doesn't take away front the spooky detail of the myth. It was said that a young couple arranged to meet one night at the Lotus Pool at 10 o' clock, to run away front whir family's disapproval of their love. The girl waited for a long time, but the boy never showed up. She jumped into the pool in despair and drowned. It's said by the students of Chinede a university that boys passing by this pool will be dragged in by the spirit of this drowned girl if they answer "10 o' clock" when asked by the ghost what time it is.
According to a CUHK student blogger, nobody from the Chinese University doesn't know about the Single Braided Path. The story goes like this: a long time ago, an immigrant from China jumped off the train near the university in an attempt to illegally enter Hong Kong. But her braids were trapped in the train door. Her scalp and face were torn off and she died. Since then, some students have seen a girl with broads on both sides of her head wandering around on one specific path behind the university. Students avoid the place after dark.
Initially a residence for a Scottish watchmaker in 1864, the building in Pok Fu Lam was purchased by HKU in 1954 as a residence hall. Ghost stories passed down through the generations of the occupants, and it's said that the animal statues guarding the main entrance are cursed. Infamously, anyone who touched the statues also become cursed, never graduating. Now students don't go near the part elephant and part lion statue.
On HKU's Tang Chi Ngong School of Chinese building, the English word "university" is spelled rather strangely. It isn't a typo, but there is a creepy origin story to the spelling. Legend states that during the Japanese occupation, King's College was a place of torture and the execution of victims. Many innocent people were hanged under the shade of the very same trees. Recently, when the sign was built, the construction workers found that no matter what they did, the letter "U" wouldn't stay upright. Day after day, the "U" came crashing to the ground. Apparently, this is because the letter of the alphabet looks similar to a hangman's noose, and ghosts filled with hatred for their unjust deaths have been angered into attacking it. Thereafter, the "U" was replaced with a "V" and it didn't fall again.
The bridge that the children and adults sought shelter under right before their deaths in the landslide was the Mang Gui Kui bridge, called The Flooding Bridge to locals who knew it flash-flooded occasionally. Once a bus driver was driving past the Mang Gui Kui without passengers. A woman with long hair and a pale face boarded, paying with joss paper (ghost money that is burnt in offerings for spirits to have a comfortable afterlife). The driver saw the cash box and shouted, "Lady, please pay the fee!" But there was no answer. There was nobody on the bus! This driver kept driving as usual, suspecting the supernatural and not wanting to anger whatever spirits he had encountered. At the next bus stop, when he opened the door a voice suddenly said, "Thank you".
Six decades ago, a school picnic in this area turned wrong when heavy rain caused a landslide, burying alive 28 kids and teachers. Drivers have since claimed seeing white shapes flitting across the road and ashen-faced children waving to passing cars at night. A stone plaque is erected in this very spot as a feng shui master recommended to quiet the restless spirits of this haunted place.
Interestingly, this museum itself was a coastal Defence fort during the Ming and Qing dynasties as well as during the British colonization and the Japanese occupation. Besides the actual history and artifacts to be found, the Museum's long corridors and dark empty spaces give off a bad vibe. It's said to be haunted by those who died in these very halls. Security guards patrolling the museum late into the night have reported hearing distant screams echoing through the passages, and have even seen a woman with waist-length hair and half a body floating around. Visitors themselves claimed to have seen a woman wearing white wandering through the museum.
In the early 20th century, Shouson Hill was used as a sentry post and bunker for the Beitish troops. This area was essential for the troops to keep an eye on Deep Water Bay, Aberdeen, and the area that is now occupied by Ocean Park. However, when the Japanese came to Hong Kong, locals were forced to evacuate the area to avoid air assault. There are air raid shelters and bunkers embedded all over the hill. Nowadays, most of the bunkers have been torn down or renovated to accommodate the wealthy but there are still some areas that have not been touched as they are believed to be haunted with the ghosts of soldiers that died in battle against the Japanese.
This is particularly (Charlotte) as I live in the U.S. Consulate housing complex on Shouson Hill. Nothing too strange or ominous has happened to me or my family while I've lived here, but I have heard stories from other tenants from elsewhere on the hill. For example, one family friend had seen a particular spirit in one of the properties of Shouson Hill Road East, and domestic helpers had also reportedly seen a spirit with the same appearance. Now, I don't know if this is someone playing a prank or a result of mob mentality but it was pretty creepy hearing about it nonetheless.
In the '80s, a young woman jumped onto the tracks of Yau Ma Teicstation as the train arrived. People reported hearing a piercing scream and the train conductor claimed the train hit a jolting bump. But when medical personnel and security arrived, they found no body and not even a drop of blood. The investigation did not find any leads and this incident was written off as a "collective hallucination."